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A Handy Guide to LA's Best Cookies, 2018 Edition

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Is there a more satisfying dessert out there than the simple cookie? Perhaps it's the nostalgia that makes them so near and dear to our hearts, but it's hard to argue with a tray of the sweet treats, especially when served with an ice cold glass of milk. Thankfully for cookie fiends out there, Los Angeles has a plethora of outstanding cookie options, from the classic chocolate chip, to more cheffed up varieties with flavors like s'mores and even Cheetos.

From fancy French bakeries to Hollywood pizzerias, here are the 20 best places in Los Angeles to score the perfect cookie.

Added: 189 by Dominique Ansel, Mixed Company, Friends & Family, Lodge Bread, Zooies

Removed: Erin McKenna's, Bouchon Bakery, Coolhaus, ink.sack, M Street Kitchen

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. 189 by Dominique Ansel

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189 The Grove Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 602-0096
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Pastry maven Dominique Ansel finally made his way out west, and in a big way. At his splashy new Grove retail shop and restaurant, expect to find a variety of classics alongside those famed chocolate chip cookie shots, begging to be filled with cold-infused Tahitian vanilla milk.

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Cookie shots at 189 by Dominique Ansel
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2. Lodge Bread Company

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11918 Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066
(424) 384-5097
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Lodge Bread has been widely recognized for having some of the most outstanding baked goods in the city, and with sweets like the chocolate chip miso and oatmeal cranberry, the cookies are certainly no exception.

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3. Mixed Company

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3903 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029

Every great all-day eatery needs a strong selection of cookies to fuel those late afternoon coffee shop warriors. Silver Lake’s Mixed Company does not disappoint, with a pastry case brimming with sweets by pastry chef Johnny Murphy. During the holidays, watch out for chocolate peppermint crinkle, peanut butter chocolate thumbprint, ginger molasses, raw sugar shortbread, snickerdoodle, and rum balls that can be purchased in-store and online.

 

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4. Friends & Family

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5150 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 668-2000
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It’s little surprise that some of LA’s best cookies can be found at pastry chef Roxana Jullapat’s Thai Town hot spot Friends & Family. With options like the complex, ultra buttery rye chocolate chip variety and a nutty oatmeal date, these are the classics, elevated.

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5. Zooies

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9815 National Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 820-8282
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It might seem unlikely to find quality cookies at a gas station, but this unassuming location in West LA just south of Beverlywood makes some creative treats worth taking to parties or gatherings. The cookies have a hefty, chewy bite with a slightly crisp edge. Try the walnut gooie.

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6. Valerie Confections

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3360 W 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(213) 739-8149
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There are few better examples of the magical synergy that happens in desserts when sweet meets savory than Valerie Confections' Durango cookies. A milk chocolate chip cookie is taken to new heights with the addition of roasted almonds, cocoa nibs, and a flurry of Durango hickory smoked salt for cookie that has everyone hankering for more.

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7. Diddy Riese

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926 Broxton Avenue
Westwood, CA 90024
(310) 208-0448
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An honorable mention should be given to Diddy Riese, the Westwood icon known for its cheap-as-hell cookie ice cream sandwiches. After all, where else can one get a dozen of freshly baked cookies for $4.50?

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8. Claudine Artisan Kitchen & Bakeshop

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16350 Ventura Blvd e
Encino, CA 91436
(818) 616-3838
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Claudine has quickly become a beloved go-to for light bites and kid-friendly baked goods in the Valley, but we won't tell if you sneak a few of the bite-sized chocolate chip cookies for yourself.

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Mini chocolate chip cookies at Claudine
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9. The Larder at Burton Way

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8500 Burton Way
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 278-8060
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No wrong can be done when selecting from The Larder's pastry case. That holds true for the cookies that come in classic varieties like snickerdoodle and oatmeal raisin.

10. Proof Bakery

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3156 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 664-8633
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The quintessential simple chocolate chip cookie, the version at this cheerful Atwater Village bakery has everything you want, with slightly crisp edges, a melty interior with large pieces of dark chocolate, and a sprinkling of sea salt to balance it out.

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11. Milk Jar Cookies

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5466 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 634-9800
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Milk Jar tends to bake its samples through the day, so that you're always going to get something just a little bit warm. The varieties are also endless, though the birthday cake, mint chocolate, white chocolate raspberry, and banana split stand out.

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12. Stella Barra Pizzeria

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6372 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 301-4001
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This Hollywood (and Santa Monica) pizzeria also has some impressive cookies, such as the sea salt chocolate chip cookies that just the right balance of chewy and crispy. The ones with rice krispy treats on top are nothing less than irresistible.

13. Cookie Good

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2448 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(424) 280-4100
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This versatile cookie shop in Santa Monica has some crazy renditions, such as s'mores, chocolate chip brownie chunk, and even the zany Cheetos, though the pretzel-topped caramel chocolate chunk could win you a few hundred new Instagram followers.

14. The Sycamore Kitchen

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143 South La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 939-0151
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One of the city’s best pastry chefs, Karen Hatfield, has her pastries widely available in the case at her fast casual concept The Sycamore Kitchen. That’s a serious boon for locals, who can readily satisfy sweet tooth hankerings with exceptional cookies like the oatmeal toffee and the chocolate hazelnut fudge.

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15. Paper or Plastik Cafe

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5772 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019
(323) 935-0268
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This Mid-City cafe is a true oasis in this part of town, offering everything from quality coffee to a seasonal selection of savory dishes. The ginger molasses cookie is a particular standout in the sweets section.

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16. ChocoVivo

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12469 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 845-6259
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This Culver City chocolate specialist is sure to use some of the finest, directly procured cacao in town. The cookies come in three varieties: 85% cacao, coffee and vanilla, and a traditional Mayan blend. Don't miss out on the milk pairings either, which can come with either hazelnut or brown rice milk if you're lactose intolerant.

17. Republique

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624 South La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(310) 362-6115
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Margarita Manzke has a near-textbook array of pastries and breads at this all-day eatery in Mid-City. The cookies are no exception with a fantastic chocolate chip cookie as the centerpiece, though the peanut butter sesame cookie gives a nutty alternative to the tried and true classic.

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18. Milk

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7290 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 939-6455
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Yup, you're probably going to have to wait to get your sweet fix here, but brave the lines that are largely thanks to Milk's Instagram-friendly macaron ice cream sandwiches, and be rewarded with things like ooey gooey double chocolate cookies with three different types of chocolate.

19. Olive & Thyme

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3821 W Riverside Dr
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 557-1560
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The super-thin cookies at Olive & Thyme have a really nice butter and sugar content that gives them an overall chewiness, with some slight crispness on the edge. It's the ideal treat to have after lunch or dinner at this bright Toluca Lake eatery.

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20. Bottega Louie

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700 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 802-1470
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This grand Downtown restaurant has just about everything for every one. Of course, the macarons are the main draw for sweets lovers, but the cookies, which come out as chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, shortbread-style butter, and gluten-free chocolate chew, will be sure to give you the sugar high you need to get through the afternoon at the office.

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1. 189 by Dominique Ansel

189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Dominique Ansel Cookie Shot
Cookie shots at 189 by Dominique Ansel
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Pastry maven Dominique Ansel finally made his way out west, and in a big way. At his splashy new Grove retail shop and restaurant, expect to find a variety of classics alongside those famed chocolate chip cookie shots, begging to be filled with cold-infused Tahitian vanilla milk.

189 The Grove Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90036

2. Lodge Bread Company

11918 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066
Hefty chocolate chip cookies at Lodge Bread
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Lodge Bread has been widely recognized for having some of the most outstanding baked goods in the city, and with sweets like the chocolate chip miso and oatmeal cranberry, the cookies are certainly no exception.

11918 Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066

3. Mixed Company

3903 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029
Packed cookies at Mixed Company
Mixed Company

Every great all-day eatery needs a strong selection of cookies to fuel those late afternoon coffee shop warriors. Silver Lake’s Mixed Company does not disappoint, with a pastry case brimming with sweets by pastry chef Johnny Murphy. During the holidays, watch out for chocolate peppermint crinkle, peanut butter chocolate thumbprint, ginger molasses, raw sugar shortbread, snickerdoodle, and rum balls that can be purchased in-store and online.

 

3903 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029

4. Friends & Family

5150 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Various cookies at Friends & Family in Thai Town
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It’s little surprise that some of LA’s best cookies can be found at pastry chef Roxana Jullapat’s Thai Town hot spot Friends & Family. With options like the complex, ultra buttery rye chocolate chip variety and a nutty oatmeal date, these are the classics, elevated.

5150 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

5. Zooies

9815 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034
An assortment of cookies at Zooies
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It might seem unlikely to find quality cookies at a gas station, but this unassuming location in West LA just south of Beverlywood makes some creative treats worth taking to parties or gatherings. The cookies have a hefty, chewy bite with a slightly crisp edge. Try the walnut gooie.

9815 National Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034

6. Valerie Confections

3360 W 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90004
Chocolate cookie at Valerie

There are few better examples of the magical synergy that happens in desserts when sweet meets savory than Valerie Confections' Durango cookies. A milk chocolate chip cookie is taken to new heights with the addition of roasted almonds, cocoa nibs, and a flurry of Durango hickory smoked salt for cookie that has everyone hankering for more.

3360 W 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90004

7. Diddy Riese

926 Broxton Avenue, Westwood, CA 90024
M&M cookies at Diddy Reese
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An honorable mention should be given to Diddy Riese, the Westwood icon known for its cheap-as-hell cookie ice cream sandwiches. After all, where else can one get a dozen of freshly baked cookies for $4.50?

926 Broxton Avenue
Westwood, CA 90024

8. Claudine Artisan Kitchen & Bakeshop

16350 Ventura Blvd e, Encino, CA 91436
Claudine
Mini chocolate chip cookies at Claudine
Crystal Coser

Claudine has quickly become a beloved go-to for light bites and kid-friendly baked goods in the Valley, but we won't tell if you sneak a few of the bite-sized chocolate chip cookies for yourself.

16350 Ventura Blvd e
Encino, CA 91436

9. The Larder at Burton Way

8500 Burton Way, Los Angeles, CA 90048

No wrong can be done when selecting from The Larder's pastry case. That holds true for the cookies that come in classic varieties like snickerdoodle and oatmeal raisin.

8500 Burton Way
Los Angeles, CA 90048

10. Proof Bakery

3156 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Proof Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookie

The quintessential simple chocolate chip cookie, the version at this cheerful Atwater Village bakery has everything you want, with slightly crisp edges, a melty interior with large pieces of dark chocolate, and a sprinkling of sea salt to balance it out.

3156 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039

11. Milk Jar Cookies

5466 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Milk Jar Cookie

Milk Jar tends to bake its samples through the day, so that you're always going to get something just a little bit warm. The varieties are also endless, though the birthday cake, mint chocolate, white chocolate raspberry, and banana split stand out.

5466 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

12. Stella Barra Pizzeria

6372 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

This Hollywood (and Santa Monica) pizzeria also has some impressive cookies, such as the sea salt chocolate chip cookies that just the right balance of chewy and crispy. The ones with rice krispy treats on top are nothing less than irresistible.

6372 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

13. Cookie Good

2448 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403

This versatile cookie shop in Santa Monica has some crazy renditions, such as s'mores, chocolate chip brownie chunk, and even the zany Cheetos, though the pretzel-topped caramel chocolate chunk could win you a few hundred new Instagram followers.

2448 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403

14. The Sycamore Kitchen

143 South La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Sycamore Kitchen Cookie

One of the city’s best pastry chefs, Karen Hatfield, has her pastries widely available in the case at her fast casual concept The Sycamore Kitchen. That’s a serious boon for locals, who can readily satisfy sweet tooth hankerings with exceptional cookies like the oatmeal toffee and the chocolate hazelnut fudge.

143 South La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

15. Paper or Plastik Cafe

5772 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019
Paper or Plastik Cookie

This Mid-City cafe is a true oasis in this part of town, offering everything from quality coffee to a seasonal selection of savory dishes. The ginger molasses cookie is a particular standout in the sweets section.

5772 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019

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16. ChocoVivo

12469 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

This Culver City chocolate specialist is sure to use some of the finest, directly procured cacao in town. The cookies come in three varieties: 85% cacao, coffee and vanilla, and a traditional Mayan blend. Don't miss out on the milk pairings either, which can come with either hazelnut or brown rice milk if you're lactose intolerant.

12469 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066

17. Republique

624 South La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Republique cookies

Margarita Manzke has a near-textbook array of pastries and breads at this all-day eatery in Mid-City. The cookies are no exception with a fantastic chocolate chip cookie as the centerpiece, though the peanut butter sesame cookie gives a nutty alternative to the tried and true classic.

624 South La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

18. Milk

7290 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Yup, you're probably going to have to wait to get your sweet fix here, but brave the lines that are largely thanks to Milk's Instagram-friendly macaron ice cream sandwiches, and be rewarded with things like ooey gooey double chocolate cookies with three different types of chocolate.

7290 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

19. Olive & Thyme

3821 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505
Olive and Thyme Cookies

The super-thin cookies at Olive & Thyme have a really nice butter and sugar content that gives them an overall chewiness, with some slight crispness on the edge. It's the ideal treat to have after lunch or dinner at this bright Toluca Lake eatery.

3821 W Riverside Dr
Burbank, CA 91505

20. Bottega Louie

700 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Cookies at Bottega Louie

This grand Downtown restaurant has just about everything for every one. Of course, the macarons are the main draw for sweets lovers, but the cookies, which come out as chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, shortbread-style butter, and gluten-free chocolate chew, will be sure to give you the sugar high you need to get through the afternoon at the office.

700 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90017

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