- With the assistance of Yelp, we found the best chocolate chip cookie in every state.
- The following bakeries, restaurants, delis, and cafes had the most frequent mention of “chocolate chip cookie” in their reviews.
- Yelp then ranked those selections based on the ratings of those reviews, review recency, and total volume.
- Taylor Swift’s favourite bakery, Levain Bakery in NYC, came in first for the state.
Ah, chocolate chip cookies.
Whether you like them gooey, crispy, or somewhere in the middle, the country seems to agree that these treats are a national standard.
With the help of data from Yelp, INSIDER was able to determine where you can find the best chocolate chip cookie in every state. Yelp ranked the following restaurants, delis, bakeries, and cafes based on how much the phrase “chocolate chip cookie” was mentioned in each one’s review – then, those reviews were ranked by rating, review recency, and total volume.
Did your favourite local spot make the cut? Keep scrolling to check out the best chocolate chip cookie in every state.
ALASKA: Fire Island Rustic Bakeshop
Customers also love the breakfast foccacia, raspberry lemon scones, and sandwiches (made fresh daily).
ALABAMA: Cookie Fix
Customers say they’re the best chocolate chip cookies in Birmingham. Other popular options include Healthy Peanut Butter and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk cookies.
ARKANSAS: The Root Cafe
People who frequent this Little Rock eatery like to chase down their cookies with a glass of honey ginger lemonade.
ARIZONA: Not Your Typical Deli
Gilbert, Arizona, also loves this deli for its friendly staff and specialty Italian food.
CALIFORNIA: Mama D’s Italian Kitchen
Beyond this Newport Beach eatery’s cookies, customers are obsessed with its pink sauce.
COLORADO: Cinna Box
Among the favourites at this tiny bakery are cinnamon rolls, muffins, and, of course, chocolate chip cookies. Cinna Box’s cookies are also made to order.
CONNECTICUT: Leisha’s Bakeria
Leisha’s Bakeria is Bridgeport’s can’t-miss spot for baked goods, breakfast, and lunch. The hash brown waffles are also a hit.
WASHINGTON, DC: Toki Underground
This Asian restaurant’s puffy chocolate chip cookies are also served with miso buttercream and milk.
DELAWARE: The Point Coffee House and Bake Shoppe
This Rehoboth Beach staple features over 20 different kinds of coffee to dunk your cookies into.
FLORIDA: Gideon’s Bakehouse
The secret to this Orlando bakery’s chocolate chip confections might not be what you expect: sea salt.
GEORGIA: Back in the Day Bakery
Customers at this Savannah, Georgia, bakery also love the “cinnamon biscones” and “bourbon bread pudding,” according to Yelp.
HAWAII: Kalapawai Café & Deli
The Kalapawai Café & Deli, located in Kailua, has a brown butter salted chocolate chip cookie that one customer said was “out of this world.”
IOWA: Table 128
Customers go nuts for the Brussels sprouts at this Clive eatery, and like to top off their meals with the salted chocolate chip cookie.
IDAHO: Fire Artisan Pizza
Customers like to jazz up their chocolate chip cookies at this Idaho eatery with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.
This Chicago bar is known for its chocolate chip cookies and hot buttered rum.
The oatmeal cookies are a close second at this cosy Indianapolis bakery.
KANSAS: Welcome Home Cafe
Take advantage of the salad bar at this homey eatery in Colby, Kansas, where customers also enjoy the homemade fries.
KENTUCKY: Please & Thank You
Frequenters of this Louisville cafe love the creative latte flavours, capped off perfectly with a bagel and chocolate chip cookie.
LOUISIANA: Willa Jean
Chocolate chip cookies have some tough competition in the home of beignets, New Orleans, but they trump all competition at Willa Jean. People also enjoy the fried chicken and avocado toast.
Topping off one of this Boston restaurant’s signature sandwiches with a thick, gooey cookie is a must.
MARYLAND: JennyCakes Bakery
This bakery in Kensington, Maryland, does it all: colourful cupcakes, custom cakes, and, of course, stellar chocolate chip cookies.
MAINE: Standard Baking
This Portland bakery specialises in all things dessert, including almond croissants, oatmeal cookies, and, of course, chocolate chip.
MICHIGAN: Avalon International Breads
Detroiters rave about the sea salt chocolate chip cookies at this cosy, creative bakery, located in the heart of the city.
MINNESOTA: Pizzeria Lola
This Italian eatery located in Minneapolis is also known for their yummy, affordable pizzas.
MISSOURI: Comet Coffee & Microbakery
This hip St. Louis bakery has some unusual treats, like “goat cheese scones” and “Lithuanian bacon buns,” according to Yelp, in addition to their winning chocolate chip cookie.
MISSISSIPPI: Abe’s Grill
There’s no better combination at Abe’s Grill in Corinth, Mississippi, than a cool iced tea and a homemade chocolate chip cookie.
MONTANA: Market On Front
Located in Missoula, Montana, this restaurant also has some pretty creative sandwiches, like the “Hot Hippy” and “Fruity Bird.” But their chocolate chip cookie remains a standard.
NORTH CAROLINA: Bricktop’s Restaurant
This Charlotte eatery serves their chocolate chip cookies baked in a skillet with a pile of ice cream.
NORTH DAKOTA: Mehl’s Gluten-Free Bakery
Customers love the friendly staff and gluten-free options at this bakery tucked away in Fargo, North Dakota.
NEBRASKA: My Pie Pizza
Omaha’s go-to Italian place is home to addictive garlic knots and chocolate chip cookies “beyond explanation,” according to Yelp.
NEW HAMPSHIRE: Lexie’s Joint
People love the truffle fries and milkshakes at this colourful diner in Portsmouth. Best of all? They will give you mini, complimentary chocolate chip cookies with your bill.
NEW JERSEY: The Corner
The Corner is Montclair’s go-to spot for a hip, decadent brunch – finish off your avocado toast and poached eggs with one of their chunky cookies.
NEW MEXICO: Rude Boy Cookies
In addition to an impressive spread of cookie options (among other sweets), this Albuquerque hot spot has a milk bar.
NEVADA: Zenaida’s Cafe
Visitors of this Las Vegas haunt also love the tofu scramble and eggs Benedict.
NEW YORK: Levain Bakery
Levain Bakery, located in the heart of New York City, is a popular tourist destination for its chocolate chip cookies alone. The thick, chip-laden treats are actually Taylor Swift’s favourite.
OHIO: Blackbird Baking Company
People love the pastries at Blackbird Baking Company in Lakewood, Ohio. Their scones, sourdough bread, and chocolate chip cookies keep customers coming back for more.
OKLAHOMA: Elemental Coffee
The perfect way to top off the fresh cold brew at this Oklahoma City cafe? One of their salted caramel chocolate chip cookies, of course.
OREGON: Courier Coffee Roasters
Customers recommend grabbing one of Courier’s sea salt chocolate chip cookies with a canelé, all while jamming to the tunes playing on their record player.
PENNSYLVANIA: Nancy B’s Bakery
Found in West Homestead, Pennsylvania, this bakery produces fresh, warm chocolate chip cookies that customers can’t stop raving about.
RHODE ISLAND: Gracie’s
Gracie’s in Providence, Rhode Island, serves up the classics – like foie gras and potato gnocchi. But customers love its dessert, including macarons and chocolate chip cookies.
SOUTH CAROLINA: Chow Daddy’s
People visiting Hilton Head Island can’t miss this eatery, especially its ice cream sandwiches made with chocolate chip cookies.
SOUTH DAKOTA: Coffea Roasterie
Be sure to grab an espresso milkshake at this cafe Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to wash down that cookie.
TENNESSEE: Kooky Canuck
People love the big portion sizes at this Memphis joint, and it’s also known for its burgers and poutine.
TEXAS: Tinys Milk & Cookies
Texans love Tinys Milk & Cookies in Houston for its vast array of ice cream flavours, and freshly baked treats.
Customers go gaga over Buds’ zucchini chocolate chip cookies – yes, zucchini. The chunks of green balance out the chocolate chips, right?
Bakeshop in Arlington, Virginia actually bakes an Oreo into a chocolate chip cookie.
VERMONT: Ponce Bistro
Ponce Bistro is known for its ooey-gooey desserts, like creme brûlée bread pudding and, of course, chocolate chip cookies. (Both are equally gooey.)
WASHINGTON: Hello Robin
You can make your own ice cream sandwiches with fresh cookies at Hello Robin in Seattle.
WISCONSIN: Rocket Baby Bakery
At Rocket Baby Bakery in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, monkey bread and cookies are the specialties.
WEST VIRGINIA: Davis’s Big Belly Deli
When you grab a sandwich on-the-go at Davis’s Big Belly Deli, be sure to grab a chocolate chip cookie, too. Customers love the treat after a hearty meal.
WYOMING: Persephone Bakery
Customers say the sea salt-to-cookie ratio is just right at this bakery in Jackson, Wyoming.
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