The best chocolate chip cookie in every state

Not Your Typical Deli/YelpThe best chocolate chip cookie can be found at Arizona’s Not Your Typical Deli.
  • 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

Rosie H./YelpFire Island Rustic Bakeshop chocolate chip cookie.

Customers also love the breakfast foccacia, raspberry lemon scones, and sandwiches (made fresh daily).

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


ALABAMA: Cookie Fix

Cookie Fix/YelpCookie Fix chocolate chip cookies.

Customers say they’re the best chocolate chip cookies in Birmingham. Other popular options include Healthy Peanut Butter and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk cookies.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


ARKANSAS: The Root Cafe

Korteza C./YelpThe Root Cafe chocolate chip cookies.

People who frequent this Little Rock eatery like to chase down their cookies with a glass of honey ginger lemonade.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


ARIZONA: Not Your Typical Deli

Not Your Typical Deli/YelpNot Your Typical Deli chocolate chip cookies.

Gilbert, Arizona, also loves this deli for its friendly staff and specialty Italian food.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


CALIFORNIA: Mama D’s Italian Kitchen

Collene K./YelpMama D’s Italian Kitchen chocolate chip cookies.

Beyond this Newport Beach eatery’s cookies, customers are obsessed with its pink sauce.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


COLORADO: Cinna Box

Cinna Box/YelpCinna Box chocolate chip cookie.

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.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


CONNECTICUT: Leisha’s Bakeria

Anita C./YelpLeisha’s Bakeria chocolate chip cookies.

Leisha’s Bakeria is Bridgeport’s can’t-miss spot for baked goods, breakfast, and lunch. The hash brown waffles are also a hit.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


WASHINGTON, DC: Toki Underground

Sharey V./YelpToki Underground’s chocolate chip cookies.

This Asian restaurant’s puffy chocolate chip cookies are also served with miso buttercream and milk.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


DELAWARE: The Point Coffee House and Bake Shoppe

Jamie W./YelpThe Point Coffee House and Bake Shoppe dessert counter.

This Rehoboth Beach staple features over 20 different kinds of coffee to dunk your cookies into.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


FLORIDA: Gideon’s Bakehouse

Angela T./YelpGideon’s Bakehouse chocolate chip cookie.

The secret to this Orlando bakery’s chocolate chip confections might not be what you expect: sea salt.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


GEORGIA: Back in the Day Bakery

A.S./YelpBack in the Day Bakery chocolate chip cookie.

Customers at this Savannah, Georgia, bakery also love the “cinnamon biscones” and “bourbon bread pudding,” according to Yelp.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


HAWAII: Kalapawai Café & Deli

Rudy O./YelpKalapawai Café & Deli brown butter salted chocolate chip cookie.

The Kalapawai Café & Deli, located in Kailua, has a brown butter salted chocolate chip cookie that one customer said was “out of this world.”

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


IOWA: Table 128

Table 128/YelpTable 128 chocolate chip cookies.

Customers go nuts for the Brussels sprouts at this Clive eatery, and like to top off their meals with the salted chocolate chip cookie.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


IDAHO: Fire Artisan Pizza

Terry D./YelpFire Artisan Pizza’s sea salt chocolate chip cookie with vanilla bean ice cream.

Customers like to jazz up their chocolate chip cookies at this Idaho eatery with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


ILLINOIS: Scofflaw

Christopher V./YelpScofflaw chocolate chip cookies with whiskey caramel ice cream.

This Chicago bar is known for its chocolate chip cookies and hot buttered rum.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


INDIANA: Amelia’s

Cassie T./YelpAmelia’s chocolate chip cookie.

The oatmeal cookies are a close second at this cosy Indianapolis bakery.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


KANSAS: Welcome Home Cafe

Welcome Home Cafe/YelpWelcome Home Cafe’s dessert table.

Take advantage of the salad bar at this homey eatery in Colby, Kansas, where customers also enjoy the homemade fries.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


KENTUCKY: Please & Thank You

Amanda R./YelpPlease & Thank You chocolate chip cookie.

Frequenters of this Louisville cafe love the creative latte flavours, capped off perfectly with a bagel and chocolate chip cookie.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


LOUISIANA: Willa Jean

J J./YelpWilla Jean chocolate chip cookies and milk.

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.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


MASSACHUSETTS: Blunch

Stephanie Y./YelpBlunch’s cookies and baked goods.

Topping off one of this Boston restaurant’s signature sandwiches with a thick, gooey cookie is a must.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


MARYLAND: JennyCakes Bakery

Tawfeeq K./YelpJennyCakes Bakery

This bakery in Kensington, Maryland, does it all: colourful cupcakes, custom cakes, and, of course, stellar chocolate chip cookies.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


MAINE: Standard Baking

Alice Z./YelpStandard Baking baked goods.

This Portland bakery specialises in all things dessert, including almond croissants, oatmeal cookies, and, of course, chocolate chip.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


MICHIGAN: Avalon International Breads

Rob S./YelpSea salt chocolate chip cookie.

Detroiters rave about the sea salt chocolate chip cookies at this cosy, creative bakery, located in the heart of the city.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


MINNESOTA: Pizzeria Lola

Tiffany M./YelpPizzeria Lola chocolate chip cookies.

This Italian eatery located in Minneapolis is also known for their yummy, affordable pizzas.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


MISSOURI: Comet Coffee & Microbakery

Mark R./YelpComet Coffee & Microbakery chocolate chip cookie.

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.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


MISSISSIPPI: Abe’s Grill

Jake W./YelpAbe’s Grill in Corinth, Mississippi.

There’s no better combination at Abe’s Grill in Corinth, Mississippi, than a cool iced tea and a homemade chocolate chip cookie.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


MONTANA: Market On Front

Scott M./YelpMarket 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.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


NORTH CAROLINA: Bricktop’s Restaurant

Billy M./YelpBricktop’s Restaurant skillet-baked chocolate chip cookie.

This Charlotte eatery serves their chocolate chip cookies baked in a skillet with a pile of ice cream.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


NORTH DAKOTA: Mehl’s Gluten-Free Bakery

Brittney S./YelpMehl’s Gluten-Free Bakery’s gingersnap cookie and chocolate chip cookie.

Customers love the friendly staff and gluten-free options at this bakery tucked away in Fargo, North Dakota.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


NEBRASKA: My Pie Pizza

My Pie Pizza/YelpMy Pie Pizza’s chocolate chip cookies.

Omaha’s go-to Italian place is home to addictive garlic knots and chocolate chip cookies “beyond explanation,” according to Yelp.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


NEW HAMPSHIRE: Lexie’s Joint

JM B./YelpLexie’s Joint’s complimentary cookies.

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.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


NEW JERSEY: The Corner

Edward C./YelpThe Corner’s chocolate chip cookies.

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.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


NEW MEXICO: Rude Boy Cookies

Karla M./YelpRude Boy Cookies display.

In addition to an impressive spread of cookie options (among other sweets), this Albuquerque hot spot has a milk bar.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


NEVADA: Zenaida’s Cafe

Charity F./YelpFresh cookies at Zenaida’s Cafe.

Visitors of this Las Vegas haunt also love the tofu scramble and eggs Benedict.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


NEW YORK: Levain Bakery

Brian O./YelpLevain Bakery walnut chocolate chip cookie.

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.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


OHIO: Blackbird Baking Company

Sheena W./YelpBlackbird Baking Company cookies.

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.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


OKLAHOMA: Elemental Coffee

Tanya G./YelpElemental Coffee’s salted caramel chocolate chip cookie.

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.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


OREGON: Courier Coffee Roasters

Christopher Y./YelpCourier Coffee Roasters’ sea salt chocolate chip cookie.

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.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


PENNSYLVANIA: Nancy B’s Bakery

C C./YelpNancy B’s Bakery’s ‘world renowned’ chocolate chip cookie.

Found in West Homestead, Pennsylvania, this bakery produces fresh, warm chocolate chip cookies that customers can’t stop raving about.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


RHODE ISLAND: Gracie’s

Connie W./YelpGracie’s chocolate chip cookie.

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.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


SOUTH CAROLINA: Chow Daddy’s

Jill B./YelpChow Daddy’s ice cream sandwiches, made with chocolate chip cookie.

People visiting Hilton Head Island can’t miss this eatery, especially its ice cream sandwiches made with chocolate chip cookies.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


SOUTH DAKOTA: Coffea Roasterie

Brandon B./YelpCoffea Roasterie baked goods.

Be sure to grab an espresso milkshake at this cafe Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to wash down that cookie.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


TENNESSEE: Kooky Canuck

Melissa M./YelpKooky Canuck’s mini chocolate chip cookie, served in a skillet with ice cream.

People love the big portion sizes at this Memphis joint, and it’s also known for its burgers and poutine.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


TEXAS: Tinys Milk & Cookies

Zoe P./YelpTinys Milk & Cookies’ chocolate chip cookie.

Texans love Tinys Milk & Cookies in Houston for its vast array of ice cream flavours, and freshly baked treats.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


UTAH: Buds

Janet C./YelpBuds’ zucchini chocolate chip cookie.

Customers go gaga over Buds’ zucchini chocolate chip cookies – yes, zucchini. The chunks of green balance out the chocolate chips, right?

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


VIRGINIA: Bakeshop

Aarti B./YelpBakeshop’s ‘Oreo in a Blanket.’

Bakeshop in Arlington, Virginia actually bakes an Oreo into a chocolate chip cookie.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


VERMONT: Ponce Bistro

Donald S./YelpPonce Bistro baked goods.

Ponce Bistro is known for its ooey-gooey desserts, like creme brûlée bread pudding and, of course, chocolate chip cookies. (Both are equally gooey.)

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


WASHINGTON: Hello Robin

Sun K./YelpHello Robin’s ice cream sandwich.

You can make your own ice cream sandwiches with fresh cookies at Hello Robin in Seattle.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


WISCONSIN: Rocket Baby Bakery

Kay C./YelpRocket Baby Bakery’s desserts.

At Rocket Baby Bakery in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, monkey bread and cookies are the specialties.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


WEST VIRGINIA: Davis’s Big Belly Deli

Amuzme L./YelpDavis’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.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.


WYOMING: Persephone Bakery

David P./YelpPersephone Bakery’s chocolate chip cookie with sea salt.

Customers say the sea salt-to-cookie ratio is just right at this bakery in Jackson, Wyoming.

Check out its Yelp reviews here.

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