Lower Manhattan’s Top Five Chocolate Chip Cookies
Explorer In Chief Josh Katz is admittedly “giddy” upon entering any establishment that peddles baked goods. “I take my sweet time choosing what I’ll be eating,” he said. “However, no matter how much I gander, I still end up ordering a chocolate chip cookie.”
Here are Katz’s favorite Downtown cookies.
A sleek restaurant that doesn’t joke around when it comes to pastries: Their chocolate chip is airy and tall, encroaching on scone territory. They use chocolate chunks over chocolate chips, which perfectly complements this cookie.
Blue Spoon Coffee Company
Blue Spoon makes the perfect pick-me-up chocolate chip cookie with no pretenses. It’s traditional, soft but not structurally unsound, and only $1!
Fulton Stall Market
Located in the Seaport, this indoor farmers market is open to the public, offering a wide array of food grown and produced in New York State. In the back, you’ll find some incredible desserts and entrees made with locally sourced ingredients. This cookie is massive and perfectly splittable for up to five people.
Two Geese Bakery
Like many trendy NYC bakeries, their chocolate cookie (photo above) stretches the definition of a cookie, erring dangerously close to scone territory. Yet the castle-esque symmetry, complete with chocolate chips as battlements, provides a satisfying cookie-ish symmetry to this beautiful treat.
McNally Jackson Seaport
This idyllic bookstore keeps a small pastry collection at its cafe that is an added benefit to the larger experience of cozying up in some of their plush furniture and getting lost in a giant page-turner for the afternoon.