Los Angeles Cookies Worth Seeking

In Los Angeles, cookies appear in all sorts of shapes and sizes and pack plenty of different ingredients, but regardless of the composition, all 16 cookies satisfy. Cookies appear in alphabetical order, and yes, they’re subject to availability.

Subtractions: Bouchon Bakery (Closed), Euro Pane (N/A), Maximiliano (Closed), Tavern (Closed)

Akasha – Chocolate Macaroon

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Akasha Richmond juggles savory with sweet at her Culver City restaurant, bakery and café. The Chocolate Macaroon ($1.60) is a willing companion to Intelligentsia coffee, featuring a chocolate dipped base, a crisp dome and supple shredded coconut core.

Caffe Luxxe – Alfajores Alfajores ($3.25)

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Caffe Luxxe coffee pros Gary Chau and Mark Wain source Argentinean alfajores from a mysterious local baker for their six Westside locations. The baker sandwiches thick dulce de leche with two shortbread discs before dusting with powdered sugar.

Cake Monkey Bakery – Nuff Said Cookie ($3.75)

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Cake Monkey Bakery founder Lisa J. Olin and chef-partner Elizabeth Belkind deliver elevated takes on childhood classics. ‘Nuff Said is a chewy, addictive riff on Rocky Road with dark chocolate, sea salt, marshmallow and crushed pecans.



Joshua Lurie

Joshua Lurie founded FoodGPS in 2005. Read about him here.

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It sounds exciting to live in the L.A. area. Josh, you make the foods more enticing with your website & samplings. Thanks for keeping all of us informed!

I think you forgot the chocolate chunk cookie at Thyme in Santa Monica. The perfect balance of sweet and salty, chewy innards with crunchy edges. I’ve searched high and low for the perfect chocolate chip cookie and this is heaven. And they sell the frozen dough to take home and bake yourself. I always have some in my freezer.


I did try a cookie at Thyme during my research. It was pretty good, but my goal was to spotlight great cookies in different categories, and Four Cafe already had chocolate on lock.

If the one at Four Cafe is better than the one at Thyme, then I need to try it!

Erin, try the chocolate chip cookie at Four Cafe and let me know what you think. Somebody also suggested Vosges in the comments section on my Facebook Page.

Sweet guide!


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I love this list. I’m going to have to go on a cookie crawl soon. Thanks Josh!

Rochelle, glad you like the list. Enjoy your cookie crawl!


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