To be honest, I've never been able to bake a really good chocolate chip cookie from scratch. They always come out either rock hard or like bread, so I leave the baking to the professionals. Living near NYC, I'm lucky to have access to some of the best bakeries in the world with some of the most amazing cookies. I think we can agree, chocolate chip cookies are beloved by everyone: the delicious aroma wafting through the air, the chocolate chips melting in your mouth, the soft dough with the perfect amount of crunch.

Is your mouth watering yet? If so, you need to stop what you're doing right now and fly, drive, or walk to these chocolate chip cookie hotspots and get the best chocolate chip cookies in New York City.

1. Chip NYC

Ooey-gooey goodness might be the best way to describe Chip NYC's insane chocolate chip cookies. Chip currently has three permanent locations, in Astoria, Ditmars and Long Island City, and a new storefront opening soon in the West Village. Run, don't walk, to Chip, because their delicious cookies sell out quickly!

2. City Cakes

Half pound cookies: what more can you ask for? City Cakes is located in Chelsea and is always worth a visit. The molten center is so dangerously delicious that you won't be able to put this cookie down. When it comes to cookies, go big or go home.

3. World's Best Cookie Dough

World's Best Cookie Dough serves up the solution for when you're craving cookie dough but also want the warm, crunchy taste of a delicious chocolate chip cookie. Even if you can't make it to New York, they ship their delicious cookies and cookie dough nationwide.

4. Levain Bakery

Levain Bakery's chocolate chip cookies are honestly iconic, so be prepared to wait on a line out the door. But once you try these cookies, it'll be worth it, I promise. There's a reason these cookies have a cult following, so I suggest you go to Levain right away and try one for yourself.

5. Breads Bakery

Breads Bakery might be known for their famous babka and rugelach, but don't skip out on their delicious chocolate chip cookies. They might not have the same visual appeal as other, more flashy cookies, but, with extra chocolate chunks throughout, this cookie is sure to impress.

6. by Chloe.

This cookie may be vegan, but don't underestimate it. By Chloe's chocolate chip cookies are the size of your face, and will instantly find a place in your heart. Bigger is always better when it comes to cookies!

7. Schmackary's

Schmackary's, located in Hell's Kitchen, bakes perfectly crisp and chewy cookies for all of the nation to enjoy (they ship!). There are so many creative and mouthwatering flavors, but make sure you try their original chocolate chip cookie—it's delicious.

Don't just take my word for it, go try the best chocolate chip cookies in New York City. NYC may offer a plethora of dessert options, but these chocolate chip cookies are the best around. Chocolate chip cookies, first made in 1938, have constantly evolved over time, but the delicious taste that is loved by people all over the world hasn't changed. In the city that never sleeps, chocolate chip cookies are all over. Whether you like thin, crunchy cookies or prefer giant, gooey cookies, there's a cookie for you in the Big Apple.