After a long day, nothing sounds better than an ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookie. Warm chocolate chip cookies are the comfort food of desserts, making them a must-have treat. After much consideration and many taste tests, I have compiled a list of New York City's best chocolate chip cookies.

Dominique Ansel Bakery

This ridiculously epic twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie is to die for. The warm vanilla milk inside melts the inside layer of chocolate, making it feel as if the cookie was dipped in milk. While the cookie may seem sturdy, proceed with caution; cracks could cause the cookie to become soggy which is a big no-no. This delicious treat is only served after 3PM, so after a long day, this cookie shot is the perfect pick me up. 

Location: 189 Spring St, New York, NY 10012


If you want to feel at home while eating the best chocolate chip cookie, look no further than Maman. These chocolate chip cookies are gooey, nutty, and crispy, which are basically the best chocolate chip cookies in a nut-shell. Not only are the cookies overflowing with chocolate, but the bottoms have caramelization around the edges, making them crispy and adding extra flavor. With both Brooklyn and Manhattan locations, these tasty treats are easily accessible if you are in NYC. 

Locations: Flatiron, Soho, Tribecca, and Brooklyn locations


If soft cookies aren't for you or prefer something with a bite, then Orwashers is what you need in your life. These cookies melt in your mouth with their gooey chocolate, but also have a little crunch. When I think of the stereotypical best chocolate chip cookie, this is what comes to mind. 

Locations: 308 E. 78th Street (b/w 1st & 2nd Aves)

440 Amsterdam Avenue (@ 81st Street)

Schmackary's Cookies

After going to a Broadway show, Schmackary's is the perfect post-show treat. If you want a crispier cookie, this is what you need to satisfy your sweet tooth. Notably, Schmackary's has featured more than 75 flavors outside of just chocolate chip, as well. The best part about Schmackary's is that they are open until midnight! Satisfies the late-night munchies, am I right?

Location: 362 West 45th Street, New York, New York 10036

Jacques Torres Chocolate

Known for their phenomenal chocolate, Jacques Torres is a must-try for any chocolate lover. This cookie is more on the soft side and is not as crispy. The star of the cookie here is the chocolate. If gooey chocolate is what you look for in your chocolate chip cookies, this will be a fan favorite. 

Locations: Grand Central, Rockefeller Center, and other locations

Levain Bakery

The first word that comes to mind when I think of the Levain Bakery cookie is heavenly. This cookie is crispy on the outside, yet so fluffy on the inside. It is jam-packed with chocolate and nuts, which add crunch and chocolatey goodness. This is easily one of the best chocolate chip cookies in New York City. If you are ever on the Upper West Side, definitely check out Levain Bakery. 

Location: Upper West Side, Upper East Side, and Harlem locations


Similar to Levain Bakery, these cookies are fluffy and moist on the inside, yet crispy on the outside. They are huge cookies, so sharing is caring, especially when you will want to devour it yourself. The one downside to Chip is that the only locations are in Queens, making it not as convenient as locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Nonetheless, a Manhattan location is in the works, which will make this delicious cookie easier for cookies lovers to devour.

Locations: Astoria and Long Island City locations open, West Village store coming soon