The BEST COOKIE in New York

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We tried 14 of the best cookies in New York and decide once and for all which one is THE BEST COOKIE IN NYC. Is it Levain? Schmackary's? City Bakery? City Cakes? Something else? Skip to 14:18 to see our Top 3 Cookies. Time stamps for each bakery we visited are below...

Read our blog post, which includes a few suggestions that didn't make the video:

What qualifies us to decide what the best cookie is in New York? We live here and we love to eat cookies. That's pretty much it.

Bakeries visited:
0:15 - Maman (Nutty Chocolate Chip Cookie)
0:59 - City Cakes (Signature Sugardoodle Cookie)
2:07 - Chip NYC (Cookies & Cream Cookie)
3:10 - Momofuku Milk Bar (Blueberry & Cream Cookie)
4:12 - Levain Bakery (Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookie)
5:13 - Dominique Ansel Bakery (Cookie Shot)
7:00 - Milk & Cookies Bakery (S'mores Cookie)
7:53 - Besfren (Triple Chocolate Cookie)
8:39 - Schmackary's (Funfetti Sugar Cookie)
9:46 - Glaser's Bake Shop (Black & White Cookie)
10:59 - Breezy Hill Orchard (Gingersnaps)
11:50 - The City Bakery (Chocolate Chip Cookie)
12:45 - Breads Bakery (Reverse Cookie)
13:17 - Ovenly (Gluten Free Salted Peanut Butter Cookie)

14:18 - Top Three Cookies in New York Revealed

A few additional thoughts and notes:

1. We stayed in Manhattan. We didn't consider bakeries in the outer boroughs. Feel free to mention those in the comments and we'll check them out in another video.

2. We only considered bakeries that are ONLY available in New York. So no chains. This also disqualified Insomnia, which is an honorable mention. They're great, but you can get them in a lot of places across the country now, and we thought the cookies on our list should be worth coming to New York for.

3. This video was NOT sponsored. We paid for every cookie. None of the bakeries knew what we were doing. All opinions are our own.

Music is royalty free:
"Back in Summer" by Nicolai Heidlas

Filmed in May 2018 on a Canon G7X Mark II.


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