I’m a fan of cookies. Chocolate chip cookies to be precise. I don’t like to mess around with it either. Read: hold the raisins thanks. Don’t ruin a good thing! I did a bit of a scour of this fine city and I’ve compiled a small list of the, in my humble opinion, best chocolate chip cookies. I am definitely open to hear (and taste) your favourites.
Hands down, if I’m craving a chocolate chip cookie, I head to Finch’s on Pender and Homer. Not only is Finch’s annoyingly adorable, but the food is delicious! Sandwiches that will make you fall in love with baguettes all over again (as if we needed that!) and salads that are so simple yet so divine. But the cookie. The chocolate chip cookie. More often than not, served warm, it’s thick, a little crispy on the edges, and perfectly fluffy yet moist on the inside. For real. Take a bite and the earth stands still for a moment. I always, literally always, eat the cookie first before lunch.
I don’t normally head to East Van Roasters for their chocolate chip cookie. I frequent this beautiful boutique artisanal, coffee and chocolate shop for their drinking chocolate. Mocha. Coffee. Inspiring space. However, a friend of mine turned me towards their cookies and I’m so glad she did. Thin and crispy these delightful gems have that caramelized touch and little flakes of sea salt on top. Um. Yes please.
I went to Matchstick for an americano and noticed the cookie. I couldn’t resist as I’m sure you are aware. I was surprised and delighted. So was my daughter who has been benefiting from my cookie project. Crispy on the outside, moist (I kinda hate that word) and flavourful on the inside. It tasted like Grandma’s cookies. Not my Grandma… but that elusive Grandma who always bakes only the best everything.
There is a cookie that rivals my favourite and it is found at Harvest Union Community Foods. While Finch’s cookie is large and fluffy, this one is a bit thinner. What it lacks in depth it makes up in taste. Topped with salt, this cookie will surprise and delight. Of course, while you are there you really must enjoy the best (again in my opinion) ramen in the city. Topped with a succulent pork shoulder, candied bacon, egg, and radish, the ramen is fresh and will leave you feeling healthy and satiated. Again I recommend eating the cookie first.
And alas… when I stopped by to photograph the cookie they were all sold out. So I enjoyed my ramen and carried on.
What’s your favourite cookie in Vancouver?! Please share it because I’d love to try a new one!