Must-Try Chocolate Chip Cookies in London
It has been said that chocolate chip cookies are America's greatest contribution to world cuisine. We couldn't agree more. It sounds simple enough but there is so much more to these chocolate-studded biscuits. The Stateside staples come in infinite varieties - from soft and chewy to crunchy or gooey. Here are some of our favourites in London - just in time to blow your summer diet.
Milk Chocolate Chunk at Ben's Cookies
Arguably some of the best chocolate chip cookies in London can be found at this British chain of cookie stores. As well as more unusual flavours, including a ginger dark chocolate chunk and milk chocolate orange, don't miss the popular milk chocolate chunk. This soft and chewy cookie - crispy on the outside and full of huge melted chocolate chunks - is served fresh from the oven and priced by weight.
Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookie at Ottolenghi
Positioned next to a display of colourful and healthy salads you'll find a plate of chunky homemade cookies. The chocolate chip pecan (£1.60) is soft and chewy with a good balance of chocolate and nuts. Double chocolate chip is also available for die-hard chocolate lovers.
XXX-rated Chocolate Outsider Tart
The diet destroying cookie (£2.75) at this American bakery in Chiswick is not for the fainthearted - or anyone with a heart condition. It's a huge, rich and gooey triple chocolate cookie with marshmallow and pecans that must be ordered in a minimum of six pieces.
83 Chiswick High Rd., W4 2EF; 020 7096 1609
Praline at Millie's Cookies
At this American-inspired cookie chain, everything smells and tastes as if it came fresh from the oven. The Praline (99p) - made with toasted hazelnuts and Belgian milk chocolate chunks - is soft and chewy in the middle and crunchy on the outside. And it's quite small so don't be shy to order a few. Dip in a glass of cold milk for the full back-to-childhood experience.