It all started with a Facebook video — a viral collection of clips of people breaking open bigger-than-your-palm cookies that were practically oozing with chocolate. As a huge chocolate chip cookie lover, my first thought was that I had to try them. (And TBH, it felt as though my life depended on it.) Eventually, I was fortunate to have finally tried New York’s famous chocolate chip walnut cookies from Levain Bakery; and let me tell you, they 101% lived up to the hype.
What’s so special about these cookies, you might be wondering? Well, certified chocolate chip cookie lovers are often on the hunt for the one: a chocolate chip cookie that a) is baked with a generous amount of chocolate chips, b) is crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, c) manages to stay moist even after a few days have passed, and most importantly, d) melts in your mouth. Levain’s chocolate chip cookies tick all those boxes!
But of course, there’s a catch. New York is thousands of miles away from Manila. So when the cravings hit hard, what’s a Levain Bakery cookie lover to do? Well, here’s the great news: Several bakeries and online stores around the metro have succeeded at whipping up chocolate chip cookies that totally hit the spot. So, the next time you’re overcome with a longing for Levain’s chocolate chip cookies, be sure to check out these cookie shops — they deliver all around Metro Manila!
When it comes to satisfying Levain Bakery cravings, Goo Cookies is a sure winner. Each 110-gram Classic Goo cookie is loaded with premium quality chocolate chips and walnuts — making sure that each and every bite is just as good as the last. And what’s more, I love that these cookies live up to their name: they’re crispy on the outside and absolutely gooey on the inside!
For more information, check out Goo Cookies’ official Instagram page.
I stumbled upon Sunday Bakeshop on a day that my Levain Bakery cravings were particularly strong — and boy, did they live up to my expectations! Their 150-gram Original Chocolate Chips and Chunks Cookie is made with Belgian chocolate chips and walnuts; they offer other delicious flavours like Hazelnut Nutella, Dark Choco Matcha, and Snickerdoodle with Cookie Butter, too. (*Stomach grumbles*) I recommend reheating your cookies right before consuming them, so you can best enjoy the chocolate chips in their melt-in-your-mouth glory!
For more information, check out Sunday Bakeshop’s official Instagram page.
It seems that every new cookie on this list is even more decadent than the last! TWObakers.ph delights cookie lovers with a whopping 170 grams of ooey-gooey chocolate and walnut goodness — any true-blue Levain Bakery fan won’t want to miss this. For the level up none of us ever knew we needed, be sure to try their Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie with Dulce De Leche! Take note that TWObakers.ph only bakes specific flavours every week, so keep watching for updates on their Instagram page.
For more information, check out TWObakers.ph’s official Instagram page.
Personally, I just love it when I break open a cookie and discover a moist, chewy centre that’s filled with melted chocolate chips. If you feel the same, then you won’t want to miss out on Henry’s Best Cookies’ N.Y. Classic cookies — these 170-gram treats are generously packed with 50 grams of high quality dark chocolate chunks! And even better, they’re baked in a perfect way that allows the chocolate to melt in your mouth in just the right way. (Brb, drooling.)
For more information, check out Henry’s Best Cookies’ official Instagram page.
Known to offer some of the best cookies around the Metro, Moloko Handcrafted Cookies doesn’t at all disappoint when it comes to providing their customers with an excellent cookie experience. This being said, it should come as no surprise that they do a great job at satisfying Levain Bakery cravings! The perfect combination of crispy and gooey, their NY Chips n’ Chunx cookies are loaded with chocolate — leaving you wanting for nothing but more by the time you’ve devoured every bite.
For more information, check out Moloko Handcrafted Cookies’ official Instagram page.
You certainly can’t go wrong with any of the choices on this list — whether you’re missing Levain Bakery cookies, or simply want to satisfy your chocolate chip cookie cravings. Don’t forget to let us know which ones are your faves. Just hit us up in the comments section, or tag us at @tripzillaph when you post your photos on Instagram!
Featured image credit: Gaby Salud (L) ; Sunday Bakeshop (R) | Official Instagram Page
Kind words and deeds really go a long way — pandemic or not.
Our travels may do more harm than good.
The beach is said to cure Filipinos' mental health issues.
Wide selection of drop-off and pick-up points — check!
There are so many gorgeous designs to choose from!
It also features a mini-amphitheatre.