Posts tagged San Francisco
Split American Kitchen
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Chocolate Chip Cookie | San Francisco

This was the first cookie I happened upon during my trip to San Francisco.  Chippy, thick and all-around delicious, Split’s chocolate chip cookie is a can’t-miss.

Just look at this thing.  It’s crumbly.  It’s soft.  And when you look at the photo, you can see that it’s dripping with butter.  The chocolate chips are a little smaller than you usually see, but there are A LOT of them so there’s chocolate in every bite.  The texture is perfection.  The cookie’s density and chewiness all the way to the edges make it a standout.  Top it all off with a little bit of sea salt and you’ve got cookie heaven.

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WHILE YOU’RE THERE

Try the burger.  Those who know me, know I’m an all-American girl.  I like cheeseburgers, fries and ice cream to go with my cookies.  I’m not going to start a Burger Tour anytime soon, but you can trust me when I say that I know a good one when I see one.  

THE COOKIE TOUR STOP

Split has a few locations in San Francisco.  I went to the Yerba Buena location during a quick lunch break at a conference and loved its classic style.  Check out their web site to find them!  Spliteats.com

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Anthony's Cookies
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CLASSIC CHOCOLATE CHIP | SAN FRANCISCO

Anthony's is a cookie-lover's Heaven.  During my trip to San Francisco, everyone asked if I'd been to Anthony's.  It was my last stop, and in my opinion, it was the best.  When you walk in, there's pretty much only a counter where you order.  And behind the counter, there are cookies.  ONLY cookies.  Pan after pan, stacked on baking racks, there are cookies of all types ready to be eaten.  To order, you look at a chalkboard menu, where the available cookies are charmingly marked with a check.  I, of course, went for the Classic Chocolate Chip.  It did not disappoint! 

I ordered the one ounce size, which fit in my palm and allowed me to have room to try other types of cookies.  The classic was just the right amount of crispy on the outside and had a light, gooey center.  The chip-to-dough ratio was 50/50.  In my opinion, this cookie lived up to its name.  It was classic, simple and delicious.  Next time I'm in San Fran, I'm ordering four.

WHILE YOU'RE THERE

Try everything!  My second type was Cookies & Cream.  It had the same perfect texture as the Classic Chocolate Chip, but it tasted just like cookies & cream ice cream.  It would be amazing dipped in a cold glass of milk.  I'm convinced that you can't go wrong at Anthony's!

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THE COOKIE TOUR STOP

You can find Anthony’s Cookies in the Mission District.  It’s a little off the beaten path from the typical tourist stops, but well worth the trip. 

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Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop
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CHOCOLATE CHIP | SAN FRANCISCO

When in San Francisco, you must have Ghirardelli Chocolate.  I’ve been a fan of Ghirardelli for most of my life and reserve putting their chocolate chips in the cookies I bake for only the most special occasions.  I was excited to visit and try a cookie directly from their kitchen.  Was I in for a treat!

They offered to heat the cookie and it was worth the short wait.  The famous Ghirardelli chocolate was melted to perfection.  Once I decided how to eat this monumental* cookie, it crumbled beautifully as I pulled it apart.  The cookie was ultra-sweet and sugar-forward.  It’s perfect for sharing with a friend, your family or a small group of cookie tourists.

*Disclaimer:  This is a mountain of a cookie.  Do not try to eat this by yourself.  You will fail.  Or have a stomachache (like yours truly). 

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WHILE YOU'RE THERE

You're at Ghirardelli.  Chocolate shop 'til you drop.

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THE COOKIE TOUR STOP

You can get a Ghirardelli Chocolate Chip Cookie in several locations, but I recommend going the classic route and having it at Ghirardelli Square.  Use the address for the shop at 900 North Point Street if you need to map it.  Grab your treat and wander to the grass for a view of the Golden Gate Bridge and the best cookie-eating scenery in the City by the Bay.

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