Celebrate Chocolate Chip Day the LA Way

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May 15 is Chocolate Chip Day.  Those delicious little drops of chocolate heaven aren’t just for cookies anymore; they can be found in everything from pancakes to scones to bread. If you’re on a quest to celebrate the humble morsel, we’ve rounded up where you can find the very best chocolate chips all over Los Angeles. Your kids will be thrilled when they realize you can eat them at every meal of the day.

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Bread and Porridge in Santa Monica is a neighborhood favorite. With a fabulous menu featuring fluffy and delicious Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Bread and Porridge gives every chocolate chip-o-phile a great way to start the day. Have a cup of coffee too as they are know for a fine cuppa joe, and it cuts the sweetness of the pancakes perfectly. (Funny, that doesn’t seem to be a problem for the kids!) Come early as it’s common to see a line out the door on weekends.

Bread and Porridge

2315 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica
Online: breadandporridge.com


lido bakery
photo: Lido Bakery

Best-er Than The Brits Scones
The Lido Bakery in sunny Manhattan Beach is a fabulous bakery that makes everything under the sun, including chocolate chip scones. The scones are a special-order so call in advance and their skilled bakers will whip up a batch of the tastiest chocolate chip scones you will ever sink your teeth into.  Order them with tea to be properly British, or with a big glass of milk for kids to wash down all that decadence.

The Lido Bakery

3001 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Manhattan Beach
Online: lidobakery.com

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photo: Ladan E. via Yelp

The Best Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
McConnell’s Ice Cream offers several chipper-licious ice creams to choose from. The Coffee Chocolate Chip, Salty Caramel Chip, Double Peanut Butter Chip and Mint Chip are all to die for, and you can choose depending on your personal taste bud preferences. It’s our favorite because the flavors give you choices, but none are too out there for kids, and the ice cream is just the creamiest. You can double the chip by making it an ice cream sandwich on fresh bakes chocolate chip cookies, too.

McConnell’s Ice Cream

12075 Ventura Place
Studio City
Online: mcconnells.com


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photo: The Eveleigh

The Best Triple Chip Sammy
Speaking of ice cream sandwich, the Eveleigh makes the most tantalizing chocolate chip-filled ice cream sandwich. Picture this: freshly baked chocolate chip cookies and homemade chocolate chip ice cream all sandwiched together and sprinkled with mini chocolate chips… A favorite of celebrities and Hollywood’s movers and shakers and soon, your own family.

The Eveleigh
8752 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood
Online: theeveleigh.com

The chip-a-licious "Man Cake"!
photo: Plumeria Fine Cookies

Best “Stud”ed Cake
Plumeria Fine Cookies makes “The Man Cake”, a truly decadent dark chocolate layer cake filled with light chocolate mousse and crunchy chocolate chips. So while you can get bits and pieces and sweets and treats all day, you may want to save your sweet tooth for this end of the day decadent treat.  Or, if you need a smaller treat to tide you until dessert, try the “Rock Star Chocolate Chip Cookies,” which are filled with gooey marshmallow cream.  Plumeria Fine Cookies are a Los Angeles-based online business, meaning that their simply scrumptious delights are at your fingertips to order for parties or for yourself.

Plumeria Fine Cookies

Online: plumeriafinecookies.com


quenelle cookie
photo: Valerie Deanna C. via Yelp

Best Use Of Salt with Chocolate Chips
Quenelle in Burbank might be known for their ice cream, but they are also home of the best Salty Chocolate Chip cookie ever. That whole salty/sweet thing has been popular for a while now but no one has achieved the greatness of this cookie. It is a big, beautiful cookie with the perfect balance of crispy and chewy, punctuated with a sprinkling of sea salt.


2214 West Magnolia Blvd.
Online: facebook.com/quenellespoon


Have we missed a stunning chocolate chip experience?  Let us know in the comment section.  And share your chocolate faced celebrants on Instagram, #RedTricycle!

—Elizabeth Kate

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