Paradis To Go Chocolate Chip Cookie: Better than Levain?

Date June 3, 2008

Paradis-To-Go (pronounced Para-dee), on 4th Avenue and 12th street, is next in the battle to usurp Levain’s crown as the best chocolate chip cookie in NYC.

  • Like Levain Its chewy dough was filled with melty semi-sweet chocolate chips and surrounded by a slightly crisp outer crust.
  • And unlike Jacques Torres, Paradis’ cookie was had height and heft. Unfortunately, the overall flavor was pretty generic. More standard bakery than Levain’s just like mom’s.
  • At $2.00, it’s cheaper than Levain ($3.75) and Jacque Torres ($2.50), but real eaters know price doesn’t matter when it comes to delicious baked goods.
  • Paradis’ will do if I’m looking to satisfy a chocolate chip cookie craving in the East Village but it’s a distant third place after Levain and Jacques Torres.

The search definitely continues, if you know any great cookies in the East Village email me at [email protected]

Paradis also serves pastries, egg sandwiches around breakfast time, oatmeal, yogurt, granola, grilled sandwiches, and salads, all of which looked pretty generic and healthy, which as a result prevented me from trying them because after all, I’m NYCFoodGuy and there’s only one $4.69 salad on this entire site.

Paradis-To-Go 114 Fourth Ave. near 12th St. New York, NY 10003
Hours 7AM to 7PM Mon. – Fri. 9 AM to 6PM Saturday

6 Responses to “Paradis To Go Chocolate Chip Cookie: Better than Levain?”

  1. david said:

    looks delicious
    love the joke about the salad lol

  2. VeggieGirl said:

    I agree with David, the joke about the salad is great, haha :0)

    Good luck with your decadent search for the best cookie!! They all look divine to me!!

  3. Niko said:

    I’ll have to check these guys out – in East Villiage what about the small but not to be forgotten Sugar Sweet Sunshine excellent choc chip cookies at $1.00 ea… review coming soon…

  4. salad-tosser said:

    i love salad jokes too. you are funny man nyc food guy!

  5. cookie monster said:


  6. said:

    Good lookin’ out food guy on the cookie look out. I am not a fan of Levain’s too big and too expensive. My faves are at a place in Williamsburg called Rabbithole bakery, bangin’ cookie. Also like Ronnybrook milk bars though they are slightly undercooked usually.

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