There are two cookies in NYC that I often think about getting on a plane just to eat. One is the chocolate chip walnut at Levain's. I lived next door and when I slept with the windows open I could smell them baking in the morning. The second is at the recently opened Maman, which has one killer nutty chocolate chip cookie. They've even been named to the list of reasons to love New York.
Last winter my friend Sara told me about Maman and after going once, I was hooked. It's now in my required list and I go just for the cookies. When you can get them fresh out of the oven, it is pure heaven. The inside of the little cafe is so beautiful, it just might be what heaven looks like.
I'm a sucker for cute little touches and there's no shortage of them here. Starting with those take-away coffee cups. Ending with the tiles in the bathroom.
Be sure to stop in and get yourself a nutty chocolate chip cookie. But be warned, may lead to browsing daily for flights to New York City.