A very pleasant surprise: I couldn't leave LA on this final round of my commute without a visit to locally beloved @diddyriese
, a shop baking classic cookies since 1983, just a hop from @ucla
, and named after the owner's grandmother! My build-your-own selection: chocolate chip walnut cookies sandwiching chocolate ice cream!
Frankly, when I saw the price for an ice cream sandwich was just $3 (in Los Angeles!), I thought either that the menu was a vintage display from 1983, or that the quality of the product would be poor. But both guesses were wrong! The cookies in particular were very tasty: light, fluffy, not too sweet, hard to stop eating. The store experience was also fun, with kind and friendly staff and manager. Nicely done, and a legendary spot for good reason!