Almondine: 300 food bloggers bum-rush their chocolate chip cookies22 Oct 2009, Posted by Uncategorized in
I was all excited to stop by Almondine in DUMBO on the way home from the Vendy’s and taste one of their famous chocolate chip cookies. Their cookies are on most people’s short list for best in New York City. It never occurred to me that 300 food bloggers leaving the Vendy’s would storm the place with the exact same idea. Never mind that we all just stuffed ourselves with food from 5 carts and 3 dessert trucks, being that close to one of the best chocolate chip cookies was too good an opportunity to pass up.
Anyway, they were totally cleaned out by the time I got there so I had to settle for this thing (no, its not a chocolate macaroon). Its a flourless chocolate cookie with dark chocolate ganache filling. Given that it was one of the last items left in the entire case I didn’t expect much. (The kid who gets picked last in softball is usually the worst right?) Not so with this sweet. The filling was unusually dark and flavorful. It had a smooth texture like pudding and wasn’t overly sweet. It was only $2.50 which is a steal in this city.
Almondine is located here.