We’re continuing our theme of finding the ‘best of’ in San Francisco. Last month we researched to find the best sandwich, the month before was the best chocolate ice cream, and today we’re showing the very scientific results from our search for the best chocolate chip cookie! Of course what to wear while on the hunt, featuring Old Navy’s cardigans.
Also, QP Collections handmade leather wallet (isn’t it gorgeous?), Sole Society Cambria flats, thrifted black and white skirt, Madewell red and black flannel shirt, thrifted Goldsign jeans we distressed here
Keep reading to hear more about the 7 finalists and more pictures of the outfits…
Photography and styling by Liz Stanley. Assisted by Isabelle Ambler. Modeling by Lauren Bennett
Our first stop was Knead Patisserie. It’s a charming little spot in the south Mission with a variety of baked goods and also lunch options.
We paired the boyfriend cardigan with a city tee, and a black and white vintage skirt. The floral scarf added a pop of color and this leather wallet is so classic.
With a cool glass of milk the chocolate chip cookie was a lovely treat but we still had many more to try!Isabelle picked up the rest and we met later that afternoon at Delores Park for some serious research. Lauren was in casual fall attire with distressed jeans, and pairing the boyfriend cardigan with a flannel shirt (doesn’t this outfit make you want to collect leaves and make an apple pie?). I love it.
Here are some notes on the chocolate chip cookie investigation. It obviously depends on your preference, are you dark chocolate or milk chocolate person? Soft and chewy or crisp and crunchy? We tried a pretty good variety of each.
Craftsman and Wolves: Bittersweet, a bit chewy and salted (a favorite!)
Tartine: Huge and flat, crunchy, bittersweet
Specialty: Very bready, thick, very milky and tasted like butterscotch to us. I honestly thought this would be my favorite from past experience, so it’s possible we just didn’t get a great one that day! They are definitely crowd pleasers!
Arizmendi: Large, chewy inside, dark chocolate but not too bitter (a favorite!)
Goody Goodie: Thick, very chocolately and rich, maybe too rich?
Knead Patisserie: Thick and soft, small, great texture and size but lacked flavor for us
Anthony’s Cookies: Small, nostalgic and they continually bake them warm served with Strauss milk ( a favorite!)
It was hard to pick one as always, it was definitely a difficult choice between Arizmendi, Anthony’s and Craftsman and Wolves. Arizmendi was a great mix of dark chocolate that was still thick and chewy and not too bitter so we’ll go with that one!