Paradis To Go Chocolate Chip Cookie: Better than Levain?


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

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

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

  1. david Says:

    looks delicious
    love the joke about the salad lol

  2. VeggieGirl Says:

    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 Says:

    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 Says:

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

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