Diddy Riese Cookies
926 Broxton Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024
When I used to visit friends at UCLA, we always had to stop by Diddy Riese Cookies in Westwood. Diddy Riese is a very popular bakery, which is busy all day long and has lines out the door even late at night. (It's open until midnight or 1 am on most nights.) However, don't let the lines deter you because the staff is really fast. The main reason why Diddy Riese is so popular is their cheap prices. Currently it is 35 cents for a large, fresh baked cookie. Or 3 cookies for $1. It used to be 25 cents each when I first started going, then a couple years ago the price when up a little, but it is still really cheap.
The cookies might not be gourmet, but they are fresh and tasty. Diddy Riese offers a variety of flavors including chocolate chip, chocolate chip with walnuts, chocolate chocolate chip with walnuts, chocolate with white chocolate chips, macadamia nut with white chocolate chips, cinnamon, peanut butter, candy, white chocolate chip, and oatmeal raisin.
I always get a large box of cookies, which fits four dozen. This time I got a dozen chocolate chip, a dozen candy chip cookies, half a dozen peanut butter, half a dozen cinnamon sugar, half a dozen double chocolate with walnuts, and half a dozen oatmeal raisin.
Diddy Riese also offers a couple of other baked goods, such as brownies. I never tried their brownies before, but they were so big, and only 50 cents each, so I got half a dozen of them as well. The brownies were rich and chewy and seemed to have a hint of sour cream.
One of the newer items at Diddy Riese is their shaved ice. I haven't tried it before, and I didn't get a chance to on this occassion.
One of the most popular items at Diddy Riese other than their cookies are their ice cream sandwiches. You choose two fresh baked cookies, and they make you a fresh ice cream sandwich with Dreyer's ice cream. The sandwiches are really big. They used to be $1. Now they are $1.50.
I got an ice cream sandwich with chocolate chip ice cream, one chocolate chip cookie and one candy chip cookie. Delicious but also very hard to finish because it's so big.