Ultimate Cookie Showdown
November 19, 2020
Waiting in a long line was definitely worth the wait to taste the warm, delicious, melty cookies at Crumbl. The nationwide cookie company Crumbl has just opened up its first location in Maryland in Federal Plaza off of Rockville Pike. With new flavors every week, the cookies do not disappoint.
When I saw an advertisement for free cookies at their grand opening on Oct. 1, I decided to go. Despite the fact that there were almost 50 people in a socially distant line, Crumbl was able to serve customers quickly and efficiently.
When customers first walk into Crumbl, the smell of the fresh, delicious cookies fills the air. The cookie shop is decorated with TVs on the walls showing customers how they make their cookies. When you get to the front of line, the extremely nice and friendly staff members take your orders. They are able to get the cookies to you in about 2-5 minutes.
The cookies from Crumbl are a variety of different flavors ranging from basic flavors like Chocolate Chip to unique flavors like Pink Sugar. Some cookies like the Butterfinger flavor are served warm while others like the Twix flavor are served chilled. The cookies are topped with frosting in the shape of a spiral.
I got the original chocolate chip flavor and the Twix flavor. They were both outstanding. The Twix was served refrigerated, but the caramel made it outstanding. The chocolate chip came straight out of the oven and melted in my mouth. They were both delicious.
Crumbl’s cookies are some of the biggest cookies I’ve had. The pricing is reasonable at Crumbl for the size of the cookies. Each cookie is $3.88 and you can buy a dozen for $34.88.
The whole Crumbl experience was excellent. I highly recommend going to Crumbl. The employees looked very happy to be there and their customer service was excellent.
After going for the free cookies and having a great experience, I had to go again with my family to try even more flavors of cookies the next week.
New York’s Levain Bakery, famous for its huge six-ounce cookies, has recently opened up a new location in Georgetown. The cookies are crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside and satisfy a sweet tooth. The bakery also offers delicious bread, pastries, loaf cakes and coffee. The smell of the freshly baked cookies is reason enough to go visit.
Levain is located in the former Johnny Rockets space, right in the heart of Georgetown. The opening of the Georgetown location is very special because it is the only of their stores not located in New York. Having been to one of their New York locations, I was ecstatic when I heard that Levain was opening a bakery so close to me.
Their most famous cookie is the chocolate chip walnut cookie, which is one of the best cookies I have ever had. It has a great ratio of chocolate chips to walnuts and had a crispy exterior that compliments the doughy interior. Additionally, they offer a chocolate chip cookie without walnuts for those who are allergic or simply do not like the taste, along with a gluten free version.They also offer oatmeal raisin, dark chocolate chip and dark chocolate peanut butter chip cookies which are also very good.
Four dollars might seem like a lot of money for a cookie, but they are massive and can easily be shared. The cookies are so tasty and definitely worth the splurge. It is the perfect sweet dessert or snack to pick up if you are walking around Georgetown.
The bread and other baked goods they sell are also really delicious and taste super fresh. I brought a loaf of whole-grain bread home and it stayed fresh for a relatively long time. If you do not like super sweet or chocolatey desserts, the scones and the baguette were also very good and a super-filling snack. The hot chocolate paired very well with all of the treats I tried and was rich and creamy.
The line can be long depending on when you go. Mid-day on weekends, the line can sometimes go down the block and can be around a 30-minute wait. However, the line moves relatively quickly and they have socially distanced waiting areas and lines.
This New York delicacy lives up to the hype. I would definitely recommend making the trip out to Georgetown to give it a try. A warm cookie and hot chocolate is the perfect combination for a chilly autumn day.