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5 Places to Grab a Chocolate Chip Cookie in Milwaukee

Try one or, if you’ve been good lately, try them all.

It can be hard to stay on top of our country’s more obscure holidays. Did you know, for instance, that March 20th was National Alien Abductions Day, or that you could have celebrated Barbershop Quartet Day on April 11? Neither did we. But we absolutely won’t be forgetting National Chocolate Chip Day, on May 15.

In honor of the not-to-be-missed holiday, we’ve rounded up 5 of our favorite chocolate chip cookies.

Blooming Lotus

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Photo courtesy of Blooming Lotus Bakery

Gluten-free baked goods can be overly chewy and dense. But the gluten-free chocolate chip cookies served at Blooming Lotus are surprisingly crisp. And they pack an extra dose of chocolatey goodness in each bite, thanks to the oversized chocolate chunks embedded throughout.


The owners of this caffeine-powered coffee house have been offering up a pretty impressive selection of scratch-made baked goods since 1999 through their in-house bakery, Troubadour. Their chocolate chip cookie is made from whole-wheat flour, so you can pretend it’s sorta healthy


Chocolate chip cookies
Photo courtesy of Treat Bake Shop

This Third-Ward fixture is famed for its spiced and candied nuts, sold in specialty shops throughout the city and online. But on Fridays, Treat cranks up the heat in its kitchen by offering a limited number of cookies, including one of the best chocolate chip cookies we’ve ever tasted.

C. Adam’s Bakery

If you’re like us, you can’t venture into the Milwaukee Public Market without drooling over the sweet treats at C. Adam’s Bakery. We’re partial to the butter toffee brownies that owner Lisa Crum bakes every morning, but Crum also makes a mean chocolate chip cookie.

Rocket Baby Bakery

Just west of city limits, in Wauwatosa, Rocket Baby is among the best bakeries in the ‘burbs. And its chocolate chip cookie is a clear winner for its crispy exterior and warm, gooey center. If you’re not in the mood for a cookie, though, you can still get your chocolate fix at the bakery by ordering one of its chocolate chip banana bread muffins.




Lindsey Anderson covers culture for Milwaukee Magazine. Before joining the MilMag team she worked as an editor at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and wrote freelance articles for ArtSlant and Eater.