I have been meaning to try Phillipp's Bakery (Folsom Blvd.) for a while and my sugar cravings finally pushed me over the edge yesterday. Several cookies later, I was pretty well sated. The salesgirl at Phillip's told me that the bakery's most popular item is the "chocolate chewie", which was handy since I had already spied it as the most attractive item on the shelves. It is a very dense, chocolatey cookie, almost brownie-like, with a slightly crisp exterior and very, very chewy insides, made chewier by some chocolate chunks and walnuts. It was really a great cookie, positively begging for a dip in milk.
I tried a couple of other cookies which were unexceptional... a pumpkin spice cookie that was overly cake-y, and a chocolate dipped macaroon that was just ho-hum. I'll be back for more chocolate chewies though!
3300 Folsom Blvd - (916) 456-3838