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Diddy Riese Cookies
Diddy Riese Cookies

Diddy Riese Cookies

8.963 reviews
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Ice Cream and Desserts, Bakery
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926 Broxton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 208-0448
https://www.diddyriese.com/
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Our mission has always been to sell high quality deserts at very affordable prices. That’s why we’re known for our ability to easily supply bigger orders of cookies and brownies quickly and ... Read more
affordably, ranging anywhere from one dozen to 100 dozen and beyond. Please see our catering menu for more info. Diddy Riese Cookies first opened it’s doors in 1983 and has been serving high quality cookies, brownies and ice cream—at very reasonable prices—to the Los Angeles community ever since. We’re known about town for our signature custom-made ice cream sandwiches, where you can choose from ten varieties of freshly baked cookies and from twelve flavors of Dreyers premium grand ice cream.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Great cookies, brownies and ice-cream sandwiches. Super cheap, and worth queuing for. Cash Only. Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Brownies are delicious, and the ice-cream (Dreyer's) is good, too. Right in the heart of Westwood Village.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

A place for foodies no doubt! I always recommend everyone when they visit :)

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The San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

This is a UCLA tradition! Nothing beats the ice cream cookie sandwich from here. It's pretty inexpensive, but you can always expect a line, but it moves quickly.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

In the heart of culver city, this spot is great for people who like to be in the midst of a lot of energy. the ideal time to go would be after dinner because the amazing cookies and ice cream sandwiches make for a great dessert! There is always a very long out of the door line but it moves pretty fast, and the spot is known for its cheapness:)

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Local from Los Angeles

They serve the best ice cream sandwiches in LA. Long lines but worth the wait.

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Tustin, California, USA

If you come to Westwood and you don't come here for an ice cream cookie sandwich then you are just plain foolish. Don't be scared off by the long line, it moves fast.

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San Francisco, California, USA

Finally AWESOME and CHEAP ice cream combined with cookies.

Well actually it's the other way around. It's a place mainly focused on selling a lot of different cookies and in addition to that you can order ice cream.

Worth the wait, worth my $2. I'm glad my friend showed me this place.

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Any line is worth the wait. Their fresh cookies are the best and the available dessert options are great.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Great dessert place in westwood where it doesn't break the bank. Worth the visit if you're in the area.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

gotta luv this place, a westwood staple for ucla and other local students for years. prices remain the best, and the line moves quickly

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Nothing can beat this place in terms of price for their famous ice cream sandwhiches. They only run in between $1-$1.75, so much better than all the other $5 prices the newer cream shops try to charge.

This is a must try and tradition in the west LA area!

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College Park

The cheapest, most delicious cookies in Westwood. They've stayed simple and convenient since they started and are always on my list of things to do when I'm in Westwood.
The only con is that the line is often around the block when you want them the most, but it goes fast and is so worth it.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

I'm sure if you searched for "cookies" while in Westwood, Diddy Riese would be the first place to pop up. Famous for its fresh, delicious and inexpensive cookies, this is truly a UCLA student's stomping ground.

Always has a line (that moves fairly quickly) but totally worth it to get an inexpensive cookie (or 12) or even an ice cream sandwich. Although I don't trek out here often, I ate many a cookie in college and always stop by when I'm in the area.

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New York City, New York State, USA

Diddy Riese is a UCLA institution. They serve awesome cookies and give you an excuse to take a study break.

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Local from West Covina

I don't really understand why everytime on any day there's a long line all the way out the door. I mean, the cookies are good, but the ice cream is just okay. To me, there is no real distinct ice cream flavor that sets it apart from the rest. But I mean I guess its great cause its only 1.75 for two cookies and a scoop of ice cream. So I guess I'll give that to them, there's a good deal. But is it worth waiting over 30 mins in line? Probably not.

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Seattle

A friend brought me to this little joint when I was visiting la. Super cheap and delicious! Cookies are freshly baked and turn it into an ice cream sandwich for an extra special treat!

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Simi Valley, California

Cheap, great cookies. They have day old cookies for $2 a dozen. The line is worth it!

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Cookies are so delicious at this hole in the wall. The line is long but it moves fast.

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Local from Los Angeles, California

Cheap cookies and they are good. Worth the drive to come down here when you are driving from san gabriel area. $4 for a dozen of your choice. If you just want something for yourself, you can get an ice cream sandwich and sunday with a cookie for about $2. Can't go wrong but the wait in line is the only thing that you have that is the trouble. Make sure to have at least 30mins on you if you want to try these awesome cookies.

There are paid parking lots or try for the meters.

I got a white chocolate macadamian cookie with butter pecan ice cream with caramel topping. so good.

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Local from Los Angeles

One word: OVERRATED.

I honestly don't think Diddy Riese is that great. I lived in Westwood for an entire summer, and just recently moved back to West LA, and I'm pretty sure that I haven't ever felt like I was DYING to go.

WHAT THEY SELL:
1) COOKIES:
- 1 for $0.35
- 3 for $1
- 6 for $2
- 12 (dozen) for $4

2) ICE CREAM SANDWICHES
Any 2 flavors of cookies + any flavor ice cream = $1.75

3) ICE CREAM SUNDAE
Any flavor of ice cream + whipped cream + syrup = $1.75

4) COOKIE SUNDAE
Any flavor ice cream + any flavor cookie + whipped cream + syrup = $2

5) ICE CREAM
- 1 scoop = $1.25
- 2 scoops = $1.75
- 3 scoops - $2.25

6) BROWNIES
- 1 for $0.75
- 2 for $1.25
- 6 for $3.75
- 12 (dozen) for $7.50

7) HAWAIIAN SHAVED ICE (any 3 flavors)
- all ice = $1
- with ice cream = $1.50

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Here's the pros + cons:

PROS:
+ CHEAP. I am pretty certain that this is the main reason why Diddy Riese is so popular. Stick a cheap dessert place in a college-infested town, and you've got yourself a million dollar business

+ Decent variety of cookie flavors: choc chip w/walnuts, white choc macadamia nut, peanut butter, double chocolate chip,white chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin nut, chocolate w/white choc, sugar cinnamon, candy, chocolate chip

+ Location: Right in the the middle of Westwood Village

+ Customizable

+ They sell day-old cookies for cheap

CONS:
- Cookies are nothing special. They're ok, but I don't think they're worth standing in a really long line for

- THE LINE IS ALWAYS LONG. It backs up really far along the sidewalk. The first couple of times I went here, I must have waited at least 20-30 minutes. It's not worth it, in my opinion

- They serve DREYERS ice cream. Why on earth would you pay $1.25-2.25 for 1-3 scoops of DREYERS ice cream?! Just go to Ralphs one block away and buy yourself a whole tub for like $2 more! And they probably have a better selection of flavors than Diddy

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Overall...I think Diddy Riese is totally overhyped. Poor UCLA students are what fund this successful dessert shop. Definitely not worth standing in a long line for. For being someone with a major sweet tooth, I have not been impressed.

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