Best Place, Other Than Your Kitchen, to Eat Homemade Cookie Dough - 2002
De Lessio Market and Bakery
This Hayes Valley bistro with an air of European sophistication offers top-notch coffee, sandwiches, and baked goods in a vibrant yellow-and-red interior that hums with warmth and a personable staff. But let's face it: We don't want sophistication or warmth -- we want cookie dough. And we don't want to make it ourselves. So beeline past De Lessio's sandwiches, coffee bar, and muffins and head straight for the refrigerated glass case with its homemade rolls of cookie dough, just like Grandma used to whip up. Of course you'd never dream of eating the cookie dough raw, but if temptation gets the better of you, De Lessio has a lovely outdoor seating section where you can feel free to binge.