Look out, Levain: There’s about to be more competition for fist-sized, gooey chocolate chip cookies on Newbury Street. This spring, NYC-based cookie chain Chip City is opening its first Boston store at 316 Newbury Street, in Back Bay, according to the company.
The cookie chain’s menu is anchored with a couple of core flavors — chocolate peanut butter; chocolate chip — but it is really known for its wackier, line-inducing weekly flavors, like hot honey cornbread and the “crumbdiddlyumptious,” a sugar cookie mixed with ground coffee and coated in a brown sugar glaze and cinnamon-spiced cake crumbs.
The forthcoming location is the first of three Boston-area stores that the chain has planned, according to a representative. The other locations are slated to open in Arsenal Yards and the West End later this year. An opening date has not yet been set for the Back Bay spot.
As it moves to Boston, Chip City follows in the footsteps of Levain, another NYC cookie chain known for its hefty cookies chock full of chocolate and peanut butter chips. Levain opened on Newbury Street last year, marking that chain’s first entry into Boston.
Chip City, formerly known as Chip NYC, got its start in Astoria, Queens in 2017. The chain has since expanded around New York City and New Jersey, and currently runs 17 stores in that area. Shake Shack and Union Square Hospitality Group founder Danny Meyer also recently backed the chain with $10 million, helping to fuel its ongoing expansion.