While on vacation in Georgia last month, I dropped in on Cheryl and Griff Day of Back in the Day, the only Savannah bakery to earn a Chapter 4 Chocolate Chips To Go listing of the best places to buy chocolate chip cookies in the country. Like all their baked goods, Back in the Day’s chocolate chips are a pure and simple rendition enhanced, in this case, with high-quality Callebaut chocolate chunks and a sprinkle of sparkling sea salt. By foot, the bakery is 30 minutes due south of Forsyth Park if you want to work off the calories you will consume in advance (I also highly recommend their cupcakes and scone/biscuit hybrid biscone). Or create the bakery in your own home with the help of their cookbook.
While in Savannah, I also stopped by a branch of Byrd’s, famous for their Scotch oatmeal cookies and locally popular benne wafers (with sesame seeds), rather than their chocolate chip. But their company slogan (seen here on their awning) are truly words to live by!