When I think of the city of Westwood, I think of UCLA. When I think of UCLA, I think of half of the Koreans I know, and Diddy Riese Cookies. UCLA and Diddy Riese just go hand in hand. Diddy’s used to sell their sandwiches for a $1. Today, the prices rose 50 cents to $1.50. Expect to see long lines on the weekends as students don’t have class, or are off of class.
Since 1983, Diddy Riese has been serving cookies, brownies, and ice cream to all of Los Angeles. The cool thing about Diddy Riese is that you can custom make your ice cream sandwich. You can mix and match from 10 different cookies, and they offer 12 different ice cream flavors. You basically choose your cookie or cookies, and choose a flavor of ice cream. The people who work there aren’t really friendly, but they get the line moving.
It’s no the best ice cream sandwich, nor is it the best cookie. But where else can you get a cookie ice cream sandwich for $1.50? Nowhere. Don’t think you will get all these exotic ice cream flavors and unique cookie combinations here. This isn’t Cool Haus. You get straight up classic Dryer’s Ice Cream in between a classic cookie combination. This is definitely a perfect end to a good night.