EDITORS’ PICK—Best Reason To Move Over, Mrs. Fields

Chocolate Chip Cookie From Nopalitos Southwestern Cafe
5530 H St., Sacramento; (916) 452-8226; nopalitoscafe.com

Try one of these big, golden goodies—baked fresh by Nopalitos’ owner Rose Hanke—and you might find yourself driving to this East Sacramento establishment, not for the smothered burrito or huevos rancheros, but for the dang cookie! Hanke makes the cookies most days, but the cafe closes at 2:30 p.m. on weekdays and is not open on weekends. Bottom line: Call ahead.