Friday was national doughnut day & though everyday is some kind of day (Exhibit A:, I thought this was actually a sort of nice celebration rather than a random excuse to get Americans to eat more junk.

“Celebrated on the first Friday of June, National Doughnut Day is a tradition created by the Salvation Army in 1938 to honor women who served doughnuts to soldiers returning home from World War I.”

I think that’s nice no? Of course, I did not get a doughnut because – DUH! – I’m more of a cookie girl.  Luckily, I had a meeting on the UWS Friday & used it as wonderful excuse to get myself to… Levain Bakery!!

There is nothing, nothing, like a fresh gooey chocolate chip cookie…