Diddy Riese is a small ice cream and cookie shop in Westwood Village. You could easily walk past this place and not think anything of it. That would be a big big mistake. The restaurant opened in 1983 and has become a local legend since. They are known for known about town for our signature custom-made ice cream sandwiches, where you can choose from ten varieties of freshly baked cookies and from twelve flavors of Dreyers premium grand ice cream known for their signature custom-made ice cream sandwiches, where you can choose from ten varieties of freshly baked cookies and from twelve flavors of Dreyers premium grand ice cream. The cookies are amazing, the ice cream is delicious, however the best thing is the price. Originally the sandwich was $1 but the price has increased to $1.50 which is still a steal!
We went during the day. I got strawberry cheesecake chunk sandwiched between a chocolate chip cookie and candy chip cookie. It was delicious. Jeff and Grete got mint chocolate chip sandwiched between peanut butter cookies. Either way you make it, it is guaranteed to be yummy.
Due to this low-cost mainstay, Diddy's attracts long lines on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, when UCLA classes are in session. If you can, go during the day otherwise be prepared to wait for a bit. It will give you a chance to decide what combination you want :)