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Levain Bakery

167 W 74th St, At Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY 10023-2216
+1 212-874-6080
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cookies” (2,053 reviews)
“chocolate chip” (220 reviews)
“oatmeal raisin” (133 reviews)
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08:00 - 19:00All hours
167 W 74th St, At Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY 10023-2216
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Reviewed yesterday

Just reviewing Levain Bakery makes me sad I'm not there right now. I wouldn't make a trip to NYC without buying cookies from them. They are big, they are fresh and most importantly they are amazingly good! And they also conveniently substitute as a dinner...More

Thank FrenchCactus
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended by a friend to go here as they had been here on a food tour of NYC. As we had just finished visiting Central Park this was a short walk on the West side so thought we'd try it out. When we...More

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed 1 week ago

There isn't much in the way of seating, but Levain is a great place for a light breakfast. They have some interesting fresh baked options. We also bought one of the famous cookies to share later and it did not disappoint.

Thank ATL-travel71
Reviewed 1 week ago

After walking around NYC we were starving and dropped into Levain Bakery for a snack. It was so delicious that we went back every day(sometimes twice a day) during our 6-day stay. We even bought good back to CA with us. So delicious, so friendly...More

Thank Kac Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

We shared muffins, cookies and pastries on our way past for breakfast. Not one thing I wouldn't recommend!!

Thank Lucy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the chocolate chip walnut and also the oatmeal raisin cookies. Both were delicious. Both were huge. They are crunchy on the outside, and gooey on the inside. The chocolate chips were melty. Cookies are $4 each. We did not have to wait in...More

Thank joaniemaria
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very very good. No need to describe more... Every time I go to NYC a visit to Levain Bakery is mandatory... I never got disappointed.

Thank LalitoBo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth. The. Wait. We arrived about 4:30pm Saturday afternoon to a long line. It took us probably 20 minutes to have our cookies in hand and be on our way. They don't have many options, which also keeps the wait time down. We got one...More

Thank Madyson B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Years ago I watched a TV show that visited Levain and we now make it part of most visits to Central Park. We were at the Park Hyatt, walked the dog through the park and then up on to 74th. On our visit this time,...More

Thank Mike21NJ7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Levain Bakery is a nice little bakery with decent cookies. The staff is good which helps but the cookies could be much better.

Thank Demetre E
Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
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15 June 2017|
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Response from LauraMitford | Reviewed this property |
You can ring ahead and order to collect, I saw a few people doing this when i was there in December...we queued for just over an hour!
17 December 2016|
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Response from Carla_M2311 | Reviewed this property |
I'm nearly sure it's on the Upper West Side.
17 December 2016|
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Response from LevainBakery | Property representative |
Hi Pam, Thank you for your inquiry. Our West 74th Street shop is on the Upper West Side between Amsterdam & Columbus Avenues.
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 23
Restaurant features
Takeout, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 167 W 74th St, At Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY 10023-2216
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-874-6080
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Nestled in New York City's Upper West Side, Levain headquarters is a cozy neighborhood bakery where locals are greeted by name. A steady stream of loyal regulars stand side by side with tourists, eager to sample the legendary baked goods. From an inventive array of rustic breads to the world-famous six-ounce chocolate chip walnut cookie, everything is baked on-site, fresh every day from the finest natural ingredients. What doesn't sell that day goes to help feed the hungry-a mission that has been solidly in place since the beginning. The bakery was founded in 1994 by friends Connie McDonald and Pam Weekes. At the time, Connie was in banking and Pam in Fashion. The two, both competitive swimmers, trained together for the Ironman and-not surprisingly, as their tireless workouts left them feeling starved for great food- they began a passionate dialog about creating the world's greatest chocolate chip cookie. Within just a few years, Levain Bakery had become a neighborhood institution and a destination for epicurious travelers from around the world. Demand continued to grow. In 2000, to satisfy their regular clientele summering in the Hamptons, the two opened a second bakery in the village of Wainscott on Long Island's East End. And today, through their website, they now ship their world-famous cookies to happy fans around the globe.
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