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Levain Bakery

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167 West 74th Street, At Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY 10023
+1 212-874-6080
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08:00 - 19:00
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Sun 09:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 19:00
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I found this place by looking up best cookies in NYC and we are so glad we did, we had a walnut choc cookie, a peanut butter cookie and dark choc and chip! Don't go in and think of sharing a cookie be selfish and have 1 each I promise you won't regret it!! The peanut butter... More 

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Thank Patrick M
Wisconsin
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped and picked up cookies from here, and we were not disappointed. These are HUGE, and craveable and the copycat recipes on the internet will never compare with the real thing in person. If you're a chocolate lover this is a must do.

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Thank NapiersWI
Yorktown, Virginia
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we love to come here whenever we're on the westside. it's an unassuming, dinky place. below ground level with barely enough rooom for half a dozen people. The best cookies this side of the Mississippi. Not cheap but each cookie can easily feed 2-3 people!! my favorite is the dark chocolate with peanut butter chips. Not for the faint of... More 

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Thank peterm899272
Redland City, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

do i need to even explain why this place is amazing? be prepared to line up. but it's worth it. take it (by it i obviously mean the 4) to central park and enjoy.

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Thank alexpania
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

All I can say is OUTRAGEOUSLY DELICIOUS! Wait in line! So worth it!!!!!! If it's your first time, go with the chocolate chip with walnuts!!!! It's not just a cookie---it's a meal!!! Have willpower---go sit in Central Park and eat your cookie while people watching!!!! Incredible!!!

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Thank RhodeIsland-DinaS
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A friend and I purchased cookies here after seeing the bakery featured in a video on Facebook. They looked yummy there and lived up to the hype. We were lucky enough to find parking right out front and the line wasn't too long. I tried the chocolate walnut and oatmeal raisin and really liked both. The cookies are large and... More 

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Thank NYC2VA13
Augusta, Georgia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cookies at Levain bakery are worth the walk, subway ride, cab ride, uber etc... Please make your way to this bakery. The workers are friendly and efficient! Can't wait to go back and try something else in addition to another chocolate chip walnut cookie!

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Thank Christian H
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh what a gem......... I saw this bakery advertised on Facebook and thought the cookies looked delicious, let me tell you they were. My wife and I tried all flavours and enjoyed them all equally. My advise take a taxi and enjoy these truly unique cookies from one of the greatest cities in the world.

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Thank tubb-diddy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First I don't want this to be a really negative review. This was a cute place. The service was really good. The cookie and baguette were good as well. I think it is over rated because it is voted up to the top 2 spots in NYC for eating. All the hype and reviews I think built up my expectations... More 

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Thank Andy L
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Levain really succeeded in trying to make the best chocolate chip cookie ever. I heated my cookies up when I got home for 10 seconds and it was like they just came out of the oven again. The double chocolate peanut butter cookie is my favorite. The only downside to Levain's cookies is that if you are allergic to nuts,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 22
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 19:00
Monday
08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 19:00
Thursday
08:00 - 19:00
Friday
08:00 - 19:00
Saturday
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 167 West 74th Street, At Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY 10023
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-874-6080
Description
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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