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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“chocolate chip” (227 reviews)
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167 W 74th St, At Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY 10023-2216
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I love this place and their cookies. The cookies are also a good size and served fresh. On the weekends, it does get busy and there might be a line so it might require some patience and waiting out in the cold.

Thank Silvia P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Huge chunky vanilla cookie with big bites of milk chocolate. Absolutely recommended!!! The hot chocolate doesn't worth that much...

Thank Γιαννης Σ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tucked away in the Upper West Side and slightly below street level, you could almost miss Levain Baker. However, the queue of people coming up the steps and onto the street will certainly help you find it! It might be small and slightly cramped, but...More

Thank alistairm288
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found Levain Bakery through scrolling on Instagram. It did not disappoint! We waited in line about 15-20 minutes. The line moved very fast. The bakery is tiny once you get inside. The cookies were $4 each, but I didn’t think it was a bad...More

Thank monicarobo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is the best you can find in the city of ny. When you want your mouth to tast chocolate and moist cookies go to this hidden place to satisfy your tast buds . You would want to go back !!!

Thank Gold212014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply the best cookies..ever! Like no other cookies you have ever had. Worth the wait. Personal fav- chocolate chocolate chip.

Thank tsk8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You will be smarter, more beautiful and will instantly feel rich after eating these. They are $4 pillows of excellence, desire, tastiness and more. You must visit this place and offen

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes, you'll see the ridiculously long lines of suburbanites forming around the original (tiny)74th Street location but city dwellers like me love this place, too (we just know how to avoid the lines). The cookies are sinful...really good and worth the wait if you have...More

Thank Mattvjr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here to sample their lovely scones. They were absolutely delicious. Had mine wiith strawberry jelly

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the pumpkin bread/loaf. I don’t know where to start it was moist and well baked around the edges. There is just enough pumpkin to make it yummy but not taste like you’re having pumpkin soup. My friend had a cookie that she also...More

Thank Toni H
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!
16 December 2016|
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Response from Carla_M2311 | Reviewed this property |
I'm nearly sure it's on the Upper West Side.
16 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

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 23
Restaurant features
Takeout, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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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