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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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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cookies” (1,963 reviews)
“chocolate chip” (208 reviews)
“oatmeal raisin” (126 reviews)
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167 W 74th St, At Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY 10023-2216
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Reviewed yesterday

I got here just after 9am on a Monday and found no queue, which I understand is rare. Levains is overhyped somewhat but you cant take away the fact that their cookies are still very delicious. Its the peanut and dark chocolate ones for me....More

Thank Dexter555
Reviewed yesterday

Yep be ready to wait in line, but the line does move fairly well. The chocolate cookie was good, but would I take another walk to get another one,, probably not, its not that good.

Thank MnWonderer
Reviewed 2 days ago

I am a cookie lover, so I just had to try "the world's best cookie." We walked about 4 blocks from the Museum of Natural History to stand in line for 30 minutes to try it. It was definitely a delicious cookie. It was a...More

Thank hilohiomom
Reviewed 3 days ago

Go and Try this Bakery :) Too fresh cookies and muffins baked the same morning. You can take and cofee. Only take away as the tables are very few.

Thank Dimitris P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place has monster cookies! A bit pricey but each cookie is a meal in itself. Be ready to wait in line. But worth it. Highly recommend.

Thank Mark E
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Best cookie ive had all 4 are delicious I dont like oatmeal raisin but I love theirs. I took them to my hotel to enjoy with a latte.

1  Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 6 days ago

The queue was about 40 minutes for us on a Friday afternoon, it was worth the wait though! The cookies were so fresh and soft they were great and only $4 each. I was a bit disappointed/surprised that there were no plain choc chip cookies...More

1  Thank Tatiana147
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I didn't believe the reviews! Best cookie in the city? Really? Totally true. Was amazing. Had the double chocolate. And for a true chocoholic this hit all the right buttons. We took two cookies a pizza and cold drinks into Central Park and dreamt the...More

2  Thank Bondie104
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

WOW this bakery can really transform me into a cookie monster with just one bite of their peanut butter -chocolate chip cookie. It is heavenly. All cookie monster out there must try it.👍

1  Thank Joy A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Levain Bakery after seeing the reviews on trip advisor. There was already a little line down the street but it was beautiful weather and we didn't mind the wait. I was hoping for plain chocolate chip but there was only...More

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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Planning my trip to nyc in a month . May i know whats the best time to go without having to queue for too long ? As i have a toddler with me .
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!
Which neighborhood is this?
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.
Which neighborhood is this?
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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 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
  • E-mail
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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