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Levain Bakery

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167 W 74th St, At Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY 10023-2216
+1 212-874-6080
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09:00 - 19:00
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There's not much more to say that the other reviews haven't but to sum up - you must go! You must try their cookies!

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Thank Linzi8484
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Will be recommending this to all my friends who visit NYC! Worth walking a few blocks out of the way for the amazing choc chip and walnut cookie - heaven! Searching for the recipe!! Again, long lines but they move very quickly (10 mins) with a bit of entertainment from a young local girl playing her violin.

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Thank Brittany S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went by there on the way to Central Park and picked up cookies,muffins and coffee...all were worth the wait and tasted great...will be back again to try more things.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! We knew after the first bite of the warm chocolate peanut butter chip cookie why the line was out the door. Delicious! We bought a few of each flavor to take to a dinner get together, they were the hit of the evening. Yum!

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Thank Diane L
Brookville, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I have planned on visiting Levain Bakery for years but for some reason we never got there. This visit to NYC, we made sure we could get to the bakery and find out what everyone is talking about. When we got to the bakery, we could smell cookies as soon as we got to the doorway. There... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here while cycling around central park to buy some cookies - when we got back to our bike then someone had stuck a nail in the tyre which was annoying, but the cookies were absolutely amazing, so even then it was definitely worth it!! Firstly, the cookies are huge - we bought 3 and they weighed more than... More 

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ASHBURN, VA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Umm, oops, strike that. Our country home is in Virginia. Our apartment is on the Upper Westside a ten minute walk from Levain. A suggestion, please dear tourists do not visit Levain while you're in the City! We and the other locals want them all for ourselves. Thank youse guys!

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Of course there is no context when it comes to the most mouth watering cookie you will ever eat! Bizarrely located under a waxing salon with a telltale queue leading out from underneath making an obvious sign of its popularity! Great, friendly and attentive staff happily explain what's on offer. My recommendation is the walnut and chocolate cookie. Once you... More 

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Moretown, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a home-baker, I've long prided myself on my yen for whipping up homemade cookies on the fly. I held out high expectations for Levain's chocolate walnut chip cookie. It was, hands down, an out-of-this world experience. Gooey on the inside, crisp and firm on the outside, this cookie is perfect. And huge! Share with someone special or make it... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This bakery is located down a set of steps - I accidentally tried to go up a set next to them (oops)...The cookies are delicious, but they didn't have but 2 flavors to choose from when I was there. Would recommend, but don't expect tons of options when you're there! There is very minimal seating on stools and it's very... 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
US$ 23
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, 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 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
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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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, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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