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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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08:00 - 19:00
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Sun 09:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 19:00
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Tried the walnut choc chip cookie and the dark chocolate peanut butter cookie! The walnut was our fave. Definitely worth a visit if in the area. No line when we arrived so probably just your luck but I would definitely have waited!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Make sure you visit. Amazing cookies. Had a walnut & chocolate cookie each, also bought a raisin & oatmeal cookie for the trip back to London, heated it up in the oven and it was just as nice.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was curious as every day people would queue outside at West 74th sometimes 30 people. Wow , the chocolate peanut butter cookie .. baguette with butter and jam .... just everything ... go and line up ... its worth it

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Melt in your mouth cookies. It is a hole in the wall bakery with a line out the door. It was a bit out of the way, but well worth the extra effort.

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Edmond, Oklahoma, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited NYC recently and found this bakery near our hotel on TripAdvisor. It was freezing outside and still a line out the door. The bakery is very small and the line moves fairly quickly. We sampled 4 different cookies and they were all excellent!

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Milton Keynes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We first found Levain Bakery on a trip to New York three years ago, and on our visit this year we went back again - why on earth did we wait so long?! The cookies are still just as good as we remembered - crisp outside, doughy inside, freshly baked and just delicious. If you've not tried them yet, I... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best cookie we ever ate! Located near the American Museum of Natural History, it's worth going there.

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bakery was small, but the cookies are yummy. For about $4 I got a delightful, giant chocolate chip and walnut cookie.

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Grilly, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If I want to bring a smile on my handsome grandsons' faces, I only have to walk some ten blocks to pick up the most wonderful chocolate chip cookies ever, along with oatmeal-raisin cookies, or chocolate chip walnut cookies, etc etc etc... The only drawback is that sometimes the line in front of the bakery is quite long and you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Words can't express my love for these cookies! Anytime we visit NYC, Levain Bakery is a must visit destination! If I ever find myself in a position to request a last meal, cookies from Levain Bakery will definitely be on the menu and lots of them! I never mind standing in line for them. I'd rather sit in the middle... 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
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 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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