|Venue name:||Levain Bakery||Contact:|
167 W 74th St
|Cross street:||between Columbus and Amsterdam Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 8am–7pm, Sun 9am–7pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 1, 2, 3 to 72nd St (Broadway)|
|Price:||Average cookie: $4. Amex, MC, V|
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Average User Rating
4.9 / 5
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Levain Bakery lives up to its name. If you like cookies, you must try Levain's cookies (I had the chocolate-chip walnut cookie). If you don't like cookies (there may be something seriously wrong with you), Levain has a plethora of sweet and savory carbs to make your day. This bakery sells happiness baked in-house. Highly recommended ツ
Their chocolate chip cookies have my heart! It's hard to find a place in Manhattan that looks and tastes like quality home cooked pastries, but Levain has figured it out. The UWS location is also a family friendly neighborhood, giving the bakery even more of a homey glow as you dig into the awesomeness. It's one of the few places that's a hit with all the generations in my family.
Levain is most famous for its oversized cookies that are the size of a brick. Because of their enormity, the centers are often uncooked, making them gooey and even more delicious than you can imagine. Try whatever is hot! Prepare for a long line but well worth the wait. Baguettes and other goodies are also sold but keep your eye on the prize--stock up on cookies.
The cookies here are incredible. Well worth queuing for, and if you turn up on a rainy day, you're likely to beat the crowds as theres no outdoor shelter. Don't expect these to be remotely healthy though (they are essentially butter), which explains why they taste so God damn good! These also travel pretty well if you want to take them across borders for friends/family. Levain are pretty good at providing wax bags to keep them fresh, just let them know!
Amazing cookies. For me, among the best I tried in NYC. And huge too, I guess that justifies the price…