Levain Bakery

Restaurants , Bakeries Upper West Side
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Lunchtime means cookietime. At Levain Bakery the cookies are so huge, they might as well be lunch. These massive mounds stay underdone in the middle, making them a boon to cookie-dough lovers. Don’t miss the lush, brownielike double-chocolate number.

Venue name: Levain Bakery
Contact:
Address: 167 W 74th St
New York
10023
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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Julie T

If you haven't experienced a Levain Cookie- then you never had the best cookie in NYC

Margaux G

You'd swear Beyonce was in their serving cookies if you saw the line every day - all day every day - but then you EAT one of those cookies and you KNOW why their is a line. Seriously the best treat in the city.

Angela C

I just recently visited NY and my friend said that I had to try Levain's cookies, so we did it was so yummy that I had to bring some back for my fiance he's a cookie lover. I bought 2 chocolate chip walnut, 1 oatmeal raisin, and 1 dark chocolate chip they were all amazingly delicious. Surprisingly the cookies still taste great and fresh after a day and a half of traveling back to TX. I thought that 4 large cookies would last him longer than 4 days. I am certain that we will be ordering online in the future because it so GOOD!

Jules

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 

Maddy M

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.

lily r
tastemaker

I have never finished a Levain bakery cookie and that is a good thing. Though you might wait on a line that trails down a full city block, the time spent is well worth it once you get your hands on one of these muffin-sized, warm, incredible cookies. The chocolate chip walnut, in my opinion, is a New York staple - we like things bigger and better here, and this is exactly that. Bring 3-4 friends to share your cookie with and keep you company in line and then take a stroll on the Upper West Side (or through Central Park) and you won't be sorry. 

nirezeitler
tastemaker

These $4 cookies are well-worth the wait and the price. When I first tried them 4 years ago I expected them to be totally overhyped, but to this day I am completely addicted to these cookies and all other cookies pale in comparison (even my own GRANDMOTHER'S, and she makes a damn good chic chip cookie). Conveniently located just off of the 2/3 express train at 72nd St, I pick these up for special occasions and office birthday parties, and they are always a hit.

Katie L

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.

Naveen

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! 

Greg

Amazing cookies. For me, among the best I tried in NYC. And huge too, I guess that justifies the price…