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Levain Bakery

2167 Frederick Douglass Blvd, at 117th Street, New York City, NY 10026-2040
+1 646-455-0952
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cookies” (868 reviews)
“chocolate chip” (106 reviews)
“oatmeal raisin” (55 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 19:00 Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
2167 Frederick Douglass Blvd, at 117th Street, New York City, NY 10026-2040
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The chocolate peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies are both so good. Ooey, gooey, a little under-baked, and delicious. The hype must have died down, because we walked right in. They are pricey, but I thought they made for a super tasty NYC treat.

Thank AnotherBecks
Reviewed 1 week ago

this bakery has delicious large soft gooey cookies. They were freshly baked and still warm. I would recommend them for a NY cookie treat.

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These are the most delicious cookies on the planet! Go to the location on the upper west side vs the original. No lines, delicious cookies.

Thank JCFuN1017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best chocolate chip cookie you will ever eat. they specialize in these cookies and it definately lives up to the fare.

Thank Lawrence F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cookie is worth every bite and wait in line. I have gone to all 4 Levain's in NY (3 are in NYC and the other is in the Hamptons) The dark chocolate/peanut butter is my absolute favorite. I have gotten my friends who are...More

Thank Denise K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chewy cake like cookies. So big I cut them in fourths to serve them. Try the baguette with jam and coffee.

Thank SJB383973
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you need a baked goods fix this is definitely a go to place. I usually go to have their baguette with butter and jam or one of their scones. I know they are know for their amazing cookies, but they do have other stuff....More

Thank bitz26
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been here quite a few times and it really is the best chocolate chip cookie in the city. I have a sweet tooth and nothing beats this place!

Thank MercedesMercado1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best cookies ever! But it's kinda huge to kill one all by yourself. Me and friends shared different flavors and the peanut butter one is awesome!

Thank Jo C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cookies here are amazing!!!! All bread is awesome but the chocolate chip cookies are out of this world!!

Thank Isabel N
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has
played a vital role in the history of New York City.
Today, the neighbourhood is as vibrant as ever as new
businesses and developments go up next to local
institutions. The heart of the neighbourhood is
bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and
historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with
big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and
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Questions & Answers
4 March 2017|
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Response from LevainBakery | Property representative |
Yes, all of our NYC locations will be open on Easter Sunday. We hope to see you!
1 September 2016|
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Response from pandaguy2016 | Reviewed this property |
Most deftinelty its also,so true what you say about this place. Their own Staff and it's caring and thoughtful planing to give everyone there a wonderful time to be in their Restaurant amd so much they enjoy as many times... More
Alun H
24 February 2016|
Response from Alun H |
Sorry - posted on wrong page!
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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: 2167 Frederick Douglass Blvd, at 117th Street, New York City, NY 10026-2040
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Harlem
  • Neighbourhood: Harlem
  • Phone Number: +1 646-455-0952
  • 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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