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Levain Bakery

167 W 74th St, At Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY 10023-2216
+1 212-874-6080
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  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
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“cookies” (2,116 reviews)
“chocolate chip” (227 reviews)
“oatmeal raisin” (135 reviews)
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167 W 74th St, At Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY 10023-2216
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Even the long line outside is somewhat fun and adds a "build up" for these amazing cookies. You always get to talk to people on the line and answer the random strangers passing by asking: "Excuse me, what is this line for?" The cookies are...More

Thank Tomer_where_to_next
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A long line in the freezing cold, was sure worth the weight! This small bakery has delicious and excellent baked goods! I bought the four cookie flavours they had and they are absolutely divine. A crisp crust followed by a moist and soft interior. Their...More

Thank Rami S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Their cookies where delicious! Small place see there was a line up the stairs but they where quick!! The coffe was also great!

Thank Nicolett K
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place and their cookies. The cookies are also a good size and served fresh. On the weekends, it does get busy and there might be a line so it might require some patience and waiting out in the cold.

Thank Silvia P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Huge chunky vanilla cookie with big bites of milk chocolate. Absolutely recommended!!! The hot chocolate doesn't worth that much...

Thank Γιαννης Σ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tucked away in the Upper West Side and slightly below street level, you could almost miss Levain Baker. However, the queue of people coming up the steps and onto the street will certainly help you find it! It might be small and slightly cramped, but...More

Thank alistairm288
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found Levain Bakery through scrolling on Instagram. It did not disappoint! We waited in line about 15-20 minutes. The line moved very fast. The bakery is tiny once you get inside. The cookies were $4 each, but I didn’t think it was a bad...More

Thank monicarobo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is the best you can find in the city of ny. When you want your mouth to tast chocolate and moist cookies go to this hidden place to satisfy your tast buds . You would want to go back !!!

Thank Gold212014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simply the best cookies..ever! Like no other cookies you have ever had. Worth the wait. Personal fav- chocolate chocolate chip.

Thank tsk8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You will be smarter, more beautiful and will instantly feel rich after eating these. They are $4 pillows of excellence, desire, tastiness and more. You must visit this place and offen

Thank Jennifer W
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Upper West Side
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American Museum of Natural History, which has been
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over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
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sherng
15 June 2017|
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Response from LauraMitford | Reviewed this property |
You can ring ahead and order to collect, I saw a few people doing this when i was there in December...we queued for just over an hour!
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PamMcCoy4
16 December 2016|
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Response from Carla_M2311 | Reviewed this property |
I'm nearly sure it's on the Upper West Side.
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PamMcCoy4
16 December 2016|
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Response from LevainBakery | Property representative |
Hi Pam, Thank you for your inquiry. Our West 74th Street shop is on the Upper West Side between Amsterdam & Columbus Avenues.
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$23
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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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