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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%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cookies” (2,194 reviews)
“chocolate chip” (239 reviews)
“oatmeal raisin” (140 reviews)
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09:00 - 19:00 Hours
167 W 74th St, At Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY 10023-2216
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Do the chocolate chip cookie. Period. This is trendy—and the business is doing very well just by word of mouth and their delicious cookies.

Thank imd12xl
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best peanut butter cookie ever!! Going to NY I will sure go back there every time. The place is small, it is a grab and go, but it is worth it for the cookie.

Thank Anita F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not to miss in any visit to NYC. And they now have another couple locations open, in particular one just down the street from the original on 74th. The cookies are unbeatable - I recommend one of each. The chocolate brioche is also fantastic -...More

1  Thank Matt M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We missed this place twice as it is very small. But when we found it... we tasted the best cookies of our lives, not joking! They are HUGE (so, it's worth $4 for one cookie), so yummy.

Thank Rébecca G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

And the cakes and breads are nothing to sneeze at either. Go for the cookies but grab a baguette or a slice of coffee cake too

Thank sallynyc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tell your friends you’ll be at the bakery call them when you are in the store and they can see you live online getting them the BEST tasting cookies in the world. From triple chocolate to oatmeal raisin you will not want to stop, even...More

Thank 43marciay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went after work and they did not have much left =( The pizza we ordered was too burnt and the staff weren't that friendly either.

Thank roxannet2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Okay so I’ve only really sampled cookies in Europe and America, but I have tried cookies all over Europe and all over America and for me this is my favourite cookie in the world, it’s absolutely to die for and always on my list when...More

Thank Touringmuso8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lesbian Bakery is a regular stop for me. Everything I have purchased has been absolutely excellent. The cookies are my favorite.

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent cookies! Excellent! My favorite is the chocolate chip ! Get them while they’re warm and you will know pure delight!

Thank Karen R
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,
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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!
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.
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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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
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08:00 - 19:00
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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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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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