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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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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cookies” (2,359 reviews)
“chocolate chip” (252 reviews)
“oatmeal raisin” (152 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 via mobile

Levain delivers. We came in expecting one of the best cookies based on reviews and some friends’ recommendations... oh boy did they deliver! Get the chocolate brioche whilst you’re at it, too.

Thank themacrowizard
Reviewed 2 days ago

I make sure to stop here every time I'm in the city. I'll even make sure to buy an extra one to bring on the flight home. Grab a cookie, walk over to central park, and enjoy.

Thank Kate W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seriously, the bakery is worth the wait. The cookies are SO tasty and worth the indulgence. And the baguettes are so fresh and perfectly made.

Thank Jobojoanne
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This review is for the location on Amsterdam and 77th (I didn’t see it listed here). The line was long, but it moved quickly and service at the register was very good. The artichoke pizza was delicious. Cookies were a bit sweet for my taste.

Thank amywU3309HR
Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me state upfront that the space itself gets a rating of 1-star. It's sooo cramped, and what's REALLY irritating is that tourists BLOCK the sidewalk to wait in line. *So if you visit, please be considerate of the rest of us who live nearby...More

Thank NYCRevewwer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do not miss this place when in New York! As far as cookies go, it was the best we have ever eaten!!! Amazing little bakery. We made a special trip back in the rain just to get some to take home! Must go if you...More

Thank Greid10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son told me this bakery makes cookies for the marathon runners. OMG!! I had the chocolate chip cookie. The taste KMA! Phenomenal cookie that one bite was enough, but I ate it off and on for awhile because its taste had to be savored....More

1  Thank Njoylife141
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I saw many bloggers post about these cookies, and I was so excited to try them. I had the chocolate peanut butter one, and it was so worth the wait. I can't wait to go back to New York and have these again!

1  Thank Stephanie F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simply speechless! Never ever had I imagined that a cookie can taste so gooooood!!! This is a must when in NYC! Be ready for the cue but worth every minute wait.

Thank travelbuhl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Expect a line when you get here. Cookies are huge at $4 a piece, with flavors Chocolate Chip with Walnuts, Double Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin and Peanut Butter. Cookies are served straight from the baking sheet so they will be warm with the chocolate still...More

Thank Cheerful_mama
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mrm512
30 April 2018|
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Response from Beachgirl119 | Reviewed this property |
I would say 1-2 days. The decadent cookie is soft and the chocolate gooey. Just had them again yesterday!
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$21
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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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