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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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  • Average4%
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“chocolate chip” (225 reviews)
“oatmeal raisin” (134 reviews)
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167 W 74th St, At Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY 10023-2216
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We're still craving these cookies months after visiting. We were lucky enough to arrive when there was no queue but it gets busy quickly. Amazing double choc cookies.

Thank maxfuryia
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A new location on Amsterdam Ave between West 75th and West 76th Streets cuts down on the long lines at the West 74th St. location! Enjoy in good health!

Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is making ridiculously delicious cookies and it is worth it. These things are big, but not too big (I still don't think I could finish one by myself), crunchy on the outside and still gooey and almost molten in the middle; I don't...More

Thank Joshua G
Reviewed 5 days ago

Unbelievable cookies, so damn delicious and drool-worthy. You could totally miss this place though, I expected due to the hype that this place would be bigger but it's a tiny wee place, only noticeable by the queue of folk outside! I dragged my mum and...More

Thank SAT1112
Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting literally three other bakeries on Sunday, my wife finally offered Levains as a place that she heard was very good. There was a line out the door at 4pm on a Sunday. That was a surprise. We waited less than 5 minutes and...More

Thank cpt1515
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried this based off trip advisor reviews. The cookies were very good! Some were a little undercooked in the middle but it didn't bother me. My daughter had a roll with jelly in the middle. It was awesome!

Thank Brandi S
Reviewed 1 week ago

These cookies are more like a mini-cake. They are huge, soft and delicious. Highly recommend for a special treat!! Was never at the bakery but was brought a box of eight assorted cookies

Thank Sharrie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely recommended and worth it. We ordered chocolate with nuts and they were excellent. Crispy from the outside and soft inside. Must have!

Thank Eirini K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Levain has come out as #1 for desserts or 'must visit' in a number of reviews and it didn't disappoint especially if you're a cookie person. The cookies have the perfect combination of semi/crisp/hard on the outside and soft and gooey in the middle. The...More

Thank Kalpesh C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So I got up super early to get in the queue for this bakery as it had been so highly recommended. The cookies I got were ok - not my favourite and a bit fancy. I guess I can say I've been but so many...More

Thank D P
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
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Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 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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