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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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“chocolate chip” (259 reviews)
“oatmeal raisin” (155 reviews)
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167 W 74th St, At Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY 10023-2216
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lavain bakery is a delightfully small shop that you can find by smell it the crowd wrapped around the building waiting to get in. And it’s worth it. Don’t order a glass of milk, these cookies are DENSE. Incredibly delicious, it’s a must for both...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank benhopemusic
Reviewed yesterday

Two of us had a bite there. It is friendly, fast and kind of "young". Coffee is very good and scones are super!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jack n
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is one of my favorite stops in my neighborhood. I pop in - grab a Brioche with Chocolate and sit outside to enjoy......yummy!!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Coopershouse
Reviewed yesterday

Definitely don't go it will corrupt your soul as you will experience at least 3 or 4 of the deadly sins. Gluttony: you will devour the cookies - they are not cookies, they are mountains of chocolaty bliss. Greed: you will buy a lemon cake...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Genevieve A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Their cookies are best I’ve ever had. Their chocolate chip walnut cookie is my favorite and I love buying extra to give to family!! the lines are worth the wait!!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mrestrepo920
Reviewed yesterday

Seriously, I will make people journey with me to the far ends of the earth to try a new "great" cookie place. In NY, and really the world, my favorite is Levain. Many claim to be better but few come close. CHIP is good (and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AdventuresinDining
Reviewed yesterday

These cookies are wonderful! Soft, cooked to perfection and succulent. They are not for any type of diet, but once in a while it is worth it.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank teache0
Reviewed yesterday

The don't need any more reviews by now! The best cookie ever! The service is also perfect! Become an addicted!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank trotmanusa
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited this bakery after our trip to the Natural History Museum. It was only about 12 minutes walk. We ordered pizza slices and some cookies. The cookies were delicious and were very tasty. However the pizza tasted very hard and wasn’t so good. A little...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Niall030598
Reviewed 3 days ago

We saw this line up to the small little Levain Bakery every day when we walked past and asked someone int he line why? They said for the cookies. My husband went down early the following morning and bought 1 of each of the 4...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Christine A
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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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!
15 June 2017|
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Response from Lori M | Reviewed this property |
I find the line is shortest as soon as they open (get there 5 minutes before opening if you really want to go in & out). Even when we go at opening time, by the time we leave with our purchases, there's a line. There's... More
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

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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Child-friendly, Kids
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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