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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” (2,316 reviews)
“chocolate chip” (247 reviews)
“oatmeal raisin” (147 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

Lives up to the hype! Very dense, warm cookie with perfect combination of crispy outside and gooey inside. Chocolate chip is good, chocolate with pb is better. Worth the wait!

Thank klvoigt
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This little hidden gem is everything you could want in baked goods! The muffin was great, the cookies are amazing, and the fresh baguette with butter and jam was awesome! Make the trip, it’s worth it!

Thank Rebel1021
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had the oatmeal raisin, double chocolate and chocolate peanut and yes, it was $12 In total but they were HUGE and probably had 5 pounds of butter in them... haha so well worth it. I can't make them like that.....

Thank zorka3500
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Been hearing about Levain cookies for the longest time, which is why I decided to visit this bakery. My Goodness! The chocolate chip walnut cookies were the best! I even brought some home and reheated them in the oven. They still tasted good!

Thank khayley2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my most favorite cookie place in the whole world. We try to go here atleast once every few months. Their cookies are to die for. My fav ones are the chocolate chip walnut cookie and double chocolate chocolate chip cookie. Most days, there...More

Thank Tamara J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came 15 min before closing yesterday and we're fortunate enough to get the last 2 chocolate chip Walnut scones. However the chocolate peanut butter and the chocolate chocolate were our favorites.

Thank MarcelaMinvielle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Walnut chocolate chip cookie was my favorite, but the peanut butter one was also very good. At $4 a cookie it is worth the price given the quality and the size. The cookies are so rich, no one in my party finished theirs in...More

Thank ANJCN
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the hype and price! Highly recommend Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies. The lines were not bad when I was there.

Thank awaywithn0kids
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To everyone visiting NYC: I strongly recommend waiting in line for the dark chocolate chip cookie, or maybe the peanut butter one. Absolutely delicious for a ridiculous price. Been there a few times, staff is always nice and friendly. CONS: the line can be quite...More

Thank Eduardo R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend recommended this bakery and we are so glad we listened to his advice! The chocolate chip brioche and chocolate chip banana bread were incredible, but the chocolate walnut cookies were the best! The bakery is quite small, but the staff were incredibly friendly...More

Thank Meljam8
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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, Local cuisine, 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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