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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” (2,232 reviews)
“chocolate chip” (240 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

Finally checked this place out and the chocolate chip walnut cookie was amazing! The perfect balance of cooked and undercooked cookie that is delicious, soft, and filling. Got the milk as well of course! There was a line but it went fast.

Thank seeingtheworld22
Reviewed yesterday

This is one of the best cookies i have ever had, i would highly recommend you get one if you are around!

Thank Aviv S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited last time we were in New York, this time we were treating my parents to a nice city break - so ended up back here. The cookies here are - and I don't say this lightly - the best anywhere on the planet....More

Thank N0rthY0rks
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After a recommendation from a friend we stopped here for a chocolate chip cookie. There was a line out the door so we knew it had to be as good as we'd been told. The line moved quickly.( Thank goodness because it was cold out)...More

Thank bigthicket
Reviewed 5 days ago

Levain Bakery has 4 branches located all in N.Y.C. it was founded by a duo (Connie and Pam) in 1994, later branching out in 2000 and delivering all their baked goodies around the globe. The name Levain derives from the French term of "natural leavening...More

Thank Kbaria
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok - DO believe the hype! These cookies are the best in the city (maybe even North America) like I brought 6 home and froze them too; you can ‘save’ em for when you need them! Just be prepared to line up and wait... but...More

Thank c0c0le0
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Glorious gorgeous goodies, easy access so just make a stop here after lunch or instead of lunch. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Ann R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything has been said in other reviews. This place has some extremely tasty stuff. Stopped here on our way to the Museum of Natural History for coffee and cookies. Were not disappointed. Fun fact: the birds that live near this bakery are really fat.

Thank Lukas_PRG
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a find! Levain is located in a small basement shop - simply fitted with no dining area. The bakery is a short walk from the 72 St station on the red line. We were there in the morning and there was no queue. We...More

Thank JoleneZ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You HAVE to visit...I’ve honestly never tasted cookies like these...you just don’t get the warm, gooey, American style ones back in the UK. Went for the walnut chocolate chip and the dark chocolate chocolate chip - both of which were divine! Stayed warm until we’d...More

Thank CBR2789
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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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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