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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)
Open Now
08:00 - 19:00 Hours
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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

Went here because you have to go to Levains while in NYC. Got a dark chocolate cookie and it was delicious. Will definitely go back next tine I am in NYC.

Thank UFPAGator
Reviewed 2 days ago

I've heard a lot of people wax lyrical about these cookies and I always thought 'How good can a cookie actually be?'... and then I had one of these and now I feel like I could write a love sonnet the length of War and...More

Thank RedGray24
Reviewed 3 days ago

The chocolate chip cookies are amazing. We bought three different kinds and they were all big, fluffy and very moist. So good we went back for more.

Thank jillr142
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The best romances are fleeting. Even if when they end they hurt the most. But something inside me knew that I was at a stage in my life where I could handle the loss of knowing I couldn't feel the warmth of cookies like this...More

Thank nolanm2010
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

These cookies are so good! And huge! There are 4 kinds to choose from. The line was long but it went pretty fast. They know to move people through. Highly recommend!

Thank Molly B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw this bakery featured on a YouTube video and knew we had to try it while in the city. They have a few kinds of cookies and breads. We walked to the bakery and the line going into it was long but moved fast....More

Thank Renee L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've known Levain for many years and they finally opened a larger location in the Upper West Side. They still sell out of my favorite sour cream coffee cake unfortunately. They really should stock more of that since it's their most popular item. I highly...More

Thank John M D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We finally made it to Levain at the end of our trip. It is a very small place with only 4 cookies to choose from, but they are big and really good!!

Thank Candy K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok, cookies have forever been changed for me. Levain bakery’s cookies are now what all cookies shall from hence forth be judged by. Can’t think of one cookie in the world that will de-throne this king/queen of cookies. So if you are in NYC, and...More

Thank danr165
Reviewed 1 week ago

These cookies are amazing! There is not much more that can be said. They do have a small selection of cookies, but they focus on perfection! If it's raining, you will want to go to the newer one because there is more of a line...More

Thank Joshua B
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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
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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
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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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