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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%
Travellers talk about
“cookies” (2,465 reviews)
“chocolate chip” (261 reviews)
“oatmeal raisin” (156 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 19:00 Hours
167 W 74th St, At Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY 10023-2216
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The best cookie in New York for sure!!! So simple and so tasty. Every time we are coming to New York this place is a must for us. Highly recommend to go and taste this chocolate chips cookie

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Listen. I don’t usually rave about food but these cookies are just insanely amazing! I love the chocolate peanut butter ones. Heck, they’re all amazing. Yeah yeah yeah you’re saying how could a cookie be that good. I promise you once you’ve had a Levain...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I were in New York for our vacation this January and the very first day we found the Levain Bakery. They have 2 locations very close to each other, one on 74th and the other on Amsterdam. We actually went there the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
LevainBakery, Owner at Levain Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks so much for stopping in and for your kind words! Glad you found us and we hope to see you on your next trip to NYC!

Reviewed 4 days ago

Seriously, this is such an awesome chocolate chip cookie that you will eat a whole one and then want a glass of milk for the second one. When you realize that you consumed two ridiculous amazing comfort cookies, you will want to eat atleast one...More

Date of visit: November 2018
LevainBakery, Manager at Levain Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your sweet words! So glad you stopped in and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 6 days ago

Scone size cookie (which makes the price fair) provides both firm exterior and softr. loaded with high quality chocolate and walnuts. Amazing fresh from oven with some melting chocolate inside. They also freeze well. It's well worth the subway rides to check out Levain.

Date of visit: November 2018
LevainBakery, Manager at Levain Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks so much for your sweet words! Come again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome hole in the wall bakery with cult-level status. The cookies are big and delicious. Come with a group so you can try an assortment ... or by a few and pretend you're going to share with friends :). Not far from Central Park, so...More

Date of visit: February 2018
LevainBakery, Manager at Levain Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks so much!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am glad I don’t know how many calories are in their chocolate cookie because they are too good to stop eating.

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

These cookies are not overhyped, almost as large as scones, they are delicious and absolutely worth the trip uptown to get them!

Date of visit: December 2018
LevainBakery, Manager at Levain Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks so much! Come again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a cookie to die for. A meal in itself! It also has almonds in it and it is perfect everytime. It's not a cheap cookie though it goes for $4.00..But it is well worth the price.

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

They make the best cookie ever! Thick, sticky inside, crispy outside, warm... Perfect with a nice cup of coffee.

Date of visit: June 2018
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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Questions & Answers
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.

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
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
  • E-mail
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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