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Levain Bakery

2167 Frederick Douglass Blvd, at 117th Street, New York City, NY 10026-2040
+1 646-455-0952
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cookies” (891 reviews)
“chocolate chip” (110 reviews)
“oatmeal raisin” (57 reviews)
Opens in 2 min
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2167 Frederick Douglass Blvd, at 117th Street, New York City, NY 10026-2040
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We made a special trip to Levain Bakery specifically to try their cookies, and were so glad we did. I have never had a cookie that I have enjoyed more! Their chocolate peanut butter, dark chocolate, and chocolate chip walnut cookies were beyond delicious.

Thank freemanmira
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Bakery. Selection is wonderful. Try the Carbo, so soft and light, incredible. Big enough to share with friends. The hardest part was deciding what to buy.

Thank CNOP
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is decedent! Friendly service, super rich and delicious! I love the scones and my kids love the cookies!

Thank Randy W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cookies here are amazing!!! They are no doubt Worth the wait. Come hungry and you will not be disappointed.

Thank Shawn F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to this bakery for many years whenever I am visiting Manhattan. The scones are fantastic and the cookies are the best in NYC. The cookies are super big and so delicious. I just love them!

Thank conananrealest
Reviewed 1 week ago

One bite of the cookies here at Levain and you won't ever want to go anywhere else in New York City! They are big, buttery and bursting with flavor. Out of this world. If you are on the upper West Side, don't miss!

Thank deidrejw85
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here after watching videos online on the different cookies and decided to give it a try. The line was incredibly long but the cookies were still warm and fresh. The double chocolate was incredibly dense and rich with an intense chocolate taste. I...More

Thank adilrashed1996
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love there bake goods don’t think anything in there is bad I personally love the chocolate chip walnut n the staff r excellent glad I don’t live to close to them but when I’m in the area I’m there.

Thank billbusto
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cookies here are really outstanding but they can be too rich for some people.Too often there is a long line but it is definitely worth a try.

Thank bobbisklar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lines wrap around the block but worth the wait. They have 4-5 flavors only so don’t expect just plain chocolate chip. Big, gooey, chucks of dough, chocolate, raisin = delicious!

Thank Fern R
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has
played a vital role in the history of New York City.
Today, the neighbourhood is as vibrant as ever as new
businesses and developments go up next to local
institutions. The heart of the neighbourhood is
bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and
historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with
big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and
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5 March 2017|
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Response from LevainBakery | Property representative |
Yes, all of our NYC locations will be open on Easter Sunday. We hope to see you!
2 September 2016|
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Response from pandaguy2016 | Reviewed this property |
Most deftinelty its also,so true what you say about this place. Their own Staff and it's caring and thoughtful planing to give everyone there a wonderful time to be in their Restaurant amd so much they enjoy as many times... More
Alun H
25 February 2016|
Response from Alun H |
Sorry - posted on wrong page!
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2167 Frederick Douglass Blvd, at 117th Street, New York City, NY 10026-2040
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Harlem
  • Neighbourhood: Harlem
  • Phone Number: +1 646-455-0952
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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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