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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” (794 reviews)
“chocolate chip” (100 reviews)
“oatmeal raisin” (53 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PMAll 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 via mobile

This little bakery was so beautiful!! The cookie with the chocolate chips was so soft and tasty! Maybe little more sweet for me but ok! Plus the price! Come on!!! 3-4$ for a cookie? I know it's the perfect cookie, but...

Thank christina e
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been to NYC a hundred times and why I’ve never stopped here is beyond me!!? Amazing are these cookies and I can tell you I know my cookies and cakes. We did a tour of Harlem and I had googled places to visit and...More

Thank MrsBGray
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went into this bakery since I was staying in Las Palmas, this August, 2017. I was ignored while the clerk spoke to another customer, while I waited. I then left the store without purchasing a thing. I don't think this is a normal customer...More

Thank menmal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go there for the chocolate chip cookie and the lemon pound cake! The cookie is delicious warm and will last you for more than just three bites. The lemon pound cake is not heavy and has a nice lemon fragrance. Lines are long so come...More

Thank 220Musttravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone local goes here so if you are just visiting you need to stop by and enjoy the wonderful food, where every in the city, you will be glad you made a point of getting here. Enjoy!!

Thank John M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the best places to get a chocolate chip cookie. The only thing is that from time to time you get a cookie that the dough in the middle is a little under baked. Some people would like that.

Thank Mel L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thick, rich, chewy and incredibly delicious cookies. My favorite is the chocolate chip and peanut butter cookie, but the chocolate chip with walnuts and the double chocolate chip are also outstanding. Do yourself a favor and get a cookie from Levain - despite the fact...More

Thank L3572OJalbertb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small place yet amazing cookies. Had the chocolate cookie and the berry muffin....highly recommended!

Thank Ritasaadeh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Few things are worth waiting in line/queue for. White people love waiting in line for stupid and expensive things like cupcakes, sushi borritos, and stuff made from kale. However, the cookies at Levain are really delicious and worth the 30 minute wait (but not more)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just cant see paying $4.00 for one cookie! I realize they are home baked but give me a break! Lower the price to $3.00 and I might think about it.

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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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