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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)
“oatmeal raisin” (142 reviews)
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167 W 74th St, At Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY 10023-2216
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It is a long walk from Central Park to find this place. But the smell of fresh cookies simply make you irresistible. Standard price at $4 and cookie about the size of palm. But have to say that the cookies is helluva sweet, regardless of...More

Thank MikeYKK
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Right off the bus line. My wife and I stopped by here on our way to the AMNH. Each got a sticky bun (with raisins/walnuts) and split one of their delicious cookies. Gooey on the inside and crispy in the outside. Only big issue I...More

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Maybe because I am not a cookies person. Maybe because I am not a West side person either. Maybe because I don't like to be pushed or to wait on line, but I really don't see what's all the fuss about this place. TripAdvisor has...More

Thank Oliver S
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you walk down the street you might miss it.... but not the line. It stretches for a block or more some days! Tiny place, huge delicious cookies! When I go to NY I always come back with a bag full for all the people...More

Thank Marc H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever in New York, we make a beeline for this bakery, for our breakfast bagels, our lunchtime sandwich or the rolls for our picnic in nearby Central Park. There is always a queue, but the wait is worth it, as there are no finer bakery...More

Thank Spysmum
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is by far the best bakery in NYC. The pastries rival anything made in Paris. My favorite to start is the French bread with butter and jam. Crispy on the outside and deliciously gooey on the inside. The chocolate-filled brioche is a touch of...More

Thank Larry D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Words cannot describe the delicious treats at Levain. From baguettes smeared with fresh butter and raspberry jam to chocolate brioche (imagine a light and airy chocolate bread sandwich) to huge divine cookies, I know angels must work here. Tiny inside with bar-type seating for about...More

1  Thank Donna D
Reviewed 1 week ago

A place that receives a lot of love for their cookies is Levain Bakery on 74th Street and Amsterdam. This is a tiny little place with a queue of awaiting customers, eager to pick up giant cookies for which Levain has achieved some fame. Opening...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The most delicious cookie you will ever eat. We had the luckily chance to buy than just freshly made!! AMAZING

1  Thank Amanda R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw this being very highly ranked and we were nearby, so figured give it a shot. The line at 5pm on a Sunday was easily 25 people long. Store run efficiently and friendly service while everyone in line was also nice. Cookies were good, but...More

Thank letsgoazcardinals
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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1 May 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 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!
17 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

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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
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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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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