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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” (2,294 reviews)
“chocolate chip” (246 reviews)
“oatmeal raisin” (147 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Hours
167 W 74th St, At Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY 10023-2216
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This bakery does not make only cookies, we did try those only however and they were just amazing. Each kind we tried was great and can count as a full breakfast given the size and richness. If you like sweets, do not miss this place.

Thank Massimo M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love chocolate chip cookies and you are constantly searching for the best——- Your search STOPS here .... this is the best , completely worth the calories. Enjoy!

Thank Lena K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So yummy...love this place, the cookies are so decadent and delicious...my favorite by far was the chocolate peanut butter!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

So chewy and full of deliciiousness!!! Worth the money the cookies are big and thick so you can share ,,,,I highly recommend this place to all the cookies lovers after you have have those cookies you don't want any other!!!

Thank 1973romabella
Reviewed 1 week ago

You will never have cookies like this in your life. We call them Heavenly hubcaps and they are worth every penny. You also don't have to wait in line because there are TWO stores just blocks apart.

Thank jodi d
Reviewed 1 week ago

Levain is not just a bakery. It's a temple to the Cookie Gods. With a new batch coming out of the oven every few minutes, these chewy, gooey, chocolate-filled, over-stuffed wonders are impossible to resist. WARNING -- once you walk in the door, your calorie...More

Thank Ami N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just the right balance to turn you into a cookie junky !take your pic,they're all amazing,always a long line at the door rain or shine ,but usually moves quite fast. a must try !!!

Thank mramade
Reviewed 1 week ago

So good. OMG. Cookies are not thin, they are thick. Nice and soft inside. Is it worth the wait on line, YES. There is a good and yummy reason why there is a line. Go to Levain knowing that there will be a line. But...More

Thank omg20162016
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is always a line when I get to this bakery and for good reason. The cookies are massive and beyond delightful. But I absolutely ADORE the chocolate chip brioche. Not too sweet and the amount of chocolate chips are over the top, it's sheer...More

Thank YogiTravels
Reviewed 1 week ago

Famous for their overtop and indulgent cookies. Really need a coffee or glass of milk to go along with the cookies. Make great gifts and have never seen an adult or kid not love. They opened a sister location nearby which has less of a...More

Thank DavidNY1979
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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
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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

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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: 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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