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Levain Bakery

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Upper West Side
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167 W 74th St, At Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY 10023-2216
+1 212-874-6080
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hermosillo, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We want it to try something local, and this suggested place was excellent!, small, classic, taste, all good, and the attention was remarkable.

Thank Eduardo I
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love chocolate chips cookies and I have tried many all over the world, but these are definitely among the best ones and for sure the best ones in NYC.

Thank Ana A
Wagga Wagga, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Seriously the best cookies available anywhere. Period. We had chocolate and peanut butter and they were simply awesome. Do yourself a favour and get there!

Thank jpw00
Edgewater, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The price is a lil high, and the lines will be LONG, but after you bite into one of their cookies, you'll be singing a SONG! Don't be intimidated by the long lines. It moves rather fast, and the staff is very efficient, and do a good job of moving people along. It will be all worth it after you... More 

Thank Darryl O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although these cookies are very big, I learned to get 2 this time because I love them so much. Always fresh. People lined up - well worth the wait. Chocolate chip with walnuts are my favorite.

Thank rch1234
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I heard about Levain's Bakery on the Oprah Winfrey show. Next time I was in NYC I went. I've been going ever since. These are the most amazing unique cookies I've ever had. Number one, the cookies are huge ! They are definitely worth the price. Number two, the chocolate chip walnut cookies have ooey gooey yummy melted chocolate chips... More 

Thank Charisse B
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

best cookies ever, so rich and deliciousness!! its a perfect spot to go with someone that you love, and show some of you love for it with one of this cookies.

Thank Erick G
New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I absolutely love the cookies at Levain Bakery. They are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. I have to share them with a friend since one cookie is so filling. Go get one now!

Thank nywestsider0022
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Someone had brought in chocolate chip cookies from Levain and the cookies were THE BEST I have ever eaten. I went to the bakery and bought my favorite Oatmeal Raisin cookies and I'm drooling just thinking about it. Definitely need to visit Levain!

Thank dmclern0n
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here following the reviews. (Conveniently placed on the walk back to get the bikes from Central Park after the NYC triathlon!!). The queue was out the door but it's a small shop and the queue moves quick ... The wait is worth it I promise!! I ordered the peanut butter cookies and a blackberry muffin. The muffin- nothing to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-874-6080
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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