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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” (2,326 reviews)
“chocolate chip” (253 reviews)
“oatmeal raisin” (145 reviews)
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167 W 74th St, At Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY 10023-2216
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Reviewed yesterday

We tried their chocolate chip cookies (both the regular and dark chocolate), their raspberry jelly donuts and banana choc chip bread and have to go back for more!! Wish they hadn't run out of the butter and jelly baguettes!

Thank FloridaGiggy
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Another place my girls hunted up on our foodie treck around NYC and another 10/10!! We just wanted to have a little something to try and we had a list of places to visit and it was perfect for 2 of us to split a...More

Thank Travelcrazy22
Reviewed 4 days ago

The line at this 74th St. location can get ridiculously long because it is such a tight space. There's a new location that had opened right around the corner, a few blocks down, at 351 Amsterdam Avenue (between 76th & 77th St.) to address that...More

Thank imskimmy
Reviewed 4 days ago

Second time I've been here, love it. Get one cookie and a large (small isn't enough to get you thru the cookie) milk with it. Make sure you don't eat much before you go or you won't be able to finish the cookie and they...More

Thank Rose S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Someone recommended this bakery on my last trip to NYC. Being a cookie lover I had to try. These are hands down the best cookies ever! It is a small, quaint little bakery tucked along the upper west side. The cookies are huge so I...More

Thank sarahann2875
Reviewed 6 days ago

The chocolate peanut butter cookie was quite good - not too sweet, but very heavy. The oatmeal raising was way too sweet - like the sugar hadn’t been thoroughly mixed in. Not worth a special trip, but nice if you’re in the neighborhood.

Thank thereareplaces
Reviewed 6 days ago

A friend had recommended I stop by Levain Bakery on my recent trip to NYC and I was not disappointed! The cookies were warm (not sure if they were fresh out of the oven, or because it's hot-as-hell-July). The flavor was excellent, cookies gigantic, far...More

Thank Marion D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth every calorie. These are the BEST cookies (I had chocolate chip walnut) I’ve had in my life. My life!

Thank Rayner O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent cookies at this tiny downstairs location. A special spot. The lines can be long depending on the time of day and month you visit. Very minimal counter seating - perhaps four spots. You will not find cookies like this anywhere else. Treat yourself at...More

Thank DRS69
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stumbled upon Levain Bakery while I was watching “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” on Food Network and decided to give it a try, let me just say I’m glad I did. Levain Bakery has some of the best cookies I’ve ever had, with...More

Thank jajjacos56801
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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April 30, 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!
June 15, 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!
December 16, 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
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
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
  • Neighborhood: 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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