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Review of Levain Bakery

Levain Bakery
Ranked #1 of 484 Dessert in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $4
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Neighborhood: Harlem
Description: 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.
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

I never know what to choose - chocolate chip walnut or oatmeal raisin...so I usually get both!!! They are usually still warm which makes them even better!

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Reviewed August 27, 2018

A special Manhattan bakery, making unique, high quality, very tasty cookie's ,not a sitting place.On weekend long waiting line on the street.

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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

These cookies are so unbelievable all I can say is Yummy! The Walnut chocolate is the BEST! OMG!!!!!!!!
Run don't walk.

Thank jpatkins4
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

This is an amazing cookie, but, you have to be in the right mood. It borders between cookie and cake. Delicious but more than I could eat. Share with a friend.

Thank Splanny
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

The oatmeal raisin cookies are my favourite; they have the most flavour. Everything else is OK. The chocolate chip cookies are definitely warm and gooey, etc., but a little bland. I think Jacques Torres cookies are much better, but if you're looking for more of a big, cakey cookie, you'll like these. Very filling!

Thank NYCWorld
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