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“Best Chocolate Cookies”
Review of Levain Bakery

Levain Bakery
Ranked #2 of 452 Dessert in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $23
Cuisines: Indian, Fast Food
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Takeout
Neighborhood: Upper West Side
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 November 14, 2013

My favorite is the chocolate chip cookies. But I also like walnut sticky bun. Worth going there. I am a cookie lover and the cookies here are very delicious and tasty. You have to visit when you are in New York and try the chocolate chip cookies.

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Reviewed November 14, 2013

Walking around and finding a snack is always a good way to spend some time- makes you feel like you can justify a treat when you have to hike a little bit. I love oatmeal cookies and these are really great- crisp on the outside and chewy and moist on the inside. The line was out the door but its worth the wait. Coffee is good- don't miss this for a snack or taking some home.

Got a couple of extra for my trip home and saw the envy in my fellow traveler's eyes-

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Reviewed November 14, 2013

Certainly, this was the best cookie that I have tried!
I ate the dark chocolate and the peanut butter.
you have to buy to go and the place is close to Central Park.
Nice place and worth experience.

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Reviewed November 14, 2013

We searched the area in order to find Levain Bakery after coming across it on many blog posts before visiting NYC. Once we found the street, it wasn't difficult to spot. The one with the queue out the door. We opted for the 'Oatmeal Raisin Cookie' and the 'Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie'. THEY WERE UNREAL. Warm, chewy and HUGE!!... Wish I was in NYC to have one now actually. Do not visit New York without sampling Levain Bakery cookies!

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1  Thank MArmDoh
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

I just wonder why they havent expanded their bussiness to a more popular location or even just open a second store somewhere cleaner.They have the best cookies in town and sure deserve #3 here.Just got to open their eyes to opportunities

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Thank Patti L
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