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“They were good but not incredible”
Review of Levain Bakery

Levain Bakery
Ranked #2 of 478 Dessert in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $22
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 December 16, 2013

The gimmick seems to be mostly just that they're big. They're good, but not really that special. There's a very thin counter for standing at, but it's pretty packed. The cookies are a bit pricey, $4 apiece. We tried all four flavors, and decided the chocolate with peanut butter chips was our favorite.

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Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

Travelled up to 72nd on a freezing morning to try a couple of cookies. Well worth it. I can honestly say they are the best cookies I have ever tasted. Food highlight of our trip to NYC from the UK.

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Reviewed December 14, 2013

A must try for cookie lovers. These are big, rich and full of flavor. When they are fresh out the oven, watch out! They are ooey gooey delicious! I always bring home some chocolate chip walnut and oatmeal raisin cookies to my family when I visit NYC.

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Reviewed December 10, 2013

We go out of our way as often as we can when we come to NYC to get a taste of these cookies. Can't explain it, but you have to try one. They are big and a little crunchy on the outside, gooey and warm on the inside. Brought them home and they're still good three days later. Enjoy!

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Reviewed December 4, 2013

We stopped by and bought cookies and they were some of the best cookies I have
ever eaten. People very helpful and friendly and everything looked so fresh! Definitely
a place to stop.

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