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Review of Levain Bakery

Levain Bakery
Ranked #2 of 453 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: Late Night, Breakfast, 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 May 3, 2014

I had tasted some cookes 10 years ago in another city in the USA and I doubted that there could be anything better than it. I was proved wrong, Levain bakery has the best chocolate chip cookies in the planet, your USA experience wont be complete without it!

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Reviewed May 2, 2014

Love their chocolate chip cookies. I usually buy a box of 12 when I visit friends and family. The cookies are so large they can be cut in quarters so everyone can share. Love them!!

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Reviewed April 29, 2014

After trying many bakeries in NYC I had heard to try out Levain for the best cookies ever. I went not really knowing what to expect. I did spend a few minutes trying to find the location (it's downstairs!) which adds the characteristic of it being a "hidden gem" in the city. I ordered the chocolate chip and the double chocolate chip, and they were delivered warm in a matter of minutes. They were also gooey and a little underdone, which made the cookies all the better. You can't go wrong with Levain!

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Reviewed April 24, 2014

Tried the Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies & they were pretty amazing! Crisp on the outside, gooey on the inside. Been thinking of them ever since we left & can't wait to go back to NYC for more! Very rich, couldn't eat in one sitting but that meant I had some for the next day!

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Reviewed April 23, 2014

A cousin of mine who lives in NY told me that if I'm ever in the city, I MUST try Levain's cookies. I didn't understand at first WHY he emphasized that I have to. But after one bite, I understood. These cookies are serious. They're huge. They're moist. And sometimes under baked, which is PERFECT! It's gooey center just hugs you while you're sitting on the curb of a street on the upper west side. Too impatient to return to your hotel or apartment to munch the glorious sugary treat you hold in your in hands. And you know what? they taste even better the next day!

I wouldn't think of missing Levain Bakery's cookies. They really are a MUST!!!

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