Levain Bakery

★★★★★
40.78 -73.9804
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212-874-6080

167 W 74TH St

New York, NY

10023

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COOKIE COOKIE COOKIE is what you will be saying once eating one of Levain Bakery's famous treat.
This is literally where the cookie monster lives an eats. This bakery has a pretty big cookie and it will leave you satisfied.
Residing in the Upper West Side Levain Bakery is an upscale cafe with little to no decor creating a very modern and upscale look.
This is a true bakery where the most important thing is the food. With a view from the open kitchen, passerby's can see that freshness is a top priority.
Levain Bakery is an amazing bakery that plays on the cliche "ingredients first."

5
★★★★★

COOKIE COOKIE COOKIE is what you will be saying once eating one of Levain Bakery's famous treat.
This is literally where the cookie monster lives an eats. This bakery has a pretty big cookie and it will leave you satisfied.
Residing in the Upper West Side Levain Bakery is an upscale cafe with little to no decor creating a very modern and upscale look.
This is a true bakery where the most important thing is the food. With a view from the open kitchen, passerby's can see that freshness is a top priority.
Levain Bakery is an amazing bakery that plays on the cliche "ingredients first."

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Levain's has, hands-down, the best cookies in New York. There are four types: chocolate chip with walnut, chocolate with peanut butter, chocolate with chocolate chips, and oatmeal raison. You can't go wrong. They always come straight out of the oven, are about the size of a hand and all warm and gooey inside.

Each cookie is about $4, but it's worth it. They're also definitely share-able.

It is a tiny place, so don't plan to stick around for too long, but there are a few chairs and a bench where you can sit if you just can't wait to bite into your treat. You can also get coffee and expresso drinks. They also offer breads and pizzas, but I've never had them.

5
★★★★★

Levain's has, hands-down, the best cookies in New York. There are four types: chocolate chip with walnut, chocolate with peanut butter, chocolate with chocolate chips, and oatmeal raison. You can't go wrong. They always come straight out of the oven, are about the size of a hand and all warm and gooey inside.

Each cookie is about $4, but it's worth it. They're also definitely share-able.

It is a tiny place, so don't plan to stick around for too long, but there are a few chairs and a bench where you can sit if you just can't wait to bite into your treat. You can also get coffee and expresso drinks. They also offer breads and pizzas, but I've never had them.

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Levain Bakery has some truly large and delicious cookies, but they?re expensive as they are good. They have an awesome selection to choose from, their chocolate & peanut butter cookies are a little too sweet for me but their oatmeal raisin cookies are perfect. Do me a favor and pick up an olive oil & herb loaf; it?s out of this world. On word of advice, go in early because they do sell out of items.

5
★★★★★

Levain Bakery has some truly large and delicious cookies, but they?re expensive as they are good. They have an awesome selection to choose from, their chocolate & peanut butter cookies are a little too sweet for me but their oatmeal raisin cookies are perfect. Do me a favor and pick up an olive oil & herb loaf; it?s out of this world. On word of advice, go in early because they do sell out of items.

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I wouldn't bring the cookie monster in here. He would lose his furry puppet mind. They make some of the best cookies ever. Chips Ahoy excluded of course. Okay sure they have about a million calories and your waist line will never be the same. But the butter cookies and chocolate chip and creme cookies well any cookie in this joint is worth it. Nice staff. Good prices.

3
★★★☆☆

I wouldn't bring the cookie monster in here. He would lose his furry puppet mind. They make some of the best cookies ever. Chips Ahoy excluded of course. Okay sure they have about a million calories and your waist line will never be the same. But the butter cookies and chocolate chip and creme cookies well any cookie in this joint is worth it. Nice staff. Good prices.

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This place is easy to overlook because it's downstairs below sidewalk level, but your nose should lead you there because the smell of fresh out of the oven breads is intoxicating. They have wonderful whole grain breads, and their huge cookies are chocked full of great stuff.

5
★★★★★

This place is easy to overlook because it's downstairs below sidewalk level, but your nose should lead you there because the smell of fresh out of the oven breads is intoxicating. They have wonderful whole grain breads, and their huge cookies are chocked full of great stuff.

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We visited here this past Sunday and it was absolutely delicious! We ordered the chocolate peanut butter cookie and it was to die for!!

6
★★★★★

We visited here this past Sunday and it was absolutely delicious! We ordered the chocolate peanut butter cookie and it was to die for!!

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SUCH AN AMAZING BAKERY/RESTAURANT! Honestly it's the best cookies in the city! Make sure you come here if you're needing to serve your sweet tooth! The chocolate chip walnut cookies are especially delicious!

6
★★★★★

SUCH AN AMAZING BAKERY/RESTAURANT! Honestly it's the best cookies in the city! Make sure you come here if you're needing to serve your sweet tooth! The chocolate chip walnut cookies are especially delicious!

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(This comment is in regards to cookies only) An okay cookie, but not as good as you've heard. The cookies all come in the same size; huge. Not huge as in wide, huge as in thick. They are too thick. Almost 2 inches! It's about the

6
★★★★★

(This comment is in regards to cookies only) An okay cookie, but not as good as you've heard. The cookies all come in the same size; huge. Not huge as in wide, huge as in thick. They are too thick. Almost 2 inches! It's about the

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I heard about this place on tv a while back. Anyway, i finally stopped in and picked up a dozen. they were expensive as hell, but they were the best tasting confections i've had in a long time. worth every penny!

6
★★★★★

I heard about this place on tv a while back. Anyway, i finally stopped in and picked up a dozen. they were expensive as hell, but they were the best tasting confections i've had in a long time. worth every penny!

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COOKIE COOKIE COOKIE is what you will be saying once eating one of Levain Bakery's famous treat.\r
This is literally where the cookie monster lives an eats. This bakery has a pretty big cookie and it will leave you satisfied.\r
Residing in

6
★★★★★

COOKIE COOKIE COOKIE is what you will be saying once eating one of Levain Bakery's famous treat.\r
This is literally where the cookie monster lives an eats. This bakery has a pretty big cookie and it will leave you satisfied.\r
Residing in

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My sister is an absolutely cookie fanatic, so when I heard about this bakery, I had to try it out (even though it was all the way on the west side, and i lived in the east village). I was not disappointed. The cookies are opposite of Jacque Torres - which is a couple blocks away and also noted as top cookies: where JT is big and flat (think Zaro's), Levain's is fatter like a scone. I've had the chocolate chip cookie with walnuts and the double chocolate with peanut butter; both are really good, but it's hard to eat a whole cookie in one setting because it's so heavy. I would not be surprised if each cookie had literally 1000 calories. I gave it a 4/5 because of the heaviness factor (the cookie sheet and paper bag get soaked from the grease almost immediately).

4
★★★★☆

My sister is an absolutely cookie fanatic, so when I heard about this bakery, I had to try it out (even though it was all the way on the west side, and i lived in the east village). I was not disappointed. The cookies are opposite of Jacque Torres - which is a couple blocks away and also noted as top cookies: where JT is big and flat (think Zaro's), Levain's is fatter like a scone. I've had the chocolate chip cookie with walnuts and the double chocolate with peanut butter; both are really good, but it's hard to eat a whole cookie in one setting because it's so heavy. I would not be surprised if each cookie had literally 1000 calories. I gave it a 4/5 because of the heaviness factor (the cookie sheet and paper bag get soaked from the grease almost immediately).

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Do you remember the first time you kissed someone? and do you remember the first time you saw Starlight Express? Multiply those things together, square it and you get how good a cookie from Levain tastes. At first, I was hesitant to spend the + $3 on one cookie. I mean, how much better can this cookie really taste? Tate's is all I need. However, I took one bite and had to take a second to realize how perfect, and how much better this cookie is then anything I have had in the past.

5
★★★★★

Do you remember the first time you kissed someone? and do you remember the first time you saw Starlight Express? Multiply those things together, square it and you get how good a cookie from Levain tastes. At first, I was hesitant to spend the + $3 on one cookie. I mean, how much better can this cookie really taste? Tate's is all I need. However, I took one bite and had to take a second to realize how perfect, and how much better this cookie is then anything I have had in the past.

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We watched the Bobby Flay Throwdown featuring Levain's Famous Cookies. Just watching them on the TV made our mouth's water. We had to go find this place and try them for ourselves. It's a little hole in the wall place, but that's where the best stuff is usually hiding! OMG!!! These cookies are absolutley the most amazing things I have ever truly tasted in my entire life. I am someone who eats healthy, but loves to splurge on the weekends and indulge...I workout hard and deserve it....this cookie is Soooooo worth every savory morsel!
Their chocolate chip walnut is my favorite!!!!
The chocolate peanut butter chip is a close 2nd, its amazing.
The dark chocolate chocolate chip is so decadent....
I only regret not trying the oatmeal raisin.
These cookies are massivley huge and heavy...but they are the best cookies I have ever tasted in my life!

5
★★★★★

We watched the Bobby Flay Throwdown featuring Levain's Famous Cookies. Just watching them on the TV made our mouth's water. We had to go find this place and try them for ourselves. It's a little hole in the wall place, but that's where the best stuff is usually hiding! OMG!!! These cookies are absolutley the most amazing things I have ever truly tasted in my entire life. I am someone who eats healthy, but loves to splurge on the weekends and indulge...I workout hard and deserve it....this cookie is Soooooo worth every savory morsel!
Their chocolate chip walnut is my favorite!!!!
The chocolate peanut butter chip is a close 2nd, its amazing.
The dark chocolate chocolate chip is so decadent....
I only regret not trying the oatmeal raisin.
These cookies are massivley huge and heavy...but they are the best cookies I have ever tasted in my life!

Pros: Amazing, Delicious, Enormous, Savory, Incredible Cookie

Cons: They are probably a trillion calories =(

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Lovely staff, incredible breads, and cookies that redefine cookies! You must try Levain!

5
★★★★★

Lovely staff, incredible breads, and cookies that redefine cookies! You must try Levain!

Pros: Best Cookie in the world

Cons: none

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I really, really want to love a bakery with such a great name as Levain, truly dedicated owners and an address around the corner from my apartment. However, their famous chocolate chip cookies are way, way, way too sweet. Everything ele about them is great--they are chock full of walnuts and other goodies, browned to perfection--but the cloying sweetness is impossible to overlook. I've given these treats several tries, hoping to get past this. Sadly, I have come to conclude this is not the place for anyone who favors pastries that go light on the sugar.

5
★★★★★

I really, really want to love a bakery with such a great name as Levain, truly dedicated owners and an address around the corner from my apartment. However, their famous chocolate chip cookies are way, way, way too sweet. Everything ele about them is great--they are chock full of walnuts and other goodies, browned to perfection--but the cloying sweetness is impossible to overlook. I've given these treats several tries, hoping to get past this. Sadly, I have come to conclude this is not the place for anyone who favors pastries that go light on the sugar.

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you can't say you have a favorite chocolate chip cookie unless you've tried levain bakery...this place is absolutely amazing

5
★★★★★

you can't say you have a favorite chocolate chip cookie unless you've tried levain bakery...this place is absolutely amazing

Pros: best chocolate chip cookie in Manhattan

Cons: none

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You MUST visit Levain if you are on the UWS. Fantastic Breads (my favorite is the Whole Wheat Walnut Raisin), unbelievable cookies (I won't wax poetic as I know everyone else already has), and my absolute favorite: Oatmeal Raisin Scones. Simple, yet perfect.

5
★★★★★

You MUST visit Levain if you are on the UWS. Fantastic Breads (my favorite is the Whole Wheat Walnut Raisin), unbelievable cookies (I won't wax poetic as I know everyone else already has), and my absolute favorite: Oatmeal Raisin Scones. Simple, yet perfect.

Pros: Nearly everything is delicious

Cons: Small space/ no seating

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We've been eating those cookies since Levain opened. Mt friend Bobbi and myself like to stop by and sit on the bench outside on a warm day and we just schmooze. NY at its neighborhood best. A real gem!!!!

5
★★★★★

We've been eating those cookies since Levain opened. Mt friend Bobbi and myself like to stop by and sit on the bench outside on a warm day and we just schmooze. NY at its neighborhood best. A real gem!!!!

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the cookies are huge and one cookie can probably be shared by at least 2 people... but each cookie is filled with flavor!! i didn't believe it until i tried it, but these cookies are perhaps the best in nyc!

5
★★★★★

the cookies are huge and one cookie can probably be shared by at least 2 people... but each cookie is filled with flavor!! i didn't believe it until i tried it, but these cookies are perhaps the best in nyc!

Pros: best cookies ever!

Cons: small place.

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I thought that was one of, if not the best, cookie i've ever eaten. (Chocolate Walnut Chip) Ask if they have any warm ones. The space could be a little more user friendly.

5
★★★★★

I thought that was one of, if not the best, cookie i've ever eaten. (Chocolate Walnut Chip) Ask if they have any warm ones. The space could be a little more user friendly.

Pros: amazing cookies, amazing cookies, amazing cookies

Cons: no benches, no coffee, no milk

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The best cookies in the world...thick, soft, morselly. Well worth $3.50. They also do a great briche and a brilliant baked jelly doughnut.

5
★★★★★

The best cookies in the world...thick, soft, morselly. Well worth $3.50. They also do a great briche and a brilliant baked jelly doughnut.

Pros: Cookies, Brioche, Jelly Donuts

Cons: 3.50 per cookie

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Vey delicious cookies. BEST COOKIES EVER!
They don't have any sitting area. They don't accept credit cards either.

5
★★★★★

Vey delicious cookies. BEST COOKIES EVER!
They don't have any sitting area. They don't accept credit cards either.

Pros: Very Delicious

Cons: No sitting area, No credit card

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I bring everyone who vists me here to try the cookies. There great. Make sure to ask the guy if they have any fresh out of the oven?

5
★★★★★

I bring everyone who vists me here to try the cookies. There great. Make sure to ask the guy if they have any fresh out of the oven?

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The chocolate brioche is SO good - I am addicted. Sourdough was also very good. A bit pricy but a wonderful treat!

5
★★★★★

The chocolate brioche is SO good - I am addicted. Sourdough was also very good. A bit pricy but a wonderful treat!

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while their roast beef sandwiches are also wonderful, their cookies are the best in New York City, especially the peanut butter & chocolate. And, delicious breads!!

4
★★★★☆

while their roast beef sandwiches are also wonderful, their cookies are the best in New York City, especially the peanut butter & chocolate. And, delicious breads!!

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I've bought cookies from this place, very good! Once I ordered 12 cookies to be delivered and was charged $100. Cookies in store are $2 each, so it would have made more sense to pick up the cookies and send it by FedEx myself, would have been much cheaper. They charge a premium for delivery. My mistake.

2
★★☆☆☆

I've bought cookies from this place, very good! Once I ordered 12 cookies to be delivered and was charged $100. Cookies in store are $2 each, so it would have made more sense to pick up the cookies and send it by FedEx myself, would have been much cheaper. They charge a premium for delivery. My mistake.

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