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Levain Bakery

167 W 74th St, At Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY 10023-2216
+1 212-874-6080
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“cookies” (2,125 reviews)
“chocolate chip” (228 reviews)
“oatmeal raisin” (135 reviews)
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167 W 74th St, At Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY 10023-2216
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My daughter and I are working out how we might get 23kg of cookies back to Australia....just for us! Levains Bakery is a quaint and tiny....very tiny...bakery that bake the best cookies I have EVER tasted! I thought the reviews of the cookies were...'yeah, sure!'...OMG...these...More

Thank 808louiseg
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place is truly worth the wait in line!! The cookies are unbelievable!! Warm, soft and delicious! During our 4 day trip the NYC, we visited 2 times!!!

Thank Kathryn B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Ordered one if each kind of cookie to bring home to family. Each was yummy. Huge, moist, flavorful, and even traveled well.

Thank bcasey1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried various cookies, all fantastic! The best you will ever try, a review on here doesn't do them justice. Ate them in Central Park which is about a 10 minute walk away. Highly recommend.

Thank TWR91
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These cookies are amazing! I had the double chocolate chip, which was really warm, gooey and huge. Perfect! Forget the diet you must try one of these. The queue wasn't long at all when we visited mid morning after a stroll in Central Park

Thank HayleyHay5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oh my goodness! If you want the best cookie in New York City you have to go here! The cookies are huge and warm when you buy them. They also have delicious chocolate brioche and baguettes with butter and jam. My niece lives two blocks...More

Thank Jill P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous cookies! My favorite is the chocolate chocolate chip. Very large, heavy cookies. It took me 3 attempts to eat one cookie. Quality ingredients and cooked perfectly. Rich and dense. There is usually a line, but worth the wait! Forget the diet and just enjoy!

Thank Beachgirl119
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The choc chip walnut cookie was VERY yummy, though the coffees were average. The crowded stairs and basement enhanced the experience.

Thank Alec T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be prepared as you may have to wait 20 or 30 minutes for your cookies, but the wait is well worth it once you taste your treat. I am quite fond of the oatmeal raisin, and my wife loves the chocolate chocolate chip. Either way...More

Thank markltennis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were told about the cookies at this bakery so we had to go give it a try.. We were told to expect a long line but only had a couple of people in line when we got there. We went during the week so...More

Thank lawmanAltaLoma
Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
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15 June 2017|
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Response from LauraMitford | Reviewed this property |
You can ring ahead and order to collect, I saw a few people doing this when i was there in December...we queued for just over an hour!
16 December 2016|
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Response from Carla_M2311 | Reviewed this property |
I'm nearly sure it's on the Upper West Side.
16 December 2016|
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Response from LevainBakery | Property representative |
Hi Pam, Thank you for your inquiry. Our West 74th Street shop is on the Upper West Side between Amsterdam & Columbus Avenues.
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 167 W 74th St, At Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY 10023-2216
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-874-6080
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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.
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