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Levain Bakery

2167 Frederick Douglass Blvd, at 117th Street, New York City, NY 10026-2040
+1 646-455-0952
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cookies” (886 reviews)
“chocolate chip” (109 reviews)
“oatmeal raisin” (55 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2167 Frederick Douglass Blvd, at 117th Street, New York City, NY 10026-2040
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This dark chocolate chip cookie was simply amazing. However the staff wasn't really caring about the customers, and also I paid 4$ for a cookie! Definitely overpower

Thank Silviadichiara9
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The chocolate chip walnut cookies are out this world, lots of chocolate!!!. And the coffee a great combination! I recommend it!

Thank Henrique L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

PROS *I normally don’t like warm desserts, but my chocolate chip and walnut cookie was just the right amount of warm and had chocolate gooing out of it. *Cookie is a decent size. *Staff seemed friendly. CONS *Cookie was good, but not must-try in my...More

Thank ExtraUnderwear
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the chocolate chip brioche. It was Soooooooooooo goood!!!!!!! Just eat here yes it’s expensive but it’s NYC everything is. It is worth every penny

Thank Amanda V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service, but wait was a little too long. Definitely wirthbthe wait at the place. Highlt recommended.

Thank Ezequiel C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going to Levain for years, and they are consistently serving up delicious cookies! You can't go wrong with their original- chocolate chip walnut- chewy and gooey! It's worth the wait on line - which never is too long. Get the glass of milk...More

Thank JS P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The chocolate chip cookies are nothing short of Amazing. If I could underline and bold the word “Amazing”, I would. They are that good.

Thank NJreviewer74
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent high end bakery. Great service and great food! I grew up in the area and go back to visit regularly and while there are quite a few excellent more traditional bakeries, this is a very welcome addition to the local food scene.

Thank Dsnyc123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I never know what to choose - chocolate chip walnut or oatmeal raisin...so I usually get both!!! They are usually still warm which makes them even better!

Thank allisonjoyce76
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A special Manhattan bakery, making unique, high quality, very tasty cookie's ,not a sitting place.On weekend long waiting line on the street.

Thank ayelet29
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has
played a vital role in the history of New York City.
Today, the neighbourhood is as vibrant as ever as new
businesses and developments go up next to local
institutions. The heart of the neighbourhood is
bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and
historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with
big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and
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5 March 2017|
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Response from LevainBakery | Property representative |
Yes, all of our NYC locations will be open on Easter Sunday. We hope to see you!
2 September 2016|
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Response from pandaguy2016 | Reviewed this property |
Most deftinelty its also,so true what you say about this place. Their own Staff and it's caring and thoughtful planing to give everyone there a wonderful time to be in their Restaurant amd so much they enjoy as many times... More
Alun H
25 February 2016|
Response from Alun H |
Sorry - posted on wrong page!
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2167 Frederick Douglass Blvd, at 117th Street, New York City, NY 10026-2040
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Harlem
  • Neighbourhood: Harlem
  • Phone Number: +1 646-455-0952
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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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