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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%
Travellers talk about
“cookies” (892 reviews)
“chocolate chip” (109 reviews)
“oatmeal raisin” (55 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2167 Frederick Douglass Blvd, at 117th Street, New York City, NY 10026-2040
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Deliciously dense cookies are what I have waited in line for in the past. I go for just the basic chocolate chip and it lasts all day. They are consistently good and not fussy. Definitely recommend them!

Thank RobertB3021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is small , it is a go in and leave once you purchase your cookie but it is so worth it! My family and I make it a point to get cookies from here every trip we take into the city. We also...More

Thank marianooffseason23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We used to live down the block and make weekly visits but haven’t been in years. Just as fabulous as I remember! The cookies, about the size of scones are absolutely delicious! Hard to pick a favorite, but it might be the double chocolate! Definitely...More

Thank AMY17
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tarts at this bakery are unbelievable. However, the cookies which everyone raves about and for which they are known, are a bit too much. Definitely worth a trip.

Thank Afschineh L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend tell me abouth the best cookies in NYC. Very long line but it was worth it. Every bite was amazingly delicious!!

Thank S6778FFmarag
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hand down the best cookie in Manhattan. They are big, fluffy, chunky, and perfection. You can view the wait time online - so make sure to look before you head there.

Thank nyctraveller1009
Reviewed 1 week ago

Levain is like a cookie institution in NY, before the second address in harlem it was really a mission to get a cookie because you often had to line for at least an hour now it's easier but still it shows that it's worth waiting...More

Thank voyageuseitinerante
Reviewed 1 week ago

Since this place is not too far from my mother's place, I've stopped by now and again just for their chocolate cookies and OMG! they are so scrumptious and sweet....Really soft and gooey melted chocolate that separates so easily..Ughhh...If you're a cookie lover then you'll...More

Thank GoPlaces714179
Reviewed 1 week ago

These cookies are a religious experience. It is pure sorcery the way they are able to have such a large and rich cookie bake all the way through like that and remain fluffy and not a dense brick but they nail it! The oatmeal raisin...More

Thank sophistihippie
Reviewed 1 week ago

They make the BEST cookies on earth! As good as they look in pictures, they taste SO much better! When you walk in the smell is amazing and the staff is welcoming and helpful! There are a few stools with counter space to sit inside...More

Thank NancyC4366
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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Questions & Answers
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

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
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
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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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