Levain Bakery

>> Tuesday, November 18, 2008




I have something to admit, I lied. I wrote about Magnolia Bakery a couple posts ago and I said it could be my favorite desert place in New York.



I lied. I have a new favorite and this one, well, is just undeniable perfection.

Warm, gooey, with a good crunch on the outside, everything a cookie should be, and um, not to mention HUGE. You can tell that the Levain Bakery has spent a serious amount of time mastering their recipe.


I first learned about them from Jef and later on Throwdown with Bobby Flay (of course...in case you haven't noticed this is often where I find my material) and this weekend presented itself with the perfect opportunity. A blustery cold day calls for one thing -- a warm cookie :)


This tiny bakery tucked off of Amsterdam on the Upper West Side, just lends itself to being loved. There are 4 varieties of cookies, Chocolate Chip Walnut, Oatmeal Raisin, Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip, and Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter all for $3.75. I went with the obvious choice of chocolate chip, and couldn't have been happier.


I will say this though, I honestly couldn't get through half of the cookie they are HUGE, like giant calorie monsters. I would recommend splitting one and going back for seconds if you have to.


Move out of the way, Magnolia, when I have a sweet tooth, it's all about Levain Bakery.


Levain Bakery
167 W 74th St
New York, NY 10023
(212) 874-6080

4 comments:

Jef November 18, 2008 at 4:52 PM  

Whoa...you learned about these from me...give credit where credit is due...

You are a couple of posts, where you take credit for my "discoveries", away from being a hack...

Ilovetoeat November 18, 2008 at 6:44 PM  

Great picture of you and the Rabbitt! Who's the other girl? I think I"M the one who introduced you to that place...give me some credit here!

FrugalNYC November 19, 2008 at 2:47 PM  

Your blog came up on my google alerts. Like the layout and some of the photos.

Renee November 20, 2008 at 12:37 PM  

Thank you Frugal NYC. I've really started to get into the photography aspect of it all.

I've read a few posts on FrugalNYC and really enjoyt the content!

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