Upper West Side
Levain Bakery is a cozy shop tucked away on a quiet, neighborhood street in the Upper West Side. Don’t be deceived by the tiny store front, it draws lines around the block with locals and tourists waiting to get their hands on the legendary chocolate chip walnut cookie. Levain’s cookies are rich, decadent and over the top delicious. To me what makes them so unique is their doughiness; they taste and feel as if they just came fresh out of the oven.
My favorites are the chocolate chip walnut cookie, the dark chocolate peanut butter cookie and the banana chocolate chip bread, all pictured below. These are just a few of their freshly baked offerings, but check out their shop for more delicious goods. Just make sure to get there early as some items go quick!
Left: chocolate chip walnut cookie, Right: dark chocolate peanut butter cookie
dark chocolate peanut butter cookie
chocolate chip walnut cookie
banana chocolate chip bread