Levain Bakery

167 W. 74th St.
New York, NY 10023
Famous for their giant (almost half a pound each), gooey, and addictive cookies, this Upper West Side bakery has been a neighborhood fixture for 11 years. Regulars come in every day, and some even bring their dogs, who get great service as well. The bakery also makes excellent bread and perfect scones.

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    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 9:10 a.m. by Brad Japhe

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    Friday, August 20, 2010 at 11:36 a.m. by Rebecca Marx

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