Ever wonder who makes the best cookies in NYC? The Big Adventure prefers, enjoys and unequivocally endorses the baked goods from Levain Bakery on 74th Street near Amsterdam Ave.
Quaint and unassuming, this Upper West Side staple has made astounding cookies for the last 15 years. We’re talking cookies that will likely change your life juuusst a little bit. A confounding mix of smooth, warm and crunchy on the outside yet soft and chewy on the inside. We proclaim a Levain Cookie to be borderline NYC dessert perfection.
Unfortunately, we’re not breaking any new ground with our love for Levain. Aside from being will known throughout the city and Long Island (A second location opened in East Hampton a few years back), they’ve also been featured on the programs "Barefoot Contessa", "Throwdown with Bobby Flay" and even Oprah. Each cookie will run you four dollars, but they are giant and meant to be shared. The good are available in four styles: Chocolate Chip Walnut, Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin and Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip.
Make the trip, grab a fresh cookie and split it with a loved one or random stranger. You won’t be disappointed.
167 W 74th St
Open till 7:00 PM every day.