I don’t remember the last time I came across cookies this good from an NYC bakery like Levain on the Upper West Side.
The cookies are pretty huge, with a slightly crispy shell and super soft inside, and filled with soft, almost melted chocolate chips. It was just cookie perfection. I wish I could say I discovered it myself but all credit is due to my friend Fahad, who came across the cookies in NYC and stopped by just to drop it off for me and my cousins to try! We were all blown away at how it just melts in your mouth.
The Levain back story is also pretty interesting, as I think rings true of most NYC bakeries. The co-founders Connie McDonald and Pam Weekes, met back in the 80s. Connie worked in banking and Pam in fashion, and through a mutual understanding during an unlikely time — while training for an Ironman Triathalon(yes, while they were training to swim 2.4 mi, bike 112, and run 26 mi nonstop) — all they could think about was cookies. And Levain was born.
167 West 74th Street
at Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10023
Upper West Side