Item #580

Rating: 5 Stars

Category: Local - New York

Title: Levain Bakery - New York City


User's Notes:
I was drawn to the small, somewhat hidden place, by the crowd that was standing all the way from the entrance to the sidewalk. As I approached, I needed no more convincing, the smell of the fresh baked scones was too strong to ignore. Waiting wasn’t too long and was definitely worth it. The scones were divine and I cannot wait to be back in NYC to enjoy that taste again. A must visit, even if you are not in the neighborhood.

User Selected Text:
Nestled in New York City’s Upper West Side, Levain headquarters is a cozy neighborhood bakery where locals are greeted by name. A steady stream of loyal regulars stand side by side with tourists, eager to sample the legendary baked goods.<br /> From an inventive array of rustic breads to the world-famous six-ounce chocolate chip walnut cookie, everything is baked on-site, fresh every day from the finest natural ingredients. What doesn’t sell that day goes to help feed the hungry—a mission that has been solidly in place since the beginning.