Tuesday, September 27, 2011

So Maybe Levain Has One of the Best Cookies in Town

Levain's Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie
When I first tried Levain Bakery three years ago, I wasn't impressed. And for three years, I've wondered if I tried the wrong cookie. So, when I found myself a block away from Levain a couple of weeks ago, I decided it was time to stop by and try again. All of their accolades can't be for nothing!

Levain Bakery
I knew that the most popular and famous cookie was the Walnut Chocolate Chip, not one of the ones I tried. If I was going to be wrong, it was all on this cookie. As I tore off my first piece, an inside filled with gooey chocolate chips and walnut chunks was exposed. And that first bite was filled with them too. Unlike the others I tried, this cookie was chewy and moist--maybe it's the walnut oils seeping out that make all the difference. The size is still ridiculous; this is a cookie meant to be shared, but you'll want to eat it all.

Levain Bakery
167 W. 74th Street
(212) 874-6080


jenn from midlife modern said...

I have heard of this mythical cookie, but haven't tried it myself either. I'm drawn to it, but fear I must stay away. I might like it too much.

K said...

I love Levain cookies!

It's a little difficult for me to share their cookies though... haha!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, best cookie in NY for sure. So glad you gave it another shot! I don't know that I've tried other than the walnut chocolate chip either. It's so good, it's given me no reason to waver.

the little epicurean said...

I LOVE levain cookies! Its always a must stop whenever I visit the city. Just thinking about it is making my mouth water.

Brownie said...

Any Levain fans know if the have other cookies worth trying other than the chocolate walnut? Walnuts are my kryptonite!

James @ The Eaten Path said...

I've always been a fan of the chocolate peanut butter cookie. It's too rich to finish in one sitting, so it happily becomes the gift that keeps on giving.

Ben Huang said...

They make other kinds of cookies there?