Levain Bakery – Cookies!! OMM-nom-nom-nom…

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Almost any New York guide book will tell you to head to Levain Bakery up on the Upper West Side and grab a cookie, or two.

Not being one to turn away from a cookie, or two, Gambit and I headed up to UWS in November.

The ‘thing’ about Levain cookies is that they are big. Not big in diameter. Big as in height, so they almost look like a poorly shaped scone.

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After we lined up for about 10 minutes, we ordered the Chocolate Chip Walnut, Dark Chocolate and Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip cookies, plus the chocolate chip brioche.

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They are not the best cookies I have ever had in my life and I am unsure if they are deserving of all the ‘hype’ they have received.

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To sum it up – if I was not taking an out of town visitor to go, I would only go back if I was a) in the neighborhood and b) there wasn’t a line.

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Otherwise I don’t think it would be worth the effort to travel and wait, because you could get a cookie as tasty elsewhere.


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