Treat your sweet tooth by stopping by for one of Levain's decadent oversized cookies.
Owners Connie McDonald and Pam Weekes opened Levain Bakery in 1995, in a tiny space near West 74th Street. With just four cookies on the menu, the ladies created a cookie phenomenon as their reputation spread across the boroughs.
For 25 years the cookie menu consisted only of chocolate chip walnut, dark chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, and dark chocolate peanut butter chip, until recently when the bakers debuted an original 'two-chip chocolate chip cookie,' that is two inches high and four inches wide. They won't spill the secret ingredients for the "Two Chip," but admit there are no milk chocolate chips added.
Levain Bakery now has eight locations and recently launched Levain Bakery frozen cookies. They've since added to the menu with non-cookie items such as pastries and fresh bread.