New York City’s Levain Bakery, known for its six-ounce chocolate chip walnut cookie as well as its rustic breads, will open its first location in downtown Manhattan on February 26. The new bakery will be located in the city’s trendy NoHo neighborhood.
Levain Bakery was founded in 1994 by Connie McDonald and Pam Weekes, who wanted to create the world’s greatest chocolate chip cookie. It quickly became a neighborhood institution and a destination for travelers with a sweet tooth.
The new location’s menu will be the same as Levain’s others, with cookie variations such as the aforementioned chocolate chip walnut and a full lineup of pastries and baked goods.
Over the years, the company has expanded to five bakery locations across New York and a growing national ecommerce business. Levain Bakery has become a beloved “must-visit” New York institution, and its cookies are commonly cited as the best in New York.