New York City’s Levain Bakery has become well-known all over the country for its massive cookies. Now, the bakery is planning to bring those cookies and more to its first store outside of New York City.
Levain plans to open a Washington, DC location in late summer or early fall, according to Eater Washington, D.C., although those plans could change as more developments occur with the pandemic.
The Georgetown location will have a similar menu to the New York City bakeries (including chocolate chip walnut, dark chocolate chocolate chip, dark chocolate peanut butter chip and oatmeal raisin cookies), but with small changes. Other baked goods will likely include pastries, breads, cakes and sticky buns.
Earlier this year, Levain introduced a new cookie to its lineup. The Two Chip Chocolate Chip is a variation on the bakery’s popular Chocolate Chip Walnut cookie, featuring a mix of two kinds of chocolate chips and no walnuts.
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.
Over the years, the company has expanded to six 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.