New York City’s Levain Bakery has become well-known all over the country for its massive cookies. Now, the bakery is bringing those cookies and more to its first store outside of New York City.
On Wednesday, September 16, Levain Bakery opened its Washington, DC location. As part of its grand opening, the bakery sold a limited-edition cookie – Café Con Leche – with the proceeds going to Horton’s Kids, an organization geared toward empowering DC students.
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 include pastries, breads, cakes and sticky buns.
The bakery will offer contactless service and will limit the number of guests in-store at one time. Delivery is also expected to be available through Caviar and DoorDash at some point.
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.