You know the type of person who has to go somewhere or see something just to say they’ve done it?
“I went to Paris, Barcelona, Vienna, and London – each for one day”.
“I went to this place that serves the world’s biggest burger and ate the whole thing.”
That ain’t me. I’d rather spend some time in one city and get to know it a little than frantically hop around from place to place. I’d rather not eat a disgustingly large overcooked burger just to say I’ve done it.
So, when I tell you the cookies at Levain Bakery are divine, I can understand why you’d shrug and say “oh yeah, that place that makes the REALLY BIG cookies? Such a gimmick.” I hear you. But lordie, lordie, those things are legitimately good, regardless of their size. In fact, I think the size might be one of the secrets to their deliciousness. They are always sort of crispy on the outside, but gooey in the middle.
And the flavors are also so great: oatmeal raisin, dark chocolate chocolate chip, chocolate peanut butter chip, or chocolate chip walnut. You won’t have a favorite. You’ll want them all, all the time.
The other treats they offer aren’t so bad either:
Where it is and why I’ll miss it: 74th and Broadway; a delicious cookie for 2, or 1 if you skip lunch.
Baguette with butter and jam. So simple that it is genius.
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