February 10, 2007
Little Levain Bakery sells really big chocolate chip cookies… The Levain Bakery, easy walking distance from the American Museum of Natural History, is a worthy stop, especially considering its utter lack of cupcakes. Almost 10 years ago, Amanda Hesser, writing in The New York Times, said their blocky, chunky, fudgy creations “may possibly be the largest, most divine chocolate chip cookies in Manhattan” — and it’s still true. There are also chocolate-chocolate chip, chocolate peanut butter chip and oatmeal raisin, for $3.50 each…
He also liked the “gargantuan version of a Nutter Butter cookie” ($2.95 to go) at Bouchon Bakery… which apparently works quite well after the $13.25 tuna sandwich. But save that for your next weekend in town. Those with their priorities straight will instantly realize that $13.25 is only 75 cents short of what you would need to buy one of each flavor of the huge, gooey cookies at Levain, a mere 10-minute, calorie-burning walk north.
– from the New York Times, February 11, 2007