August 28, 2008
August 25, 2008
We’re quickly approaching the end of summertime on the beach, namely the Levain Bakery location in Wainscott. We’re only open seasonally in our East Hampton location, so if you haven’t yet had a chance to get here– time is limited for this season… come see us.
Wainscott Village Shopping Center, 354 Montauk Highway, Wainscott, NY 11975
Starting September 1 our Long Island bakery is open long (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) weekends only until the end of September. Then we’re closed until next summer. Call for hours, 631-537-8570.
The South Shore of Long Island is intoxicating at this time of year…
(painting courtesy of our friend Aurelio Torres, Wainscott Field in Summer)
August 22, 2008
Pining for a Levain cookie fix?
Some cookie aficionados residing outside the NYC area have no idea that even they can enjoy our cookies by mail order.
Here’s how you get Levain Bakery cookies if you are not near our shops:
Beyond our storefront bakery lies Cookies By Mail! All fresh baked and packed to order, for you in one of our shops. Check out www.levainbakery.com for all the shipping options and details.
We give them as gifts ourselves, so we can attest to their potency. Your gift recipients will love you for it.
August 19, 2008
If you haven’t been out to our East Hampton bakery here’s why it’s fabulous:
(a painting by our friend Aurelio Torres, Shagam Hills, Montauk; used with permission)
It’s the beach! It’s the Hamptons, yes, but compared to New York City it’s very laid back, just the way summertime should be. The light is luminous and the air briny and rich. We regularly see herds of wild turkey and deer on our way to the bakery in the early mornings. Our actual bakery is open and spacious, but cozy. In the late afternoons so much of that translucent outdoor light spills through the big windows that we can turn off the overhead lights–perfect natural light.
Our East Hampton address:
Levain Bakery, 354 Montauk Highway, Wainscott, New York, 11975; 631-737-8570
August 13, 2008
Fresh fruit tarts.
We take fresh strawberries, fresh blueberries and fresh peaches and simply wrap them in tart dough, bake until golden. You only get them if you come visit us out here. Come to the beach for the weekend or play hooky from work and when you do stop by for rustic fruit-tarts-and…
August 11, 2008
We’d like to introduce our new webcams!
Find yourself online—how fun is that– via Levain Bakery webcam in either our New York or East Hampton location. Wave hello to friends or family. The webcam images/photos re-take every 10 seconds and you can find a full day’s images indexed online; just follow the links on our website. Here’s the key—we only save the webcam images for one day, all webcam memory from the previous day is deleted at 8 a.m everyday. So don’t miss your 15 minutes.
When you come into either bakery location look for the computer monitor mounted on the wall (in NYC it’ll be behind you, in East Hampton it’s to your left)—you’ll see pretty quickly where you need to strategically place yourself for maximum visibility or maximum invisibility.
Have fun with webcam images:
say “cheese” “it’s all about the cookie.”
*Disclaimer: we have targeted a specific spot in each bakery where those customers may stand if they wish to be visible via webcam, but for customers who’d prefer to shop for baked goods without leaving a trace, you’ll find plenty of counter space well outside the view of the webcam.
August 6, 2008
about “The most delicious cookie you will ever eat”. Why, thank you Brian!
From this real estate professional comes the launch of Roominations, a newsletter dedicated to the numerous exchanges that go on in the various rooms of residential Manhattan, shining a light on just what makes this city such an interesting place. We were very happy to be featured in the inaugural issue.
August 2, 2008
…and enjoy one of our bomboloncini. We are definitely most well known for our cookies, but we have dozens of other treats just waiting to be enjoyed. When ordering the bomboloncini we often hear so many different pronounciations, while some often skip the word entirely and say “the baked jelly doughnut”. While it may look intimidating, it is really quite easy to say and spelled phonetically. By starting slowly, bom-bo-lon-chini, you’ll be a master in no time. Mangia!