August 22, 2009
This is why we love making cookies! Thank you for sharing, you made our day.
Dear Levain Bakery Staff,
I’m attaching a photo of my two nephews, Frank and Aidan, after they finished eating one of your chocolate chip cookies. They said they were the best chocolate chip cookies in the world and I agree!
Thank you for caring so much about good food and making our lives a little sweeter!
August 21, 2009
By Gabriella Gershenson
“In the book, you write about a good source of tartines near your place on the Upper West Side. Were you talking about Levain Bakery?
Yes, I live in Levain Bakery.
Their cookies to me are like kryptonite.
They’re horrible. I mean they’re great! But they’re cookie dough! I mean, that cookie is half cookie and half dough! I love peanut butter cookies, too. I wish Levain did a straightforward peanut butter cookie because they could probably do an amazing peanut butter cookie.
I bet if you asked them they would.
I would never do that.”
August 15, 2009
You have to check our one of latest reviews! We love the enthusiasm and look forward to meeting our reviewers in person one day. Some of our youngest reviewers awarded us their best chocolate chip cookie in NYC. Check out the video at http://www.immaculateinfatuation.com/features/read/1 We love meeting and hearing from our fans.
August 14, 2009
Quick Bite | Wainscott
Published: August 14, 2009
“Never have 12 cookies weighed so much,” said Michael Hirtenstein of Manhattan and Bridgehampton, lifting his purchase from the counter at Levain Bakery in Wainscott on a recent afternoon.
Levain’s signature cookies ($4) are indeed impressive in their heft and lumpy handmade charm. Each weighs six ounces and is nearly half as thick as it is wide. They come in four flavors: chocolate chip walnut, dark chocolate chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin and dark chocolate peanut butter chip.
“There’s kind of an art to scaling it perfectly,” said Connie McDonald, the co-owner with Pam Weekes of the 10-year-old bakery in Wainscott and its 14-year-old sister bakery on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The cookie’s thickness allows the center to be soft with melted semi-sweet chocolate chunks and chewy with raisins or nuts, while the outside remains crisp and firm. Substantial and satisfying, the chocolate chip walnut cookie is practically a meal in itself.
Levain produces fine artisanal breads (a crusty ciabatta is $4.50, a whole wheat walnut raisin is $6.75), bomboloncini (baked jelly doughnuts, $2 each), and flat pizza breads in flavors like caramelized onion with Parmesan or artichoke Gruyère ($7.50 each). Espresso ($1.50) and cappuccino ($2.75 small, $3.75 large) are also available. There is no table service, but there are benches to sit on.
Rustic fruit tarts are a specialty only at the East End location. A combination of strawberries, blueberries and peaches is framed in a light pie crust ($25 for a six-inch). The sweet tarts are seasonal pleasures, just like Levain’s Wainscott bakery. It closes for the year in late September. (Levain Bakery in Manhattan is open year-round.)
Levain Bakery, Wainscott Village Shopping Center, 354 Montauk Highway, Wainscott; (631) 537-8570. levainbakery.com. Open daily July through Labor Day, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open weekends April through June, and from Labor Day until the last weekend of September (call for hours). SUSAN M. NOVICK
August 8, 2009
August 1, 2009
This is the second summer Daniel has worked for us in Wainscott and we are so happy that he came back this summer. We just wish he did not have to go back to school so soon! He is great to have around and keeps us all laughing and is a great dancer!
Name: Daniel Narvaez Garcia
What’s your sign: Aquarius
Where did you grow up? Cuenca-Ecuador
What is your favorite color? Brown
What is your favorite thing at the bakery? Everybody
Cat or Dog? Dog
If you could be a cookie package, where would you want to be shipped? Cuenca
What smells best when it is in the oven? The cookies
Chocolate chip walnut or chocolate chocolate chip? Chocolate Chip Walnut
What is your favorite song played at the bakery? Use Some Body – Get the Rhythm
If you could be one thing in the bakery, what would you be and why? The cookies, because we sell the most of them.
Make a statement that defines you. Vive tu vida como si fuera el ultimo dia. “Live everyday like it is your last>”