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Alley

March 7, 2010

We first met Alley last spring (2009) and only like her more and more as we spend more time together and get to know her better!

Name:  Alley

What’s your sign:  Virgo

Where did you grow up?  Newport, RI

How long have you lived in NYC?  3 years

What is your favorite color?  Purple

What is your favorite thing at the bakery?  Sourdough Baguette

Cat or Dog?  French Bull dog puppies

If you could be a cookie package, where would you want to be shipped?  London, England

What smells best when it is in the oven?  Choco-chip anything

Chocolate chip walnut or chocolate chocolate chip?  Chocolate Chip Walnut

What is your favorite song played at the bakery?  “ABC” The Jackson Five

What is your least favorite song played at the bakery?  N/A – I love all music

If you could be one thing in the bakery, what would you be and why?  Refrigerators/Freezers!  House awesome cookies and stay cold all day (hot summer here!)

Make a statement that best defines you.  “You don’t want, on the day you die, to realize you haven’t lived” – J Clifford Hobbins

Meet the Crew: Ann Marie

February 28, 2010

Name:  Ann Marie

What’s your sign?  Leo

Where are you from originally?  Buffalo, NY

How long have you lived in New York City?  3 years

How long have you been working at Levain Bakery?   9months(ish)

What brought you to NYC and the bakery?  I moved to NYC/Brooklyn to finish school at Pratt.  My friend worked at Levain. 

What’s your favorite thing at the bakery:

To eat?  Mozzarella, tomato, basil sandwich.

To do?  Bake, scale cookies, dance.

If you could be a cookie package, where would you want to be shipped?  California

What smells the best when it’s in the oven?  Onions 

Favorite cookie or other bakery item?  Chocolate Chip Brioche

If you could be one thing in the bakery, what would you be and why?  I would be cookie dough, it’s pure and delicious! 

What’s your favorite song played at the bakery?  Nasty Boy by Janet Jackson

Cat or Dog?  Both, but I have 3 cats!

What’s your favorite color?  Orange

Make a statement that best defines you:  “Life is meant to be lived, enjoy!”

Meet the Crew: Kelsey

February 21, 2010

Kelsey at the BakeryName:  Kelsey

What’s your sign?  Taurus

Where are you from originally?  Eugene, Oregon

How long have you lived in New York City?  3 months

How long have you been working at Levain Bakery?  almost 5 months

What brought you to NYC and the bakery?  A change of pace, nearby family, and all of the little things that make New York, New York.

What’s your favorite thing at the bakery:

To eat?  I have yet to try everything, but so far it would have to be the Oatmeal Raisin Scones.

To do?  Dance about.

If you could be a cookie package, where would you want to be shipped?  Valparaíso, Chile

What smells the best when it’s in the oven?  The breads

Favorite cookie or other bakery item?  The always delicious Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie.

If you could be one thing in the bakery, what would you be and why?  A whisk.  I bet they have a good sense of humor. 

What’s your favorite song played at the bakery?  Anything by Marvin Gaye- he always gets me groovin’.

Cat or Dog?  Both

What’s your favorite color?  Midnight Blue

Make a statement that best defines you:  “It’s better to help people than garden gnomes”-Amélie

Kelsey on her off time.

Meet the Crew: Hollie

December 12, 2009

Name:  Hollie MatlinHollie

What’s your sign?  Scorpio 

Where are you from originally?  Philadelphia, PA 

How long have you lived in New York City?  19 years 

How long have you been working at Levain Bakery?  1 week

What brought you to NYC and the bakery?  I moved to NY with my family and came to the bakery because of the intoxicating sugar/butter/chocolate smell. 

What’s your favorite thing at the bakery:

To eat?  Pumpkin Spice Loaf 

To do?  Measure out 6 oz. of dough/ play with dough.

If you could be a cookie package, where would you want to be shipped?  Florence. 

What smells the best when it’s in the oven?  Olive and Goat Cheese Pizza. 

If you could be one thing in the bakery, what would you be and why?  I would be a mixer, I’d get to play in everything. 

What’s your favorite song played at the bakery?  Anything by Abba.

Cat or Dog?  Dog

What’s your favorite color?  Blue

Meet the Crew: Francisco

December 5, 2009

Name:  Francisco Ventura

What’s your sign?  Virgo 

Where are you from originally?  Mexico

How long have you lived in New York City?  16 years

How long have you been working at Levain Bakery?  3 months

What brought you to NYC and the bakery?  Work.

What’s your favorite thing at the bakery:

To eat?  Cookies

To do?  Make cookies.

What smells the best when it’s in the oven?  Cookies.

Favorite cookie or other bakery item?  Bag of cookies.  Basket of cookies.

What’s your favorite song played at the bakery?  None of them.

Cat or Dog? Dog

What’s your favorite color?  White

Make a statement that best defines you:  “Limpio trabajado y honorable.”  “Clean, hardworking, and honest.”

Meet the Crew: Eryn

November 28, 2009

Name:  ErynEryn

What’s your sign?  Scorpio 

Where are you from originally?  Colorado

How long have you lived in New York City?  3+ years

How long have you been working at Levain Bakery?  2 months

What brought you to NYC and the bakery?  I went to pastry school and want to be a baker.

What’s your favorite thing at the bakery:

To eat?  Warm Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

To do?  Mix cookies.

If you could be a cookie package, where would you want to be shipped?  France

What smells the best when it’s in the oven?  Banana Cake 

Favorite cookie or other bakery item?  Banana Cake

If you could be one thing in the bakery, what would you be and why?  I would be Bomboloncini, so I would have a jam filled center. 

What’s your favorite song played at the bakery?  Don’t Get Me Wrong by The Pretenders

Cat or Dog?  I have a cat, but love both.

What’s your favorite color?  Green

Make a statement that best defines you:  “First impressions can be deceiving.”

Meet the Crew: Elise

November 14, 2009

Elise at bakery.Name: Elise

What’s your sign?  Virgo

Where are you from originally?  Raleigh, NC

How long have you lived in New York City?  One year and 3 months!

How long have you been working at Levain Bakery?  Since May, 2009.

What brought you to NYC and the bakery?  Graduate school to study vocal performance.  I came to the bakery because I love, love, love to eat.

What’s your favorite thing at the bakery:

To eat?  Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

To do?  Bug Connie :)

If you could be a cookie package, where would you want to be shipped?  The outerbanks of NC.  There’s nothing better than reading a book by the beach and playing games when it rains.

What smells the best when it’s in the oven?  Ugh-scones! Soo good.

Favorite cookie or other bakery item?  See above.

If you could be one thing in the bakery, what would you be and why?  The coffee machine- because its gets alot of attention.  NO really, anything but a cookie because I’d like a longer life-span.

What’s your favorite song played at the bakery?  Tina Turner- Private Dancer

Cat or Dog?  Dog

What’s your favorite color?  I don’t pick favorites.

Make a statement that best defines you:  “I don’t make self-defining statements”. 

Elise on her time off.

 

We Now Accept Credit Cards

November 4, 2009

Visa, Mastercard, Amex

We are very happy to announce that we now accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express cards at our New York City location.  Now everyone can come down and grab a cookie without having to hit the bank first.

Levain Bakery…a little bakery with a big presence (Modern Baking)

October 29, 2009

Modern Baking

Check out the new article about Levain Bakery in Modern Baking

Levain Bakery…a little bakery with a big presence

Oct 1, 2009 12:00 PM, by Katherine Martin, chief editor

“With the good fortune of being written up in numerous travel guidebooks and being showcased several times on the Food Network, this 500-sq.-ft. bakery is a go-to destination for thousands visiting New York City.”

These Customers Always Eat for Free: Foozle & Bandit

October 24, 2009

Why should you have all the fun chowing down on our scrumptious baked goods?  Bring down your best friend – and we don’t mean the one you call up for last minute fashion tips – to share in the bounty.

Dogs aren’t allowed in the bakery, but they are always welcome to stop by for a tasty (and did we mention FREE) treat.  Now you can both reward yourselves after a nice long walk or run.   We will be taking pictures of our regular canine compatriots for the blog. 

Come down and get featured today!

 

Foozle & Bandit 

Foozle & Bandit wait for their treat. Foozle & Bandit wait for their treat.

This doggie blog post is about two of the cutest little rascals we have ever seen.  They constantly follow their noses to Levain from over 14 blocks away, and try to make it over to the bakery even if not their owner’s intended destination.

The owner, Christina, has brought these delightful bundles of energy down for over two years!  Come rain or shine, they faithfully wait outside, and even have their own personal umbrella set up.


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