Cookie shop out of New York that opened in Larchmont Village on June 24 (Saturday).
Doors opened at 8:00 in the morning. The first 100 people in line received special freebies!
Address: 227 North Larchmont Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90004
Phone number: (323) 576-5895
⏬ Levain’s signature cookies 🍫 🍪 🍪
Crunchy on the outside, gooey on the inside…
LEVAIN BAKERY’S COOKIE FLAVORS
- chocolate chip walnut
- dark chocolate peanut butter chip
- dark chocolate chocolate chip
- oatmeal raisin
- two-chip chocolate chip
- coconut caramel chocolate chip
Founded and co-owned by Constance McDonald and Pamela Weekes in 1995, Levain Bakery initially opened to serve a variety of fresh-baked artisanal breads on New York’s Upper West Side. The bakery has since become notable for its 6-ounce chocolate chip walnut cookies and now has 12 locations all over the continental USA.
According to Wikipedia, McDonald and Weekes developed the signature cookie recipe while training for an Ironman Triathlon. They discovered they needed a large number of calories to offset the rigors of training and decided on a traditional chocolate chip cookie, but much bigger. The six-ounce chocolate chip walnut cookie served the purpose and ultimately became a signature item in their bakery.
Larchmont is LEVAIN BAKERY‘s first outpost on the West Coast — opening in LLA with a vegan and gluten-version of their chocolate chip walnut cookie, as well as a summertime seasonal cookie, rocky road.
Anything else besides cookies?
Blueberry muffins, loaf cakes, sticky buns, and espresso drinks from Canyon Coffee!
Tentative Hours: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
You can order boxes of fresh cookies from their website levainbakery.com, which handles nationwide shipping, and come July, you’ll be able to order locally and have them delivered via Grubhub or Doordash.
Levain Bakery donated opening-day proceeds to Alexandria House, a transitional home for women and children. ⬆️
To learn more about this 501(c)3 non-profit organization, visit AlexandriaHouse.org
By the way, Levain is pronounced “luh-ven.” And yes, there was a soft-launch Friday morning.