Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Levain Bakery

After Grom, we walked to Levain Bakery to try their cookies.

Mabel had seen a picture of their cookies on the Serious Eats website earlier in the week and was like, "What's that? Let's get that!"

These are great cookies, perfect in their own way. I got Oatmeal Raisin. Mabel got Chocolate Chip with Walnuts. Both are delicious. When held in the hand they have a satisfying heft. They feel like rocks, all craggy and heavy for their size.

That rough exterior is almost crisp as you bite into it and reach the soft and chewy inside. Mabel says, "I think these are not snack cookies. I believe it would be more challenging to achieve [the optimal crunchy to chewy ratio] with a smaller cookie."

Levain Bakery
167 W 74th St (btn Amsterdam and Columbus Ave)
New York, NY 10023

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