The iconic oversized, melty chocolate chip cookies of Levain Bakery are finally coming downtown. A rep for Connie McDonald and Pam Weekes confirmed Monday that the nearly 25-year-old bakery will be opening in Noho at 59 Bleecker St., at Lafayette Street.
The legendary bakery opened in 1994 on the Upper West Side and for years has been known for its chocolate chip cookies, which still regularly draw long lines from locals and tourists. It’s been named best in the city many times and counts famous fans like Oprah. Levain now has four locations, on West 74th Street, Amsterdam Avenue, Harlem, and in the Hamptons.
But this will be the first time that the team will be venturing downtown. They’ve been eyeing the neighborhood for a while now and hope to open the outpost in a landmarked building by late summer. Bowery Boogie posited the rumor this morning.
The menu will be at the same as at other locations. Cookies come in variations like dark chocolate peanut butter chip and chocolate chip walnut, and the bakery has a slew of other pastries and baked goods, too. Breads, cakes, and sticky buns are also available at existing locations. Counter seating will be available here.
Stay tuned for more.
This post has been updated with new information from the bakery.