Largely considered the best cookie in New York City, Levain Bakery specializes in massive, 6-ounce, thick, crunchy, yet very gooey cookies.
Personally, I’m a huge fan of their cookies, especially when you get them fresh from their stores. However, since I live in Florida, my only option is to get them shipped to my home. (And I’m definitely not getting their frozen ones from the grocery store because it’s not the same).
But will the cookies still taste incredible, even a day or two old? Let’s find out in this quick, yet in-depth, Levain Bakery shipping review.
Overview of Levain Bakery
Levain Bakery is a New York-based bread shop founded in 1995 by Pam Weekes and Connie McDonald. One day, they decided to sell a 6oz chocolate chip walnut cookie that they created to give them energy while training for a triathlon and it instantly flew off the shelves, becoming a customer favorite.
Fast-forward to today, and Levain Bakery is an award-winning bakery that has 11 locations in 5 different states, while developing a somewhat cult following.
Their cookies are widely considered to be some of the best on the east coast, let alone the nation. You can now get these cookies in the frozen section of the grocery store, as well as get them shipped to your home, baked to order.
Levain Bakery Cookie Flavors
Levain Bakery has five cookie flavors that you can order online:
- Chocolate Chip Walnut
- Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip
- Oatmeal Raisin
- Dark Chocolate Chip
- Two Chip Chocolate Chip
On their website, they also offer seasonal flavors, such as Rocky Road.
No matter what cookie flavors you purchase, each is baked to order and shipped that same day.
What is the Signature Cookie Assortment?
The Signature Cookie Assortment includes one of each of their original four cookie flavors – chocolate chip walnut, dark chocolate peanut butter chip, oatmeal raisin, and dark chocolate chip.
These gift boxes contain either four, eight, or twelve 6-ounce cookies packed in beautiful cellophane bags with hand-tied blue ribbons.
How much do Levain Bakery cookie assortments cost?
When ordering any of the cookies online from Levain Bakery, you have 3 options: a 4-pack, 8-pack, or 12-pack.
- 4-pack costs $29
- 8-pack costs $49
- 12-pack costs $69
Plus, if you don’t want a variety pack, you can order a box of a single cookies flavor.
Levain Bakery Shipping Costs
Overnight shipping costs $49 while 2-day shipping costs $20.
There is also a 1 or 2-day ground shipping option that costs $12 but that’s only available for customers in CT, DE, GA, IN, IL, MD, MA, MI, NH, KY, ME, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, RI, SC, DC, WV, VT, and VA.
When ordering these cookies online, you can select your delivery date up to four weeks in advance.
Levain Bakery will ship their cookies within the entirety of the United States including Hawaii and Alaska, excluding Puerto Rico.
Levain Bakery Discounts
None at the moment.
My Levain Bakery Signature Cookie Assortment Review
The kind folks at Levain Bakery sent an 8-pack of the Signature Cookie Assortment, so here’s a quick, unbiased unboxing and review of it.
The packaging was great, and all the cookies arrived without any cracking, crumbling, or splitting.
The Signature Cookie Assortment came with four of their original cookie flavors:
Chocolate Chip Walnut
The original cookie that I first fell in love with years ago. It’s the perfect ratio of chocolate chips and walnuts.
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip
Hard to tell by this pic (see later on in the review to see the inside of the cookie) but this cookie has the perfect ratio of chocolate and peanut butter. If you love peanut butter, this cookie cannot be missed. It’s literally the only cookie that makes my mouth water just thinking about it.
Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip
A rich cookie that’s perfect for chocolate lovers.
A decent ratio of raisins to oatmeal cookie. Personally, I think there were too many raisins. But after picking some out, this cookie was very good, especially since it wasn’t as sweet and rich as the other cookies in this gift box.
The Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip is by far my favorite cookie (of all time), especially when it’s warmed up. Gooey, soft, and just packed with peanut butter chips. Incredible.
The Chocolate Chip Walnut is usually a hit or miss with me depending on if I am in the mood for walnuts in my cookies. On the first day I ate the Chocolate Chip Walnut, I wasn’t really feeling it. However, the following day I was in love with it. So my feelings for it varies.
My least favorite one was the Dark Chocolate Chip only because it was just way too sweet.
Oatmeal Raisin was good, but I can’t wait for the day they make an oatmeal cookie without raisins, similar to what they did with the Two Chip Chocolate Chip, which removed all the walnuts.
But either way, these cookies were all hits with zero misses.
Although I still prefer getting these cookies fresh from the store, they were still incredibly delicious when shipped to my home. Just pop them in the oven or microwave and it’s almost like you’re enjoying them at one of their locations.
Are these cookies worth getting shipped?
Levain Bakery Locations
In case you ever wanted to stop by a physical Levain Bakery storefront, these are all of their current locations:
- W 74th Street, NY (The Original Location)
- Upper West Side
- Upper East Side
- Georgetown, D.C.
- Boston, MA
- Chicago, IL
- Bethesda, MD
Are Levain Bakery Cookies gluten free?
Although Levain isn’t an allergy-free bakery and all of their cookies and baked goods are made using shared equipment, they do have a Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie in-store that is made with gluten-free ingredients. However, these are not certified gluten-free.
If you reach out to Levain when placing an order online, they may be able to accommodate you. But your best bet would be to get the cookies in-store.
TIP: If you’re looking for some gluten free cookies that can be shipped to your home, check these out.
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