Living in NYC we tend to stay around our 4-5 block radius of the neighborhood that we live in and each section of Manhattan really is another world. There is uptown and downtown, the east side and west side. I am a downtown girl and I love it. I feel that I have all I need below 14th street.
Except, for Levain
Levain Bakery was founded by 2 friends that found the only way to really recover from their training of Ironman workouts, was by the ultimate chocolate chip cookie. I agree and understand the need for the ultimate chocolate chip cookie, the ironman training, not so much...
I have never enjoyed walnuts in my chocolate chip cookies and have many times even said "no thank you" to a chocolate chip cookie with walnuts. I realize that sounds nuts...
The Levain chocolate chip cookie has walnuts in it and it is the only chocolate chip cookie that manages to compliment walnuts.
A friend of a friend of mine got me the recipe to the Levain Chocolate chip cookie and I couldn't wait to try it out. I tried it out but it's just not the same as the original. There's a lot to be said for a bakery that makes thousands of these cookies daily.
So I'll gladly pull out my passport (MTA metrocard) and journey all the way to the upper west side for what is truly the mostest ultimatest chocolate chip cookie this planet has ever met.
They are always served warm and gooey and there is always a line. Just get in that line and deal with the wait, look at what awaits you.
I took this picture just before I made mad passionate love to this cookie and of course (its 2018) then posted the cookie picture on my Instagram. It's the most liked picture I ever posted with 550 likes and looked at 4 thousand times.
That is one hell of a cookie