For all the cookie lovers out there, boy do I have news for you! Levain Bakery has landed in Chicago. The cult-status bakery is known for its mega-watt perfectly baked 6 oz cookies and now has a store in West Loop. With a curated list of delectable cookies, fresh pastries, and savory bread to choose from, the menu is likely to include original fan-favorite options.
Customers can expect everything from chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, dark chocolate peanut butter, and walnut chocolate chip cookies, along with limited edition features like this year’s seasonal cookie flavor– dark chocolate peppermint featuring red and white swirls.
Chose from a bevy of bread and pastries, which range from a twist on the pan au chocolate to a savory sesame sandwich bun. Other pastries include a pumpkin loaf, a walnut sticky bun, and a traditional sour cream coffee cake. Chicagoans will just have to line up early for a well-rounded taste test. There will also be a full coffee bar serving lattes, drip coffee, and more.
With locations in New York, D.C., and Boston, it’s no surprise the much-loved bakery has opened up a space in Chicago. The store is at a lovely West Loop address (at 840 W. Randolph Street.) on the prized Randolph Restaurant Row, which was once Maude’s Liquor Bar.
Levain Bakery donated all its opening day proceeds to a local Chicago organization, LYTE Collective, which helps young adults impacted by poverty and homelessness.
You can also enjoy a delicious at-home version if you can’t make it over to the brick-and-mortar store. Levain Bakery sells its legendary cookies in the frozen section of grocery stores nationwide. Head to your local Foxtrot or Whole Foods, Chicago-local Foxtrot, or order via delivery on Instacart, or GoPuff.
Address: Levain Bakery, 840 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607
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