Today’s food feature is going to be on the quaint and intimate bakery, Levain Bakery. The bakery is nestled in New York City’s Upper West Side. The bakery holds an inventive array of rustic breads to world-famous six-ounce chocolate chip walnut cookies. Every single item they carry is baked on-site and fresh every day from the finest natural ingredients. What doesn’t sell during the day goes to homeless shelters and charities to help feed the homeless.
The bakery was founded in 1994 by Connie McDonald and Pam Weekes. Although the two were in completely different fields at the beginning, the partnership between the two proved to be the best thing that could happen for them. Connie was initially in banking and Pam was in fashion. After being starved for food from their tireless workouts for competitive swimming competitions, the two sought to create the world’s greatest chocolate chip cookie.
The shop has now expanded so much that customers are able to buy their world-famous cookies to fans around the globe.
Why is the bakery called Levain?
The name of the bakery is derived from the French term for a natural leavening agent that traditionally consists of flour, water, and wild yeasts. It’s better known in the USA as a sourdough starter.
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