Great news, Harlem bread fanatics: Levain Bakery—yes, the one with the famous chocolate chip cookies—just launched its bread menu at its 2167 Frederick Douglass Boulevard location (between W 116th and W 117th Streets).
The nine-year-old shop—a branch of the Upper West Side original, which first opened in 1995—has always sold its humongous cookies as well as a tempting selection of pastries and loaf cakes, but now there's a variety of fresh bread, too.
The menu includes a country boule, a country baguette, a ciabatta, a whole grain loaf and a whole wheat walnut raisin loaf. The bread can be sliced on request.
Everything is baked fresh in-house every day—leftover bread is donated to charity each night.