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Levain Bakery

Editors' Pick
Our Tip People love Levain for their boulder-sized, indecently doughy chocolate chip cookies
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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie In New York City

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie In New York City

After six formal blind taste-tests, hundreds of cookies behind us, and a final half-dozen follow-up taste-offs to ensure consistency—we're ready to declare a winner. The Top 11 Countdown, listed after the jump and in the slideshow above.

Good Bread: Levain Bakery

Good Bread: Levain Bakery

As far as this column is concerned, Levain's real stars are half-hidden on a shelf behind the counter: moist, dense, and flavorsome breads, made daily so they're always fresh. You sense a trace of fermentation when you bite into them—a welcome reminder that bread is a living thing.

The Best Baguette in New York

The Best Baguette in New York

In honor of Serious Eats Bakery Week, we set out to answer a question that's been on our mind for ages: what's the best baguette in New York? Because for every good baguette, there are dozens of disappointments. Tough, mouth-hurting crusts or doughy, spongy insides. A dried-out crumb or a flavor that's too sweet or too sour or just plain bland. We're tired of suffering bad bread—and wanted to find you the best in the city.

Family Coming to NYC? Take Them to These Restaurants

Family Coming to NYC? Take Them to These Restaurants

When it comes to eating with family, you want a place that's reliable, reasonably affordable, and low on hassle. There's plenty to worry about before a big holiday. Where to eat dinner on the nights before or after shouldn't be one of them. To that end, here are some solid restaurant options good for eating out with the folks.

Gift Guide: For a New Yorker's Sweet Tooth

Gift Guide: For a New Yorker's Sweet Tooth

If you're shopping for someone with a sweet tooth, New York's many bakeries, sweet shops, and specialty stores have you covered. Here are some stocking stuffer ideas to get you hungry.