Levain Bakery

New York has an abundance of rats, bad pizza that's somehow still good, and Levain locations. Good for them. And now LA can claim its own iteration of the bakery known for hockey-puck-sized cookies. When it comes to visiting the Larchmont Village Levain, you must ask yourself if a cookie is worth spewing colorful language at someone over a parking spot. For us, the answer is no. That's why we suggest stopping by Levain on weekdays when the lines are shorter and full of parents praying a chocolate chip cookie will put their kid on Do Not Disturb mode. These colossal things taste like molten rocks from a fudge volcano. They're crumbly on the outside yet hot and gooey on the inside.

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