NYC's Levain Bakery Introduces New Vegan, Gluten-Free Cookie

There's nothing more satisfying than biting into a warm chocolate chip cookie. The gooey pieces melt in your mouth and instantly take you back to being a child enjoying them for the first time. However, not everyone can enjoy these decadent treats due to their gluten content. While it's estimated that only about 1% of people suffer from celiac diseaseĀ (a digestive disorder that attacks the small intestine), Vox reports that many are removing it from their diet for other reasons, like reducing brain fogginess and bloating.

Although there are not a lot of options when it comes to gluten-free baked goods, New York City's Levain Bakery has just announced, via a press release sent to Tasting Table, a new vegan, gluten-free cookie. Founders Pam Weekes and Connie McDonald have spent multiple years getting the recipe perfect, so fans won't be disappointed.

Bakery offers gluten-free Chocolate Chip Walnut cookie for customers

The cookie connoisseurs have been in business for over 28 years and wanted to create a version of their signature Chocolate Chip Walnut cookie that everyone could enjoy, no matter their diet restrictions. The baked good has chunks of crunchy walnuts, semi-sweet vegan chocolate chips, and is made with plant-based butter that's created from cashews.

"As one of our core values is 'welcome all,' we want to invite everyone into our bakeries for a treat," said Weekes and McDonald. "With this new cookie, we're making good on that vision for those who follow a vegan and gluten-free lifestyle. Next time you visit our bakery, we're proud to offer you this delicious option."

The treat will be sold for $6 at Levain Bakery starting today and will also be available to purchase nationwide on their website. If you don't have to skip the protein found in flour, they also offer a Signature Cookie Assortment that includes the beloved classic and also their popular Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip, and Oatmeal Raisin varieties.