Gourmet chocolate is New York Citys latest, and most delicious, trend. New Yorks sweetest destinations serve luscious and unique chocolate treats with a side of ambience. You can sip hot chocolate in an elegant café, sample holistic chocolate truffles during yoga, or have a true kid in a candy store experience.
A bite of rich, sweet chocolate melting in your mouth is a sensory experience like no other. Check out these sweet spots for a taste of heaven in New York City.
Can chocolate really be good for you? Vosges strives to offer a holistic haut-chocolat experience. Infusions of rare spices and flowers combined with premium chocolate provide unique and memorable flavors and monthly releases of new chocolate collections mean youll never get bored. To complete the holistic experience, sign up for one of Vosges Yoga + Chocolate workshops.Vosges Haut-Chocolat Boutique, 132 Spring St. at Greene St., 212-625-2929
N or R to Spring St.
Chocolate Bar is a candy store for grown-ups, where you can choose from a dazzling array of treats from New Yorks finest chocolate makers. Youll find bon bons, chocolate bars (new and retro), cookies, brownies, and much more (check out The Elvis for a chocolate/banana treat that The King would have loved). Wash it all down with a classic New York egg cream or a gourmet chocolate drink (hot or iced).Chocolate Bar, 48 8th Ave. at Jane St., 212-367-7181
1,2,3 to 14th St.
Candy freaks, get ready for the sugar high of your life. Dylans Candy Bar is a cool candy store sure to please kids and adults alike. At Dylans, youll find 5,000 different kinds of candy from retro goodies like Charleston Chew and marshmallow Peeps to chocolate in every variety. The colorful, fun ambience will really make you feel like a kid set loose in a candy store. Dylans Candy Bar, 1011 3rd Avenue at 60th St., 646-735-0078
4,5,6,N,R to 59th St. and Lexington
At Jacques Torres, the goodies are hand-made and the atmosphere is straight out of a French movie. See the loving care that goes into Torres work at this café/ factory. Enjoy a treat in the café while you watch candy created by hand on the other side of the plate-glass window. With a large assortment of truffles, chocolate bars, and other inventive goodies, youll never leave disappointed.Jacques Torres, 350 Hudson St. near Houston, 212-414-2462
1 to Houston or the C,E to Spring
Relive that childhood fascination with Reeses Peanut Butter Cups and Hersheys Kisses at this spectacular store topped by a 16-story-tall extravaganza of rotating Peppermint Pattys and flashing lights. Inside, the store is designed to resemble a fantasy candy factory. You can even have your name or message displayed on the huge, scrolling marquee on Broadway.Hersheys Times Square, 48th and Broadway, 212-581-9100
Take the 1,2,3 or A,C,E to 42nd St.