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Top 5 Chocolate Treats in New York City


Gourmet chocolate is New York City’s latest, and most delicious, trend. New York’s 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.

1. Vosges

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 you’ll 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.

2. Chocolate Bar

Chocolate Bar is a candy store for grown-ups, where you can choose from a dazzling array of treats from New York’s finest chocolate makers. You’ll 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.

3. Dylan's Candy Bar

Candy freaks, get ready for the sugar high of your life. Dylan’s Candy Bar is a cool candy store sure to please kids and adults alike. At Dylan’s, you’ll 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.
Dylan’s Candy Bar, 1011 3rd Avenue at 60th St., 646-735-0078
4,5,6,N,R to 59th St. and Lexington

4. Jacques Torres Chocolate Haven

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, you’ll never leave disappointed.
Jacques Torres, 350 Hudson St. near Houston, 212-414-2462
1 to Houston or the C,E to Spring

5. Hershey's Times Square

Relive that childhood fascination with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Hershey’s 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.
Hershey’s Times Square, 48th and Broadway, 212-581-9100
Take the 1,2,3 or A,C,E to 42nd St.

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