Chocolate was an acquired taste growing up, but all that changed when I moved to New York City and Jacque Torres came into my life. My chocolate needs pizzazz and this chocolate heaven of a store is what artisan chocolate is all about! They have a wide variety of flavors, which can be bought individually or in a nice gift box.
Chai Tea chocolate? Yes, please! Fresh Squeezed Lemon chocolate? Why Not!? Menage a Trois chocolate? I can’t have just one!
Jacque Torres also offers delicious and large chocolate chip cookies that can be warmed on the spot. Need caffeine, but still craving chocolate? The store has a coffee bar that offers cappuccinos, lattes and even hot chocolate with a shot of espresso.
Every holiday they have themed pure chocolate bars shaped like hearts, Easter Bunnies, pumpkins and Santa Clauses or just gift baskets for birthdays and anniversaries. Everything in this place will satisfy your sweet tooth from seasonal coffee drinks like White Chocolate Mocha to delicious summer ice cream. The other locations are cafe size, but the Hudson/King in Soho is spacious and comfortable.
Important tip: Avoid at all cost on Valentine’s Day. The place is FILLED with (mostly) men buying last minute gifts for their significant others and the line snakes around the store!