LADY GUIDE: New York, NY

 MIDTOWN MANHATTAN, NYC.

MIDTOWN MANHATTAN, NYC.

 
 
 

CHOCOLATIERS:

 

Jacques Torres

350 Hudson Street

New York, NY 10014

(212) 414-2462

 

Li-Lac

40 8th Avenue

New York, NY 10014

(212) 924-2280

Recommended by Shawn Brydges

Pretty, lilac-printed boxes of classics (and the big red heart box for Valentine's Day). An excellent pit stop for a treat, especially with a child. Epic, seasonal solid chocolate figures: Bats, rabbits, coffins, turkeys. Santa Clauses, Sinterklaas' (the Dutch Santa) - all still handmade. As a side note, the pharmacy just south of Li-Lac has a magical Christmas display every year, their window crammed with a miniature holiday village, which makes a nice two point stop for the six and under set. Darling. Old School. $$

 

Mariebelle

484 Broome St.

New York, NY 10013

(212) 925-6999

Recommended by Kit Chaney

Tiny, lady bites of uniquely flavored ganache or caramel squares, whimsically painted and packaged in beautiful little gift boxes. This is elevated chocolate with unique flavors, handmade in Brooklyn for a clientele of stylish chocoholics. Ideal for gift giving, not ideal for kids. $$

 

Mast Brothers

111 N 3rd St.

Brooklyn, NY 11211

(718) 388-2644

Chic, smart and minimal bean to bar shops. Imagine a chocolate factory with Donald Judd as its visionary, and you are in Mast world. It is also a factory and an installation. It's serious chocolate. The ladies love their Salt Collection (with all the world's glory of salts represented), and the library of herb chocolate mini bars in beautiful solid colors. This is a lovely gift for a sophisticated friend or hostess. Also, a nice dessert solution at a last minute dinner party, brought to the table in a lovely stack. $

 

BOOKSTORES:

 

Strand Bookstore

828 Broadway

New York, NY 10003

 

Greenlight Bookstore

686 Fulton St

Brooklyn, NY 1121

 

McNally Jackson Books

52 Prince Street

New York, NY 10012

 

192 Books

192 19th Ave

New York, NY 1001

 

 
 
 

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