Jacques Torres: NYC Chocolate since the Year 2000

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350 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014

Hours:

Mon – Fri: 8:30am – 7pm
Saturday: 9am – 7 pm
Sunday: 10:30am – 5pm

It was a cold morning, one of those mornings where it’s technically Fall, but Winter seems to be making a move, reminding you of the months of bitter weather to come. Just a block down from the 72nd Street 2/3 station sits the perfect place to seek refuge and warmth from the cold: Jacques Torres Chocolate.

This little gourmet chocolate chain is the the realization of Frenchman Jacques Torres’ American Dream. He set up shop in Dumbo, Brooklyn in 2000, and now has nine locations sprawled across the city.

The employee behind the counter recommended the Champagne Truffle, which I readily agreed to try. Hot chocolate seemed necessary as well, considering the wintry chill
outside, so I ordered one at the coffee counter across from the chocolate displays.

jacques-torres_30501869183_oA package of  Jacques Torres Caramels (gluten free!) made a perfect thank you gift for the family I stayed with for Thanksgiving.

While I don’t recommend drinking gourmet hot chocolate for breakfast, this little shop has an endearing ambiance and is great for a cold weather pick me up.

Individual chocolates range from $1.50- $3 (Champagne truffle was $2) and the small hot chocolate costs $3.50. (stick with a small, the hot chocolate is very rich!)

One more thing: 

I made a video this time, so you can experience Jacques Torres with me. Check it out!

Let me know in the comments if you like the video and would like to see more like it.

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