Jacques Torres Chocolate
The former pastry chef of Le Cirque, Jacques Torres did us all a favor by leaving an elite restaurant to bring fabulous chocolate to a bigger world. He has factories (and stores) in Dumbo, the Upper West Side, and in Grand Central Terminal. See their Mr. Chocolate website for exact locations and hours.
All the chocolate is made with the best possible ingredients, and always exceedingly fresh. The combinations are both traditional and sophisticated including chocolate bunnies at Easter; chocolate covered nuts, espresso beans and pieces of ginger; classic bars in a large variety of flavors; caramel and hot fudge sauces; caramel chocolate popcorn; chocolate covered Cheerios; and unexpected combinations in their hand-made assorted bonbons.
What to know:
They have locations in Dumbo, Brooklyn, and in Manhattan in Grand Central Terminal's Lexington Passage. See their website for details.
Their website is a terrific source of ideas for gift-giving, including corporate gifts.
They do custom favors for parties, weddings and corporate events. Call for details.