CHOCOLATE

Shop for presents and pick-me-ups at international outposts and small family-owned shops.

More spectacular sweets available in our over-the-top dessert destinations guide.

Max Brenner

841 Broadway at East 13th Street

Select from nine hot chocolates – Italian Thick, Oreo, Peanut Butter and more – at this huge cafe and store that feels like Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, with tubes of liquid chocolate criss crossing the space. Choose from a variety of creative, high-quality chocolate concoctions to fo, gift or to eat on site.

Salads, paninis, pizza, cocoa spiced waffle fries etc. available on the extensive menu, but the real draw is the over-the-top desserts from marshmallow chocolate pizza to three types of chocolate fondue to a melting s’mores sundae to a syringe full of chocolate goodness. Lots of cocktails, including a chocolate peppermint martini, available for grown-ups.

Advance reservations recommended.

Monday-Friday 12pm – 11pm
Thursday-Saturday 11 am – midnight
Sunday 10am – 11pm

Pick up chocolates & hot cocoa to go at the new Times Square outpost (720 7th Ave at West 48th St).

Eataly Chocolate & Gelato

200 Fifth Avenue at West 24th Street

Try rich Italian hot chocolate and/or some of the best gelato in the city in a range of flavors.

Shop by weight from bins of colorful Venchi bon-bons or pick up artisanal chocolate made in Italy with raw ingredients in a variety of shapes and textures according to traditional recipes, from smooth spread to crunchy bars to elegant cigars.

Also at Eataly Downtown.

Economy Candy

108 Rivington Street

At this legendary family-owned LES sweets emporium, founded in 1937, shop over 2,000+ items, including international gummies, unique candy bars, a color-sorted jelly belly bar, chocolate covered graham crackers (with and without jelly), bacon and kale lollipops and so much more.  Also find unique toys, Pez, gifts and vintage trading cards featuring fan favorites from Garbage Pail Kids to Super Mario to Growing Pains to Stranger Things.

Small and gets crowded on weekends but lots to discover while waiting in line. You can also browse their extensive offerings online and order for delivery or curbside pick up.

Lots of cool street art to explore in the neighborhood.