Celebrating Valentine’s in the Big Apple? Here is where to get the perfect gift New York is a chocolate-lover’s dream if you know where to look. From a hipster chocolate factory in Brooklyn, to a chic Upper East Side chocolate boutique, the city is dotted with stylish and interesting places to get your cocoa-fix - and even watch chocolates being made.
Chocolate Bar is a small and snug chocolate shop and cafe in the West Village. It eschews the grandeur of some New York chocolate shops for mid-century Modern decor in a cheery palette of orange, grey, brown and turquoise. Grab a coffee and a rich, fudgy brownie and try to nab a spot at the small communal table, where locals linger over a coffee while working on their MacBook Airs. If there’s nowhere to perch, pick up one of Chocolate Bar’s signature peanut butter and jelly bars to take away – the chocolate shell encases raspberry jam, a crisp wafer and creamy peanut butter. Delicious. Chocolate Bar, 19 8th Avenue, NY 10014 Enq (001) 212 366 1541, chocolatebarnyc.com