Who likes chocolate? Yeah, of course you do. Who doesn’t? It’s only one of my favorite things (besides pizza): you could say I’m a choco-freak. Thank God I still have a fairly high metabolism, as I eat far too much of it. One of my favorite places to feed my habit is Li-Lac Chocolates.
Manhattan’s oldest chocolate house, they opened their first store in 1923 on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village. They now have 6 stores in Manhattan with their main factory in Brooklyn. Anyone with a sweet tooth who has not yet visited Li-Lac Chocolates is missing out.
My girlfriend and I recently visited their newest store which recently opened at the Shops at Hudson Yards. They were offering a chocolate tasting which we dove right in to. The four varieties we sampled were simply delicious. So good in fact I tried them again and again until my girlfriend told me ENOUGH! Their Hudson Yards store is on the 4th floor and features a 15 ft. chocolate case displaying their signature line of fresh, gourmet chocolate – all of which is handmade at Li-Lac’s chocolate factory at Industry City in Brooklyn. They also have a chocolate tempering wheel where they make a few select items using their 72% extra dark, dairy-free chocolate. This new chocolate wheel is only available at Hudson Yards.
With Easter right around the corner Li-Lac has some fun stuff they’re making for the holiday. Chocolate bunnies and lambs, Easter jelly beans, giant marshmallow eggs and vintage chocolate Easter eggs and bunny pops. They also have a Colossal Chocolate Easter Basket which any kid (or adult) would die for, along with a Giant 24″ Easter Egg and Jumbo 24″ Mother & Father Easter Bunnies.
– Michael Riegelman
To view Li-Lac Chocolates full product line, check out their website at www.li-lacchocolates.com
Li-Lac Chocolates Locations:
– Hudson Yards: 10th Avenue at 32nd Street
– West Village: 40 8th Avenue at Jane Street
– Greenwich Village: 162 Bleecker Street btw. Sullivan & Thompson
– GrandCentral Market: 43rd Street & Lexington Avenue
– Chelsea Market: 75 9th Avenue at 15th Street
– Brooklyn Factory/Store: 68 35th Street btw. 2nd & 3rd Avenue
Photos via Li-Lac Chocolates and by Socially Superlative