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Jacques Torres Chocolate

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350 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014 40.727498 -74.007251
at King St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-414-2462 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: Dessert / Ice Cream Shop
  • Price Range: $$

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    8 out of 10

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Official Website

mrchocolate.com

Hours

Mon-Sat, 9am-7pm; Sun, 10am-6pm

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at Canal St.; C, E at Spring St.

Prices

$1.50-$5

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Great Desserts
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Notable Chef
  • Teen Appeal

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

The city's own Willie Wonka, Jacques Torres, has opened a cavernous chocolate factory that blurs the lines between retail and manufacturing. Designer Pierre Court indulged every one of Torres's fantastical notions, from the cacao-pod shape of the shop to a statue of Quetzlcoatl, the Aztec cacao god, at the entrance. The central structure weaving through the high-ceilinged space is an abstraction of the conveyor in Torres's favorite episode of I Love Lucy. There's even a lounge of sorts (it is in Soho, after all). But for Torres, the Haven's focal point is on the other side of the glass—the factory floor, where beans are fumigated, sorted, roasted, cleaned, cooled, shelled, pre-ground, mixed, refined, and conched—the lengthy process in which cocoa and sugar are heated and ground to superhuman levels of smoothness.

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