Jacques Torres: 11 Places for Chocolate Lovers in NYC
New York is a great city for chocolate fans, with a wide variety of options. When chocolate melts in your mouth it tastes great. It also makes us feels good. Chocolate stimulates the brain to release endorphins including dopamine, which turns us on, similar to the pleasures of sex, laughing, smiling at a baby, or whatever you enjoy.
Jacques Torres, at locations all over NYC including Grand Central (in the Lexington Passage) and Rockefeller Center, sells mini-bars, regular bars, boxed chocolates, TDF hot chocolate, cookies, and ice cream—although not every product is at every locale. Starting as a pastry chef, Torres pioneered the bean-to-bar movement and produces handcrafted chocolates with the motto “Real is my promise to you.”