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Feb 1, 2008 06:49 AM

Top NYC Marzipan (Preferably Downtown)

Hello! So my girlfriend has been craving Marzipan for the past few weeks. Given that V-Day is coming up, I'd like to service that request with some of the finest Marzipan New York has to offer. I live downtown so it'd be easier if it were downtown, but if there's something somewhere else thats not to be missed, I can travel.

The trouble is, I don't know what it is - never had it, never even thought about it. So I'm totally lost. Can someone help me out on this? Appreciate it!

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  1. I love it but try to stay away from it - but I think Dean & Deluca carries it. Will post back if I think of anything else - too bad the little German candy store - Elk - closed.

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    1. re: MMRuth

      I too am looking for a good marzipan place. Elk was my favorite. Can anything compare in the city?

      1. re: MikeFree9

        You know, I think that Teuscher might have marzipan ...

        1. re: MMRuth

          Li-lac on Jane at Hudson/8th has Marzipan. I've never tried it but they definitely have it - both the little fruit shaped ones and chocolate dipped.

          1. re: BW212

            They have a shop in Grand Central...the marzipan wasn't bad, but nothing special. Nothing compares to Elk that I've had thus far.

            1. re: BW212

              I like the marzipan at Li-Lac. And very cute. Bright green w/some dark chocolate!

            2. re: MMRuth

              Yes, Teuscher's does make very good marzipan.

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          1. Many shops all over sell boxes of chocolate covered marzipan under the brand name "Mozart kugeln." They're delicious, if not the same thing as a chunk of pure marzipan, more freshly made, shaped into a form.

            1. Teuscher offers chocolcate marzipan pieces that are very good. Dean & Deluca sometimes carries some very cute hand-formed marzipan figures in the French style(mostly animals)... some Italian bakeries will carry pretty, hand-painted Sicilian marzipan in fruit and animal forms. You should try and find out what kind she prefers, though. For instance, I really enjoy the German type, which you can find in many specialty/gourmet food stores throughout the city (Garden of Eden), as well as at the German/Austrian stall in the food market at Grand Central.

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              1. re: vvvindaloo

                Teuscher makes excellent marzipan, on the very high end.

                But you should go to Schaller & Weber! They have many selections of marzipan to choose from.

                1. re: vvvindaloo

                  I wonder if Sant Ambroeus (sp?) might have them?

                2. How far downtown did you mean?
                  Veniero's on 11th St just west of 1st Ave carries marzipan.
                  I've never tried their marzipan, but you usually won't go wrong with their other products.

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                  1. re: racer x

                    I wouldn't agree that you usually won't go wrong with their other products. I've never tried their marzipan, though.