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Thanksgiving gifts - suggestions for shopping in the Penn Station / Hell's Kitchen / Grand Central area ?

jalila Nov 22, 2011 06:46 AM

Hi all,

I am going to a friend's mother's house for Thanksgiving and want to pick up a gift for her. I work in Midtown and want to find something good nearby.

I know she likes chocolate so I'm looking for a nice chocolate gift (box? basket?) to bring her.

Any suggestions? I'd also be happy with a basket that includes a nice bread, nuts, etc.


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    kathryn Nov 22, 2011 06:49 AM

    Jacques Torres, La Maison du Chocolat, and Bouchon Bakery are all in Rockefeller Center. I believe Li-Lac also has a kiosk at Grand Central.

    La Maison du Chocolat
    30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020

    Li-Lac Chocolates
    Grand Central Terminal, New York, NY 10017

    Jacques Torres
    30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112

    Bouchon Bakery
    1 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112

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      pbjluver Nov 22, 2011 07:06 AM

      Shopping in Penn Station???? Are you kidding?!?

      Much much better off in Rock Center or Grand Central areas

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        Tommy D. Nov 22, 2011 07:10 AM

        Kee's Chocolates also has a location inside the HSBC building on Fifth Ave. between 39th and 40th. They are open from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm.

        Kee's Chocolates Midtown
        452 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018

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          jalila Nov 22, 2011 07:15 AM

          Thanks for the advice! All great - I work right in that gross area near Penn Station so that's why I asked. All walkable places and I appreciate it!

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          1. re: jalila
            pbjluver Nov 22, 2011 07:47 AM

            try Macy's Cellar...huge candy/chocolate section

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