I have been to NYC a number of times. I have a one night layover August 3rd. I will arrive around 2PM on Friday afternoon and depart 11AM Saturday morning. I am looking for suggestions for a self guided chocolate tour that can be done on Friday afternoon. Thanks!
Fun! Do you want chocolates alone, or do chocolate gelato, macarons, etc count?
For artisinal chocolate truffles, Kee's is exceptional.
I am a huge fan of Amy's bread's sour dough bread twists with chocolate chips (best when toasted).
Wicked hot chocolate from Jacques Torres
Tribeca/Soho is probably your best bet:
Jacques Torres - filled chocolates, chocolate covered fruit, chocolate covered potato chips, maltballs, ice cream sandwiches, cookies, hot chocolate
Kee's - filled chocolates of unusual flavors
Mariebelle - filled chocolates, hot chocolate
Vosges - filled chocolates, bars of chocolate, hot chocolate
Grom - gelato, hot chocolate
Dominique Ansel or Mille-Feuille or Payard or Ceci-Cela - chocolate croissant
Xocolatti - new spot, I haven't been yet
Birdbath Bakery - chocolate chocolate cookie
Dean & Deluca in Soho - pick up a Two Little Red Hens chocolate cupcake and/or chocolate Blackout doughnut from Doughnut Plant
La Churreria (Nolita) - fresh churros and hot chocolate, Spanish style (no cinnamon, very little sugar) or you can get chocolate stuffed churros
Blue Ribbon Bakery (West Village) - chocolate bruno dessert