Chocolate DUMBO

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In response to yesterday’s Economy Candy post, some of you expressed a preference for chocolate. So today I’ll share the exclusively chocolate shop I visited Monday.

While walking in the neighborhood of DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass), I discovered an actual New York chocolatier, Jacques Torres. Torres appears on the show Nailed It!, which I’d never heard of. He also hosted Chocolate with Jacques Torres on the Food Network. His shop in DUMBO is one of eight in New York City.

In previous days I had explored several chocolatiers in the city but learned they were either Swiss or Belgian chocolate. I had given up hope of finding a true New York chocolatier.

I filled a small shopping bag. The large chocolate chip cookies I bought to hold me over until lunch were exceptional.


En respuesta al post ayer sobre Economy Candy, algunos de vosotros expresabais su preferencia por el chocolate. Así que hoy compartiré la tienda exclusiva de chocolates que visité el lunes.

Mientras caminaba por el barrio de DUMBO, Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass [debajo del paso elevado del puente de manhattan], descubrí a un verdadero chocolatero de Nueva York, Jacques Torres. Torres aparece en el programa Nailed It!, del cual nunca había oído hablar. También presentó Chocolate con Jacques Torres en Food Network. Su tienda en DUMBO es una de las ocho en la ciudad de Nueva York.

En días anteriores había explorado varios chocolateros en la ciudad pero aprendí que eran chocolate suizo o belga. Había perdido la esperanza de encontrar un verdadero chocolatero de Nueva York.

Llené una pequeña bolsa de compras. Las galletas grandes con chispas de chocolate que compré para aguantarme hasta el almuerzo fueron excepcionales.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

38 thoughts on “Chocolate DUMBO”

  1. I love the street view, and I love the assortment of chocolates, but it doesn’t do anything for me.
    Now, Carlos, on the other hand ….

      1. One cannot have everything. And, as if Carlos knew of this post, he made chocolate pancakes with walnuts this morning!

  2. Wow! Another reason to go back. No wonder you needed a second suitcase for the trip home.

  3. Wow! I’ve never heard of this chocolate guy, or his shows (I don’t watch too much on the Food channel), but his shop is great, and that area is great (I don’t know my way around NYC, either).

    1. Judy C:
      I had never heard of him either. He even had a chocolate museum for a while housed in his original factory in NYC.

    1. wickedhamster:
      That’s apparently THE photo opportunity in DUMBO. It’s even mapped.

  4. This is getting me full just looking at the pictures. I was trying to figure out if that one shelf housed Dalmatians or cows. Squinted to read the sign. Lambs, oops!

    1. Deedles:
      Dalmations, yes! I actually thought that’s what they were until I looked more closely at my photo.

  5. This is so beautiful, I cannot have any, strict diet must loose 30 lbs. already lost 5 lbs. However I love the variety and choice. Hope you are having a beautiful Passover, best wishes to you.

    1. Larry:
      I’m not an observer of Passover but thanks for the thought. Glad the Semana Santa crowds have gone home. Just keep reading here. I promise you won’t put on a pound.

    1. Ron:
      I was more than ready for lunch by the time I found that shop. It’s a wonder I didn’t buy everything I saw.

  6. Great photo of the bridge, it looks like it could be in a movie! The chocolate shop’s decor is charming, but like Miss Deedles, my first thought was “why would anyone make chocolate Dalmations for Easter?”, LOL!

    1. Tundra Bunny:
      That view of the bridge is even mapped as THE photo opportunity. I, too, thought those were chocolate dalmations, and I didn’t catch on until I looked closely at my photos.

  7. Dumbo is looking much swankier than it used to! I used to go there in the late “aughts” to photograph street art and graffiti because there was so much of it on all the shuttered industrial buildings.

    1. Steve:
      The section of Dumbo closer to the Brooklyn Bridge is much more put together. In the other direction, it’s still a major construction site. I have photos around the neighborhood to share.

    1. Wilma:
      Hope all is going well in Dallas. One of my cousins sent me a link to another chocolatier in Brooklyn that has apparently been there for decades. Will have to check that out next.

    1. Urspo:
      I miss that, too. My sister bought me one every year. And a chocolate Santa at Christmas. She would have loved this shop.

  8. I used to watch Jacques Torres on the Food Network. Seems like another lifetime ago! You must have had a hard time leaving that shop…

    1. Walt the Fourth:
      I did have a very hard time leaving that shop, especially since it was past lunchtime and I was hungry. I did turn around and go back for the cookies (to give me energy for the rest of my walk). I had never heard of Jacques Torres.

    1. Sassybear:
      I like some candies, but chocolate is definitely my thing. I bought lots of chocolate at Economy Candy.

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