Chocolate Haven

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Photograph: Cinzia Reale-Castello

Legendary chocolatier Jacques Torres’s most irresistible creation yet is this 8,000-square-foot factory that serves as the Manhattan hub for the pastry chef’s chocolate empire. The space features a cocoa-pod–shaped café overlooking the candy-making facilities, so visitors can sip hot chocolate and watch as cocoa beans are transformed into chocolate bars. A terra-cotta statue of the Aztec cocoa god Quetzalcoatl greets customers as they enter. Chances are, you’ll be praying to the deity for mercy when you overdo it yet again.

Venue name: Chocolate Haven
Address: 350 Hudson St
New York

Cross street: at King St
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 9am–7pm; Sun 10am–6pm
Transport: Subway: 1 to Houston St
Price: Average chocolate: $1. AmEx, MC, V
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