Candy comes in every color at Chocolate Works NYC, where the rainbow of confectionery pairs naturally with the sunny dispositions of those who roam the store’s aisles. Hints of red peek out from chocolate-dipped strawberries, jordan almonds model this season’s pastels, and self-serve bins nearly burst with Jelly Belly jellybeans. Wrapped in shimmering foil or cellophane, kosher truffles and edible replicas of famous paintings momentarily distract eyes from a chocolate fountain, which bubbles into a rich brown pool framed by a marzipan “No Swimming” sign.
Headlined by master chocolatier Joe Whaley and Pretzels by Jill’s Jill Frechtman, an all-star cast of instructors takes the helm during the shop’s signature candy-making classes. Among other delicious, hands-on lessons, teachers demonstrate how to swathe pretzels in Belgian chocolate at an old-fashioned enrobing machine. Kids also learn how to dip, mold, and decorate during one-hour workshops and birthday parties that teem with edible crafts and sugary confetti.
Cuisine Type: Frozen desserts, coffee, tea, soup (coming soon)
Most popular offering: Frozen yogurt
Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout only
Number of Tables: 1?5
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
We have...frozen yogurt, Italian ice, gelato, real fruit smoothies, ice cream and yogurt cakes, coffee, and tea all under one roof. And it's all full-service, not self-serve, which prevents people from putting hands in your toppings and your child from filling their cups with $9.00 worth of yogurt!
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
The store is in the same town where we live and our kids go to school. We love serving our friends and neighbors!
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We are on the verge of adding fresh, all-natural, made-from-scratch soups to our menu.
The cookie artisans at Quintessential Cookies create colorful cookie creations for any occasion, whether it's a wedding, birthday, graduation, or a day you really want a cookie. Made from scratch, raspberry-filled linzer heart cookies and almond chocolate-chip biscotti are available by the half-dozen, and cake pops embed creative designs in the shapes of footballs, popcorn boxes, and tulips. Customers can bring in photos to be scanned and transformed into a 100% edible decorative photo cookie, and other cookie specialties, such as platters and cakes, divert attention from well-meaning veggie platters at office parties.
Every person?s taste is different, which is why Yogurtini offers a wide range of frozen-yogurt creations to please every palate. Customers choose from 16 self-serve frozen yogurts in rotating flavors such as classic vanilla, ultimate chocolate, candy bar smash, sea salt caramel pretzel, strawberry fields, bananalicious, and luscious lemon, along with a daily no sugar added flavor. Guests drizzle crests of creamy treats with more than 78 decadent and healthy accents, such as fresh strawberries, slivered almonds, and blueberry flaxseed, which contains omega-3 fatty acids and more fiber than a wool sweater tailored for a giant. All of Yogurtini's blends deliver health benefits via carefully protected live cultures, which can strengthen the immune system.
Servers at The New York Stuffed Cone Company scoop ice cream crafted from natural ingredients, alternating creamy layers with crushed candy, fruit, and other toppings. The resulting creation, a stuffed cone or sundae, might require a spoon to do the heavy lifting needed to eat brownie bits and bananas mixed with flavors such as english butter toffee, chocolate-raspberry truffle, and coconut avocado. Sweet-seekers can opt for a belgian waffle stuffed with caramelized bacon or cupcakes baked fresh onsite. With free WiFi, they can wile away their stay by browsing the Net and sipping italian espresso and cappuccinos.
Sweet Lucille's started with one homemade recipe: Aunt Annette's carrot cake. From that one little cake, the business has grown into a bakery and cafe with omelets and pancakes for breakfast, and sandwiches and salads for lunch. But regardless of the expanded menu, the cakes still reign supreme. Sweet Lucille's bakes mini red velvet, lemon, and chocolate cakes, gourmet cake pops, and artful special-occasion cakes in addition to fruit-filled pies and a variety of cookies.