Kees Chocolates

Kees Chocolates

For truly authentic home-made chocolates and truffles that don’t come with a 3-figure price-tag, head to down-town SoHo for a live show and budget-friendly chocolate treats. At Kees, you can watch the intricate fancies being made before your eyes, and occasionally get to sample the mixture – if you’re very lucky. Prices start from $1.75.

Veniero’s Pasticciera & Caffé

Veniero's Pasticciera & Caffé

With stained glass windows and pristine marble floors, Veniero’s in New York’s East Village has all the character and charm you’d expect of a traditional Italian eatery, with a 100-year history to add to its authenticity. Venerio’s specialize in a particularly indulgent treat in the form of pastries and cakes. From chocolate mousse cake, to chocolate dipped biscotti, your tastebuds are in for a treat. Enjoy a cup of authentic Italian filter coffee as you peruse the stunning wedding cakes showcased along the counters, and take in the aroma of fresh baking as it wafts from the creative kitchen.

Hinsch’s Confectionery

Hinsch's Confectionery

Situated in cosmopolitan Bay Ridge, Hinsch’s old ice cream parlor is still as popular as when it first opened in 1949. With a simplistic menu offering omelettes and various filled sandwiches, it soon becomes apparent that the real appeal of Hinsch’s is the homemade ice-cream. Come rain or shine, there are always customers ordering cones and sundaes. Candy jars still adorn the shelves behind the counter containing old favourites such as jelly beans and bon bons, as well as fudge and toffee. If you don’t have time to soak up the traditional American diner atmosphere, grab yourself a frozen yoghurt or …continue reading

Lady M. Confections and Cake Boutique

Lady M. Confections and Cake Boutique

Cupcakes don’t get fancier than the frosted creations at Lady M. Boutique. The desert restaurant is decidedly bijou, but don’t let this distract you from the mouth-watering array of cakes on offer. The 30-layer crepe cakes are particularly popular in flavours ranging from Green Tea, to Vanilla. Prices are a little high end, but this is the kind of place real “ladies” lunch.

Godiva Chocolatier

Godiva Chocolatier

The idea of chocolate heaven comes in many shapes and forms, however Godiva Boutique at Times Square is a paradise of nostalgic fancies and indulgent whims which take this ideal to the next level. Row upon row of truffle-lined trays beckon through the glass windows of this chic confectionery boutique, and if that doesn’t tempt you, the wafting scent of cocoa surely will. With prices starting at just $10 you can afford to nab yourself a wickedly sinful treat, or if you’re feeling a little more indulgent, take a look at selection boxes priced upward of $20. While you’re here, why …continue reading