To all of my chocolate lovers, you need to book this tour ASAP!
If you’ve followed my blog for a while now, you know my love for chocolate and seeking out the tastiest desserts around the world. (#dessertfirst) Well I was ECSTATIC when A Slice of Brooklyn reached out and asked if I wanted to come on their chocolate tour. Um yes please!
The chocolate tour is this family owned business’s newest adventure through Brooklyn. Their original Brooklyn pizza tour is a huge hit and I can’t wait to try it out next. But back to the chocolate…
The tour consists of four chocolatier stops, each with their own unique story and how it’s tied to Brooklyn history.
Our tour guide Paula was wonderful! She was born and raised in Brooklyn and knows her stuff. She was extremely engaging, knowledgable and helpful to anyone who had any questions. Her New York humor really added to the experience.
Pick up/Drop off: Union Square (So easy from Penn Station, Times Squares and many other areas in NYC)
Duration: 4 Hrs (account a little extra for traffic back out of Brooklyn)
4 stops at Brooklyn Chocolatiers: An air-conditioned bus picks you up in Manhattan and drives you to the various locations before dropping you back off around Union Square. They also provide water and there are bathrooms at each stop.
1 secret spot to stop and take in Lady Liberty!
Jacques Torres Chocolate || The first stop is in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn where French pastry chef, Jacques Torres, opened up the first handcrafted chocolate factory in Brooklyn. His has expanded beyond Brooklyn now with his luxurious chocolates. We were treated to dark chocolate and mint chocolate on this day with a side of frozen hot chocolate. Yup, I said frozen hot chocolate 😉
The Chocolate Room || My favorite thing about The Chocolate Room, besides their chocolate cake, was the great love story behind. It was started by a now married couple who were a musician and a dancer and couldn’t afford to go on dinner dates in NYC, so they went on dessert dates. They always dreamed of opening a spot where people could enjoy countless desserts. They spent a year perfecting their chocolate cake and I’d say they did a great job:-)
Raaka Chocolate ||These guys take craft chocolate to a whole new level. This stop was the most exciting for me because of all the different flavors. Chocolate tip: If they have the sangria flavor that day, try it! Raaka Chocolate is all about the process, where the beans come from, so that they serve the chocolate in its rawest form for optimal flavor.
LI-Lac Chocolate Factory || LI-Lac is actually Manhattan’s oldest chocolatier. It started way back in the 1920’s making the finest artisan chocolates for Manhattanites. They now occupy a space in Industry City in Brooklyn where you can watch their chocolate making practices. I highly recommend their famous almond bark or if you like caramel, then their butter crunch!
A Slice of Brooklyn: Chocolate Tour is a must do on your next NYC trip or if you are a local. It was a fun, interesting and delicious experience all wrapped into one.
I received a complimentary tour from A Slice of Brooklyn in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.