The tour began at Chelsea Market…a destination in itself in the old Nabisco factory where the Oreo cookie was invented. What better place to begin a chocolate tour! The factory building has been turned into a gourmet marketplace filled with artisanal food vendors and restaurants, and fills an entire city block in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.
|For those of you who guessed Magnolia Bakery from Friday’s post…you were right!|
As we strolled through the beautiful West Village to our next destination, Jessie pointed out landmarks such as where John Lennon and Yoko Ono lived in the early years and where scenes from various movies were filmed. We found ourselves in front of the original Magnolia Bakery on Bleecker Street, made famous by Sex and the City. Our treat from Magnolia was a full size chocolate/chocolate cupcake…absolutely divine. This was Caroline’s favorite dessert of the day and my second most favorite.