It’s Wednesday! And you know what that means, another wonderful What I Ate Wednesday is in store. This time it’s extra special, as I’m documenting a day last week that my sister and I went on a chocolate tour of New York! We lucked out with sunny skies and temps in the sixties, and enjoyed walking around NYC for about two and half hours stopping to eat at 8 different chocolate shops!
Before we headed out for the chocolate tour my sister and I both enjoyed a breakfast of blueberry bran muffins and bananas.
Shortly after breakfast we headed into the city. Here is the huge group of people waiting in line for the chocolate tour to begin! Luckily we were split into two groups so the tours weren’t too overcrowded.
First stop on our tour: Li-Lac Chocolates.
We were served a morsel of 72% dark chocolate and a piece of their specialty butter crunch toffee. Although the toffee technically had no chocolate involved, it clearly stole the show for our first stop. It was incredible!
Next stop: The Chocolate Bar.
Here we tasted dark chocolate with chili. It was a delicious bite with a hint of heat!
Our third stop was the famous Magnolia Bakery.
Such a cute place and window display!
At this stop we ate a mini chocolate chocolate cupcake. This was probably the best chocolate frosting I’ve ever eaten. I am not usually a big frosting fan, but this kind was so smooth and creamy and chocolatey I just couldn’t get enough!
We walked some more and made it to the Milk & Cookies Bakery.
Here we had a double chocolate chip cookie. They were thick and chewy, just the way I like my cookies!
Pit stop number five was Bisousciao Macarons.
Normally I do not care for macarons, but this 72% dark chocolate macaron was one of my favorites of the whole tour! It was served slightly chilled and was pure heaven. The merengue cookie on the outside was delightful, and the filling was silky smooth. Delicious!
I liked it so much I actually bought a lemon macaron to take home with me. Look at how beautiful they are! My sister loved hers too, and so she ended up buying a lavender honey and sour cherry macaron to bring home!
Next up was the Pasticceria Bruno Bakery and Cafe.
We had a scrumptious cannoli. Probably the best cannoli I’ve ever had.
Xocolatti was the most upscale chocolate shop I’ve ever seen. A super small but very chic store front!
Here we had a white chocolate with mango and paprika. Unfortunately I just don’t care for white chocolate, so this wasn’t that memorable. My sister and I both agreed if it were a dark chocolate with mango and paprika it would have been way better!
Finally, our last stop was to Vosges.
We had a teeny bite of their Bapchi’s Caramel Toffee Bar. It was a milk chocolate, so for us dark chocolate lovers it was just okay.
Overall, we had a wonderful time on this tour and ate lots of delicious chocolates! I’d do another food tour like this in a heartbeat. After we finished the tour we headed over to meet up our brother for lunch at the 5 Oz. Factory in Greenwich Village. It’s a restaurant owned by a fellow Wisconsinite and serves Wisconsin cheese, custard, soda and more.
My sister and brother both got a Sprecher root beer. The best root beer you’ll ever have and it comes straight from Wisconsin.
I ordered a cheese and veggie quesadilla for lunch. Didn’t blow my mind but it hit the spot!
We had a lot of fun. I think we were the only Wisconsinites in the restaurant, so we thought we’d take a picture. Wisconsin represent.
That evening when dinner rolled around I wasn’t all that hungry, but I did eat a peanut butter sandwich.
And an orange. That hit the spot!
Late that evening my sibs and I watched the movie Clifford (with Martin Short, not a big red dog), which is an old favorite of ours. And along with it I finished the last of my chocolate cookie I got earlier on my tour…and then I had a rice cake. This was one of the best days I’ve had in a long time! Sunshine, warm weather, walking outside, family, and good food. The perfect day!
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