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Sweets for my Sweet

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Sweets for MY SWEET!

Gladys Magazine Pours Some Sugar on You!
By Karen Holly Berliner

The Blue Duck Cafés
These family owned and operated bakery cafés offer the whole package, with a wholesale production facility that delivers their artisan breads and more from Montauk to NYC. The bakery component features delicious pastries and cakes, as well as their own signature line of artisan breads, all products made by scratch using top notch ingredients. Enjoy a scrumptious danish, croissant or turnover or order a custom cake, expertly decorated by their in house talented cake designers---maybe buy a seasonal pie or two. Their artisan breads are created by hand in the centuries-old tradition of European bakers. Stop into the bakery café offering meals throughout the day, including an assortment of sandwiches using their in house bread, fresh salads and delicious soups. Make it a memorable meal by adding dessert, coffee, tea, cappuccino, latte, tea and more.


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This being Manhattan’s oldest chocolate house, they take the preservation of the heritage and traditions of old-school, hand-crafted chocolate very seriously for 100 years now. Using original recipes and old-world cooking methods from the 1920’s, Li-Lac Chocolates are still made by hand in small batches insuring premium quality and taste. It began with a single storefront and production kitchen in Greenwich Village, run by founder George Demetrious and has since blossomed into six locations including a factory in Sunset Park’s Industry City. It has been dubbed “stubbornly old fashioned” and is driven by a relentless passion for crafting gourmet chocolates. Over the years Li-Lac Chocolates has broadened its selection of confections to include specialty molds and gifts, 120 items and counting. Li-Lac Chocolates ships exclusively with FedEx in the United States and Canada. Celebrity fans have included Matthew Broderick, Emma Stone, Adele, Martha Stewart, Jodi Foster, Liv Tyler, Glenn Close, Julianne Moore, Andy Cohen, Sally Field, and many more. To celebrate its centennial, Li-Lac Chocolates is now releasing a hardcover book TimelessChampagne Bucket XL 482x362 Traditions: A Centennial History of Li-Lac Chocolates, and a true old-school classic gourmet limited edition 1923 Vintage Collection Chocolate Gift Box, featuring four original recipes including Butter Crunch, Almond Bark, Nonpareils and Pecan Chews, which are both available in store and on Li-Lac Chocolates’ website. li-lacchocolates.com

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Founder of MarieBelle New York, Maribel Lieberman has been dedicated to the crafting of fine chocolate, from her first chocolate shop in Soho to this day. All of Marie Belle’s chocolate products are handmade from the highest quality single origin cacao, rendering rich complex flavors. This chocolatier chooses only the finest selection of Criollo cacao beans from all over the world, with its distinct reddish color and a distinctive complex taste, which can include flavors of caramel, nuts, vanilla and tobacco. Ingredients such as European butter, English lavender, Tahitian vanilla, Florida lemons, Japanese matcha tea and Puerto Rican rum are used with attention to preparation, handmade by devoted chocolate artisans. The chocolate and natural ingredients are combined into ganache and tempered to remove air and ensure maximum freshness. The ganache is then settled overnight before being cut into bite-sized pieces. Each ganache is then coated in pure dark chocolate before each piece receives its signature cocoa-based design. The intricate designs are all painti

Cacao Bar by MarieBelle
A fusion of a classical and modern space, enter the Cacao Bar and inhale the scents and aromas of chocolate and espresso. Visit for afternoon tea and enjoy such treasures as assorted gourmet finger sandwiches, scones, jams and Devonshire clotted cream, all served with your choice of bottomless tea or coffee. Sip on their delicious signature hot chocolate made from pure cacao shavings. MarieBelle New York’s Aztec Hot Chocolate is featured as one of “Oprah’s Favorite Things.” Or choose their other flavors: Milk Hazelnut, Spiced Chocolate and White Chocolate. mariebelle.com

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