Local handicrafts and artisanal items to pick up on your trip
Chocolate NYC icons
A West Village fixture since the 1920s, Li-Lac Chocolates continues to make its Empire State Buildings and Statues of Liberty (in milk, dark, or white chocolate) on the premises. 40 Eighth Ave.; tel. 1 212 924 2280; second location in Grand Central Terminal’s Market Hall; tel. 1 212 370 4866. www.li-lacchocolates.com
Wines of the region
New York State’s finest wines are poured—and sold—at Vintage New York tasting rooms and retail shops downtown and uptown. 482 Broome St.; tel. 1 212 226 9463; 2492 Broadway; tel. 1 212 721 9999.
Oversize and like a nearly flat iced cupcake, the black-and-white has been a staple at Glaser’s bakery since 1902. In the "Dinner Party" episode, Jerry Seinfeld says, “The key to eating a black and white cookie, Elaine, is you want to get some black and some white in each bite. Nothing mixes better than vanilla and chocolate. And yet, still, somehow racial harmony eludes us. If people would only look to the cookie. All our problems would be solved.” 87th St. and First Ave.; tel. 1 212 289 2562. www.glasersbakeshop.com.
Food glorious food
See what’s cooking at Chelsea Market’s bakeries (one called Fat Witch), sandwich counters, restaurants, dairy shop, soup stand, and loads of other foodie stops. The maze of options fills about a million square feet in 18 buildings (some late 19th century). Check the website for music performances and other events. 75 9th Ave. www.chelseamarket.com
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