Bushwick Is Getting A Chocolate Factory! With Chocolate Tours!


If you weren’t already convinced that Bushwick is gentrifying at a rapid clip a cozy pavement paradise where all your dreams come true, get ready to change your mind. We are getting a chocolate factory. Complete with chocolate tours, and chocolate making classes!

Take that, every other neighborhood and food establishment in all of New York! Bushwick wins, decisively.

Grub Street reports today that Williamsburg chocolatiers Fine & Raw are opening up a new, 2,500-square-foot outpost in the neighborhood later this month, where they’ll start making all the company’s chocolate on-site.

The factory will also host delightfully-named “Chocolate Jungle” tours, according to owner Daniel Sklaar, and, more tentatively, chocolate-making seminars.

Expect further reports from us and a full, overly-extensive dispatch from this magical new Chocolate Jungle in the near, near future.

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  1. there used to be several chocolate factories in brooklyn when my dad was a kid growing up in bed-stuy. he was good friends with this puerto rican kid and whenever he would get invited over to his house, he would get really excited. why? that meant tons of chocolate! why, the other kid’s dad was a manager at a local chocolate factory. just an interesting story for the natives (not you hipsters).


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