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Jacques Torres Chocolates, New York

With six retail locations in New York, famed pastry chef Jacques Torres could be considered Willy Wonka’s luxury counterpart. His flagship opened in 2000 in Brooklyn, and he has since added an operation in SoHo; factory viewings are offered at both locations. Visitors can watch the bean-to-bar process from the lounges—or from the street if exercising massive willpower—while enjoying the bonbons and spiced hot chocolate made in-house. Torres takes the entire process seriously, formulating his artfully executed confections with from-scratch ingredients, such as marzipan, marshmallows and peanut butter. He has brought sweet charm to the interiors, too, including his signature color scheme of oranges and browns, the cacao pod–shaped tasting room in the SoHo store and the statue of the Aztec chocolate god Quetzalcoatl, who greets visitors at the entrance. 350 Hudson St.; 212-414-2462; mrchocolate.com.

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