Where To Get Hot Chocolate Near Your Sagamore Apartment

It may be cold outside, but one of the tastiest ways to get warmed up on the Upper West Side is to enjoy a steaming cup of hot chocolate. In this neighborhood, we have lots of bakeries and cafes known for their hot chocolate which will have you more than happy to go out into the cold to get it!

Ready for the perfect way to get warmed up in this chilly weather? Visit some of these local establishments and give their hot chocolate a try. Afterwards, there’s no way you will be able to go back to microwaved hot chocolate!

Jacques Torres Chocolate, located at 285 Amsterdam Ave #1, New York, NY which is seven minutes from your Sagamore apartment, is a European-style shop featuring its namesake chef’s chocolates, caramels, cookies and other sweets.

Sip on their famous hot chocolate, paired perfectly with a chocolate chip cookie, at Jacques’ third location in the Upper West Side. Featuring interior designs based on the great cafés of Europe, their shop will be a mini vacation from the hustle and bustle of your day.

Cafe Lalo, located at 201 W 83rd St, New York, NY which is a seven minute walk from your Sagamore apartment, is a sweet spot that’s famed for a starring role in “You’ve Got Mail” as well as its cakes, pies and tarts.

Cafe Lalo has become known as the place to go before and after the movies, the theater or dinner to enjoy a great dessert and an expertly-made hot chocolate. With their unique European design and open air atmosphere by floor-to-ceiling French windows, Cafe Lalo is the place to see and to be seen!

Jacques Torres Chocolate

285 Amsterdam Ave #1, New York, NY 10023

(212) 787-3256

Cafe Lalo

201 W 83rd St, New York, NY 10024

(212) 496-6031

Spend Small Business Saturday At These Local Shops

Yes, everyone is excited to snag some great deals at some of the big box stores and national department stores, but that doesn’t mean we can forget about our small business neighbors who work to make our community better every day!

You can support them on Small Business Saturday, which falls on Saturday, November 30 this year, by shopping at some of these stores located near your Sagamore apartment. Here, you can find clothing, gifts, electronics and homewares that are one-of-a-kind!

Magpie, located at 488 Amsterdam Ave, New York which is a six minute walk from your Sagamore apartment, is a petite boutique featuring eco-friendly gifts, stationery, home decor and accessories.

Many of Magpie’s products are locally made or designed, constructed from recycled, sustainable materials or handcrafted by fair trade cooperatives from around the world. The selection ranges from artisanal toffee made in Harlem to silk bracelets crocheted by a women’s cooperative in Turkey. 

West NYC, located at 147 W 72nd St, New York which is five minutes from your Sagamore apartment, is a brick-lined store known for its collection of brand-name sneakers, plus casual and athletic apparel. They’ve been a valued member of the neighborhood for over 10 years.

West NYC has since become a destination for limited edition footwear, attracting both locals and celebrity clientele alike. Besides stocking the best from Nike, Adidas, and Puma, West NYC has collaborated on sneakers with New Balance and Saucony. They’ve also developed their own line of apparel, delving into their New York heritage for inspiration. 


488 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

(212) 579-3003

West NYC

147 W 72nd St, New York, NY 10023

(212) 787-8595