NYC is a chocolate lover’s paradise for all ages. Some of our faves:
Save 20% on Raaka First Nibs subscriptions. Send (or receive) 3 innovative micro-batch bars monthly, made from scratch in Brooklyn with unroasted cacao beans. Creative, seasonal flavors include Fig & Olive Oil and Strawberry Balsamic. 3 months for $60.
200 Fifth Avenue at West 24th Street
Shop by weight from bins of colorful Venchi bon-bons or pick up some artisanal chocolate made in Italy with raw ingredients in a variety of shapes and textures according to traditional recipes, from smooth spread to crunchy bars to elegant cigars.
500 Madison Avenue at West 52nd Street
The classic heart box goes luxe at the 160-year-old inventor of pralines Many pretty varieties of milk, dark and flavored bonbons and truffles.
Also at Lexington & 51st Street, Grand Central, Fulton Center & Westfield World Trade Center.
Bakers and those who like their chocolate pure, Olive Nationships high quality cooking and baking ingredients including cocoa and chocolate chunks for bakeries, caterers and lucky individuals. Valrhona Manjari 64% Dark Chocolate is our current fave but everything is pretty great on this site. Save 20 with code SAVE20.
Sebastian Brecht’s Obsessive Chocolate Disorder
63 East 4th St
Try unique, small batch, handmade chocolates and pastries, made fresh every week in a small, quirky East Village shop with rotating art on the wall. The constantly evolving menu featuring unusual and delicious combinations of flavors and textures with fun names like bob’s dark passion, the pucker and looky cookie snookie created by the founder Sebastian Brecht (Bertolt Brecht’s grandson!).
Stick With Me Sweets
202A Mott Street between Kenmare & Spring
Gorgeous bonbons in an array of colors and artisanal flavors taste as good as they look in this small Nolita chocolate shop.
Jacques Torres Chocolate
350 Hudson Street
Shop for gifts, try lots of free samples and discover the story of chocolate and its journey from bean to bar through original artifacts, Mayan cocoa demos and bon-bon making demonstrations. Kids can dig for “undiscovered artifacts” in a sand pit and play chocolate shop proprietor with a toy kitchen and cash register. Presented by NYC chocolatier extraordinaire Jacques Torres.