Who doesn’t love a good piece of chocolate? From milk chocolate to dark chocolate, plain chocolate bars to the most exquisite chocolate creations to have ever been tempered and put together, there’s something for different kinds of tastes in the Empire State. If you’re desperate to find the best chocolatey offerings that New York has to offer, stop by anyone of the places below to get your cocoa fix. Don’t forget, you’re on vacation! After all, who cares about a diet when you’re exploring a brand-new place or tasting a brand-new chocolate altogether? Scroll to see the full list with photos or jump to the table of contents.


Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate

Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate

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Sensational seasonal desserts and magnificent hand-crafted chocolates are the name of the game when it comes to Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolates. All of Kreuther’s chocolates are made using a classical French technique that gives all of the offerings a distinct luxury that isn’t easily found in your regular run-of-the-mill chocolatey treats. A visit to the shop will allow patrons and onlookers a glimpse into the fine work of this chocolatier. In addition to an incredible array of chocolates and equally terrific desserts, guests can also enjoy delicious coffee, freshly brewed tea, and other beverages to match and pair with their sweet offerings.

43 W. 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036, Phone: 212-201-1985


Jacques Torres Chocolate

Jacques Torres Chocolate

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Jacques Torres (aka Mr. Chocolate) has always been interested in food and became the youngest chef ever to win the coveted MOF (Meilleur Ouvrier de France) medal in Pastry. After many years of serving cutting-edge pastries and desserts at the prestigious Le Cirque in New York, Jacques realized his dream of opening his own chocolate shop and factory. His bean-to-bar chocolates and other decadent treats were almost instantly popular and today he has 3 outlets in New York, including ice-cream parlors. His wonderful chocolate creations are all made from the best cocoa beans available and no preservative or artificial flavors are allowed anywhere near his products.

17 Grand Central Terminal, New York, NY 10017, 929 427 0988

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Borough Chocolates

Borough Chocolates

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Borough Chocolates are perfectly hand-crafted in the heart of one of New York City’s 5 boroughs, where owner/founder Jessica Minghi endeavors to bring the hustle and spirit of the city to each and every one of her chocolate creations. Like many other successful businesses, Borough Chocolates started off as a small batch home industry selling via social media. Before long, the chocolates became so popular that Jessica needed to establish a proper chocolate production facility in Brooklyn. Here Jessica and her team make unique hand-crafted (and hand painted if required) chocolates which are perfect for gifting and special occasions. Remember to buy some for yourself too. Chocolate lovers can place their orders at the online boutique.

181 A Norman Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

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Harlem Chocolate Factory

Harlem Chocolate Factory

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The Harlem Chocolate factory was established when founder Jessica Spaulding identified a gap in the chocolate market for a premium quality product which would pay homage to her Harlem roots. The business started off by hand-wrapping home-made chocolate bars for local markets where they always sold out in record time. In 2019 Jessica and her partner Asha Dixon opened their production kitchen in Historic Strivers Row in Harlem. Today their premium chocolate products are shipped to all corners of the globe and are often used for corporate gifting. You can shop for your favorite decadent treats online or come and visit their store on weekends.

2363 Adam Clayton Powell Jnr. Blvd, New York, 10027, 833 427 5362


Chocolat Moderne

Chocolat Moderne

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For 10 years and counting, Chocolat Moderne has wowed and impressed patrons with their vibrant and constantly evolving range of chocolate offerings. This chocolatier, one of the best that New York has to offer, uses only Valrhona chocolate, which is the finest that you can get in France. With a high cocoa content, Chocolate Moderne’s selection come with a unique covering of extra bitter dark chocolate. Ingredients of Chocolat Moderne’s selection include European-style butter, pistachios, hazelnuts, white chocolate, milk chocolate, fruit preserves, and more. Truly, you’ll be hard pressed to find a chocolate that you don’t like at this beloved chocolate shop.

27 W 20th Street #904, New York, NY 10011, Phone: 212-229-4797

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Chocolate Works

Chocolate Works

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Looking for custom chocolatey creations to take to your next event or party? Chocolate Works is likely to have exactly what you’re looking for with their beautifully personalized custom treats. Enjoying life’s sweetest moments is what Chocolate Works is all about, after all, so they’ll go above and beyond to make your event a hit with their custom-made Belgian chocolate treats. Chocolate Works uses family recipes and top-notch ingredients in putting all their offerings together, such as the almond bark gift box or their almond butter crunch. The shop’s truffles are also a work of art, with various fillings such as caramel, champagne, hazelnut, and even cupcake. If you’re not sure which flavor to get, you can opt for an assortment of truffles or try bestsellers like their signature truffles or peanut butter cups.

114 Church Street, Freeport, NY 11520, Phone: 516-868-8070

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Laderach Chocolatier Suisse

Laderach Chocolatier Suisse

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The name Laderach has been synonymous with chocolate excellence for nearly 100 years. The brand was established in Switzerland in 1929 and today the brand is owned and run by third generation members of the family, all of whom have proved to be chocolate geniuses. A large part of their success is the fact that they source the very best cocoa beans from around the world and oversee every step of the process from bean to bar. Laderach patented a new and revolutionary method of making truffles back in 1970 and today their large range of chocolates are sold all over the world. You can find them on 5th Avenue and two other New York City locations – check the website for details.

537 5th Ave, New York, NY 10017, 631 594 4271


Chocobar Cortes

Chocobar Cortes

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In the Caribbean, chocolate is synonymous with the Cortes family who have been producing the finest Caribbean chocolates since 1929. Their wonderful bean-to-bar confections are made from the finest cocoa beans they can find. The chocolatier first started making their wonderful chocolates and hot chocolate in the Dominican Republic, later moving their production to Puerto Rico. The company personally selects the finest cocoa beans and takes care to support their cocoa farmers. Their award-winning chocolates (and delicious eats and beverages) can be found in the South Bronx in New York City. Many of the dishes on the menu with surprise you with chocolate ingredients you would never expect.

141 Alexander Ave, Bronx, NY 10454, 718 841 9310


Venchi

Venchi

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The Venchi chocolate story begins with a young Italian man in Turin, Italy who decided to experiment with making his favorite treat back in 1878. So successful was Silviano Venchi that he soon opened his own chocolate factory. The rest, as they say, is history and the Venchi brand is known world-wide as a producer of unique fine chocolates. Today the company uses no fewer than 350 recipes to produce some of the world’s most sought-after chocolate products. There are a staggering number of wonderful products to choose from; perfect for treating yourself, gifting and special occasions. Gluten-free, Vegan and low-sugar options are available.

1796 Broadway, 861 Broadway and 200 5th Avenue, New York City, 212 229 2560


L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates

L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates

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As verified chocolate experts, L.A. Burdick has been in the business of handmade chocolates since 1987. Headed by Larry Burdick, all of the chocolates at this shop are inspired by Burdick’s travels to France and then Switzerland. The result? Silky and incredibly luxurious chocolate truffles with an incredible array of variations and flavors to choose from. The chocolate bonbons that L.A. Burdick are so well known for are all cut and shaped by hand every day with a spectacularly unique chocolate ganache found in the center of these sumptuous treats. You really can’t go wrong with their extensive menu of bonbons, but some of the most popular in the bunch are definitely their traditional caramel variations such as salted caramel, dark traditional caramel, white traditional caramel and milk salted caramel.

156 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012, Phone: 212-796-0143


La Maison Du Chocolat - Madison

La Maison Du Chocolat - Madison

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There is one clear goal in mind when it comes to La Maison Du Chocolat: To find the perfect nuance in chocolate to unleash the perfect balance of taste upon the taster’s palate. From the first bite to the last morsel of their sweet creations, La Maison’s chocolates bring forth a subtlety that underscores the entire experience of eating this chocolatier’s offerings. Try iconic offerings of truffles, pralines, and ganache from available boxes like the Coffret Maison Assorted Box or take-home bars like the Kuruba Cooking Bar, Marao Bar, or Akosombo Bar to add another depth of flavor to your cooking (or to snack on!).

1018 Madison Avenue 78th Street, New York, NY 10075, Phone: 212-744-7117


Roni-Sue’s Chocolate

Roni-Sue’s Chocolate

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Roni-Sue’s Chocolates have been making waves in New York City since the brand launched in 2007. Owner and chocolatier Rhonda Kave believes that excellent chocolate lies at the heart of all her unique and vibrant chocolate confections and sources all her 60% dark chocolate from MOHO chocolate in Belize, which is made from organic local Mayan cocoa beans. To infuse some of the essence of New York City into her confections Rhonda sources new and unusual ingredients from local community markets and specialty food stores. Her product list includes various truffles and chocolates, chocolate pretzels, Razzle Dazzel Bark and a special Vegan collection.

148 Forsyth Street, Lower Manhattan, NY 10002, 212 677 1216


MarieBelle

MarieBelle

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According to owner and chocolatier Mariebel Lieberman, life is all about the pleasure and happiness we find in food, art, and beauty. We couldn’t agree more, especially when it comes to the pleasure that patrons derive from her exceptionally crafted chocolate offerings. MarieBelle is home to all the chocolate you could ever want or desire. The store even has a cacao market inside, where you can explore all that they have to offer. From MarieBelle’s signature artisanal ganache to their incomparable Aztec Hot Chocolate, a visit to MarieBelle delivers decadence in every morsel. Don’t have time to stop by the shop? You don’t have to worry because they deliver too!

484 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013, Phone: 718-599-5515


Max Brenner Chocolate Bar

Max Brenner Chocolate Bar

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Are you ready to get addicted to some incredible chocolate? If yes, then it’s time to make a reservation at Max Brenner Chocolate Bar. Visitors to Max Brenner can indulge in ultra-decadent pastries, fantastically creamy fondues, and luxuriously thick milkshakes. However, at Max Brenner Chocolate Bar, they believe that their business is more than just about the taste of chocolate. It’s also about romance and sensuality, sharing and celebration and, most importantly, indulgence. So, when you come to Max Brenner, leave your diet at the door and throw yourself head-first into the chocolatey fray of Max Brenner’s concoctions. Take your pick between humongous chocolate bars, vibrantly colorful bonbons, caramelized nuts, crispy wafers, and chocolate thins.

841 Broadway, New York, NY 10003, Phone: 646-467-8803


Myzel Chocolates

Myzel Chocolates

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A small and unassuming chocolate shop in the center of New York City, Myzel Chocolates creates sinfully delicious dessert offerings thanks to their background as traditional European chocolatiers. While their chocolates and truffles are definitely to-die-for, patrons flock to Myzel Chocolates for one thing in particular: Their ultimate chocolate cookie. We’re not exaggerating when we tell you that it is the best cookie you will ever find in New York City. Each cookie is handmade and baked to perfection in their little chocolate shop and is available with or without a robe of chocolate. Once you’re done sampling their epic cookie, dive in for tastes of their assorted hand-made truffles and an array of classic chocolates. Trust us, they won’t disappoint.

140 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019, Phone: 212-245-4233


Neuhaus Chocolate

Neuhaus Chocolate

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When it comes to excellent Belgian Chocolate, few can compare to the magnificence, artistry, and flavor of Neuhaus Chocolate. Since 1857, Neuhaus Chocolate has been practicing their fine art of Belgian craftsmanship, making their iconic and irresistible sweets by hand to this day. Apart from their spectacular craftsmanship, Neuhaus Chocolate is also committed to remaining authentically Belgian and maintaining their use of exclusively non-GMO ingredients. While Neuhaus certainly has a huge spread of staples that patrons return for over and over again, something that we urge every chocolate lover to look forward to are their seasonal creations. For example, the summer season typically sees handcrafted summer edition chocolates like yuzu, passion fruit, and pineapple infused chocolate ganache bites.

500 Madison Avenue corner 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022, Phone: 212-644-4490


Li-Lac Chocolates

Li-Lac Chocolates

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As New York’s oldest chocolatier, founded in 1923, Li-Lac Chocolates has 100 years of experience in making fine chocolates for American tastes. All their chocolates are still hand-made in small batches using age-old recipes which have stood the test of time. They use only the finest cocoa beans from West Africa to create their wide range of chocolate delights. The range includes gourmet truffles, various chocolate-covered bars, raspberry creams, nut-filled bark and much more. There are special sugar-free chocolates for diabetics, diary-free creations for Vegans and even special Kosher chocolates. Li-Lac Chocolates really push the boat out for special occasions including Easter, Xmas, Mother’s Day and weddings.

75 Greenwich Ave (original store), New York City, NY 10014, 347 609 0942


Raaka Virgin Chocolate

Raaka Virgin Chocolate

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Strong, wild, playful, different – these are all perfect words to use when describing Raaka Chocolate. This brand of virgin chocolate is made by unserious people who take their chocolate uncharacteristically seriously, and who are committed to giving the world access to creative treats that showcase the wilder side of cacao. Amidst it all, Raaka’s team is still able to maintain a chocolate making process that is not only environmentally conscientious but also socially responsible. Must-try offerings from Raaka’s repertoire include their ginger snap 70% cacao, the bourbon cask aged 82% cacao, and the vanilla rooibos tea 67% dark chocolate. The pink sea salt and coconut milk virgin chocolates are also definitely worth a taste.

64 Seabring Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231, Phone: 855-255-3354


Teuscher

Teuscher

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Considered by some gourmands to be the finest chocolate in the world, Teuscher Chocolates originated in Switzerland more than 80 years ago. Diligently sourcing the world’s finest cocoa, nuts, fruits and marzipan, the company has become synonymous with Swiss chocolate at its best. Today all Teuscher confections are still hand-made in Zurich in small batches, before being flown to New York every week. The chocolates are pure and natural and do not contain any preservatives or chemical additives. The range includes delectable truffles, beautifully presented chocolate bars, cookies, pure cocoa powder and fabulous gift items. A visit to their 5th Ave and Madison stores is a delight to the senses and should not be missed.

Teuscher, 620 5th Ave, New York, NY 10020, Ph. +1 212 246 4416

Teuscher, 25 E. 61st Street, New York, NY 10065, Ph. +1 800 554 0624


Stick With Me Sweets

Stick With Me Sweets

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Creating small batches of chocolate in outlandishly big flavors, Stick With Me is a boutique chocolate shop that has taken New York by storm. In fact, Stick With Me has created so much buzz in the Big Apple that they’ve even landed features in popular press publications like The New York Times, Forbes, Vanity Fair, GQ, The Oprah Magazine, Gotham, and Harper’s Bazaar. Each box of chocolates at this shop is specially crafted to tell a magnificent story. Every small batch of chocolates is made by hand and with utmost care, which is exactly why every piece is a treat to the eyes and the taste buds. There is also an incredible delicateness to every chocolatey morsel, which will leave you craving for more.

202A Mott Street, New York, NY 10012, Phone: 646-918-6336


Cocoa Store

Cocoa Store

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Not satisfied to stock just one delicious type of chocolate, Cocoa Store brings some of the best chocolates in the world to New York City. Featuring the produce of master chocolatiers and prestigious chocolate houses from all over the world, Cocoa Store is the place to go to find difference and unique collections of chocolate decadence. Most of the products are hand-made by artisan chocolate masters and all the chocolates before you are made from the finest ethically sourced cocoa beans. You can also rest assured that no artificial flavors have been used. Every chocolate and bar has a story to tell – you can learn more on the website.

873 Broadway 6th Floor, New York, NY 10003, 212 982 8113


The Sweet Shop New York City

The Sweet Shop New York City

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The Sweet Shop New York City is a place of nostalgic childhood memories and more sweet delights than you can eat. The one-of-a-kind store was established by husband and wife team Kelly and Glyn Jaime, both of whom are self-confessed candy-holics. They also have a love of all things vintage and memorable and endeavor to stock all the wonderful sweet treats you and your parents have been eating for years. If it is still being made, this duo will find and stock it for you. One entire wall of the shop is filled with jars of 60 different candies. Then there are the artisan chocolate bars, rows and rows of butter crunch and licorice and so much more.

404 E. 73rd Street, New York, NY 10021, 212 960 8685


Varsano’s Chocolates

Varsano’s Chocolates

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A trip to Varsano’s in New York’s Greenwich Village is bound to bring a bout of euphoria for all those who visit. There’s no denying that this chocolate shop in particular is a favorite for all those who call the Greenwich Village home, but what is it that has people coming back for more? Varsano’s specializes in home-made and hand-dipped chocolates as well as other crowd pleasers like caramels, fruit centers, nut patties, and truffles. For fans of Varsano’s who don’t have the luxury of visiting the shop often, the shop delivers and ships their goodies everywhere and even have same-day delivery services to Manhattan residents.

172 West 4th Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY 10014, Phone: 212-352-1171


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