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? Certain attractions may be temporarily closed or require advance reservations. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate
© Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate.
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
© Chocolat Moderne
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
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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4.L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates
© L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates
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
5.La Maison Du Chocolat - Madison
© La Maison Du Chocolat – Madison
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
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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
7.Max Brenner Chocolate Bar
© Max Brenner Chocolate Bar
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
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
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© Neuhaus Chocolate
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
10.Raaka Virgin Chocolate
© Raaka Virgin Chocolate
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
11.Stick With Me Sweets
© Stick With Me Sweets
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
12.Tache Artisan Chocolate
© Tache Artisan Chocolate
Looking for fantastic handmade artisan chocolate in New York City? Pay a visit to Tache Artisan Chocolate, the pride and joy of pastry chef Aditi Malhotra. Taking inspiration from all over the world, and especially her Indian background, Aditi’s glorious creations have taken the confectionary world by storm. They’ve even earned her a spot on Forbes’ 30 under 30 Game Changers in the food and wine industry. Amongst her many bestsellers, visitors really ought to give her boozy bon bons a try as well her chipotle truffle, Tache’s signature truffles, and the champagne truffle. If you’ve got more room in your belly for additional sweets, the chocolate-covered choco pops are also an incredible treat.
163 Chrystie Street, Suite B2, New York, NY 10002, Phone: 212-473-3200
© Varsano’s Chocolates
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
11 Best Chocolate Shops in New York City
- Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate, Photo: Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate.
- Chocolat Moderne, Photo: Chocolat Moderne
- Chocolate Works, Photo: Chocolate Works
- L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates, Photo: L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates
- La Maison Du Chocolat - Madison, Photo: La Maison Du Chocolat – Madison
- MarieBelle, Photo: MarieBelle
- Max Brenner Chocolate Bar, Photo: Max Brenner Chocolate Bar
- Myzel Chocolates, Photo: Myzel Chocolates
- Neuhaus Chocolate, Photo: Neuhaus Chocolate
- Raaka Virgin Chocolate, Photo: Raaka Virgin Chocolate
- Stick With Me Sweets, Photo: Stick With Me Sweets
- Tache Artisan Chocolate, Photo: Tache Artisan Chocolate
- Varsano’s Chocolates, Photo: Varsano’s Chocolates
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