Chocolate makes everything better. Had a bad break-up? Dive into a box of bonbons. Lost your job? Bake a chocolate cake. Tripped while getting off the subway this morning? You deserve a caramel chocolate truffle. Here are the best places to get a chocolate treat in New York City:
7. La Maison du Chocolat
This one was actually started in France in 1977, so you can be sure they know what they’re doing. Their ganaches are to-die-for, infused with flavors like lemon, raspberry, mint, fennel, and even rum.
Address: 1018 Madison Ave, 10075
6. Nunu Chocolates
The owner of this shop got her business started at Brooklyn Flea, where her sea salt caramel chocolates gained a devoted following. Years later, they’re still as delicious as ever, as are her boozy bonbons, in flavors like absinthe and moonshine.
Address: 529 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, 11217
5. Mast Brothers
At $12, this might be the most expensive chocolate bar you ever buy. But it’s worth it. The cocoa is roasted daily to ensure freshness, and treated with savory and earthy ingredients, like black truffle and coffee, to subtly enhance the flavor.
Address: 111 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, 11211
4. Vosges Haut-Chocolat
Vosges combines your two favorite things: chocolate and bacon. Enough said.
Address: 132 Spring St, New York, 10012
3. Fine and Raw
The gimmick is right in the name: these chocolates are prepared with low heat and raw ingredients to preserve the cacao’s purest form. The cacao coconut bonbons are highly recommended—start with the simple flavors to appreciate the craftsmanship.
Address: 288 Seigel St, Brooklyn, 11206
2. Kee’s Chocolates
Many chocolates at Kee’s are enfused with Asian flavors, like sesame and thai chili. But the more traditional creme brulee, hazelnut, and key lime pie chocolates are also delicious. All the bonbons are hand-dipped and rolled with love.
Address: 80 Thompson St, 10012
1. Jacques Torres
The pastry chef who owns this shop actually calls himself “Mr. Chocolate.” And he deserves the title. Everything here is good, but if you only buy one thing, get a truffle. They come in flavors like caramel, fruit-laced ganache, Earl Grey, and saffron.
Address: 350 Hudson St, 10014