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10 Best Chocolate Shops in New York City

Bring home some delicious chocolates from these great NYC chocolate shops

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Bring New York City back home with a box of truffles from one of New York City's top chocolate shops. These boutiques offer exceptional chocolate and many can be found only in New York City. They make great Valentine's Day & anniversary presents, but you can also enjoy something sweet while you're here.

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Jacques Torres

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At both Jacques Torres boutiques, visitors can see chocolate being made, but don't get so distracted you forget to taste the delicious, moderately priced chocolates.

  • Jacques Torres Chocolate
    - Address:
    66 Water Street
    - Telephone: 718-875-9772
    - Neighborhood: DUMBO
    - Subway: A/C to High Street; F to York Street
  • Chocolate Haven
    - Address: 350 Hudson (at King St.)
    - Telephone: 212-414-2462
    - Neighborhood: West Village (Map)
    - Subway: 1 to Houston St., C/E to Spring St.

Kee's Chocolates

Creamy, not-too-sweet chocolates with intense fillings are made fresh daily at this small chocolate shop. Next door to the Kee's shop, you can watch the chocolates being made, and relish the fact that you can only purchase these chocolates in person.
  • Address: 80 Thompson St(Spring St)
  • Telephone: 212-334-3284
  • Neighborhood: SoHo (Map)
  • Subway: C/E to Spring Street
  • Cost of Chocolates: $1.75 a piece, six for $10.50

Black Hound

This East Village shop offers handmade chocolates that are prepared in small batches. Packaging is simple, yet elegant. Black Hound's retail shop offers many items not available by mail order.
  • Address: 170 Second Avenue(10th/11th Sts.)
  • Telephone: 212-979-9505
  • Neighborhood: East Village (Map)
  • Subway: V to 2nd Ave; L to 1st Ave/14th St.
  • Cost of Truffles: $48 per pound

Li-Lac Chocolates

Lilac Chocolates
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Li-Lac has been satisfying chocolate cravings in the West Village since 1923. This local New York City shop offers chocolates in memorable shapes (including the Empire State Building), as well as delicious American treats like turtles and almond bark.
  • Address: 120 Christopher St. (Bleecker and Hudson)
  • Telephone: 212-242-7374
  • Neighborhood: West Village (Map)
  • Subway: 1 to Christopher St./Sheridan Sq.
  • Cost of Chocolates: $1.75 and up

Martine's Chocolates

Martine's Chocolates are made and sold in Manhattan. Visitors can see the days fresh chocolates being made using Belgian chocolate, French butter and American cream. Cost of Chocolates: $1.75 each
  • Bloomingdale's Location
    - Address:
    1000 Third Avenue (59th/60th Sts)
    - Telephone: 212-705-2347
    - Neighborhood: Midtown East (Map)
    - Subway: 4/5/6, F, N/R/W to 59th St
  • Upper East Side Location
      - Address: 400 East 82nd Street (1st Ave)
      - Telephone: 212-705-2347
      - Neighborhood: Upper East Side (Map)
      - Subway: 4/5/6 to 86th St.

    MarieBelle

    MarieBelle's famous chocolates are so artful its difficult to bite into them -- but they are just as delicious as they are beautiful. MarieBelle also offers an array of imported chocolates and have a cafe serving chocolate drinks and treats.
    • Address: 484 Broome Street
    • Telephone: 212-925-6999
    • Neighborhood: SoHo (Map)
    • Subway: C/E to Spring Street
    • Cost of Chocolates: $12 for a 4 piece box, $22 for a 9 piece box

    The Chocolate Bar

    The Chocolate Bar brings together some of New York City's best chocolate offerings under one roof. In addition to their signature line of hand poured chocolate bars, you can stock up on favorites from Jacques Torres and other local chocolatiers. The Chocolate Bar also have an array of beverages and baked goods to satisfy your cravings.
    • Address: 48 Eighth Avenue(Jane/Horatio)
    • Telephone: 212-366-1541
    • Neighborhood: West Village (Map)
    • Subway: A/C/E to 14th St.; 1 to Christopher St.
    • Cost of Chocolates: varies

    Vosges Chocolates

    Vosges Haut Chocolat
    Vosges Chocolates is based out of Chicago, but their SoHo boutique offers visitors a chance to sample these creative confections without the cost of shipping. Vosges confections reflect owner Katrina Markoff's exotic tastes, featuring curry, paprika, and wasabi in some chocolates.
    • Address: 132 Spring Street (Greene & Wooster)
    • Telephone: 212-625-2929
    • Neighborhood: SoHo (Map)
    • Subway: C/E to Spring St.
    • Cost of Chocolates: $4.75 for 2 pieces, $37 for 16 piece box

    Richart Design

    Fans of this French chocolatier well known for creative, high quality chocolates and famous for the beauty of their chocolate creations.
    • Address: 7 East 55th Street (5th Ave)
    • Telephone: 1-888-RICHART
    • Neighborhood: Midtown East (Map)
    • Subway: E/V to 53rd/5th Ave
    • Cost of Chocolates: $4.75 for 2 pieces, $37 for 16 piece box

    La Maison du Chocolate

    This classic French chocolatier has two shops in Manhattan. The staff is knowledgeable and the chocolates are divine.
    • Rockefeller Center Location
      - Address:
      30 Rockefeller Center
      - Telephone: 212-265-9404
      - Neighborhood: Midtown East (Map)
      - Subway: B/D/F/V to 47-59th Sts/Rock Center
    • Upper East Side Location
      - Address: 1018 Madison Ave(78th/79th Sts.)
      - Telephone: 212-744-7117
      - Neighborhood: Upper East Side (Map)
      - Subway: 6 to 77th St.

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