Where to Find Craft Chocolate in Manhattan, New York (10023)
There are so many places to find great craft chocolate in Manhattan! I’ve found brands like Askinosie, Taza, Dick Taylor, and Raaka at many of these shops and look forward to hearing what you find too.
Walk into this Midtown coffee bar and chocolate shop and you might just lose it over the rows and rows of chocolate bars, candies, truffles, and more. Try the classic French maker Chocolat Bonnat, the new It makers Marou Chocolate out of Vietnam, and the solar-powered Grenada Chocolate Company, founded by an American wanderer and visionary named Mott Greene.
100 Park Avenue between E. 40th Street and E. 41st Street in Midtown (212-937-8914). Also check out the new store in Grand Central’s Grand Central Terminal.
So much more than a carpet or furniture store, ABC also carries a pretty good selection of craft chocolate. Find the usual Brooklyn suspects as well as Dandelion Chocolate out of San Francisco and a new maker called ZenBunni who produces “biodynamic chocolate.”
ABC Carpet and Home is located at 888 Broadway between E. 18th Street and E. 19th Street in the Flatiron (212-473-3000).
This specialty chocolate, bitters, and flower shop carries the best chocolate in the world, organized by type: dark, milk, salted, infused, white—the list goes on. The experts here know everything about chocolate and can help you find that obscure brand you’re looking for or introduce you to your new favorite bar (hello, Pump Street’s sourdough and salt). In particular keep your eye out for 100 percent bars for the truly serious from Soma, Pacari, and Fruition.
The Meadow is located at 523 Hudson Street between W. 10th Street and Charles Street in the West Village (212- 645-4633).
Amid all the high-end culinary goodies, find a solid selection of bean-to-bar chocolate (as well as truffles, candies, and other delights). In particular check out the bars from French maker Pralus, raw chocolate from Brooklyn maker Fine & Raw, and gritty chocolate from Taza, which grinds its beans the traditional Mexican way, using giant stones with secret, hand-made carvings.
Chelsea Market Baskets is located in Chelsea Market at 75 Ninth Avenue between W. 15th Street and W. 16th Street in Chelsea (212-727-1111).
Hit up this Chelsea area farm-to-table restaurant and specialty shop next time you’re seriously craving chocolate. Go for Pennsylvania maker Nathan Miller as well as hard-to-find Potomac Chocolate. And don’t miss Dick Taylor Chocolate, whose labels and hipster image challenge the Mast Brothers for the reigning heavyweight title.
Foragers Market has two locations: 56 Adams Street between Front Street and Water Street in Dumbo, Brooklyn (718-801-8400) and 300 W. 22nd Street between 8th Avenue and Ninth Avenue in Chelsea (212-243-8883).