Fans of dark, white, or milk: this city isn't lacking an abundance of chocolately treats. If you're a chocolate lover, don't miss out on some of NY's most scrumptious chocolate shops. Here are 10 of the city's best shops.
Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland
Doli Teuscher started Teuscher chocolate company in a small town in Switzerland. The chocolates, now made in Zurich and flown to locations around the world, are famous for their decadence. Teuscher makes gourmet champagne and assorted truffles, in addition to assorted cookies and fruit jellies. For Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, and Halloween, pick up a themed chocolate figurine or chocolates wrapped in festive packaging.
- Location: 620 Fifth Avenue (between 49th & 50th Streets), New York, NY
- Phone: 212-246-4416
- Hours: Monday through Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 10am to 6pm, Thursday: 10am to 7pm, Sunday: 12pm to 6pm
- Subway Stop: B, D, F, V trains to 47th Street / Rockefeller Center, E, V trains to 5th Avenue / 53rd Street
- Website: www.teuscherfifthavenue.com
Hershey's Times Square
As the largest store facade ever constructed in Times Square, it's almost impossible to miss Hershey's Times Square, and its outdoor scrolling message marquee, steam machines, and neon lights, the outside is almost as enticing as the inside. With Hershey's Bars, Reeses, York Peppermint Patties, and Kit Kat, you're likely to find your favorite chocolate treats all in this one location. Inside the 16 story building, you can create your own mix of chocolates, design a personalized giant Hersey's Kiss, and spoil yourself with Hersey's attire, gifts, and souvenirs.
- Location: 48th Street and Broadway, Times Square, New York, NY
- Phone: 212-581-9100
- Hours: 9am to 12am daily
- Subway Stop: 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, S, W trains to Times Square / 42nd Street
- Website: www.hersheys.com/discover/timessquare.asp
Alison Nelson's Chocolate Bar
Located in Henri Bendel, Chocolate Bar is dedicated to creating retro-inspired chocolate collections. The Graffiti Bar collection references urban street art by displaying 10 flavored chocolate bars wrapped in graffiti designs by 10 of NY's most famous graffiti artists. Similarly, the Stencil Bar collection includes eight small chocolates with labels designed by Brooklyn's stencil artist, Ed Roth. In addition to its edibles, Chocolate Bar sells chocolate-themed attire and gifts. You can even sit down for soup and a salad before trying the chocolates, pastries, and gelato.
- Location: (West Village): 19 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY
- Phone: 212-366-1541
- Hours: Monday through Friday: 7:30am to 10pm, Saturday and Sunday: 8:30am to 10pm
- Subway Stop: A, C, E, L trains to 14th Street / 8th Avenue
- Website: www.chocolatebarnyc.com/home.html
Founded by Kee Ling Tong, Kee's chocolates are homemade by Kee herself seven days a week. She uses a variety of far-flung ingredients to infuse her chocolates and bring new flavors to truffles and macaroons. Kee steps away from the traditional milk and dark chocolate combination's with unique creations such as lemon basil, mango green tea, lavender, and pineapple lychee truffles. Her macaroons are equally creative and delicious; she crafts them in flavors such as ginger and peach, mint mocha, and truffle oil.
- Location: 80 Thompson Street, New York, NY
- Phone: 212-334-3284
- Hours: Monday through Friday: 9am to 7pm, Saturday and Sunday: 11am to 7pm
- Subway Stop: C, E trains to Spring Street
- Website: www.keeschocolates.com
Vosges Haut Chocolate
From traditional truffles to exotic world tastes, Vosges has a wide variety of chocolate edibles and drinks. Vosges specializes in mixing flavors from around the world into decadent chocolate treats. Though the flavors may sound intimidating, these chocolates are both comfort and gourmet foods. Try the Red Fire Chocolate Tortilla Chips made with Chipotle peppers, or the Matcha Exotic Candy Bar made with Japanese Matcha Green Tea and milk chocolate. Vosges is equally well known for its Bacon and Chocolate collection and their variety of flavored hot chocolates. Vosges holiday collections or Lunar Chocolate of the Month Club collection make a unique gift for chocolate lovers, and even include gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options.
- Location: (Soho): 132 Spring Street (between Greene & Wooster) New York, NY, (Upper East Side): 1100 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
- Phone: (Soho): 212-625-2929, (Upper East Side): 212-717-2929
- Hours: (Soho): 11am to 8pm daily, (Upper East Side): Monday through Friday: 9:30am to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 8pm
- Subway Stop: (Soho): C, E trains to Spring Street, R, W trains to Price Street, (Upper East Side): 4, 5, 6 trains to 86th Street
- Website: www.vosgeschocolate.com
Max Brenner's Chocolate Shop is a chocolate-focused restaurant combined with a chocolate shop. Experience an entire meal of salads, burgers, and pastas, or just stop by for dessert. After being seated, you'll get a menu full of scrumptious chocolate concoctions, including Chocolate Chunks Pizza, Milk Chocolate Apple Caramel Crisp, and The Spectactular Melting Chocolate S'mores Sundae. Top off your meal or dessert with a Chocococo Martini. Whether you dine or not, visiting the chocolate shop is a must. In Max's chocolate shop, you will find tons of chocolate goodies, including cookies, pastries, pralines, and truffles.
- Location: 841 Broadway (between 13th and 14th Streets), New York, NY
- Phone: 212-388-0030
- Hours: Monday through Thursday: 9am to 12am, Friday and Saturday: 9am to 2am, Sunday: 9am to 11pm
- Subway Stop: 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, W trains to 14th Street / Union Square
- Website: www.maxbrenner.com
Made in NYC and shipped all over the world, Martine's chocolates can be found on the bottom floor of Bloomingdale's Department Store. Eloquent candies in all shapes and sizes, Martine's makes chocolates for every holiday and special occasion. The shop will even customize your chocolates with monograms or logos for a wedding or special event. Order these bite size treats by the piece, or indulge in up to a 72 piece gift box.
- Location: (Midtown): Bloomingdale's: 6th floor, Main Course, New York, NY, (Upper East Side): 400 East 82nd Street, New York, NY
- Phone: (Midtown): 212-705-2000, (Upper East Side): 212-744-6289
- Subway Stop: (Midtown): 4, 5, 6, N, R, W trains to 59th Street / Lexington Avenue, (Upper East Side): 6 train to 77th Street
- Website: www.martineschocolates.com
La Maison du Chocolat
This French chocolate company has four boutique locations in NY, offering an endless supply of truffles made with flavored ganache, praline, or fruity fillings. Try mousse flavored with honey, coffee, caramel, or café au lait. Or, try a ganache flavored with almonds, rum, raspberry, or lemon zest. La Maison du Chocolat also specializes in éclairs, tarts, and macaroon cookies.
- Locations: (Upper East Side): 1018 Madison Avenue, New York, NY, (Midtown): 30 Rockerfeller Center, New York, NY, (Financial District): 63 Wall Street, New York, NY
- Phone: (Upper East Side): 212-744-7117, (Midtown): 212-265-9404, (Financial District): 212-952-1123
- Subway Stop: (Upper East Side): 6 train to 77th Street, (Midtown): B, D, F, V trains to 47 - 50th Streets / Rockefeller Center, (Financial District): 2, 3 trains to Wall Street
- Website: www.lamaisonduchocolat.com
Specializing in holiday boxes and wedding favors, Mariebelle chocolate shop is known for its chocolate bars and truffles. Frequently described as jewels in their boxes, the chocolates taste even more scrumptious than they look. From its calendar image pin up girl chocolate bars, to its dark chocolate bars with bits of dried fruit, Mariebelle's products are not only tasty, but also creative. The shop has also created the Maya Chocolate Bar, which has the same great taste with no sugar added.
- Location: 484 Broome Street, New York, NY
- Phone: 212-925-6999
- Subway Stop: A, C, E trains to Canal Street, 6 train to Spring Street, R, W trains to Price Street
- Website: www.mariebelle.com
With cookie, brownie, and hot chocolate mixes, Jacques Torres covers all the bases in his chocolate shops. Torres, a famous French pastry chef and chocolatier, was once the corporate pastry chef for Ritz Carlton and the pastry chef at the well- known NYC restaurant, Le Cirque. Now, Torres has his own TV programs, appears in newspapers and magazines, and has opened one of the best chocolate shops in NY. From the traditional milk chocolate bar to the peanut butter bar and the brulee crunch bar, Jacque's shops provide some of the tastiest chocolate around. Sign up for a chocolate by the month program, purchase a luxurious anniversary gift, or stop by for your daily fix of mouth-watering champagne truffles and chocolate covered pretzels.
- Locations: (Soho): 350 Hudson at King Street, New York, NY, (Brooklyn): 66 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY, (Upper West Side): 285 Amsterdam between 73rd and 74th Streets, New York, NY
- Phone: (Soho): 212-414-2462, (Brooklyn): 718-875-9772, (Upper West Side): 212-787-3256
- Hours: (Soho): Monday through Saturday: 9am to 7pm, Sunday: 10am to 6pm, (Brooklyn): Monday through Saturday: 9am to 8pm, (Upper West Side): Monday through Thursday: 10am to 8pm, Fridays and Saturdays: 10am to 9pm, Sundays: 10am to 7pm
- Subway Stop (Soho): 1 train to Houston Street, (Brooklyn): F train to York Street, (Upper West Side): 1, 2, 3 trains to 72nd Street
- Website: www.mrchocolate.com