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Chocolate Tour in New York

A Tour of Chocolate Shops in New York and a Chocolate Map of New York
Also check out chocolate tours in Paris and Washington, DC



484 Broome Street
Telephone: 212.925.6999

Since 2000, MarieBelle New York has been pleasing fans with their delightful collection of delicate, luxurious chocolates and confections. When visitors arrive at the brand's flagship retail location on Broome Street in New York City, they are greeted with the rich aroma of chocolate as well as endless displays of beautiful packages and delectable treats arranged across the antique furniture and glass cabinets.

What to try: Decadent, thick "Aztec Hot Chocolate."

Chocolat Bla Bla Bla


359 East 50th Street.
Telephone: 212.759.5976

Unique chocolate specialty store offering sweets year round, inspired by the movie "Chocolat".



ChikaLicious dessert bar
203 East 10th Street
Telephone: 212.475.0929

Fresh, fun and innovative individual desserts, as served in New York's top restaurants. This intimate, 20-seat eatery is built around an open kitchen where the chefs and sommelier work and serve customers directly. If you are passionate about food, here is your chance to enjoy fabulous desserts while watching both their preparation and plating.



teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland
620 Fifth Avenue between 49th & 50th Streets
Telephone: 212.246.4416

Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland began more than 70 years Ago in a small town in the Swiss Alps. A master chocolate maker Embarked on a path that would make him one of the world's greatest chocolatiers. Dolf Teuscher skillfully blended the world's finest and only natural ingredients to produce his now famous recipes. The chocolates are prepared fresh in the kitchen in Zurich and flown directly to the store in New York.

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Alison Nelson's chocolate bar
19 Eighth Avenue
Telephone: 212.366.1541

Artisanal, handmade confections and baked goods featuring the finest ingredients, free of artificial flavors or preservatives. Pastries, hot chocolate, coffee, and tea are served here in addition to chocolates by Jacque Torres, Garrison Confections, and others. Designer chocolate bars (artwork on the wrapper), and gifts are available as well.

Dylan's Candy Bar


Dylan's Candy Bar
1011 Third Ave at 60th Street
Telephone: 646.735.0078

Aan interesting candy store owned by Dylan Lauren, the daughter of Ralph Lauren. The Chocolate Department is newly designed with a mouth-watering aesthetic to feature the delectable assortment of chocolate treats within it. Chocolate connoisseurs can find a huge variety of the finest chocolates, truffles, fondue and fudge from around the world.

Jacques Torres Chocolate


Jacques Torres Chocolate

  • Jacques Torres Chocolate Heaven: 350 Hudson at King Street
  • Jacques Torres Chocolates: Chelsea Market, 75 9th Avenue (between 15th and 16th Streets)
  • D.U.M.B.O.: 66 Water Street, Brooklyn
  • Jacques Torres Ice Cream: 62 Water Street, Brooklyn

Telephone: 718.875.9772

Redefines decadent with everything from delicate bonbons to giant kid-friendly bars.

What to try: Pistachio marzipan dark-chocolate bonbons; "Mom's" peanut brittle.

Kee's Chocolates


Kee's Chocolates

  • 80 Thompson Street
  • 452 Fifth Avenue (inside HSBC)

Telephone: 212.685.3451

Chocoholics swear by the exceptionally creamy truffles made daily at this Soho boutique, inspired by flavors like green tea and ginger.

What to try: Vanilla custard-filled "Crème Brûlée Truffle."

Black Hound


Black Hound
170 Second Avenue
Telephone: 212.979.9505

The Black Hound makes chocolate truffles, cakes, pastries, and a variety of whimsical little cookies.

Li-Lac Chocolates


Li-Lac Chocolates

  • 40 Eighth Avenue, Greenwich Village
  • at Grand Central Terminal's Market Hall, Lexington Ave. & East 43rd Street, or through the Main Concourse on the main level.

Telephone: 212.924.2280

This West Village institution has been turning out small batches of handmade confections for more than 80 years.

What to try: Scrumptious dark-chocolate almond bark.

Martine's Chocolates


Martine's Chocolates

  • 400 East 82nd Street (just east of First Avenue)
  • at Bloomingdales, 1000 Third Avenue (between 59th & 60th Sts), 6th floor

Telephone: 212.705.2347

These exceptionally rich Belgian creations can take up to three days to make.

What to try: Chocolate "Butterfly" filled with hazelnut praline and fresh whipped cream.

Vosges Haut-Chocolat


Vosges Haut-Chocolat

  • 132 Spring Street (between Greene & Wooster)
  • 1100 Madison Avenue

Telephone: 212.371.9369

Just over a year old, Vosges specializes in exquisite truffles infused with odd ingredients: Jamaican beer, wasabi, and wild-fennel pollen.

What to try: The "Rooster Truffle": dark chocolate with Taleggio cheese.

Richart Chocolates


Richart Chocolates
7 East 55th Street, near Fifth Avenue
Telephone: 212.371.9369

The ultra-high-end offerings at this 80-year-old chocolate gallery are flown in regularly from Lyon, France.

What to try: The tiny but incredibly intricate Petits Richart, infused with combinations of everything from basil ganache to kumquat coulis.

La Maison du Chocolat


La Maison du Chocolat

  • 1018 Madison Avenue
  • 30 Rockefeller Center
  • 63 Wall Street
  • 350 5th Avenue

Telephone: 212.744.7117

Long worshipped as one of the premier Paris chocolatiers, thanks to its combination of luxe ingredients and decadent but never cloying chocolate.

What to try: Tennis-ball-size, just-crunchy-enough Rocher pralines.

Neuhaus Chocolatier


Neuhaus Chocolatier

  • 2151 Broadway
  • 89 East 42nd Street
  • 922 Madison Avenue

Telephone: 212.712.2112

Lovers of Belgian-style truffles need look no further.

What to try: The "Caprice," a hazelnut pyramid filled with nougatine and dipped in chocolate.

Christopher Norman Chocolates


Christopher Norman Chocolates
60 New Street, near Beaver Street
Telephone: 212.402.1243

Pairs old-world methods with a modern aesthetic to create unexpected tastes that never seem forced.

What to try: A whimsical chocolate walnut shell filled with banana-nut-cream truffles.

Evelyn's Chocolates


Evelyn's Chocolates
29 John Street, near Broadway
Telephone: 212.267.5170

Forty-year-old Wall Street source for old-school confections like Coconut Haystacks and homemade Chunkys.

What to try: Heavenly Hash, a chocolate-drenched smorgasbord of marshmallow nuts, dried fruits, and whatever else is lying around the kitchen.

Varsano's Chocolates


Varsano's Chocolates
172 West 4th Street, near Sixth Avenue
Telephone: 212.352.1171

Mom-and-pop-style favorite specializes in handmade peanut-butter cups and marshmallows.

What to try: The CPR—a pretzel stick coated with caramel and dipped in chocolate.

Lee Sims Chocolates


Lee Sims Chocolates
743 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, NJ
Telephone: 201.433.1308

Pyramids are hand packed assortments of Lee Sims chocolates, cookies and freshly roasted nuts. Ideal Gifts for Office, Family and Friends. All gift wraps change seasonally.

Chocolate Map

Here is an interactive map I created in google maps with the locations of the shops listed above.

You can move the map around, zoom in & out and click on the icons to see information about them. Click on the link below the map for a larger version.

View New York Chocolate Shops in a larger map

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