New Orleans mayor Ray Nagel once memorably called New Orleans "the chocolate city." But anyone who has ever gone shopping for the stuff in NYC knows otherwise.
Somewhat prissy and upscale to a fault, this Madison Avenue store still produces some of the country's best chocolate, albeit at a sky-high price.
High-end chocolate is nowhere classier or more creative than at this Spring street store of this gourmet company specializing in exotic flavor combinations. Try the bacon bar!
The undisputed king of chocolate oversees his empire from his candy kremlin on Hudson street, and the proof of his greatness comes in every bite of his dark treasure!
Chocolate doesn't come any more elevated -- or expensive -- than at this French chocolatier, whose approach to the stuff is so refined that he makes even his rivals seem populist by comparison.
To be honest, I kind of hate Max Brenner New York. But if you have kids, you probably need to go there. Everything in the place is made of chocolate; there's even a chocolate pizza. It's not the best chocolate you'll ever have, but you'll never find so many forms under one roof.
This tiny stand in the Essex St. market might make the city's most delicious chocolates. At least, the chocolate covered bacon here is my very favorite.
The bearded bards of dark chocolate, the Mast brothers, have come to personify the artisan-hipster movement, complete with twee design, prophet beards, and an unswaying commitment to the quality and integrity of their eponymous candy bars.
The handmade chocolates are wonderful here, but the real story is the outrageously good hot chocolate, the city's best by a country mile. Sorry, Monsieur Torres!