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Ricard Chocolat [ website ] truffles/bon bons

Handmade chocolates, and confections (chocolate covered oreos, pretzels, popcorn) by Ricard Muszynski, former pastry chef at Union Square Cafe. There is no retail shop, order online, or by phone.

(factory address) ???
toll-free: 1.877.826.3443 Richard Chocolat Richard Chocolate Ricard Chocolate

notable shop RichArt Design et Chocolat [ website ] truffles/bon bons
Richart, NYC A splash of color here, an artful design there, these delicate works of art are a treat for the eyes, and for the palate. The chocolates (ganache, praline, coulis) are flown in from Paris, and displayed like jewels which some might even be--such as the silver dragée, an almond covered in silver. Chocolates $1.90 a piece.

7 East 55th Street (btwn Fifth and Madison Ave.)
phone: 1.212.371.9369, toll-free: 1.888.RICHART

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory truffles/bon bons

The location has closed, spring 2005.

Hand dipped chocolates, truffles, and confections made in Durango, Colorado. Fancy candied apples that can be custom covered in a wide variety of candies and nuts, and Jane's ice cream are also served. Chocolates are $16.90-$17.90/lb, or $1.90 a piece.
125 Chambers Street (just east of West Broadway). phone: 1.212.349.7553, fax: 1.212.349.8349

notable shop Roni-Sue's Chocolates [ website ] truffles/bon bons made in nyc
Roni-Sue Chocolates, NYC

Old fashioned-styled, but high-end truffles by Rhonda Kave "Roni-Sue". Chocolate covered bacon strips. Opened October 2007.

at the Essex Street Market, 120 Essex St (btwn Delancey and Rivington).

Sakagura [ website ] truffles/bon bons made in nyc

Over 50 kinds of sake are available at this "secret" Japanese tapas/sake bar, or izakaya. Green tea truffles, packaged in a wooden gift box, are available at $6.50 for 4 pieces. updated 2004-01-18.

211 East 43rd Street (btwn. 2nd & 3rd Av.)
phone: 1.212.953.SAKE (7253)

Saks Fifth Avenue truffles/bon bons

Charbonnel et Walker's chocolate shop, and cafe is located on the 8th floor of Saks Fifth Avenue. On occasion, Godiva, Byrne & Carlson, Hediard, and other chocolates can be found on the shelves nearby. See listing for Charbonnel et Walker. updated 2006-10-18.

611 Fifth Avenue (btwn 49th & 50th st.)

Scharffen Berger [ website ] truffles/bon bonschocolate barshot chocolate
Scharffen Berger, NYC

Tiny, spotless boutique featuring chocolate Scharffen Berger chocolate bars, cocoa, hand dipped chocolates in traditional flavors, and confections. opened nov 2004. updated 2004-11-27

473 Amsterdam Ave. (btwn. 82nd & 83rd St.)
phone: 1.212.362.9734

Serendipity 3 [ website ] hot chocolate
Serendipity 3, NYC

Quirky, and fashionable dessert place known for their signature dish, Frrrozen Hot Chocolate. recipe.

225 East 60th Street (bet 2nd & 3rd Ave) phone: 1.212.838.3531 frrozen frozen hot chocolate serendpity serendity

Sweet Serendipity: Delightful Desserts and Devilish Dish
by Stephen Bruce
Universe, 2004. 224 pp.

USA click for price and purchase info at USA     CANADA click for price and purchase info at CANADA UK click for price and purchase info at UK

"Collection of the restaurant's best desserts, as well as tidbits of gossip from his years serving stars. The book's color photographs and lighthearted design capture the eclectic splendor of the Upper East Side destination ... the gossip, Bruce provides glimpses of Marilyn Monroe, wearing only a trench coat and eating Fudge Pie, and reveals that Sylvester Stallone was turned down for a waiter position because his astrological sign didn't meet the owners' approval. ... " --publishers weekly

Sunrise Mart chocolate bars

Located on the other side of the block from JAS Mart (see entry above), this Japanese mini supermarket stocks a few bars of Meiji, Lotte, and other Japanese chocolate bars.

· 4 Stuyvesant St, 2nd fl., (just off 9th St, 3rd Ave). phone: 1.212.598.3040
· 494 Broome Street (btwn. Wooster & West Broadway). phone: 1.212.941.5850.

SweetBliss [ website ] truffles/bon bons made in nyc

Ilene Shane, the former personal chef to Ralph Lauren, has formed SweetBliss dedicated to creating nouvelle chocolate novelties such as chocolate covered potato stixs, SweetBliss clusters, and other gourmet treats. Her chocolates can be purchased at Bergdorf Goodman, Chocolate Bar, and online.

(no retail shop, business address) 252 Seventh Avenue, Suite 5i
phone:, fax:

Sweetriot [ website ]

Promoting social responsibility, and cultural diversity through chocolate-covered cacao nib "peaces" [pieces]. Their products can be purchased online, and from various stores. see their website for more details. Local nyc company.

office: 116 West Houston St.
factory address: ??

Sweet Factory [ website ]

Candy franchise selling candies, and chocolates mix-and-match by the pound.

Port Authority Bus Terminal at 41st St, 2nd floor. 1.212.563.6739
· multiple locations, see also Queens, Westchester, and Long Island

The Sweet Life

This tiny candy store sells boxed candies, chocolates, nuts, and confections. Loose handdipped chocolates are also sold, but stick with the candy that is tightly wrapped in plastic. updated 2003-11-17.

63 Hester Street (corner of Ludlow St.)
phone: 1.212.598.0092

Sweet & Sour Corp., Tasti D-Lite [ website ]

Candy franchise selling generic candies, and cheap chocolates not worth mentioning are available mix-and-match by the pound in addition to Tasti D-Lite brand low-fat ice cream. See their website for all locations. sweet and sour corp

notable shop Teuscher [ website ] [ fifth ave ] [ madision ave ] truffles/bon bons
Teuscher, NYC Silky smooth truffles, and Swiss chocolates flown in weekly from Zurich, Switzerland. Chocolates $60/lb.

· 620 Fifth Ave (at Rockefeller Center, 49th St.)
  phone:, fax: 1.212.765.8134, toll-free: 1.800.554.0924
· 25 East 61st Street (at Madison Ave.)
  phone: 1.212.751.8482, fax: 1.212.765.8134.

Varsano's Chocolates [ website ] truffles/bon bons made in nyc
Varsano's Chocolates, NYC Varsano features hand-dipped chocolates, chocolate dipped fruits and nuts, and truffles. The chocolate covered almond cluster with caramel is terrific. The shop is a neighborhood favorite. Moved to new location in November 2006.

· 172 West 4th Street. (btwn. 6th & 7th Ave.)
  phone: 1.212.352.1171, toll-free: 1.800.414.4718

Verē [ website ] truffles/bon bons made in nyc

Luxurious chocolates, chocolate confections, and brownies that are organic, vegan, and gluten-free; has inulin added. Their chocolates can be purchased online, and from various retailers, see their website for more details. The factory is also open to the public Fridays 12-6pm.

· (no retail shop, factory address) 12 West 27th St, 6th Fl.
  phone: 1.866.410.VERE vere berre bere ver

notable shop Vosges Haut-Chocolat [ website ] truffles/bon bons
Vosges Haut-Chocolat, NYC Designer, chic truffles made in Chicago by Katrina Markoff delicately balancing chocolate with pure flavors found in Asian, and Western cuisine. Vosgue's signature flavors include Black Pearl (ginger, wasabi and sesame seeds), Naga (coconut, and curry), and Budapest (paprika). In addition, a collection of special limited edition flavors, e.g., kaffir leaves, Thai pandan leaves, green tea and cheery flavored, etc. are introduced each lunar month. Truffles are $1.90-$2.00 each, or in gift boxes of 9 for $21, 16 for $35, or 32 for $65. Hot chocolate, and confections are also available. opened Aug 2003. updated 2003-08-16.

132 Spring Street (btwn. Greene & Wooster St.)
phone: 1.212.625.2929, toll-free: 1.888.301.YUMM

notable shop Whole Foods Market [ website ] truffles/bon bonsbulk chocolatechocolate bars
Whole Foods Market, Union Square, NYC

Huge Texas-based supermarket featuring a wide selection of organic and natural foods and groceries, and expensive fresh produce. They also features an excellent selection of organic, and fair-trade chocolate at a good price. Selection may depend on the Whole Foods store location. In general, they may/may not carry Valhrona, Callebaut, El Rey, Scharffen Berger, and Yamate (sugar-free) chocolate. They may also carry a selection of chocolate bars from Chocolove, Cloud Nine, Green & Black (organic label), Fran's, Dagoba (organic label), Newman's Own, Nirvana, Rapunzel, Scharffen-Berger, Vivandi, and the Whole Foods Market 365 house brand. They also sell hand-made chocolates from Knipschildt, Payard, and Anna Shea; in the past they carried Christopher Norman, and Jubilee chocolates. updated 2007-10-17.

· 250 Seventh Ave (corner of 24th St) ph: 1.212.924.5969, fax: 1.212.924.9923
· 10 Columbus Circle, lower level (Time Warner Center, 59th St & Columbus Circle) opened spring 2004.
· 4 Union Square South (at 14th St/Broadway/University Pl.) opened 2005.
· 229 Chrystie St (at East Houston/Bowery, Avalon Chrystie Place, opening 2007.)
· (see Brooklyn page for details on Whole Foods Market in Brooklyn.)

Wooster Sweet truffles/bon bons

opened spring 2003, closed 2004.

Tiny SoHo candy shop sells old-fashioned style gourmet candies mix-and-match by the pound along with deluxe confections from around the world. Hershey's ice cream, and Moonstruck Chocolate truffles are also available as well as drinks, and hot chocolate.
51 Wooster Street (btwn. Grand & Broome St.) phone: 1.212.431.9683, fax: 1.212.431.9684

notable shop Zabar's [ website ] chocolate bars
Zabar's, NYC

Superb gourmet emporium with a great appetizing and cheese counter. About a dozen brands of chocolate bars are sold here at a fair price including some small artisinal european brands that the store may test-market, then never ever stock again. They have Cluizel, Cote d'Or, Dagoba, Ghiradelli, Koppers candy, Lazzaroni, La Nouba, Lindt, Maestrani, NewTree, Perugina, Ritter Sport, Scharffen Berger, Schokinag, Valhrona. updated 2006-02-19.

2245 Broadway (at 80th Street)
phone: 1.212.496.1234, fax: 1.212.580.4477, toll-free: 1.800.697.6301

Zeytuna [ website ] chocolate bars

Zeytuna feature a gourmet market upstairs, and an eatery downstairs. They have a very small selection of chocolate, mostly Cemoi, Ritter, and a Russian brand called A. Korkunov.

59 Maiden Lane (corner of John & Williams St.)
phone: 1.212.742.2436

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