Dairyland is a bulk distributor of gourmet meats, dairy, chocolate, frozen foods, and alcohol. Most products are sold in bulk quantities only. Belcolade, Valhrona, El Rey, Cluizel, Guittard, Cocoa Barry bulk chocolate is available. Open in the mornings only.
1300 Viele Avenue (at Faile Ave) in Hunt's Point.
phone: 1.718.842.8700, fax: 1.718.378.2234
Al Halabi sells nuts, and coffee roasted and shipped in from their factory in Beirut, Lebanon for retail, and wholesale. In addition, they have a dozen varieties of candy bars including Kinder, and Cadbury; an mid-eastern nougat candy; and Lebanese chocolates (Rebelle Chocolat, and Souchet.)
Also visit Sweet Arayssi
located across the street for fine mid-eastern, Lebanese pastries, sweets, and pistachio ice cream ($7.00/quart). kosher. Sweet Arayssi was originally founded 1844 in Beirut.
· Al-Halabi, 7207 5th Ave (btwn. 72nd & 73rd St.) in Bay Ridge.
phone: 1.718.833.5900, fax: 1.718.833.0895, toll-free: 1.866.4.HALABI
· Arayssi Inc, 7216 5th Ave, in Bay Ridge.
phone: 1.718.745.2115, fax: 1.718.745.2820
Alexandra and Nicolay
Store has closed.
Sumptuous chocolates made according to old Russian recipes.
6502 20th Avenue (corner of 65th St.) in Bensonhurst. phone: 1.718.331.4985, fax: 1.718.331.4986
Bierkraft features hundreds of kinds of beer from around the world in addition to epicurean foodstuffs like candied walnuts, mustards, and the like. Bierkraft also features a good selection of chocolate bars by Michel Cluizel, Newtree, Dolphin, Dagoba, Green and Black, Valhrona, Capon, and others; and chocolate truffles by Michel Cluizel, Tumbador Chocolates, and Moonstruck.
191 Fifth Avenue (btwn. Union & Sackett St.) in Park Slope.
Blue Apron Foods
Local fine food shop with similar tastes and selection as Dean and
Deluca in its selection of fine cheeses, and charcuterie which is no
surprise as the owners were once managers there. They also have a small selection of handmade chocolates by Jacques Torres, and Garrison Confections; and chocolate bars by Cafferel, and Cote d'Or.
Rich chocolately cakes, ice cream, and drinks are served at this dessert spot. They feature Dean's Beans coffee, hot chocolate made with
Michel Cluizel cocoa, and Knipschildt chocolate truffles. Chocolate bars include Chocolat Bonnat and others. opened Jan 26 2005.
updated 30 Jan 2005.
86 5th Ave (btwn. Warren and St. Marks pl) in Park Slope.
phone: 1.718.738.2900, fax: 1.718.783.3939
Neighborhood coffee bar serving an array of delicious chocolate pastries, cakes, and coffee. At night, they feature wine pairings with chocolate. Cocoa Bar also sells Leonidas chocolate truffles, and privately branded Chuao chocolate bars.
Cocoa bar has recently (june 2007) opened a branch in Manhattan.
228 7th Ave (btwn. 3rd and 4th St.) in Park Slope
· (see Manhattan page for details on Cocoa Bar in manhattan.)
This gourmet emporium stocks an extensive selection of chocolate bars.
Chocolate prices are a touch higher than average. The chocolate selection at each Garden of Eden store varies slightly, and one may find full and partial lines of Bernard Castelain, Cafe Tasse, Cote d'Or, Cavalier (sugar-free), Cemoi (organic labelled), Dolfin, Domori, Drost, Flyer, Ghiradelli, Green and Black (organic labeled), Guittard, Guylan, Kinder, Lake Champlain, Lazzaroni, Lindt, Mes Recettes de Provence, Michel Cluizel, Milka, Neuhaus, Perugina, Ritter, Scharffen Berger, Valhrona, Valor, Villars, Vivandi (organic labelled), and Weiss. They also have a small selection of handmade chocolates by ??.
· 180 Montague St (at Clinton St.) in Brooklyn Heights.
· 588 Baltic Street (btwn. 3rd & 4th Ave) in Park Slope/Gowanus.
phone: 1.718.852.7721, toll-free: 1.866.222.0434
· (see Manhattan page for details on Garden of Eden manhattan stores.)
This Russian food shop features an large selection of Russian-made chocolate bars, and gift-boxes of bon-bons. See also M&I International Food, and Gold Label International Food; both located nearby, and whom also sell Russian chocolates.
This Russian food shop has available a large selection of Russian made chocolate bars, plus a few German ones. See also M&I International Food, and Gastronomie Europe; both located nearby, and whom also sell Russian chocolates.
Delicious chocolates, and wicked hot chocolate made with cinnamon, ancho, and chipotle peppers [recipe]. On the weekends, pastries are available too. The chocolates are also sold at a few retail locations in NYC.
While at the shop, you can also watch chocolates being maderolling off the enrobing and chilling machinethrough a large window. The chocolate for all this is made from scratch at the Manhattan location.
· 66 Water Street (btwn. Main & Dock St.) in DUMBO
phone: 1.718.875.9772, fax: 1.718.875.2167
· (see Manhattan page for details on Jacque Torres Chocolate Haven in manhattan.)
jacque torres jacques torres jack torre
122 Nassau Ave (btwn. Eckford St + McGuiness Blvd), in Greenpoint. phone: 1.718.389.8805
M&I International Food
M&I International is where most people go to buy sausages, beer, soups, bread, and many other prepared foods, in Brighton Beach. A large selection of chocolates are available upstairs, but these are gift-boxes of Russian-made bon-bons, no chocolate bars though. See also Gastronomie Europe, and Gold Label International Food; both of whom also sell Russian-made chocolates.
This location has closed. Their Manhattan location is still open. see Manhattan page for additional details.
Small French restaurant, and wine bar with a garden in the back. They serve Joel Durand chocolates from Provençe for dessert, but unfortunately the restaurant has closed February 2004.
426A 7th Avenue (btwn. 14th & 15th St.) in Park Slope. phone: 1.718.499.5557
Sahadi's features a great selection of Middle Eastern foods, coffee, spices, nuts, dried fruits, and candy. In addition, they sell unsweetened, and sweetened cocoa in bulk for $2.35/lb. Their chocolate bar selection is limited to Ghiradelli, Drost, and Lindt.
Check out Damascus Bakery located next door for halvah, and
delicious Middle Eastern pastries.
187 Atlantic Avenue (btwn. Court & Clinton St.) in Brooklyn Heights.
phone: 1.718.624.4550, fax: 1.718.643.4415
Chocolate truffles, and candies by Jean-François Bonnet, former pastry chef at Daniel. No retail shop. chocolates can be purchased at some retailers such as Bierkraft in park slope, Financier Patisserie in the financial district. opened 2005/2006.
factory (no retail shop): 34 34th Street (btwn 2nd & 3rd ave) in Sunset Park