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- Bronx -

Dairyland, The Chef's Warehouse [ website ] bulk chocolate

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

Chocolate Place truffles
Chocolate molds, hand-dipped chocolates, godiva retailer.

1008 Morris Park Avenue (btwn. Colding & Paulding Ave.) in Morris Park.
phone: 1.718.892.5783

- Brooklyn -

Al-Halabi Nuts

location closed.

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. updated 2003-10-31

· 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 truffles made in nyc

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 [ website ] truffles/bon bonschocolate bars

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. updated 2006-09-04.

191 Fifth Avenue (btwn. Union & Sackett St.) in Park Slope.
phone: 1.718.230.7600

Blue Apron Foods truffles/bon bonschocolate bars

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. updated 2003-10-21.

814 Union Street (on 7th Ave.) in Park Slope.
phone: 1.718.230.3180

CaryMo Chocolate [ website ] made in nyc

Chocolates by Cary M Becraft. No retail shop, products can be purchased at a few locations in Brooklyn such as Stinky Bklyn. see listing for Stinky Bklyn below.

office (no retail shop): DUB Pies kitchen, 193 Columbia St.
phone: 1.347.581.1924 cary mo karymo kary mo chocolates

Choc Oh!-Lot Plus truffles
Candy making, and baking supplies.

7911 5th Avenue (btwn. 79th & 80th St.) in Bay Ridge.
phone: 1.718.748.2100

The Chocolate Girl [ website ] truffles/bon bons made in nyc

Gourmet truffles, molded chocolate novelties, cakes, and vegan soft serve ice cream. Certified kosher parve, and dairy.

383 7th Ave (btwn. 11th & 12th St) in Park Slope.
phone: 1.718.788.GIRL

The Chocolate Room [ website ] truffles/bon bons chocolate bars hot chocolate made in nyc

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


Cocoa Bar [ website ] truffles/bon bons hot chocolate

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
  phone: 1.718.499.4080
· (see Manhattan page for details on Cocoa Bar in manhattan.)

chocolate factory Empress Chocolate Company [ website ]

Kosher (dairy, and pareve) chocolate manufacturer, since 1984. They make a wide variety of dipped chocolate, chocolate truffles, novelties, and seasonal items.

5518 Avenue N (corner of 56th St.) in Mill Basin.
phone: 1.718.951.2251, fax: 1.718.951.2254.

Europa Deli chocolate bars

This shop is stocked with all manner of Polish foods. Wawel, and Wedel brand chocolates made in Poland are available as well as Panda brand liquor filled chocolates candies from Finland, and Milka.

650 Manhattan Avenue (btwn. Nassau & Norman) in Greenpoint.

Fairway Supermarket bulk chocolatechocolate bars

Opened May 2006.

· Fairway Red Hook, 480-500 Van Brunt St. (at Beard St.)
  phone: 1.718.694.6868
· (see Manhattan and Long Island pages for other Fairway locations.)

notable shop chocolate factory H. Fox & Co. [ website ] truffles made in nyc

Fox's U-bet chocolate syrup. Historic. no retail store here, just the factory.

416 Thatford Avenue (btwn. Riverdale & Newport St.) in Brownsville.
phone: 1.718.385.4600, fax: 1.718.345.4283

Garden of Eden [ website ] truffles/bon bonschocolate bars

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. phone: 1.718.222.1515
· 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.)

Gastronomie Europe chocolate bars

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.

307 Brighton Beach Avenue, in Brighton Beach.

Gold Label International Food chocolate bars

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.

281 Brighton Beach Avenue, in Brighton Beach.

Hinsch's truffles/bon bons made in nyc

Old fashioned soda fountain, and lunch counter. They make old-fashioned chocolates, and novelties too.

8518 5th Ave (btwn. 85th & 86th sts) in Bay Ridge.
phone: 1.718.748.2854

notable shop chocolate factory Jacques Torres Chocolate [ website ] truffles/bon bonschocolate barshot chocolate made in nyc

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 made—rolling off the enrobing and chilling machine—through 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

Jinil Au Chocolat [ website ] truffles/bon bons

Kosher (dairy, and pareve) Belgian chocolate. Other locations in Manhattan, and Cedarhurst.

1371 Coney Island Avenue (btwn. Avenue J & K) in Midwood.
phone: 1.718.758.0199, toll-free: 1.800.64.JINIL

JoMart Chocolates [ website ] truffles/bon bons made in nyc

Chocolates, truffles, and novelties, a neighborhood favorite since 1946.

· 2917 Avenue R (at Nostrand Ave.) in Marine Park.
  phone: 1.718.375.1277, fax: 1.718.382.7144 JoMart Jo Mart
· 7520 Fifth Ave, in Bay Ridge
  phone: 1.718.833.0400

Kosher Candy Man [ website ]
Kosher chocolate novelties, candies, gift baskets/promo items. updated 2003-10-30.

4702 13th Avenue (corner of 47th St.) in Boro Park [Borough Park.]
phone: 1.718.438.5419, fax: 1.718.438.4392

Le Chocolat of Brooklyn [ website ] truffles/bon bons made in nyc
Old-fashioned, hand-dipped Kosher (parve, and dairy) chocolates, truffles, and ice cream.

4607 18th Ave (at 46th St) in Boro Park [Borough Park.]
phone: 1.718.437.5734, fax: 1.718.437.0089

chocolate factory Manhattan Chocolates [ website ] truffles/bon bonsbulk chocolate

Kosher parve chocolates and confections; plus Shufra brand baking chocolate, and cocoa.

(factory) 580 Union Avenue.
phone: 1.718.388.5420

notable shop chocolate factory Mast Brothers Chocolate [ website ] chocolate barshot chocolate made in nyc
Mast Brothers Chocolate, NYC

Artisanal microbatch chocolate from bean-to-bar. Varietal cacao blends, and unique flavor combinations available, and (soon) hot chocolate and confections.

new factory and retail store opened Feb 2009 open weekends only.

Mast Brothers Chocolate, NYC

Mast Brothers Chocolate, NYC

factory: 105A N. 3rd St. (btwn Whyte and Berry St.) in Williamsburg
phone: 1.718.388.2625

Milka [ website ] truffles/bon bons

This store has closed.

German chocolates.
122 Nassau Ave (btwn. Eckford St + McGuiness Blvd), in Greenpoint. phone: 1.718.389.8805

M&I International Food chocolate bars

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.

249 Brighton Beach Avenue, in Brighton Beach.
phone: 1.718.615.1011

notable shop Nunu Chocolates [ website ] truffles/bon bonshot chocolate made in nyc

Salt caramels, and hot chocolate. Lounge is available for small parties and events. opened Feb 2009

529 Atlantic Ave (btwn 3rd and 4th ave) in Boerum Hill
phone: 1.917.776.7102

Paradou [ website ] truffles/bon bons

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

Paskesz Candy [ website ]

Importer, and distributor of kosher candy, chocolates, and confections.

4473 First Ave, in Sunset Park
phone: 1.718.615.1011

Sahadi's [ website ] bulk chocolatechocolate bars

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

Stinky Bklyn [ website ]

Specialty shop with a highly-edited selection of cheeses, chocolates, and charcuterie. They carry CaryMo, and Zotter chocolate bars. The owners own Smith and Vine wine shop across the street.

261 Smith St, in Carrol Gardens.
phone: 1.718.522.7425, fax: 1.718.522.7426 stinky brooklyn

notable shop Tumbador Chocolate [ website ] truffles/bon bons made in nyc

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
phone: 1.718.788.0200

chocolate factory U.S. Chocolate Corporation [ website ] bulk chocolate

Kosher baking chocolate, factory.

(factory) 4801 1st Avenue (corner of 48th St.) in Sunset Park.
phone: 1.718.788.8555

Whole Foods Market [ website ]

Texas-based organic supermarket. chocolates?

220 Third Street (at 3rd Ave.) on the Gowanus Canal opening maybe 2008.

notable shop Williams Candy [ website ]
Williams Candy, NYC

One of the last old-time candy makers left on the boardwalk. Candied apples, mashmellows balls, cotton candy, lollipops, fudge.

See the staten island page for Philips Candy.

1318 Surf Ave (btwn W 15th and Stillwell Ave.) in Coney Island.
phone: 1.718.372.0302

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