I'm heading to Manhattan for a week in March. Any chocolate shops that are absolutely not to be missed? Thanks!
updated by @arainna-forth: 05/05/15 03:01:20PM
2 Beans-100 Park Ave-41 Street
The Meadow-523 Hudson Street
Bedford Cheese shop-18/19 Street-Irving Street
LA Burdick-5 East 20th Street
Mast Brothers Chocolate Factory-Williamsburg
Fair Way and Whole Foods has some good selections of bars
There are also confection/bonbon shops which you can google
59 th street Food Emporium has a great selection as does 2 Beans. NYC is loaded with great chocolate shops representing numerous styles and countries, but most of what they carry can be ordered on line, for chocolate experiences that you can not order on line, stop by;
FIKA on Washington street, but only if you get to see them make chocolate
CACAO PRIETO in Red Hook, make sure that you ask them for a tour. Their equipment and factory are super cool, as is the distillery.
The smell in Mast Brothers alone is enough to warrant recommending a visit. Not being a huge fan of Bean 2 Barianism myself and caring little for the home ground delicacies, I must admit that the smell of roasting cocoa beans is incredible, addictive and works really well with the vibe of the place.
Sugar and Plumm has a very cute shop on the Upper West side, and their creme brulee cookie ( although devoid of chocolate) is to die for.
Eataly NYC has a great Italian selection and some of the cutest local chocolate bunnies in the city as well as adorable chocolate surprise eggs.