Looking to try the best chocolatiers and chocolate shops in town?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end chocolatiers and chocolate shops in New York City, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture when cravings strike.
1. Stick With Me
Topping the list is Stick With Me. Located at 202A Mott St. (between Kenmare and Spring streets) in Nolita, this spot is the highest-rated high-end chocolatier in New York City, boasting 4.5 stars out of 250 reviews on Yelp.
Founded in 2014 by Susanna Yoon, Stick With Me makes its specialty candy-coated bonbons on location.
Next up is Midtown's Royce', situated at 509 Madison Ave. (between 52nd and 53rd streets). The Japanese chocolatier's American flagship boutique, this shop has been open since 2012, and with 4.5 stars out of 221 reviews on Yelp, it has proven to be a local favorite for those looking to indulge.
Yelp has lots more information about Royce'.
"It all began in 1983 in Sapporo, the capital city of Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido," per the history section of the business's Yelp profile. "With cooler climates and wonderfully natural terrain, it is the ideal location for sourcing the freshest dairy products. Over the years, Royce' has become known for crafting unique confections such as our signature Nama Chocolate, Maccha Chocolates and Potato Chip Chocolates, which are now enjoyed in over 14 countries, including the United States."
SoHo's MarieBelle, located at 484 Broome St. (between West Broadway and Wooster Street), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the fancy chocolatier and cafe four stars out of 498 reviews. Grub Street recently named its hot chocolate among "The Absolute Best" in the city.
If you're curious for more, we found these details about MarieBelle."Since 2000, MarieBelle has been pleasing fans in New York with our delightful collection of delicate, luxurious chocolates and confections," the business notes on its Yelp page. "When visitors arrive at our flagship location, they are greeted with the rich aroma of chocolate, as well as endless displays of beautiful packages and delectable treats. Our signature line combines eclectic ingredients, artisanal technique and the finest single-origin cacao to create rich, complex and exotic flavors you're sure to love."
4. Neuhaus Belgian Chocolate
Over in Midtown, check out the Madison Avenue outpost of Neuhaus Belgian Chocolate, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 76 reviews on Yelp. Treat yourself at this location of the chocolate maker, which has stores around Manhattan and elsewhere in the U.S., by heading over to 500 Madison Ave. (at the corner of 52nd Street).
Yelper Joseph M., who reviewed Neuhaus Belgian Chocolate on Jan. 11, wrote, "Undoubtedly the best chocolate sold in the U.S.!"
Jayson C. noted, "I love going into Neuhaus. All of the employees that are there are always very polite and knowledgeable."
5. La Maison Du Chocolat
Last but not least, there's La Maison Du Chocolat, an Upper East Side favorite with four stars out of 193 reviews. This location of the Parisian chocolate boutique offers up truffles, pralines, macarons and more. Stop by 1018 Madison Ave. (between 78th and 79th streets) to hit it up the next time you're looking to go big.
Yelper Maya F., who reviewed La Maison Du Chocolat in May 2019, wrote, "Seriously, the most magical place on Madison."
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