Buying Chocolates for Valentine's Day? Go Local
Fine & Raw
Whether or not you put any stock in the Hallmark holiday coming up on February 14, we think you should use the occasion to eat a little chocolate. It's been a brutal winter here in NYC, after all. And if you're buying a gift set for someone special? Go local. Here's where:
Chocolate rocks from Breads Bakery, 18 East 16th Street Normally a pastry powerhouse, Breads is putting out gold-dusted chocolates for the holiday of love. A chocolate shell encases a creamy hazelnut-flavored interior studded with crispy bits. They're good enough that you'll want to polish off four in one sitting. Get 'em now at the bakery.
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Chocolate-dipped sea salt caramels from Nunu Chocolates, 529 Atlantic Avenue Go right for the heart (shaped box) and buy your sweetheart a dozen hand-dipped sea salt caramels from this beloved Brooklyn chocolate-maker. Alternatively, try the Prosecco ganaches. Buying for a beer or cocktail lover? There's a box for that, and the chocolates are injected with absinthe, rye, or a local craft brew.
Fine & Raw
A Valentine's gift set from Fine & Raw, 288 Siegel Street, Brooklyn This Brooklyn raw chocolate purveyor has myriad Valentine's Day gift set options, which range from a single bar to a mega $68 gift set (you know, for if you really, really love someone). Whatever you choose, make sure it includes bite sized bonbons and a truffle chunky.Next Page
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