We’ve established that we love chocolate. And chocolate shops. Especially chocolate shops in New York City. So now that we’ve learned about so many wonderful chocolate shops, how can we possibly put all that know-how and chocolate craving to use? A chocolate crawl!
What better way to spend a delightful afternoon than to spend it exploring the city and best of all– eating chocolate!
I’ve put together a bite-sized route for a chocolate crawl through two of the most charming neighborhoods (and most packed with adorable chocolate shops!) in New York City: SoHo and Greenwich Village. This chocolate crawl consists of under 30 minute
s of walking time and six different chocolate shops. Wonderfully, there are so many chocolate shops in the SoHo area that you couldn’t possibly hit them all in one afternoon (unless you’re in favor of walking for hours and consuming an unhealthy amount of rich gourmet chocolate). So I’ve picked the top six that line up in a convenient, easy walking route and hit a few of my favorites along the way. Some of them are ones I’ve visited already, and a few are new that I plan on featuring soon!
I’ve listed the hours they are open and a few special need-to-know notes! I would list a chocolate recommendation, but all these shops have a-maze-ing chocolate so literally anything you get will be delicious!
Let’s get down to it then!
1. Stick With Me: 202 Mott Street, New York, NY 10012
(closest stops are Spring St. via 4/5/6, Bowery via J/Z, Broadway-Lafayette St. via D train, and Prince St. via N/Q/R)
All of their chocolates are delicious and gorgeous, but I have to recommend the New York, NY chocolate (pretzel, peanut butter and chocolate, oh my!). It’s amazing.
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 10:30 am- 8pm, Friday-Saturday: 10:30 am-9pm, Sunday: 11:30 am-8pm
Click here to read more about my visit to Stick With Me!
2. Mariebelle: 484 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013
This is a chocolate shop with an adorable cafe to stop and sit for a minute. Their uniquely decorated chocolates make great gifts!
Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 11am-7pm, Friday-Saturday: 11am-8pm
3. Vosges Haut Chocolate: 132 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012
Warm up midway through your adventure with their famous hot chocolate! If you’re feeling extra adventurous try their spicy hot chocolate. They specialize in unique chocolate flavors (including matcha and bacon!). Be sure to take advantageous of their free chocolate tasting.
Hours: Monday-Sunday: 11am-8pm
4. Kee’s Chocolates: 80 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012
Cute little shop! Try the “to-die-for” macaroons or their signature Crème brûlée truffle!
Hours: Monday-Friday: 10am-7pm, Saturday: 11am-7pm, Sunday: 11am-6pm
5. L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates: 156 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012
Famous for their chocolate mice and penguins. I think I prefer their regular (less expensive) chocolates, but the chocolate animals are great for Instagram or gifts for a niece or nephew!
Read about my rainy day venture to LA Burdick here!
Hours: Monday-Saturday: 8am-9m, Sunday 10am-8pm
6. Li-Lac Chocolates: 162 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012
“Manhattan’s oldest chocolate house,” just a few blocks from the iconic Washington Square Park, is the perfect place to end our tour. Try the fudge. Or the nonpareils. Or the PB&J bars. (You get the point.)
Hours: Monday-Saturday: 11am-7:30 pm, Sunday: 11am-7pm
So ends our tour! Now, I’ve done all the hard work for you, take the next Saturday afternoon you have free, grab a few friends, and go forth and eat chocolate!
I’ll update this post with more pictures as I myself visit more shops. Let me know what you think! I’d love to see your pictures and hear how your chocolate crawls go! Tag me on Instagram @chocolatefixnyc.