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Sep 5, 2006 07:01 PM

Chocolatier- in Los Angeles

Looking for the best Chocolates in Los Angeles? Any suggestions?

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  1. L'Artisan du chocolate in Silverlake.

    Intemperatia in Pacific Palisades.

    I doubt either of them are open on Sunday.

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      1. re: Sandra W

        I like L'Artisan du Chocolate as well. If you want to take a peek at their shop and some of the unusual chocolates they offer, check out the links below:

        Chocolate Tasting at L'Artisan

        Chocolate and Wine Pairings

      2. Jin Patisserie in Venice

        1. I haven't had truly great chocolates in the LA area (and thus, mail order from SF / Chicago / NY based chocolatiers) - but Jin Patisserie in Venice and Boule on the edge of West Hollywood are pretty good.

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          1. re: AquaW

            Where in SF do you order from that's better than all the LA availabilities, and what haven't you liked in LA?

            1. re: Pei

              Not Aqua, but he might be thinking of Recchiuti. I think they often get placed on the "Best Chocolate in the World" list. I ooohhh and ahhhhed at their stand in the Ferry Building this weekend, but I had just taken the Scharfen Berger tour and was CHOCOLATED out.

              Ah well, it gives me something to look forward to for our next visit! :)


              1. re: Pei

                Yep Recchiuti, and also a small Oakland-based chocolatier named Serendipity Chocolates ( ) which used to be in Palos Verdes. I believe the chocolatier there studied under Michael for a while.

                I guess with LA Chocolates I've yet to find a chocolatier that strikes that great flavoring balance between the chocolate and whatever the added ingredients (often case with chocolatiers who experiment with "daring" flavors, the added stuff dominates over the chocolates.)

                Vosges/Serendipity/Recchiuti/Knipschildt (based in Connecticut) seems to hit that balanced sweet spot for me. Boule/Jin are good but a bit too heavy on the flavors for me.

            2. I have not tried it, but I think there have been some good comments on Compartes in Brentwood.

              Also, Teuscher. Not local, since they're based in Switzerland, but great chocolate.

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              1. re: slacker

                Teuscher actually has a store in Beverly Hills and they have great chocolates there.

                1. re: carln

                  "Not local" meant not based in L.A. Teuscher has a store in almost every major city in the world.

              2. In addition to the places already named, I think Leonidas (201 N. Larchmont Blvd., (323) 860-7966, and elsewhere), and Teuscher (9548 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills, (310) 276-2776) are both pretty good. The champagne truffles at Teuscher are excellent, and their packaging makes for nice gifts. Also, not exactly chocolate, but the chocolate covered English toffee at Little John's in the Fairfax Farmers' Market ( ) is wonderful.