Just moved to New Haven from Kansas City, and cannot imagine the holiday season without chocolates around the house. Before I send off for a box of Christopher Elbow from back home, can anyone recommend any local chocolate makers? Cheers.
jfood's favorite is not around the corner from you but is in Kent, CT. It's called Belgique Patisserie & Chocolatier
1 Bridge St.
Junction of Route 7 & 3451
Kent, CT 06757
Belgique is fantastic.
Also consider Chocopologie in SoNo - http://www.knipschildt.com/flash.html Rumor has it that they are pairing with Thali in New Canaan for a set dinner in the future.
In the greater Danbury area is Bridgewater Chocolates. I've never tried it, but have heard good things overall. http://www.bridgewaterchocolate.com/
In Manchester there's a small chocoltae shop called Organic Belgium Chocolates - it's in the Parkade shoipping center. Shady Glen (great ice cream) is not far from there.