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Need to find chocolates for my Dad...

kam0424 Dec 5, 2007 07:25 AM

My dad loves Godiva chocolates, but I would like to get him some that you can only get here (or at least isn't so mass brand). Any ideas? I got him Jacques Torres last year and I think he prefers the Godiva style more...

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  1. artfuldestruct RE: kam0424 Dec 5, 2007 07:30 AM

    you could always try la maison du chocolat. i think there is one near rockefeller center. haven't tried the ones in ny, but the chocolate i had from their store in paris was to die for. you could also try max brenner: chocolate by the bald man which is alright, not amazing,

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      thesu RE: artfuldestruct Dec 5, 2007 08:49 PM

      second La Maison

    2. TBird RE: kam0424 Dec 5, 2007 07:52 AM

      marie belle & neuhaus...

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        Toot RE: TBird Dec 5, 2007 08:54 AM

        Neuhuaus is a good suggestion - similar to Godiva, but better. Another option is Leonidas.
        My favorite chocolates in the city are Maison du Chocolat and Debauve & Gallais - but they are not similar to Godiva.

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        abrocadabro RE: kam0424 Dec 5, 2007 08:59 AM

        I suggest checking out Evelyn's Chocolates, on John Street. Not the fanciest, but delicious hand-dipped chocolates and a wide variety of interesting types.

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          river1000 RE: kam0424 Dec 5, 2007 04:11 PM

          My absolutely favorite chocolates in the whole, wide world are at Kee's Chocolates at 80 Thompson Street in SoHo. Beautiful packaging, too. They have a website.

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            centrejack RE: river1000 Dec 6, 2007 06:48 AM

            Kees is the best - amazing hand made chocolates - order early she even shuts the store down for days at a time during the holidays to fill orders!

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            mands917 RE: kam0424 Dec 5, 2007 04:26 PM

            Kee Chocolatier in SoHo is definitely amazing. Their truffle flavors are both exotic and classic. Everything is made fresh. keeschocolates.com

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              peachtart RE: kam0424 Dec 6, 2007 05:45 AM

              The champagne truffles from Teuscher!

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