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Jan 16, 2008 05:23 PM

Favorite Chocolate Shops in Boston

Hello All,

Aside from LA Burdick, which I know is absolutely amazing; does anyone have any favorite chocolate shops in the Boston area? I would like a place that makes their chocolates on premise.

Thanks for your suggestions!

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  1. Hmmm, I've been walking by this place for How long?

    L.A. Burdick Chocolate
    52-D Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    1. Anyone know anything about the Belgian Chocolate place in Ball Square? They have a storefront, but they're only open for retail around the end of December; they sell at Ball Square Liquors next door. I've always been curious but never tasted.

      There's also la tene chocolates where "you may arrange to pick up your order at our workshop". Last I knew they were in Union Square, in the same building as Taza chocolate, but there's a conspicuous lack of non-email contact information on their website (

      I see we had a similar discussion about nine months ago:

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      1. re: DavisSquare

        I've tried the chocolates from Ball Square. They're somewhere between good and fine. The chocolate Scotty dog on a stick had just the right combination cutsie kitch and decent-tasting chocolate to make me smile. But Burdick is still my Boston favorite by a good margin.

        Incidentally, that liquor store has a surprisingly un-crappy wine selection. The owners definitely know their product, having personally bought much of it on tasting trips. Pretty Italy- and California-heavy, but what shop isn't these days?

      2. I'm fond of Serenade in Brookline Village, where I source most of Allstonian's Valentine's Day assortments.

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          1. re: Joanie

            I would also recommend Serenade. Try their Vienna chocolates and the key lime creams.

        1. This is a well into the future heads up but Choco Choco House in the South End (Pembroke Street) recently closed but the space has been taken over by Lee Napoli who has done pastry for various restaurants in Boston and Cambridge. She says it will be a chocolate shop and I hope she will also do some of her pastries.

          1. There's Teuscher on Newbury Street....