Favorite Chocolate Shops in Boston
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!
Hmmm, I've been walking by this place for How long?
L.A. Burdick Chocolate
52-D Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
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 (latenechocolate.com).
I see we had a similar discussion about nine months ago:
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?
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.
I like Beacon Hill Chocolates on Charles St; La Tene, which I used to be able to find at Formaggio, but no more; and Serene. Taza's texture bothers me, but the chocolate is good quality.
I have a few favorite depending on what kind of chocolate I'm looking for. Teucher has wonderful champagne truffles, Russos in Saugis has my favorite kind... chocolate covered ginger. It's the best I've ever had(and I've had a bunch over the years from all over the world.) They dont use crystallized ginger which is how it's suppose to be made. Always fresh and the perfect ratio of ginger to chocolate(I prefer the dark but they usually have both). Godiva for vanilla truffles as well as several of their other varieties like chocolate covered creme brulee.
I would like to give a thumbs up to Watson's in Walpole - old fashioned, hand dipped, lovely box o chocolates.
But, I'd also like to say that the feeling that comes over me after the first sip of Burdick's hot chocolate is a very unusual instant pleasure which happens every time ...