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Looking for recommendations for a chocolate shop in DC.

radman Apr 14, 2009 09:59 AM

Like Belgians, but domestic chocolates are good too.

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    mselectra RE: radman Apr 14, 2009 10:32 AM

    Locolat is Belgian style, I think, but made in house.
    ACKC, of course -- they even do chocolate-making (and tasting) classes.

    Locolat Cafe
    1781 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009

    ACKC Cocoa Bar
    1529 14th St NW, Washington, DC

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      Jeserf RE: radman Apr 14, 2009 11:38 AM

      ACKC is great, but we recently went to Biagio on 18th St for my boyfriend's mom's birthday gift and the selection there is absolutely beautiful right now. I'd recommend that over ACKC, which I like more for myself (cafe) vs. a gift.

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        mselectra RE: Jeserf Apr 15, 2009 06:54 AM

        I knew I was forgetting somewhere else near there, thanks -- I'd just been this week to the two I mentioned, so they were on my mind, to get the list started.

        Neuhaus Chocolate
        50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC

        Biagio Fine Chocolate
        1904 18th St NW, A Washington, DC

        Leonidas Chocolates
        1531 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Washington, DC

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          gatorfoodie RE: Jeserf Apr 16, 2009 07:41 AM

          Definitely second Biagio. Great selection and the staff is great. I go there a lot to get gifts and never leave without something for myself too. Is that bad?

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          mordacity RE: radman Apr 14, 2009 03:07 PM

          I've heard good things about ACKC and Locolat, but haven't been. If Belgian is what you want, there's a Leonidas on Wisconsin in Georgetown and a Neuhaus at Union Station.

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            Steve RE: mordacity Apr 14, 2009 03:16 PM

            I've never had more delicious or reasonably priced than Leonidas. They have four types of chocolate: truffles, ganaches, pralines, and buttercreams. Many flavors to choose from. They are most famous for their wickedly good pralines (choc. and ground toasted hazelnut), but all are great.

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            milocat RE: radman Apr 15, 2009 06:54 AM

            I second Neuhaus in Union Station. Excellent Belgian chocolates for a treat, try especially the chocolate covered cherries and their marzipan is quite good too.

            1. MsDiPesto RE: radman Apr 16, 2009 10:02 AM

              Arlington really, but Artisnal Chocolates on Rt. 29 is a really nice independent producerl.

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