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Tamark Jul 22, 2013 01:58 PM

Does anyone know of any good boutique chocolate shops in NYC that are kosher? Looking for handmade quality chocolates (not Godiva)

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    avitrek Jul 22, 2013 02:52 PM


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      queenscook Jul 22, 2013 03:39 PM

      This website doesn't look like their product is high-quality, handmade, artisan-type chocolate.

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      Maven123 Jul 22, 2013 03:35 PM

      Michael Cluizel has a kosher selection that is manufactured in a facility in New Jersey. They are sold exclusively at their retail shop on 5th Avenue. Additionally, Francois Payard has a special kosher selection. These two companies sell true gourmet chocolates.

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        PotatoPuff Jul 24, 2013 01:36 PM

        Saw nothing about kosher on Payard's website... which products are kosher and where can I get them? Who does the supervision?

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          Maven123 Jul 24, 2013 08:26 PM

          They have a special box of assorted chocolates that are certified kosher. I have seen them every Passover, but I think they do make them all year. As for the Hechsher, I believe it is one of the better known ones, Check the store on the East Side and they would able to tell you if they are still being manufactured. I know that the Michael Cluizel is gourmet and sold at the store. I saw them there quite recently, as well as some individual cakes which are also kosher.

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        PotatoPuff Jul 24, 2013 01:32 PM

        Apparently some of the prepackaged chocolates at Max Brenner are under supervision

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          queenscook Jul 24, 2013 01:53 PM

          The pre-packaged ones are not handmade; I'm almost certain they are imported from Israel, so they're not "just made," if that's of importance to you.

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          eastern8581 Jul 27, 2013 10:24 PM

          Perhaps 5th Ave. Chocolatier fits the bill? http://www.5thavenuechocolatiere.com/ Click on the Star-K D logo at the bottom left of the page to find out which items are kosher. I don't know if they are handmade or not.

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            queenscook Jul 27, 2013 10:51 PM

            Interesting that the websites of both this place and the one mentioned upthread are almost exactly the same. Click on "notable customers" to see the same exact list of clients. for example.

            I think OP is looking for a kosher version of places like this:

            I just don't think such a thing exists at present.

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              eastern8581 Jul 28, 2013 06:25 AM

              5th Avenue Chocolatier has been open longer than Chocolate Works on the UWS. I've never actually stepped foot into Chocolate Works. I was under the impression they are just a kosher candy store that carries the Jewish truffles that Oh Nuts and every other kosher candy store sells, along with perhaps the 5th Ave. chocolates as well. Ive been into the 5th Ave. store, ironically on 3rd Ave (around 42nd st. or so).

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            koshergourmetmart Jul 28, 2013 07:25 AM

            Try tumbador. No store but their boxed stuff is sold around and through their website

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              chicago maven Jul 30, 2013 10:53 AM

              try Leonidas. They are a fine Belgium chocolate company that has a retail location at 485 Madison Avenue
              NEW YORK CITY
              212 980 2608

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                EvanM Aug 3, 2013 08:24 PM

                I drove by cacao prieto in Red Hook Brooklyn. Wow! What an amazing looking place.... look at the pictures on their website, cacaoprieto.com. The chocolates are made on the premises, and are OU pareve. I am making it a special family trip. They have some kind of partnership with an artisanal bourbon factory too.

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                  eastern8581 Sep 1, 2013 08:52 PM

                  I know it's been about 2 months since you posted, and I know you were looking for NYC based boutiques, but Dear Coco seems like a nice option for boutique truffles. All pareve under Star-K out of Bethesda, MD. They ship. They have a partner retailer in Washington Heights, Cafe Buuni on Pinehurst Ave. You can find that info on the site. Call them to make sure they have in stock if you are thinking of heading up there, because the owner posted on a Washington Heights listserve that she had limited in stock still. Good luck!

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