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Best kid-friendly chocolate shops in NYC

City kids know that when it comes to indulgence, chocolate takes the cake. Let them become regulars at these splurge-worthy hot spots.

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    Kee's Chocolate

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    Kee's Chocolate

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    Kee's Chocolate

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Kee's Chocolate

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Kee's Chocolate

  • Jacques Torres

  • Jacques Torres

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Jacques Torres

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Jacques Torres

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Jacques Torres

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Jacques Torres

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Jacques Torres

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Jacques Torres

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    La Maison du Chocolat

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    La Maison du Chocolat

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    La Maison du Chocolat

  • Wolfgang Lian

  • Wolfgang Lian

  • Wolfgang Lian

  • Max Brenner

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    Max Brenner Chocolates

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    Max Brenner

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Max Brenner

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Max Brenner

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Max Brenner

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Max Brenner

Photograph: Mari Sakamoto

Kee's Chocolate

Kee's Chocolates
The melt-in-your-mouth creations from this tiny Soho shop are handcrafted daily from cream, pastilles and Felchlin bars—with no added butter or sugar. Mini aficionados adore owner Kee Ling Sung's crme brle and almond nougat truffles and nearly all her airy macarons. 80 Thompson St at Spring St (212-334-3284, keeschocolates.com)

La Maison du Chocolat
Bring your budding chocolatier to the Wall Street location of the exceptional shop; it's less sceney than its uptown siblings. The French maker's soft, cocoa-dusted truffles and assorted pralines are made from scratch and flown to the city in small batches. 63 Wall St between Hanover and Pearl Sts (212-952-1123, lamaisonduchocolat.com)

Jacques Torres
Bonbons are made at the Dumbo branch of the Jacques Torres empire, and little ones can watch as a machine coats them with liquid chocolate. Kid-friendly hybrids like chocolate-covered Cheerios may redefine breakfast. 62 Water St between Dock and Main Sts, Dumbo, Brooklyn (718-875-9772, mrchocolate.com).

Max Brenner
There's not a lot Max Brenner doesn't offer NYC families. Lavish brunch? Check. Burgers, pizza, pasta, panini? Ditto. Not everything is sprinkled, laced or topped with chocolate, but Max seems like the perfect spot in which to push that envelope. Kids can get courageous with a chocolate bagel filled with peanut butter or hazelnut praline and a whole chocolate bar while Mom and Dad chill out with a Mocha Madness cocktail (Kahlua, espresso, milk and dark chocolate). 841 Broadway between 13th and 14th Sts (212-388-0030, maxbrenner.com).

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