As his company’s name implies, chocolatier Daniel Sklaar champions low-heat cooking methods and raw ingredients to preserve cacao’s purest form and purported antioxidants. Procuring his beans from Venezuela, Peru and Madagascar, the former financial analyst devises both bonbon and bars, with the latter available in 78 percent intensity or laced with mesquite, sea salt or cacao and coconut. If you’re tasting F&R for the first time, we suggest one of the plainer varieties, so you can relish the simplicity and quality of the minimally processed goods.
New Yorkers love a good sweet, whether it's at a sugar-coated candy store, frosty ice cream shop or luxurious chocolatier. In the chocolate shop category, options range from French mega-chains to homegrown bean-to-bar operations. Whether you're shopping for Valentine's Day ideas, Easter baskets, or just looking to treat yourself, we've got you covered with the best chocolate shop options in New York.