Who Are The Best Chocolate Makers in New York City
When it comes to culture one can make a strong case for New York City as the cultural epicenter of the world. Whether it is fashion, movies, music, food, New York City has always been a hot spot.
This includes chocolate, here are a few New York City chocolate makers we recommend you try.
Raaka is devoted to making uncommonly delicious chocolate that captures the brighter, bolder, and fruitier side of cacao. They make every bar from scratch with unroasted cacao beans, sourced from growers they trust and admire. The unique flavour of their unroasted chocolate is part place, part process. They craft their bars in celebration of each cacao origin's unique character. Their chocolate making process values the community of growers, producers, and makers whose livelihoods depend on cacao and chocolate. All of their chocolate is made from scratch, bean-to-bar, in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
You can shop the full Raaka chocolate collection at our online store.
Location: 64 Seabring St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Fine & Raw
FINE & RAW was established in 2007 in a notorious Williamsburg, Brooklyn artist loft by Daniel Sklaar. The company grew based on the premise of producing organic, unparalleled quality chocolate and a shear love of the chocolate making process. FINE & RAW designs and manufactures artisan chocolate bars, truffles, spreads. They start by sourcing the worlds finest cacao beans and specialize in clean ingredients lists. Their products are always organic and plant-based. Their cacao is sourced from the highest quality and most ethical suppliers in Ghana and Ecuador. They ensure that their farmers are paid above fair trade wages, and believe farmers should have the economic freedom and empowerment to farm organically and develop sustainable land management practices.
Location: 70 Scott Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237
Cacao Prieto chocolate is made fresh daily from the finest organic, single origin Dominican Cacao and beans-to-bottle spirits distilled into a line of small batch, cacao-based liqueurs and rums. Cacao Prieto was founded by Daniel Prieto Preston, an inventor and aerospace engineer, whose family has been farming organic cacao in the Dominican Republic for more than 100 years. Cacao Prieto products are sourced from organic cacao beans from Coralina farms and organic sugars from the Dominican Republic – in this way Cacao Prieto is now one of the very few chocolate companies in the world that is completely vertically integrated from the farm to the finished product.
Location: 218 Conover Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
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