Champions of Chocolate
A simple Russell Stover box just doesn’t cut it for Valentine’s Day in New York. Instead, hit a specialty chocolate shop to ensure a unique, tasty gift for your date (or just yourself—no shame there).
At Fine & Raw in Bushwick, pick up some intense, expertly concocted sweets. The company also distinguishes itself through its sustainability efforts. They use only organic ingredients, recycled packaging, and non-toxic, vegetable-based inks. Their special Valentine’s Day products will appeal to both the palate- and aesthetically-conscious. Whimsical red hearts adorn their truffle sets and candy bars. You can also purchase online.
For some wild truffle flavors (creme brûlée, black-and-white sesame, Thai chili, to name a few), visit Kee’s Chocolates. Founded in 2002 by Kee herself, who left the corporate world to pursue chocolate making, the shop offers chocolates and macarons made daily. If you’re curious about what a truffle oil or shiso macaron might taste like, here’s the place to give them a try.