There are few things in this world that are guaranteed to put smiles on the faces of those who eat it. Not everyone is a donut junkie, vegetarians will turn their nose up to a burger and I know plenty of people who do NOT scream for ice cream. But chocolate…chocolate is a universal love language, an ooh-and-ahh inducer at first bite. While some would be content with a Hershey bar, those of us who have a more refined chocolate palette know where to find some of the most unique options for it locally.
Here’s a few you may not have heard of yet:
27 Chandler Street, Buffalo
Pastry artist duo, Amanda and Kenny moved back home to Buffalo recently to pursue their culinary dreams. They opened up this new chocolate and pastry boutique at 27 Chandler in hopes of wow-ing Buffalonians with their gourmet chocolate bon bons, brownies, cookies and cupcakes made with some of the finest ingredients.
799 Seneca Street, Suite D1 Buffalo
Known for their artisanal chocolate truffles, Blue Table Chocolates is located in Buffalo’s Larkinville neighborhood. Their mouth-watering confections are almost too beautiful to eat…almost.
11 W. Main Street, Lancaster
Dark Forest Chocolate Makers is Western New York’s first “bean-to-bar” chocolate maker. They craft vegan and soy- & nut-free chocolate from the highest quality organic cacao beans, organic sugar, and all-natural ingredients right in the shop. Given their unique flavor profiles, free samples are always available!
1096 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo
Hertel Avenue is already one of Buffalo’s favorite neighborhoods but the addition of Blue Marble makes it even sweeter. Residing in the former Bella Mia Chocolate Shop, Blue Marble carries on the sugary tradition at 1096 Hertel with enough options to send your sweet tooth into a tizzy. Chocolates, ice cream, pies, novelty candies, milkshakes, coffee, international goodies and more.