The Best Chocolate Shops in Boston
Along with February being one of the sweetest months of the year, there are a handful of holidays that revolve around chocolate that are worth celebrating. From National Brownie Day, Valentine’s Day, and National Chocolate Mint Day, the finest chocolatiers around Boston apartments are stirring up their magic! As supporters of shopping local and filling your chocolate cravings, why not treat yourself, your sweetheart, and your friends to the good stuff this month? Whether you prefer dark, milk, white, or strawberry, pick up a local batch from one of Boston’s best chocolate shops listed below.
Phillips Candy House
Let’s start off the list with the oldest chocolate shop in Boston – Phillips Candy House. With over 90 years of chocolate making experience, the recipes are perfected, the presentation is eye catching, and the taste is one to bring you back time and time again! Residents of Forest Properties’ new apartment building, Landing 53, this one’s for you!
A gift we love for Valentine’s Day is a heart shaped box of Phillips’ Buttery Caramels, which are dipped in your choice of either milk or dark chocolate. For a local touch, each piece is sprinkled with natural sea salt from Cape Cod. Another option is the Signature Turtle Basket – which just so happens to be one of Oprah’s favorites. Yes, the Oprah! This edible basket is filled with an assortment of 36 of their best-selling milk, dark, and white chocolate turtles filled with hand roasted pecans, cashews, and almonds.
Store address: 818 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA and select partner locations
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Beacon Hill Chocolates
Known for their unique keepsake boxes that are ready to be gifted, Beacon Hill Chocolates prides themselves with sourcing artisan chocolates from around the globe. Their goal is to encourage residents of Boston, and beyond, to experience the flavors and culture of chocolate, and we have to admit, the flavors are out of this world! Here are our favorite Valentine’s Day chocolatey pieces from Beacon Hill:
- The Boston Box – $49 – 16 of their best-selling caramels in a wooden souvenir “Boston” box
- Lady Bug Raspberries – $3.95 each – Dark chocolate infused with raspberry flavor, poured in the shape of an adorable ladybug
- Sour Cherry Lips Truffles – $3.50 each – Dark-chocolate ganache and natural sour cherry flavors blended and poured into a lip-shaped shell
- Couer De Sel – $3 each – buttery sea salt caramel in a milk chocolate shell
Store address: 91 Charles Street, Boston, MA
L.A. Burdick Chocolates
With two locations near Forest Properties apartment buildings in Boston and Cambridge, L.A. Burdick is stocked with a complete array of fine gourmet chocolates for every theme “chocolate holiday” this month. This adorable shop provides a cafe-like setting that is perfect for enjoying a hot cup of hot chocolate and sweet treat. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, here are a few of their themed gift boxes to send along to your special someone:
A box of Luxembourgers – assortment of 12 chocolate, lemon blueberry, pistachio, cherry, and apricot flavored macaroons-inspired treats
The Valentine Crate – a signature assortment of 7 chocolate bonbons, 4 chocolate mice, 2 chocolate penguins, 4 chocolate Gâteaux, presented in a signature wooden box
Store addresses: 220 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA and 52 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA
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Residents of Barclay on Beacon and The Parkside are in for a sweet treat with close proximity to Athan’s Bakery in Brookline. You’ll be blown away by this shop’s charm from the moment you set eyes on it! This European bakery has proved itself to be more than a dessert and coffee house by stirring up some of the most scrumptious truffles in Massachusetts. Pastries, cakes, tartes, mousses, gelato, cookies, and of course, bites of chocolate, are handmade in a European style kitchen, following traditional techniques. Plus, nearly every item can be made with a chocolate flavor!
Store address: 1621 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA
If you need some chocolate therapy to get you through the winter blues, Taza Chocolate is the place to get your fix. These chocolatiers do less to their organic cacao in order to fully bring out natural, bold flavors in each and every piece created. Their signature gritty texture and bold flavors are created by stone-grinding their beans!
Taza Chocolate can be found in stores across the country, but their factory is located right in Somerville, MA. If you’ve ever been curious about the chocolate making process, stop by the factory for an intro to stone ground chocolate, a brief talk, and chocolate tasting tour offered every Tuesday through Sunday. Of course, you’ll probably work up an appetite after the event, so pick up a bag of chocolate covered cherries, almond butter quinoa truffles, and dark bark!
Factory address: 561 Windsor Street, Somerville, MA
From Valentine’s Day to one of the many chocolate-themed holidays happening this month, what sweet treats will you pick up? Share your favorite finds with us on our Facebook page!