Best Chocolate Stores in the US

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re looking to give someone the sweet gift of chocolate we’ve scoured the U.S. for the best places to make a purchase. These chocolatiers create unique truffles and chocolate confections that blow regular store-bought gifts out of the water. Here’s where you should be getting this year’s Valentine’s Day gift.

Los Angeles: Compartés

We think it’s impossible to not fall in love with whoever gives you a box of chocolates from Compartés. Their playful chocolate-dipped oreo hearts are a luxe twist on a cult classic that is certain to delight. And we can’t help but feel wowed by their Valentine’s Love Heart Signature Truffles, which puts a high-design twist on chocolate.

Compartes Los Angeles

New York: Kee’s Chocolates

In New York City there are many chocolatiers to choose from, but Kee’s Chocolates’s unique flavors are one of a kind. Give a box of Kee’s chocolates to the gourmet/foodie in your life so they can taste flavors like balsamic, kaffir lime, Mirabelle plum and yuzu.

Kees Chocolates NYC

Chicago: Veruca Chocolates

Veruca Chocolates are beautiful, whimsical creations. We’re especially enamored with their champagne truffles which are hand-rolled in dark chocolate metallic gold or silver chocolate flakes to give them a bling update.

Veruca Chocolates Chicago

Miami: Cao Chocolates

Cao Chocolates uses 100% Venezuelan cacao, said to be one of the best types of cacao in the world. Their truffles and bon bons come with tongue-in-cheek names such as crunchy evil, big daddy (which has a sprinkling of cayenne) and rum & sins. Make an assorted box to suit your sweetheart’s naughty and nice traits.

Cao Chocolates Miami

New Orleans: Sucré

Sucré is a “sweet boutique” which sells both outstanding macarons and excellent chocolate truffles. Gift your special someone with their signature New Orleans flavors such as chicory, blangé (banana and rum in white chocolate) and meuniere (brown butter folded into white chocolate).

Sucre Chocolates New Orleans

About the Author: Rana Good is a multimedia journalist with an ambitious goal of traveling to all countries in the world at some point in her lifetime. Originally hailing from Switzerland she’s made NYC her home but takes every opportunity to discover new lands when she can.