In our never ending mission to stay slim and trim, chocolate has become the guilty pleasure we may rarely indulge upon. And so it is that when we do make the splurge it is ever so important that we get ourselves the best of the best. No sense indulging on all of those calories without some pure joyful satisfaction. To make the journey to your chocolate ecstasy that much easier, Haute Living presents you with the top 5 chocolate shops in Boston. What you select once inside one of these shops is entirely up to you.
1 Beacon Hill Chocolates
When your every day drugstore chocolate just won’t do, head for Beacon Hill chocolates for true artisan chocolates that are as beautiful as they are mouth watering good. Their artisan chocolates come from around the world, allowing for a full range of flavors and visual creations. These are certainly the type of chocolates you would be proud to give as a gift. And, if you are smart, you will grab a small box for yourself as well.
Beacon Hill Chocolates is located at 91 Charles St., Beacon Hill, Boston 617.725.1900
2 Hotel Chocolat
Despite the name, the location here in Boston is not a hotel – though you may wish to move right in and share the space with the wonderful aroma of chocolate that permeates every space of these luxe Newbury St. spot. To truly indulge, try their tasting room experience for a full hour to an hour and a half immersion in chocolate (not literally) led by one of their chocolate team members.
Hotel Chocolat is located at 141A Newbury St., Back Bay, Boston 617.391.0513
3 Serenade Chocolatier
Serenade Chocolatier specializes in Viennese styled chocolate. If you have ever had chocolate in Vienna you know there is arguably none better in the world. For some fun and different adventures in chocolate, try gifting their chocolate piñatas. The chocolate cake shaped chocolate comes with a mallet for smashing into the assortment of chocolate goodies stashed inside.
Serenade Chocolatier is located at 5 Harvard Square, Brookline Village, Brookline 617.739.0795 and South Station, Boston 617.261.9941
4 ChocoLee Chocolates
Specializing in truffles, candies and bark, Proprietress Lee Napoli is a veteran in the dessert scene in Boston’s top restaurants. Her venture into artisan chocolates began in 2007 and has won her tasting accolades galore and with good reason. For a chance to learn from the best, attend one of her chocolate making classes for messy good fun that ends with a box of self-made chocolates in your hand (if you can make it out the door before you devour them all).
Chocolee Chocolates is located at 23 Dartmouth St., South End, Boston 617.236.0606
5 Teuscher Chcolates
Steps down from Newbury Street is a long standing grown up world of chocolate delight. From delicately delightful champagne truffles to beautifully adorned wedding favor boxes, all your chocolate cravings will be gleefully fulfilled at Teuscher Chocolates. And for those who need to watch your sugar intake, Teuscher offers an assortment of sugar free chocolates as well.
Teuscher Chocolates is located at 230 Newbury St., Back Bay, Boston 617.536.1922