The Most Tasty Artisanal Chocolate Shops For National Chocolate Day In Boston

aturday is National Chocolate Day, so to celebrate the sweet confection in all its heavenly forms, we have rounded up some of the best artisanal chocolate shops where you can get your fix. For the ultimate indulgence, head over to the Chocolate Bar on Saturday at The Langham Boston for a day of decadence getting your fill of more than 100 chocolate specialties. If you can’t dedicate a full day to overindulging, here’s a look at five of the best chocolatiers in Boston that you won’t want to miss.

Phillips Chocolates

Phillips ChocolatesPhoto Credit: Phillips Chocolates

If you are from Boston, you have undoubtedly discovered the famous handmade chocolate turtles from the city’s oldest chocolatier. They come in every shape and size here from rich dark chocolate to creamy milk chocolate made with either cashews, pecans or almonds. Build your own box or choose a signature 15 to 30-piece sampler. There are also soft center, hard and chewy chocolates as well as dark chocolate salted almond bark to get your fix on.

818 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02122; Website

L.A. Burdick Chocolates

L.A Burdick Chocolates.Photo Credit: L.A. Burdick Chocolates

Come for the dark chocolate cake soaked with French raspberries and Framboise liqueur layered with French raspberry dark chocolate ganache and stay at the cafe for the hot single source drinking chocolates. This Back Bay haute spot offers a nice selection of European style pastries (think hazelnut orange or chocolate Harvard Square) along with handmade bonbons, creamy chocolate penguins and hand-rolled velvety smooth chocolate cigars.

220 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA 02116; Website

Beacon Hill Chocolates

Beacon Hill ChocolatesPhoto Credit: Beacon Hill Chocolates

At this Beacon Hill haute spot, you can take a culinary journey around the world sampling artisan chocolates from some of the best chocolatiers. Try their collection of truffles presented in a 24-piece “jewelry box” or the ultimate 96-piece assortment presented in a croco leather box filled with two layers of truffles. Keep an eye out for holiday specialties like the pumpkin pie truffles and Frankenstein toffee.

91 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114; Website

Teuscher Chocolates

Teuscher ChocolatesPhoto Credit: Teuscher Chocolates

If Oprah Winfrey is a fan, you know it’s got to be good. This Back Bay Swiss chocolatier takes chocolate to a new level (think dark chocolate truffles with a ganache center enhance with a creamy infusion of Dom Perignon Champagne). We love the Map of Zurich box that contains Swiss chocolate confections filled with crispy nut pralines, soft fillings, fruit and nougat. Doesn’t get much better than this.

230 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116; Website

Goodnow Farms Chocolate

Goodnow Farms ChocolatePhoto Credit: Goodnow Farms Chocolate

The owners behind Goodnow Farms Chocolate are committed to ensuring that all of the cacao sourced is ethically grown and that farmers receive fair compensation. All farming methods used must also be sustainable to produce their premium, single origin craft chocolate. At their farm, they roast, stone grind, and conche small batches of cacao beans to bring out their flavors. From dark chocolate bars to hot chocolate, you will certainly get your sweet fix on here. Goodnow Farms Chocolates is rapidly expanding – keep an eye out for them in more than 40 specialty stores in New England, Baltimore, Chicago and Los Angeles.

80 Goodnow Road, Sudbury, MA 01776; Website