Thursday, August 26, 2010

L.A. Burdick Cafe and Chocolate Shop

I guess you could say at this point, I am a chocolate lover! Actually I do love vanilla as well..anything baked with a vanilla bean where you can see the specks is so wonderful! One of the best magazines for all going on in NYC is Time Out New York.....they are online if you wish to take a peek. So one of the latest issues talked about the great chocolate shops in the city. Most of the names I knew but I few I was unaware of so I felt the need to explore!! 
Here is some background on L.A. Burdick Chocolate  from their website:
In 1984, Larry Burdick began making chocolates in New York City for a small number of fine restaurants and caterers. L.A. Burdick Chocolate uses only the best couverture from Switzerland, France, and Venezuela, made from primarily South American, Central American, and Caribbean beans. From this beginning, L. A. Burdick Chocolate has grown into a thriving direct mail and web business located in Walpole, New Hampshire. We cook in small batches and cut and shape all our bonbons by hand. There are no molds. We also run a French-inspired restaurant, as well as three cafés to showcase our chocolate, located in Walpole, NH, Cambridge, MA and our newest in New York City.

the location is near Union Square and also the Flatiron Building so if you are in that area, this is a must stop 

is this storefront not adorable?? love the brick look...

this is their newest location and gosh I couldn't stop smiling when I walked in

what to order? lots of decisions here.....very hard job.....

these samples on the counter kept calling me and I was losing my train of thought

iced latte worked well for me as it was a hot day

how wonderful do these look? tasted that good as well...loove the plate!!

the counter is filled with chocolate wonders......

more samples and The Art of Chocolate Book 

everything looked so good I wanted 1 of each ....

they sell the Cocoa Pods ! how amazing is this and they also had some that were open in half to purchase...for decorative use only but what a great idea and gift for the chocolate lover!!

more items to take home to family and friends.......

I also loved the Cocoa poster on the wall....this place is just so wonderful you cannot forget to stop when in the Flatiron district !! 

Today's Words of Wisdom : Wealth is a State of Mind 

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Cannoli Dreams for You.....until next post 


Vær våken said...

I can almost smell the place through my computer! Love it! Have a beautiful weekend! xo Kristin

Anonymous said...

Just after three in the morning and am returing form me son, after spending half an hour to bring him back to sleep ... guess I could use a bit of chocolate right now !

Please have a good weekend.

daily athens

Amy said...

How were those madelines?! They look divine...

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