Never underestimate the power of good chocolate. Here in Buffalo, we’re lucky enough to have plenty of chocolatier talent in town. Local shops are always our favorite, and these shops demonstrate why. Here are a few hidden gem chocolate companies you may not have heard of, but are absolutely worth adding to your must-try list.
Bright, quirky, and one-of-kind – these handpainted masterpieces are everything a chocolate lover could wish for. The artist at Whimsy paints every ganache filled bonbon herself. Color us impressed. In every box, you’ll find an assortment of flavors each with its own whimsical design.
Address: 610 Main St., Buffalo
Phone: (716) 341-8831
Chocolate is always a good idea, especially when it’s of the boozy variety. Think Stout and Bourbon Pecan. If spicy is more your style, Raspberry Habanero and Wasabi Caramels are worth a try. For the classics in the crowd, there’s plenty of milk and dark turtles, bark, and caramel waves in stock. These guys recently re-opened up shop in downtown Buffalo, so let’s show them some love.
Address: 141 Broadway St., Buffalo
Phone: (716) 855-3500
Blue Table Chocolates
Bold, vibrant, and flavorful – these chocolates are anything but ordinary. This shop creates a hodgepodge of flavors including PB&J, sunflower seed, cookies & cream, spicy cherry, and more. A regular dose of chocolate is the key to happiness, especially when it’s delivered to your doorstep every month. A subscription to Blue Table Chocolates is #giftoftheyear worthy. Find these guys at the Horsefeathers Market on Saturdays from 10am – 2pm.
Address: 345 West Ferry St., Buffalo
Phone: (716) 866-3725
Oh Pour L’amour Du Chocolat
Chocolate comes in all sorts of shapes, but there’s one shape in particular that we’re infatuated with –Buffalo wing shaped chocolate. This shop in Amherst also our second favorite shape – Buffalo shaped chocolate. They also have 20+ types of truffles with flavors like Grand Mariner, Mimosa, Champagne, and Kahlua – to name a few. Notice a theme here? Treat yourself, and tell them we sent you.
Address: 4476 Main St., Amherst
Phone: (716) 240-9815
Thinking Elvish Fantasy Chocolate
This shop is all about the bean-to-bar chocolate life. All of their small batch chocolates are organic, soy-free, dairy-free, non-GMO, and vegan. All-natural flavors like strawberry, coconut, cashew, pistachio, and mint chocolate and ground into these smooth cacao butter bars. Sounds simply divine to us! Check out their online shop to buy.
Address: 423 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo
Phone: (716) 242-1919