Never underestimate the power of good chocolate. Here in Buffalo, we’re lucky enough to have plenty of chocolatiers talent in town. Local shops are always our favorite, and these shops demonstrate why. While there are lots of big name chocolate-makers in WNY with multiple locations, here are a few hidden gems you may not have heard of but are absolutely worth adding to your must-try list.
1. Park Edge Sweet Shoppe
325 Abbott Rd Buffalo, NY 14220
Buffalo flats and pretzel rods and sponge candy sticks, oh my! Park Edge on Abbott always keeps it real with unique takes on the “norm”. With a decidedly chocolate-forward approach, this sweet shoppe can turn anything into an enjoyable chocolatey treat. From popcorn and suckers to nuts and “bark” – you name it, they’re doin’ it with a twist!
2. The Sweet Whisk
27 Chandler St Suite 315, Buffalo, NY 14207
As part of the Chandler Street revitalization, The Sweet Whisk has perfected the bon bon with the finest chocolate from France. They have a selection of original bon bons such as cookies and cream, strawberry, and peanut butter as well as gluten free and vegan options. In addition to this selection, they also offer Buffalo Boozy options. Looking for a greater selection for special events? They also offer specialty bars, dessert shots, pastry tarts and other sweet treats.
3. Nikki’s Chocolates
27 Chandler St, 2nd Floor Suite 205, Buffalo NY 14207
From chocolate covered strawberries and pretzels to breakable chocolates and chocolate bombs, Nikki’s has decadent treats covered. Plus, they offer much more, including everything from cheesecakes and cookies to cakes, trifles, and other desserts. Stop by the shop to pick up a goodie or to, order online, or hire them for catering orders!
4. Highland House Candies
140 Pine St, Hamburg, NY 14075
Sponge candy, clusters, Buffalo shaped chocolates, Charlie Chaplins, chocolate Oreos, truffles, and chocolate covered sea salt Habaneros are just some of the interesting finds you’ll encounter at Highland House. The list of sweet treats doesn’t end with chocolate – as the name implies, they’ve got plenty on the candy front too! Find gummies in fun shapes, freeze dried candy like Milk Duds, Nerd Clusters, and Skittles, and novelty candies galore.
5. Blue Table Chocolates
799 Seneca Street, Suite D-1 Buffalo, NY 14210
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. Find them at their new location in Larkinville!
This post was originally published in 2017 and has been updated.