Updated February 2020
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.
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: 44 Brayton St, Suite B. Buffalo
Phone: (716) 866-3725
The Sweet Whisk
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.
Address: 27 Chandler St Suite 315, Buffalo, NY 14207
Phone: (716) 342-2011
Jaclyn A. Artisan Chocolate
Located in the Henry Building, Jaclyn A. serves up a variety of custom-made sweets that usually involve chocolate, but go beyond candy into a broader dessert menu. Beyond chocolates, she is serving up ganache cake, hazelnut torte, chocolate fondue, etc. At the lounge, you can enjoy some chocolates with a glass of wine.
Address: 41 W Tupper St, Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: (716) 704-4672