Whether you're shopping for a significant other, friends, or even yourself, Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to indulge in decadent sweets. From grand classics like La Maison du Chocolat to newer boutiques like Stick with Me Sweets, we share where to stock up on the best.
The hardest part about visiting Stick with Me Sweets is deciding which of the 24 bonbons to choose from. The solution is a box set, cleverly designed to look like a book, holding one of each. Highlights from Susanna Yoon (formerly a chocolatier at Per Se) include wonders like speculoos s’more, matcha green tea, and liquid salted caramel. 202A Mott St., 646-918-6336
Launched back in 1947, Teuscher and its champagne truffles are the definition of decadence. At the heart of these chocolates is fresh cream infused with champagne and whipped butter, which is surrounded by dark chocolate ganache. The truffles are then enrobed in a shell of milk chocolate, and finished with flurries of powdered sugar. What’s not to love? 620 Fifth Ave., 212-246-4416
Head to ROYCE’ for a Japanese spin on traditional chocolate bites. The brand’s signature product is the Nama Chocolate, a decadent confection that literally melts in your mouth thanks to its high cream content. The sweets come packed in boxed sets of 20 pieces and are offered in inventive flavors including au lait, maccha, and our personal favorite—champagne. Multiple locations
La Maison du Chocolat releases a special Valentine’s Day assortment each year, and this season’s Caramel Sensations collection includes a quartet of four notable sweets. Think milk chocolate infused with red rooibos and maple syrup, dark chocolate with pineapple, and heart-shaped pralines alongside cubes of classic dark chocolate ganache. Multiple locations
Chocolates are the usual go-to when it comes to picking out gifts for Valentine's Day. But it never hurts to think outside of the (chocolate) box and go for cake. Newly opened HARBS in Chelsea turns out towering yet delicate servings that err on the right side of sweet. Consider the rare cheesecake (pictured) and waguri tarte served with sweet red beans, whipped cream, and Japanese chestnuts. Cakes are offered both by the slice and whole. 198 Ninth Ave., 646-336-6888