Amedei happens to make the best chocolate on Earth, suggests Pierre Hermé, who knows a thing or two about sweets. You be the judge: The medal-winning bean-to-bar artisans from Tuscany opened their first U.S. shop late last year in a walk-in closet of a space near Union Square. One Chowhound, wewwew, plans regular pilgrimages to 18th Street, especially for two dark chocolate bars made of cacao from Venezuela, the Chuao and the Porcelana—both world-champion material, he promises.

Amedei Store [Flatiron]
15 E. 18th Street (between Broadway and Fifth Avenue), Manhattan

Photo from Amedei Store / Facebook

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