Heads up for chocolate fans. There's a relatively new chocolate shop in Chelsea on 9th Ave between 20th and 21st. Forgot what the name of the store was. I didn't try anything but they had a nice little assortment of some interesting flavor combos -- chocolate, roasted edamame, salt, lime and chili anyone? -- as well as more traditional flavors. I'm dying to try the chocolate espresso toffee at some point. They also sell Stumptown coffee.
Between this shop, Jacques Torres and Three Tarts, Chelsea is becoming quite a destination for sweets.
ETA: I forgot to mention that the shop has vegan items (or that all of the items are vegan -- not really sure). And it's on the pricey side -- $2 for a truffle the size of a marble.