LA Burdick Cafe Moving to Soho
We Are Moving
LA Burdick is pleased to announce that their New York City Chocolate Shop & Café will be moving from its current location in the Flatiron District to Soho this fall. The new location will be at 156 Prince Street (between W. Broadway and Thompson).
While they are sad to leave Flatiron, they are excited to welcome you to their new home in trendy Soho in September. Be sure to visit them in Flatiron before their last day on Tuesday, August 23, and also at the new location for delectable chocolate bonbons, pastries, and beverages.
While I am sad our friends are leaving the amazing Flatiron area, Soho is for sure a very chic part of New York City. I am sure all their wonderful chocolates, pastry and hot chocolate will be enjoyed by the very fashionable set in that area!
I hope to give them a visit soon once they are up and running to show you what the new place looks like!
I love this time of year and luckily the snow in the city is all gone (that was crazy btw) and the crisp fall air is back. Time for some Halloween goods! I treated myself to a wonderful treat the signature Burdick at L.A. Burdick yesterday.
Alternating layers of almond mousse and rum ganache made for a delicious dessert. The different textures were so satisfying, chewy here, smooth there. The slice was tiny but after a few bites of the rich almond paste I knew it was sized perfectly. Add on a double macchiato and I had a perfect little Halloween treat. Enjoy!
It is hard to find very high quality chocolate at reasonable prices. L.A. Burdick offers just that. Without the fanciness or pretentiousness of some high end shops this one aims to please and the friendly shop clerk gladly offered up some samples to help me decide. I bought two gift boxes for Father's Day and a small bag of leftover chocolate pieces for $8. The bag of chocolates was a variety of whole pieces and absolutely divine. Can't wait to restock those delectable bits.
Halloween at L.A. Burdick Chocolate Shop and Cafe
We are back at our friends at L.A. Burdick in the Flatiron district. I had a charity trip to the city in early October, and brought a few co-workers to see how lovely this place can be. Paula Burdick was so kind to also donate a basket to raffle off on our trip, and someone celebrating their birthday won it! Paula is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. She is currently in Grenada working with the cocoa farmers which I think is totally amazing. This chocolate haunted house smelled so so good. Very hard not to just take a bite of it !!
Coffins with candy inside for Halloween so much fun !
The presentation of everything is very elegant
Our selections were all different - a very chocolate cake, coconut cake and a vanilla cake with cream in the center. Such a happy day !!
I was my warm self that day, so opted for an iced latte and yummy cake
Pumpkin latte with a coconut cake here made my co-worker smile
This is a true chocolate lover. LA Burdick's famous cocoa and a wonderful chocolate cake
Nothing was left in the end
I am a sucker for anything pumpkin, this looks so amazing
My piece I took home to share with my Mom was very photogenic !!
The linzer cake was just so tasty, for those who love linzer cookies like my Mom, it is heaven!!
I hope I have tempted you to stop by when you are in the Flatiron district. It is such a lovely quaint cafe to sit and enjoy some wonderful desserts and top of the line chocolates. A real gem in the glorious Flatiron area of NYC !!
Today's Words of Wisdom: “If I die eating chocolate, I’ll die happy.” ― Cailey Sims
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A Visit to LA Burdick Chocolate Shop in the Flatiron District
I had the chance to visit the city in June, and meet with my friend Paula Burdick, who owns LA Burdick Chocolate Shop and Cafe. Paula is one of the nicest folks you will meet, and I wanted to see what was new in the shop.
The place is just so darn cozy! I love the decor and the way it just makes you feel at home when you walk in the door.
They are a great stop in between shopping at Kate Spade, Michael Kors and Brooks Brothers nearby. A lovely place to rest those feet, have a tasty drink and a little something sweet!!
Luxembourgers (French Macarons)
Hand-piped tender meringues filled with all-natural flavored buttercreams, including chocolate, coffee, pistachio, raspberry, cinnamon, almond-citrus and pumpkin.They are on our Best Macaron list for New York City, in case you were not aware !!
Somehow, a chocolate croissant ended up right on my table!!
Here are those amazing french macarons! If you have never tried one, you must! They are so light and flavorful, a real treat to the palate.
How gorgeous is this latte art? I would feel guilty drinking this to be honest !!
This is what a table in heaven would look like! Words cannot describe what is going on here so I will let the photo do the job !
Their packaging is lovely and their chocolate makes a great gift to bring home to family and friends.
A really refreshing drink during these hot summer days, a lemon berry spritzer.
Everything here makes a very perfect, and original gift for family and friends back home. The items are also fabulous for business clients and customers.
This chocolate chip and ginger cake is 2 great flavors in one bite.
Chocolate Cigars are great for that man in your life. I really loved the unique box they came in.
Another unique item, I am a huge lover of any kind of nut so I would be thrilled with this assortment!!
The cappuccino here is pretty top rate.
Burdick's chocolate bars are made from the same fine chocolate couvertures we cook with. A chocolate bonbon is only as good as the chocolate used in its recipe - the same is true for bars. The Burdick blends, perennial favorites, can be ordered with or without nuts. The health bars incorporate nuts, dried fruits and seeds thought to be high in antioxidants. The single source bars demonstrate specific bean characteristics - the experience of terroir. All are gastronomically complex. Order individually or in sets.
This is what we all dream of enjoying after a day of shopping and walking in the flatiron district!!
Who would not love this birthday cake? A layered chocolate cake with rich ganache of dark chocolate and raspberry. They can write anything on this cake you wish. I love the touch of the little mouse decoration.
L.A. Burdick Cafe and Chocolate Shop
I guess you could say at this point, I am a chocolate lover! Actually I do love vanilla as well..anything baked with a vanilla bean where you can see the specks is so wonderful! One of the best magazines for all going on in NYC is Time Out New York.....they are online if you wish to take a peek. So one of the latest issues talked about the great chocolate shops in the city. Most of the names I knew but I few I was unaware of so I felt the need to explore!!
Here is some background on L.A. Burdick Chocolate from their website:
In 1984, Larry Burdick began making chocolates in New York City for a small number of fine restaurants and caterers. L.A. Burdick Chocolate uses only the best couverture from Switzerland, France, and Venezuela, made from primarily South American, Central American, and Caribbean beans. From this beginning, L. A. Burdick Chocolate has grown into a thriving direct mail and web business located in Walpole, New Hampshire. We cook in small batches and cut and shape all our bonbons by hand. There are no molds. We also run a French-inspired restaurant, as well as three cafés to showcase our chocolate, located in Walpole, NH, Cambridge, MA and our newest in New York City.
the location is near Union Square and also the Flatiron Building so if you are in that area, this is a must stop
is this storefront not adorable?? love the brick look...
this is their newest location and gosh I couldn't stop smiling when I walked in
what to order? lots of decisions here.....very hard job.....
these samples on the counter kept calling me and I was losing my train of thought
iced latte worked well for me as it was a hot day
how wonderful do these look? tasted that good as well...loove the plate!!
the counter is filled with chocolate wonders......
more samples and The Art of Chocolate Book
everything looked so good I wanted 1 of each ....
they sell the Cocoa Pods ! how amazing is this and they also had some that were open in half to purchase...for decorative use only but what a great idea and gift for the chocolate lover!!
more items to take home to family and friends.......
I also loved the Cocoa poster on the wall....this place is just so wonderful you cannot forget to stop when in the Flatiron district !!
Today's Words of Wisdom : Wealth is a State of Mind
Cannoli Dreams for You.....until next post
LA Burdick Chocolate and The Cocoa Farming Future Initiative
Our friends at L.A. Burdick Chocolate are really going above and beyond for us chocolate lovers to enjoy the best that can be found. They are currently in Grenada helping the cocoa farmers as much as possible.
L.A. Burdick: Single source chocolates from Central and South America in NYC
L.A. Burdick has a retail chocolate store in Gramercy / Flatiron in NYC. L.A. Burdick includes a world-wide mail order business, a french-inspired restaurant, a specialty grocery store and retail locations in Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts and Walpole, New Hampshire. L.A. Burdick sources most of its chocolate from Grenada for its “robust chocolate – it has an uncommon, bright forefront acidity with long-lasting finishing notes of nutmeg, banana, and molasses”.
Inside LA Burdick in NYC
L.A. Burdick has had its retail presence in NYC since 1987, when co-founders Larry and Paula Burdick started L.A.Burdick Chocolate. It is one of the few chocolate stores in NYC that serves single source hot chocolate from the Caribbean (Grenada), Central and South America (Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela), and Madagascar. My palate for chocolate is not sufficiently refined to tell the difference between single source chocolate from Bolivia vs. Venezuela vs. Madagacar. All that I can say is that I thoroughly enjoyed the Venezuelan hot chocolate that I had at L.A. Burdick in NYC on my last visit there. It was thick, dark and decadent, yet not too sweet (not as thick as the one from Apostrophe in London). It’s certainly one of the top 10 spots to get a cup of decadent hot chocolate in NYC (MarieBelle, City Bakery, Jaques Torres, La Maison Du Chocolat, Godiva Chocolatier etc are some others)
Hot chocolate (single source chocolate from Venezuela) at LA Burdick in NYC
Capuccino at LA Burdick in NYC
Go to L.A. Burdick to enjoy their single source chocolates… And, if you intend to share some chocolates with someone special in your life for a certain holiday coming later this week, (Valentine’s day), L.A. Burdick (and the others) will come to your rescue, if you order chocolates in the next couple of days…..
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Located in the Flatiron area, L A Burdick Handmade Chocolates is specialty candy shop offering a wide variety of tasty treats with a particular emphasis on chocolate.
Described by some reviewers as their favorite chocolate place in New York City, La Burdick has an extremely wide variety of treats to choose from. If you are not craving chocolate you can also try their other menu items like their cannoli. If you are looking to try a beverage they also have a wide variety of chocolates available in hot chocolate form.
Many specifically go out of their way to mention that atmosphere is very warm and inviting. If you imagine the best smelling chocolate shop and bakery you could this place is everything and more. It is very pleasant on a cold winter day to come in and warm up with some hot chocolate amongst the smell of chocolate with friends.
Be aware that this place is very popular and as such it might be somewhat difficult to finding seating. One reviewer recalled a time in which they went at 4 o’clock on a Tuesday and it was almost full at that time. However, this isn't the end of the world as they do offer takeout as an option.