In time for Valentine’s Day: Brooklyn’s ultimate Chocolate Tasting Trail Map
For more than a century, Brooklyn has been home to some of the city’s finest chocolatiers. Now, just in time for Valentine’s Day, Explore Brooklyn, part of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, has released its first Chocolate Tasting Trail Map.
The self-guided tour brings chocolate lovers — and maybe sweethearts — to a dozen local chocolatiers, factories and tasting rooms across the borough, from Sunset Park to Greenpoint. The map includes addresses, websites, hours and the closest subway stations.
Brooklyn has a long history of chocolate-making that began in the early 20th century, and New York City has been a major trading point for cocoa since the 1700s. Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Andrew Hoan said the group hopes the map will encourage more people to explore the thriving industry.
One thing to notice about the chocolate makers is that each specializes in a slightly different aspect of the craft. Some include organic, gluten-free or kosher confections. All offer tours or tastings (call first for tour hours).