Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! We’re celebrating with loved ones, friends, bubbly and, of course, chocolate (which, we might add, doesn’t require a holiday to be enjoyed). If you’re planning an escape to Wild Dunes resort in Isle of Palms, South Carolina, we recommend a pit-stop at Sweeteeth, located in nearby Charleston. The artisanal chocolate shop crafts chocolate bars in flavors like Sea is for Caramel (salted caramel) and PB+C (peanut butter and chipotle). Mmm.
Here’s a roundup of a few other can’t-miss chocolate shops around the country that will satisfy your sweet tooth no matter the season. Whitman, who?
San Francisco: A dual boutique and lounge, Christopher Elbow Chocolates features a selection of painted (either by hand or airbrushed with cocoa butter) sweets in flavors such as Whiskey Walnut and Brown Butter Pecan.
New York City / Boston: An East Coast staple, L.A. Burdick offers sophisticated bonbon flavors—including Almond Chamomile and Earl Grey—along with whimsical chocolate mice, bees and penguins (and did we mention the amazing hot chocolate?).
Philadelphia: Handcrafted in a studio kitchen at the back of the shop, the chocolates at Marcie Blaine come in delightfully-funky flavors like French Farmer (elderflower and champagne) and Banana Tahini (fresh banana puree and sesame tahini).