The quest for the world's most extraordinary chocolate
"Stress wouldn’t be so hard to take if it were chocolate covered."
- 2003 A Mt. Vernon Ave
- Alexandria, VA 22301
- PH 703 635 7917
Once upon a time in a quaint confectionery shop, two men - Rob Kingsbury and Eric Nelson -
stumbled upon a topic of conversation that would change their lives. Each had a passion
for chocolate, a love of fine art, and an adoration of Hollywood divas. And so,
Artfully Chocolate | Kingsbury Confections (lovingly known as ACKC) was born.
From the beginning, ACKC has been a place filled with delicious chocolate, brilliant art,
fun, fantasy, and spectacle.
- PH 415 831 2682
Beaux Gateaux specializes in custom wedding cakes and chocolates with an emphasis on unique design
artistry, serving the San Francisco Bay Area and Sonoma. An hour long complimentary formal
tasting begins your experience at Beaux Gateaux. We specialize in working with white chocolate,
and accenting our cakes with flowers, fruits and ribbons created with chocolate, sugar and marzipan.
In both our custom cakes and chocolates, we use only the finest of ingredients with
an emphasis on natural flavors.
Big Sugar Bakeshop
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The Big Sugar Bakeshop, located in Studio City, California. We offer our customers an irresistible array of beautiful, handcrafted desserts
and charming gifts in a warm and inviting neighborhood environment.
With one stop, you can find the perfect cake, card and gift to make the most of any party.
We bake everything fresh in small batches seven days a week, using only the finest ingredients and offer a gorgeous selection of
delicious desserts, one-of-a-kind gifts and hand-crafted cards to make all your events special.
12182 Ventura Boulevard • Studio City, CA 91604 • 818 508 5855
- 3221 Pico Blvd
- Santa Monica, CA 90405
- PH 424 744 8658
Welcome to Bite Bar & Bakery! Everything served at Bite Bar & Bakery is made fresh on site using the '
best quality ingredients, including Valrhona chocolate and farmer’s market produce.
The menu changes regularly with the seasons and on the baker’s and chefs’ whims –
we are truly chef-driven and invite you to enjoy food acquired and presented only at its very best.
- PH 517 610 1467
At Bizzy Lizzy Bakery we know the importance of combining nutritious and delicious.
We strive to provide our customers with the highest quality ingredients while balancing protein,
fats, carbohydrates, fiber as well as vitamins and minerals. We all know that no food
made by man is as nutritionally sound as those created by mother nature but we
at Bizzy Lizzy sure try to stand up to her standards. We want snacking to be enjoyable and nutritious.
- 170 Second Avenue
- New York City, NY
- PH 800 344 4417
Black Hound New York has been dedicated to the art and craft of baking and chocolate making since
1988. Our creations reflect our passion for unique flavor combinations, extraordinary taste,
and artful presentation. Everything is made from scratch in small batches at our own New York
bakery from premium quality, natural ingredients such as Belgian chocolate, pure butter, and
freshly roasted nuts. A selection from Black Hound New York will provide a rich feast guaranteed
to satisfy the senses and elevate the spirit.
- PH 804 338 7545
What we do is simple: create the best brownies and baked goods we know how,
using only the finest all organic ingredients. Everything we make is from scratch,
using premium all organic ingredients. Everything is baked by hand. We are committed to
making a positive impact by supporting socially
responsible organizations, using organic ingredients, and buying local whenever
possible. In the end we believe our product is better, because it is produced in
harmony with the world around us. Through our food and actions we want to
start baking the world better…together.
- Queens, New York
- PH 646 221 3477
Butch it up, Buttercup. These ain’t your grandma’s cupckes. Our objective is simple.
We’re men. Men who like cupcakes. Not the frilly, pink-frosted-sprinkles-and-unicorns
kind of cupcakes. We make manly cupcakes for manly men with beer, Kahlua and bacon.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Remember how comforting a chocolate, cream filled snack treat could be with a cold glass of milk… tearing it out of the package
and taking that first heavenly bite? Or maybe you had a favorite layer cake that your Mom made only once a year. Perhaps you haven’t
found your perfect cake… you’re a searcher, looking for the perfect combination of cake, filling and frosting. Nuts or no nuts?
Buttercream or meringue?
Dark Chocolate or Milk Chocolate?
At Cake Monkey, we want everyone to be happy. So we’re baking a variety of cakes and treats sized just for you. Whether you’re
having an intimate dinner for two or a large party, there’s a special cake for everyone. If you want to customize your order,
just let us know and we’ll make it happen.
So, if you love cake, however you love cake, Cake Monkey Bakery is the place for you.
877.640.CAKE (2253) • www.cakemonkey.com
- 1635 W Walnut
- Chicago,IL 60612
- PH 312 850 1051
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Chocolate Gourmet makes hand-rolled ugly chocolate truffles, rugelach, and damn good cookies
using all natural ingredients. Our gourmet cookies and chocolate truffles come in a variety
of gift bundle assortments for Valentines Day and any special occasion. We offer volume discounts,
custom corporate gift packaging, wedding and event favors.
- 2748 Adeline Street
- Berkeley, CA 94703
- PH 510 548 0421
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Divine baked goods and I mean divine - scratch-baked on-site. Scratch-baked means
cakes are made from flour, sugar, butter, oil, chocolate, or whatever basic ingredients
they require and that Crixa Cakes makes all of their own doughs, like puff
pastry, danish, strudel and pie doughs to create effortless magical
cakes and pastries that will keep you coming back for more.
- 1213 Lincoln Street
- Columbia, SC 29201
- PH 803 212 4949
Cupcakes are delicious... tiny works of art that bring back the delights of childhood. In
short, cupcakes are perfectly sized portions of personal happiness, and for those in
charming Charleston and sunny Columbia in South Carolina, they're right around the corner.
Baked fresh daily, our cupcakes are concocted from the finest all-natural ingredients,
like real vanilla beans, sweet cream butter, fresh fruit, and rich chocolate.
- 4115 E. Harry
- Wichita, KS 67218
- PH 800 221 7714
Our bakery shop has the best of the best when it comes to breads, cakes, cookies and pies.
Whether you are looking for that unforgettable birthday cake, a box of our signature black
and white cookies, or our seasonal cupcakes, we will satisfy your sweet tooth.
Since last Fall, Diana Sproveri baked goos have been delightfully devoured by Hollywood
celebrities, busy executives, and hard-working mommies. Why all the munching and buzzing?
Diana Sproveri cupcakes and lollibakes; four bites of dense cake dipped in rich chocolate
and sprinkled with flair atop a pop, are artisanal, decadent, and crafted from heirloom recipes.
No matter the occasion, they make a great and delicious dessert!
D’Lischka offers hand-crafted Petite Pastries based upon a well-kept German family recipe.
These tiny delights are made of two layers of artisan pecan crust, hugging either jam or
hazelnut crème and topped with a signature dark or white chocolate. D’Lischka Petite Pastries
are presented in a vintage-inspired glass jar.
- PH 336 643 7927
I am a woman who is passionately (most of the time!) pursuing her dream of spreading
joy and comfort through the best cookies I know how to bake! Some days I think I'm just plain
"nutty" for trying. I've always had a passion for cookies, really good cookies.
I started making them as a child and have not stopped since. I started with just dough. Why?
Because I wanted everyone to experience the freshest cookie possible.
Nothing is better than a HOT cookie out of the oven!
- Miami, FL 33231-0951
- PH 305 213 6523
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Elsylee Galetes Artesanals A Treasure Trove of One of a Kind Cookies. All of our cookies are
Made on Demand, By Hand, in Small Batches. We only use the highest-quality all-natural and organic
ingredients. Our cookies do not include any preservatives or additives. All of our confections are
intended to be the ultimate experience of pure, fresh baked deliciousness. Elsylee's are the finest
cookies you’ll find anywhere!
- PH 310 906 0630 PST 9am - 6pm
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
If you have ever wondered if there is a difference between a brownie and and artisanal brownie,
these brownies will set the record straight. This is one exceptional brownie that every brownie
fan must try. Amazingly gooey, rich and chewy with over 20 rotating, mouthwatering flavors all made with
fresh, local ingredients, right down to seasonal fruits. You have never had a brownie like this before!
- PH 212 439 0766
A “bite of happiness” sums up all our products! It’s the same thrill and passion we get out of
baking that will come across that started with our award-winning Double Chocolate Exceptional
Brownie, and we have since added seven more decadent flavors plus other luscious desserts
including oatmeal chocolate chunk cookies, and specialty cakes.
- 950 East Colorado Boulevard
- Pasadena, CA 91106-2300
- PH 626 577 1828
- Europane Google Listing
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
An award winning bakery/cafe featuring the divine chocolate creations of master chef Sumi Chang - who
studied under no other than Nancy Silverton. Chocoholics will find the chocolate motherlode here; pain au chocolate,
a chocolate cookie that is to die, chocolate macaroons, a superb brownie and once in a while a delicate slice of
layered chocolate cake on a square of wax paper.
- Santa Cruz, CA
- PH 831 234 0562
Santa Cruz homemade cookies, custom cakes and corporate gifts by Santa Cruz based Flipper Fanny's Cookies.
Baked fresh when you order, using all natural ingredients, including real vanilla extract.
No trans-fats ever in our baked goods! Free cookie included with purchase of a dozen of
Flipper Fanny's Signature Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
- 1801 L Street Suite 60
- Sacramento, CA 95811
- PH 916 706 1738
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Ginger Elizabeth is a formally trained American chocolatier. She offers an array of chocolate
confections and chocolate pastries at her Sacramento chocolaterie. Ginger takes the time to infuse
her ganache centers with a variety of aromatics and does not use any extracts. All of her products
are all-natural and contain no preservatives.
A lost art, goodies by carol provides you with baked goods as they used to be, made with
only the best ingredients found in the Massachusetts area. I have been baking these
rugelach for fifty years and am excited to offer these, as well as my other cookies
and treats, for your enjoyment.
- 3600 Las Vegas Blvd South
- Las Vegas, NV 89109
- PH 701 693 8788
Jean-Philippe was struck with a passion for pastry at an early age.
At age 17 he enrolled at L’Ecole Hôtelière du Moulin à Vent in Perpignan where he trained in
pastry, ice cream, chocolate and confections. He has been awarded with:
the “Meilleur Ouvrier de France,” the most prestigious pastry award in France; bronze medals
in Paris and Sète; a gold medal in Bordeaux and is a two time gold medalist of the World
Pastry Team Championship. This is the realization of his own long-time dream
- a French pâtisserie in the U.S. with an opulence never before seen.
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Kristy Choo, proprietor of Jin Patisserie, learned about food while growing up around her mother’s food mart in Singapore.
However, it wasn’t until she was traveling regularly to Japan as a flight attendant that she learned to appreciate the concept
of cuisine. Hoping to explore the ways in which food offers life enhancement (in addition to mere sustenance), Kristy left
career and continent behind to attend San Francisco’s California Culinary Academy. There she discovered that her creative
passions emerged in the oeuvre of patisserie…and cakes and chocolates became her primary medium of expression.
Tucked away on Abbot Kinney Blvd, Jin Patisserie is a quiet haven where you can enjoy tea, silence and the most
amazing pastries and chocolates, both to behold and taste.
1202 Abbot Kinney Blvd • Venice, CA 90291 • PH 310 399 8801
- 3249 Scott Street
- San Francisco, CA 94123
- PH 415 563 2253
Kara lovingly creates each batch of cupcakes by hand every day, using only the finest ingredients.
All of our ingredients are sourced from local producers, and whenever possible they are organic
and sustainable. We have close relationships with our vendors, and are able to support their
artisan methods of production. Because we continue baking throughout the day, we are proud to
offer cupcakes that have been baked within hours, if not minutes, for your enjoyment.
Treat yourself to the crunchy yumminess of our addictive chocolate-covered caramelized cookies,
tropical shortbreads and Brazilian honey cakes. All our treats are handmade with all-natural
premium ingredients by Kika in San Francisco.
- Santa Clarita, CA 91350
- PH 661 296 4758
Welcome to Kupcake Kitchen where we use only the freshest, quality ingredients.
All of our cupcakes are made to order and can be customized for your special events -
large or small. We look forward to baking for you soon.
- Box 25 RR 2
- Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2E6
- PH 866 832 0884
Once you've tasted a Lilyfield Cake, you will be left
craving more. Months of trial and error resulted in an inspired secret recipe,
producing a rich, utterly addictive cake which is flavor-filled, tender and moist with an almost chewy top.
Freshly baked in small batches Lilyfield Cake
comes in three mouthwatering varieties including Chocolat - fudgy, moist and decadent.
- PH 845 987 2167
Our mission is to bring to our customers the cookies they grew up on, made by hand,
with the highest quality ingredients. We believe in keeping things simple, yet delicious,
with our rustic home-style baked goods made with a gourmet touch.
- Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
- PH 888 872 6830
Little Laura’s Sweets is a modern artisan baking company, based in Hermosa Beach California.
In using only the finest natural, organic and seasonal ingredients available, Little Laura’s
Sweets is able to provide its customers with delicious, whimsical and unique treats
that will remind them of days gone by, yet have a modern flair.
- 424 West 43 Street
- between 9th and 10th Avenues
- New York, NY 10036
- PH 212 736 4780
Regional recipes from mom’s kitchen,
straight out of the oven, straight from the heart. Each delicious dessert is created from scratch,
using only the finest, freshest ingredients.
Little wonder that since 1985, people have been seeking the comforting,
simple pleasures wafting from the ovens of the Little Pie Company, a friendly oasis of warm country
goodness in the heart of Manhattan.
- 167 Mad River Canoe Road
- Unit 15
- Waitsfield, VT 05673
- PH 802 496 6390
Liz Lovely was founded by Liz and Dan Holtz to bring you cookies with a
higher purpose. We call it Baking a Difference™. We bake gourmet cookies with organic
& fair trade ingredients from our 100% vegan cookie bakery in the Green Mountains of Vermont.
Unlike most natural food companies these days, we bake everything in our own bakery and
ship it directly to people and stores all over the country.
- 401 Bleeker Street
- New York, NY
- PH 212 462 2572
The bakery is considered New York cupcake landmark and is known for its famous dessert treats, including
old-fashioned Depression era icebox cakes. It stays open unusually late for a bakery, and typically
there is a line to get in on Friday and Saturday nights. Due to there popularity, Magnolia limits cupcake
purchases to a dozen per customer.
- 191 Columbia Street
- Brooklyn, NY 11231
- PH 718 802 9771
Margaret Palca Bakes was established in 1985 and sells to the finest gourmet food
shops and cafes in New York. Enjoy a variety of six decadent brownies, including
a cream cheese topped chocolate brownie, raspberry jam filled brownie, and a classic
rich fudgy chocolate brownie.
- Bloomingdale's, 6th Floor
- 1000 Third Avenue
- New York, NY 10022-1231
- PH 415 837 0300
Martine's Chocolates are gourmet chocolates, handmade fresh daily, right in front of the customers,
by master chocolatier chefs, at Martine's Chocolates shops in Manhattan. The ingredients used
to prepare Martine's Chocolates are fresh, natural and the finest that can be found;
Belgian Callebaut couverture chocolate, sFrench butter and fresh American cream.
Maitelates (my-tay-lah-tes) are Maite Zubia's twist on a unique Chilean family recipe
for Alfajores (al-fa-hor-es): delicate, caramel-filled shortbread-like cookies.
A favorite at the Ann Arbor farmer's market, Maite sandwiches two buttery hand-made
cookies with her famous homemade Dulce de Leche, made with fresh Michigan creamery milk.
She then dips each alfajor in the most decadent Belgian Chocolate.
- Ferry Building Marketplace
- Shop 10
- San Francisco, CA 94111
- PH 415 837 0300
Miette (french for "little crumb") is San Francisco's most charming pastry shop. Their
impecaable cakes are traditionally American and birthday-party perfect. And according to
Conde Nast, a bit of wit and the finest ingredients available has made Miette one of the top ten
pastry shops in the world.
- 215 Main Street
- Nashua, NH 03060
- PH 603 886 0007
Patisserie Bleu Cafe is in the heart of Nashua's American Downtown district. We are reknowned
for our exquisite wedding cakes and catering services. We also have a daily assortment of
fine European and American cakes, pastries, tarts, truffles and confectionaries.
- 413 East 119th St
- New York, NY 10035
- PH 212 426 1772
François Payard is a third generation French Pastry Chef. François cultivated his passion for
the art of Pastry as a child in his grandfather’s acclaimed shop, Au Nid des Friandises on
the Riviera. He grew up surrounded by the delicious classic French pastry in the tradition carried
on by his parents and grandparents for over fifty years
- Glen Allen, VA 23060
- PH 804 332 8699
At Petites Bouchées, our initial goal is to introduce delicious Parisian-style macarons to sophisticated palates.
These are not the typical coconut macaroons (with the "oo"), but the delicate, slightly chewy cookies made from the
combination of the finest nuts, organic eggs and pure cane sugar. Each macaron is sandwiched with the most luxuriously
sumptuous filling using only the highest-quality ingredients. We also offer an assortment of cupcakes, tea cakes
and cookies that are not of the usual overly-sweet variety.
- 10850 Washington blvd
- Culver City, CA 90232
- PH 310 559 9933
Each hand-made cookie that Platine produces is created from all-natural ingredients,
mixed in a small batch from an original recipe, baked under the proprietor's watchful
eyes, and artistically hand packaged. We also bake every single cookie "to order."
Meaning that we don't bake until you tell us to so your cookies are delivered to you at
the peak of freshness right to your door!
- 154 South 23rd Street
- Richmond, CA 94804
- PH 510 234 3417
"Baking a Difference."
For more than ten years, Rubicon Bakery has been making all-natural bakery products from scratch.
We mix small batches of fresh, premium ingredients and finish each product by hand to create
- 457 West 50th Street
- New York, NY 10019
- PH 718 728 6250
Gourmet chocolate chunk cookies, brownies and more – all infused with choclate. Created by the Mercer girls
who “make the best damn cookies on earth.” With indulgent treats like German Chocolate Cake Cookies,
this bakery makes it easy for you to live by their motto: "Live Life Richly. Indulge."
Beautiful custom chocolate (and vanilla) cookies in the greater Los Angeles area that add a unique touch
to your special events and celebrations. We use high-quality, fresh ingredients:
butter, sugar, brown sugar, cocoa, vanilla, eggs, and a small amount of coffee. Yum!
- PH 818 987 5321
Se La Vi was just an endearing nickname for the girl who was always in the kitchen baking
sweets for her “sweet.” What started as a hobby and an undeniable passion for baking turned
into a lucrative business opportunity. With a natural gift for baking, unique twists on
traditional desserts and an eclectic use of flavors and colors, Se La Vi creates scrumptious
pastries that leaves people mesmerized.
- 55 Mill Street
- Toronto, ON M5A 3C4
- PH 416 815 7662
Soma Chocolatier is one of the few artisan chocolatemakers in North America making chocolate in small
batches directly fro the cocoa bean. Visitors become immersed in a world of chocolate and can see the
workings of a micro-chocolate factory. Voted "best chocolate" in Toronto Life Magazine and Now Magazine
- PH 888 449 2681
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Award-winning Sugardaddy's Sumptuous Sweeties®, Purveyors of The Edgeless Brownie®,
has redefined the cozy, American classic brownie into a truly luxury dessert indulgence,
gifting, and special occasion experience. Sugardaddy's offers fresh-baked luxe brownie and blondies,
Brownie Biscotti, Brownie Truffles, Brownie Cheese Cakes, Brownie Cakes, and Brownie Trifles.
Each and every order is hand-made to the customer's specifications; then hand-cut, hand-packaged,
and hand-delivered to ensure the perfect presentation.
- 6400 Stearns Street
- Long Beach, CA 90815
- PH 562 397 9190
Sweet & Saucy Shop specializes in custom desserts that taste as good as they look.
Melody Brandon, Owner and head Pastry Chef, realized her passion for desserts and
stopped her pursuit of a career as a teacher and jumped head first into the world of
butter, sugar, and flour! She headed to pastry school and graduated from the Le Cordon
Bleu program as a Pastry Chef.
She started Sweet & Saucy Shop with the desire to create gorgeous, delicious, modern looking desserts.
- 28-998 Harbourside Drive
- North Vancouver, BC V7P 3T2
- PH 604 924 1847
From fine handmade chocolates and truffles, delicious chocolate bars, delicate fruit jellies,
decadent hot chocolate, our famous ‘Sparkle™’ cookie to exquisite gift boxes, elegant wedding cakes
and favours and corporate gift giving, tailored to your specification.
- 164 Ninth Avenue
- New York, NY
- PH 212 462 4392
Marla, Sandra and Kiyomi met in culinary school, where they were nicknamed "the Three Tarts"
by a classmate. The Tarts went their separate ways, then reunited after gaining pastry chef
experience at Cafe Boulud, Payard and Spice Market. They decided to realize their dream and
open their own bakery and gift shop, dedicated to mixing creative, handcrafted desserts
with fun, eclectic gifts.
- Brooklyn, NY
Handmade treats with a dash of spice. Whimsy & Spice creates handmade sweets that combine
aromatic spices and unique flavors to bring you and unexpected cookie and biscotti. Our homemade
marshmallows are light and airy bites that melt in your mouth, while our brownies are nothing short
of decadent. All of our artisan products are handmade in Brooklyn.
- 1100 Madison Ave
- New York, NY
- PH 212 861 1340
At the end of World War II, one sergeant, whose tags read William Greenberg Jr., had a plan when he
returned home to New York City, William Greenberg was lucky enough with playing cards
with other soldiers coming home, he had enough winnings to start the business he'd always dreamed of:
a family bakery. Hungry for rich ingredients, he began producing buttery cookies, rich brownies, and
exquisite cakes he decorated with what would become his trademark artistry. William Greenberg Jr.
Desserts was born -- and since 1946, New Yorkers have refused to settle for anything less.
- 650 N Rose Dr, #177
- Placenta, CA 92870
- PH 714 686 8512
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
gourmet • pastries
Stunning pastries that look like works or art and are almost to beautiful to eat. Almost, because you won't
be able to resist biting into these creamy, light as air pastries. And then have another...and another.
- PH 310 927 3312
yuMMy Baked Donuts started as a labor of love for founder and baker Margaret Miller. At the beginning of 2009,
Margaret found herself without a job and finding herself with new-found free time, she focused her energy
into her long time passion of BAKING. yuMMy Baked started as a full service baking company making cakes,
pies, cookies and cupcakes, but it was the Baked Donuts that everyone couldn’t get enough of! This unique treat
is becoming a huge favorite of kids and adults alike and sure to delight!
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