If you still haven’t picked out a gift for your sweetheart, 2Beans’s astounding array of chocolates—about 500 different products—is the ideal place to find it. The options range from a fragrant white chocolate and cardamom bar from Rococo Chocolates, to a nutty milk chocolate by Italian chocolate-maker Amedei.
2Beans sources many rare bean-to-bar chocolates, including those from Marou Faiseurs de Chocolat, made from Vietnamese cacao beans; Al Nassma, camel milk chocolate made in Dubai; Madre Chocolate, which sources beans from Hawaii; and Francois Pralus, by the eponymous French master chocolate-maker.
For conscientious buyers, 2Beans has its own ratings system for ranking chocolate companies by their sustainability and ethical standards.
100 Park Ave. (between 40 & 41st streets)
461 Amsterdam Ave. (between 82nd & 83rd streets)
Upper West Side
corner of 57th St. on Eighth Ave. (in Turnstyle, the underground market)