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  • L.A. Burdick

  • Dessert / Ice Cream Shop $4-$10
  • 5 E. 20th St.
    New York, NY 10010
  • Neighborhood: Flatiron
  • Phone: 212-796-0143
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In the former home of dearly departed Fleur de Sel, Manhattan’s first outlet of the New Hampshire–based chocolatier L.A. Burdick also marks a homecoming for the brand, which was founded as a wholesaler in Brooklyn in the eighties. Like Burdick’s other locations in the Northeast, the store doubles as a café and a gourmet shop with a wall of shelves displaying attractive gift boxes, a line of coffee beans, and specialty items like whole cocoa pods. Signature chocolate mice (and penguins too) share a case toward the back with à la carte squares in interesting flavors like Earl Grey and lemon pepper, while packaged chocolate bars and other goodies overwhelm at a central island. Small tables line a wooden bench that runs the length of the dining area. Pastries are excellent, even chocolate-free ones, such as the crumbly linzer torte filled with tangy raspberry jam and topped with sweet whipped cream, but those jonesing to sample the cocoa wares can stick to a self-styled chocolate tasting that includes four bonbons. Frothy and creamy hot chocolate is a must-have and available in dark, milk, and white variations, which can be blended; a black-and-white mix proves especially tasty.

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  • Hours

    Mon-Wed, 7:30am-9pm Thu-Fri, 7:30am-10pm Sat, 8am-10pm Sun, 9am-9pm

  • Prices


  • Payment

    American Express Discover MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

    Great Desserts

  • Alcohol

    No Alcohol

  • Reservations

    Not Accepted

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