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Bespoke Chocolates

6 Extra Pl., off E. 1st St., New York, NY 10003 40.724642 -73.991602
nr. Bowery  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-260-7103 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($$) Mid-Range
  • Type: Specialty Shop
  • Products & Services: Candy/Chocolate
Photo by Melissa Hom

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Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Bleecker St.; F at Second Ave.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide


  • Candy/Chocolate

Special Features

  • Cafe in Store


This venue is closed.

Former neuroscientist and Union Square Café pastry cook Rachel Zoe Insler became obsessed with chocolate while apprenticing at Notting Hill’s Melt. She opened this one-woman shop in February 2009, down the alley tucked into Avalon Bowery Place. Unlike the typical American chocolatier, Insler focuses on unusual flavors and “terroir,” using descriptors more befitting a sommelier than a pastry chef. Confections include a hand-rolled Colombian dark-chocolate truffle (78 percent cocoa with a bit of Ronnybrook cream and butter), a Venezuelan Valrhona chocolate filled with cognac, and a Carribean chocolate with black tea and apricot. Insler favors salt over sugar, and her signature item is a dark-chocolate shell containing sea-salted caramel and topped with crushed Martin’s pretzels.