It's the third day of the new year, so we've decided it's time for us to post our best-of list for 2013. That is just how we roll around here (three days late, apparently).
Our favorites from last year are still out there nailing it, and of course you can always check out our "best of the best" list in the right-hand column of this site. If you want to be really au currant, though, then this list is for you.
THE BEST CHOCOLATE (IN AND AROUND NYC) OF 2013, ACCORDING TO US
Leila: chocolate chip cookies from Levain Bakery
David: Cinnamon Snail
Leila: Doughnut Plant (bonus points to Gordough's, which is in Austin, Texas, so it doesn't really count toward this list, but it is actually my favorite donut ever)
BEST ICE CREAM:
Leila: chocolate mint cookie ice cream from Blue Marble
BEST RESTAURANT DESSERT:
BEST HOT CHOCOLATE:
Leila: City Bakery
David: City Bakery
BEST CHOCOLATE STORE:
David: Noi Sirius
BEST PLACE TO EAT ICE CREAM:
David: Mets Game
BEST CHOCOLATE NOT-DESSERT-FOOD:
Leila: chocolate bread with sea salt from the Farm on Adderly
BEST VEGAN THING THAT SHOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE TO MAKE VEGAN:
David: Fine & Raw Truffles
Leila: Baked hot chocolate
David: My mom's Flourless Chocolate Cake
David: Chocolate Goat Cheese Truffles
So there you have it! What were your favorite chocolate experiences of the year?