Valentine’s Day. Chocolate. Need we say more? No matter what type of chocolate your loved one loves, dark or milk, raspberry or caramel filled, handmade chocolate is always a great go-to gift for Valentine’s Day. Chocolate making is a delicate art, and fortunately the Santa Fe area offers several fine chocolatiers who can craft the chocolate of your dreams.
Chocolate & Cashmere: Known for their artisan chocolate that matches the quality of their cashmere, made from all-organic ingredients in small batches right in their Santa Fe chocolate kitchen. Check out their incredible artisan chocolates, perfectly gift boxed in store.
1587 Pacheco Street, Unit C, Santa Fe • 505-989-3887
The Chocolate Smith: Experience their honest gourmet dark chocolate made by hand using a bittersweet blend of dark chocolate and premium, fresh, local, and organic ingredients. Valentine’s Day Special: Six different Valentine’s Day-themed samplers with a choice of three hand-pounded tin hearts. Chocolate-dipped strawberries are available for pre-order.
851A Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe • 505-473-2111
Señor Murphy: They have four generations of candy-making experience and one simple rule (they call it Señor Murphy’s Law): Use only the very best and freshest ingredients in small, hand-made batches. Valentine’s Day chocolate boxes available now.
100 E. San Francisco St. in La Fonda on the Plaza
177 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe
4250 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe
Shugarman’s Little Shop: They use a little magic, a lot of love, and the finest ingredients to make for an orgasmic chocolate experience. Valentine’s Day Special: Chocolate hearts available.
2842 NM-14, Madrid • 505-474-9041
Kakawa Chocolate Shop: One of the most exciting and original chocolate shops in the world which also supports local organic farming, promoting the history and anthropology of chocolate, and, most importantly, producing a huge variety of delicious chocolate creations of the highest quality. Valentine’s Day Special: Valentine’s Day-themed chocolate gift sets available.
1050 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe • 505-982-0388
1300 Rufina Circle #A4 (around the curve from Meow Wolf), Santa Fe, NM 87507 • 505-930-5460
Chocolate en la Plaza: They take extreme care in creating one of the best experiences with every bar, bark, and truffle, so that you can relax and treat yourself to a moment of bliss.
70 E. San Francisco Street #19-B, Santa Fe • 505-795-8280
Art of Chocolate/Cacao Santa Fe: New Mexico’s first and Santa Fe’s only authentic New Mexico Certified True Bean-to Bar chocolate maker. Valentine’s Day chocolate boxes available. Order through the website or call for more information.