Top Choice Food in Near North & Navy Pier

Garrett Popcorn

Like lemmings drawn to a cliff, people form long lines outside this store on the Mag Mile. Granted, the caramel corn is heavenly and the cheese popcorn decadent, but is it worth waiting in the whipping snow for a ch…
Top Choice Food in East Nashville

Chocolate FX

It's hard to get more artisanal than this tiny chocolate shop where chocolatier and special effects artist Andrea Smith might be stirring a pot of chocolate as you walk in the door. Smith brings her love of horror a…
Top Choice Drinks in Lihuʻe

Koloa Rum Company

Kauaʻi's own rum label is a relatively new brand, which means it doesn't have a fine aged rum yet, but its dark and spiced versions win awards. Learn how to mix a classic mai tai during a free rum tasting, starting …
Top Choice Food & Drinks in Kailua

Madre Chocolate

Aficionados will be wowed by these award-winning Hawaiian-made boutique chocolates infused with island flavors – coconut and caramelized ginger, passion fruit, kiawe-smoked sea salt. Based in Kailua.
Top Choice Food & Drinks in The Mission & Potrero Hill


Diamond counters can't compare to the sheer foodie dazzle of Bi-Rite. Upbeat, knowledgeable staff will help you navigate the brilliant wall of local artisan chocolates, treasure-boxes of organic fruit, and expertly …
Top Choice Food in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

Jade Chocolates

SF-born chocolatier Mindy Fong hits the sweet spot between East and West with only-in-SF treats like passion fruit caramels, jasmine-pearl tea truffles and the legendary peanut Buddha with mango jam. Fusion flavors …
Top Choice Food & Drinks in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

Recchiuti Chocolates

No San Franciscan can resist Recchiuti: Pacific Heights parts with old money for its fleur de sel caramels; Noe Valley's foodie kids prefer S'more Bites to the campground variety; North Beach toasts to the red-wine-…
Food in Galveston

La King's Confectionery

Watch the saltwater taffy, peanut brittle and chocolates being made at this Strand classic, an old-fashioned candy store and ice-cream parlor.
Food in Union Square, Flatiron District & Gramercy

Bedford Cheese Shop

Whether you’re after local, raw cow’s-milk cheese washed in absinthe or garlic-infused goat’s-milk cheese from Australia, chances are you’ll find it among the 200-strong selection at this outpost of Brooklyn’s most …
Food & Drinks in West End & North End

Salumeria Italiana

Shelves stocked with extra-virgin olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar; cases crammed with cured meats, hard cheeses and olives of all shapes and sizes; boxes of pasta; jars of sauce: this little store is the archety…