GUIDE: National

For the Love of Chocolate

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    Askinosie Chocolate

    Built on a model of bean-to-bar and direct trade, the operation is the passion project of the Askinosie family, who dove into the chocolate-making business in 2005 and never looked back. READ REVIEW

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    Bake Me a Wish

    Can you name a special occasion that isn’t made better by cake? Thanks to Bake Me a Wish, you've got over 24 cake flavors to choose from, including carrot, German chocolate, New York cheesecake, and various crumb cakes. READ REVIEW

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    Blissful Brownies

    Using a recipe she began developing in a cooking class she enrolled in when she was just nine years old, FitzSimons has built her rapidly expanding business around a singularly fudgy, rich, and velvety brownie. READ REVIEW

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    CAKE Chicago

    With their lumpy exteriors, Cake Chicago’s ugly truffles may not win any confectionery beauty contests, but they’ll melt your heart with their gooey ganache centers. READ REVIEW

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    Chukar Cherries

    These confections not only prove that chocolate-covered cherries are for grown-ups, but they also repeal any law of physics that insists the filling must drip down your shirt. READ REVIEW

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    Grand Traverse Pie

    The holidays are a time for gift giving, laughter, and eating pie. READ REVIEW

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    MOUTH

    This Brooklyn-based business has become a one-stop go-to stop for finding gifts for the food lovers in your life—from spirits to candy, from nut butter to salami, from cookbooks to kitchen tools. READ REVIEW

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    Milk Jar Cookies

    At Milk Jar Cookies, it’s all about baker Courtney Cowan’s favorite types: soft and chewy. She made her first cookie dough when she was seven and it’s been perfected through years of tweaking. READ REVIEW

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    Recchiuti Confections

    Artisanal chocolates from San Francisco's cocoa wiz. READ REVIEW

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    Red Truck Bakery

    Not only are we hooked but so is The Travel Channel's Andrew Zimmern, who named it the best granola in North America READ REVIEW


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