Photograph by Maryellen Baker
Hasty Khoei, who worked under chocolate king Jacques Torres, uses spanking-fresh fruits in her pieces, perhaps the best in town. » 212 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-247-9990.
The shop is filled with Belgian chocolates (some sugar free) imported from premium manufacturers. » 12008 Wilshire Blvd., West L.A., 310-442-2245.
Jewel-box displays hold Belgian truffles, ganaches, pralines, and delicate marzipan pieces. » 714 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada, 818-790-7918.
Kristy Choo infuses hand-painted chocolates with Earl Grey, passion fruit, or lavender. Stunning when nestled in one of her silk boxes. » 1202 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310-399-8801.
Along with ideal toffees, Valerie offers filled hearts, some with 24-karat-gold flakes. » 888-706-1408.
Photograph by MARYELLEN BAKER