I have be so anxious to go to Cocoa V and I am glad to say we finally made it there this past weekend. Cocoa V is a vegan chocolate shop located in Manhattans beautiful Chelsea neighborhood. On top of chocolates, bon bons and fondu, they also offer vegan baked treats such as cookies, brownies and cakes. There is also a really great selection of vegan wines and even a vegan rose sparkling wine to go along with your chocolates. On top of being vegan, everything is also organic and fair trade.
Our trip to Cocoa V could not have come at a better time, it is absolutely freezing here. I had been wanting a real deal, vegan hot chocolate for weeks and I knew they had them at Cocoa V. The store is tiny, with about 5 tables you can sit at. There are menus on each table and a nice set up of chocolates and wines by the counter. I really wanted to try their signature vegan ‘Butterfinger’ but they were out, the woman told us the demand for their vegan chocolates is starting to out grow what their kitchen can produce. So we decided to go with a soy latte, a vegan hot chocolate and a sample plate of 5 vegan bon bons. We choose the salted caramel, the vanilla coconut, creamy peanut butter, palet de menthe and a solid dark chocolate. The presentation of the bon bons was really nice and the bon bons themselves are complete works of art. So pretty, I did not want to eat them, I just wanted to frame them and give them as gifts lol.
As expected the bon bons were amazing, my boyfriend and I split all 5 and could have eaten waayyy more than that. To my dismay I did not pick up a bag of their hot chocolate mix which I saw that they had for sale. I loved the hot chocolate and have to pick it up next time. I really think the concept of Cocoa V is awesome. It is part chocolate, part wine and all vegan. It is a pretty cool place to spend a couple of hours drinking a bottle of wine and eating delicious vegan fondue, which comes in either chocolate or caramel. Those are our precise plans for next time ;)
If you cannot make it to Manhattan, they can send whatever it is you fancy, right to your door.
http://www.cocoav.com/ Cocoa V Website.
Chocolate, Bakery & Wine Bar
174 Ninth Ave. New York, NY 10011
Tues/Wed/Thurs: 4 – 10:30