Mast Brothers Chocolate
Address: 111 North Third St.
As a child, we dreamt of encountering a chocolate factory like the one Ronald Dahl wrote of, and as an adult, Mast Brothers fulfills that long-held fantasy. The handsome shop has glass cases that hold artisanal chocolate that will make your eyes water with joy. Inventive varieties of bitter dark chocolate are in small piles around the store, and you're invited to taste each one. You might be tempted to just go H.A.M. on the samples and leave empty-handed if the bars weren't so beautifully wrapped. And because, unlike Willy Wonka's wares, these cacao-treats are handmade by actual Brooklynites. Brothers Rick and Michael Mast, to be exact. Oompa Loompas, be damned. -Shanté Cosme