12. Bittersweet Confections

City: New Orleans
Address: 5331 Canal Blvd.
Website: bittersweetconfections.com
Signature Item: Truffles

A foodie institution in a town that knows food, this shop features unique chocolate pieces like the Indian Chai Truffle and the Earl Grey Truffle. Though Katrina destroyed the original location, Bittersweet bounced back, returning to the Big Easy on Valentine's Day, 2008. It's chocolate with a hopeful story.

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