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Discover New York City

Discover New York City is a guide to the local independent businesses that are the heart and soul of NYC. Support indie businesses!

I love the independent businesses in New York, they are the heart and soul of the city. In this section you will find bookstores, cafés, restaurants, arts & crafts markets and more. It's an ongoing project to list the best of indie New York so visit often to discover the real New York City. Note - I am not compensated for writing these reviews and I'm only writing about the places that I like. I have eaten in restaurants and had coffee in cafes that I had thought that I would write about.


Mast Brothers Chocolate, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

I love chocolate! Correction. I love really good chocolate! Mast Brothers Chocolate fits in the really good category. Two brothers started Mast Brothers in 2007. While you can buy their chocolate in many specialty stores across the globe, you can visit their chocolate factory in Williamsburg and they even have tours. 

On their website they state that "We source directly with regions around the world, looking for the rarest, complex and delicious cacao available. Mast pays far beyond commodity and fair trade minimums and has been instrumental in developing new growing regions."

Mast Brothers, 111 North 3rd Street

Mast Chocolate