This place is new, so you might be tempted to pass by it as you zip through the West Village. Don't make that mistake—the latest hyperspecialized stop on NYC's culinary landscape is no ordinary chocolate shop. True to its name, Pure Dark only offers the strong stuff. Sink your teeth into a handcrafted slab, or try bark with fruit and nuts. You can even create your own custom chocolate using a variety of ingredients at Pure Dark's mixing station. On a chilly day, warm up with some hot chocolate—available with cocoa nibs or a shot of espresso.