Incredible Edibles

Sweet Spot

"My newest flavor," announces Kee Ling Tong, owner of Chocolate Garden in New York, reaching for a tiny dome of dark chocolate crowned with a wisp of candied kumquat. This silky and subtle blend is one of 200 chocolates in 25 flavors that Tong hand-makes every day. Her ever-changing creations run from the tweaked traditional—a cherry cordial made with griottes, a tart morello cherry with none of the maraschino's cloying qualities—to the utterly surprising: a slightly savory saffron-and-orange ganache and a white chocolate sphere clad in crushed pistachio. Tong's tiny SoHo shop is a tasteful haven, with wood counters, pastel walls, and her own flower arrangements. (She's a florist to boot.) $1.75 each; six for $10; 12 for $19. At 80 Thompson St.; 212-334-3284.