News

Vegan Chocolate Shop to Open on Valentine's Day

NYC's Cocoa V Chocolat will resurrect in the Blossom Bakery space in time for love-day festivities.

Artisanal vegan chocolate shop Cocoa V Chocolat is slated to open for a VIP tasting on Valentine’s Day (February 14) in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood. The shop is a new iteration of Cocoa V, a similar establishment that operated in the space—which most recently housed vegan bakeshop Blossom Bakery—from 2009 until 2012. “You would never guess it was free of dairy or any animal product if we didn’t tell you,” Cocoa V founder—and restaurateur behind the Blossom group of eateries—Pamela Elizabeth says. “We want to promote awareness through food by offering an innovative product unlike any other in the industry.” Cocoa V will feature treats concocted by New York chocolatier and pastry chef Damion Badalamenti, which include handmade luxurious chocolates such as a new take on the classic cluster made with edamame, lime juice, cayenne, and sea salt. Cocoa V will sell chocolate gift boxes, pastries, hot drinks, and summer specials—such as ice cream sandwiches and Belgian waffles. The shop’s creations will be available for nationwide shipping, and Elizabeth plans to create a chocolate line to be sold at boutique hotels and retailers nationwide. Aside from Cocoa V’s new shop, the Blossom group continues to thrive around New York City with multiple locations currently in operation—including a Blossom Du Jour Express that opened last year in Columbus Circle’s “Turnstyle” 42-shop underground food court.

More News

Miami's Plant-Based SEED Food & Wine Festival Debuts in LA

SEED and Eat Drink Vegan will join forces this year to bring an epic vegan festival to Los Angeles.
Read More »

Chipotle Adds Quinoa to its NYC Test Kitchen Menu

In addition to sofritas, vegans might soon have another plant-based protein option at Chipotle—a blend of gold and red quinoa spiced with turmeric, citrus juice, and cilantro.
Read More »

Vegan Fashion Brand VAUTE Profiled on PBS

The brand's founder Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart spoke about her mission to create functional and fabulous vegan clothes to eliminate animal cruelty in the fashion industry.
Read More »

New Investor Coalition to Combat Meat Problem in China

Toronto-based Dao Foods International will promote plant-based and clean meat in China to curb the country's growing appetite for animal products.
Read More »

IKEA Debuts Plant-Based Hot Dogs

The furniture giant debuted the new animal-free option at a single store in Sweden with plans to expand the offering across Europe by August.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »