kee’s chocolates: take two

hope you all had a super memorial day weekend. ours went by in a flash. a p-rade in princeton, a wedding at 11 madison park, meeting up with old and new friends, checking out new and old eating haunts, a little cooking and of course adventures with the dog!  so for the start of what really feels like summer (yahoo!), i’m back to an old friend, kee’s chocolates, as i did one of my very first posts about this incredible chocolate shop in soho.  i discovered, for the first time, that kee’s has macaroons.   apparently, this is not a new phenomenon, just new to me.

these macarons were beautifully crafted, and came in all sorts of flavors like lavender, shiso, kaffir lime and raspberry.  they are light, jewels of a puffed up cookie with these incredibly vibrant flavors popping from the middle with lots of chocolate undertones.   i’ve been hunting for a great macaron place ever since itsy bitzy patiserie disappeared from the scene, and of course fauchon has long been gone.  there are plenty of other place in new york, documented here and here, but i think i’ll just keep coming back to kee’s.

kee’s chocolates is just too appealing especially as it’s a two-fer visit (excellent chocolates and macarons at the same time), and i also like this little strip of thompson street, as it feels like what soho used to feel like with way fewer of those unappealing chains.   kee’s chocolates, 80 thompson street between spring and broome, manhattan, new york, 212.334.3284.

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