Gȃté Comme des Filles
A Le Cordon Bleu Paris-trained pastry chef who worked for Alice Waters, Alexandra Whisnant is not messing around with Gȃté Comme des Filles, which translates to “spoiled like girls.” She produces small batches of highly coveted confections at her tiny chocolate shop at Bow Market, which also serves takeout treats like rich hot cocoa and chocolate mousse. Each box of seasonally crafted bonbons—in flavors like rose and pink peppercorn, hazelnut praline, and Broadsheet Coffee—is packed by hand, and stamped with an “eat by” date just a few days in the future. Trust us—that won’t be a problem. Check the website for shipping options, too.