Best Chocolate - 2013
Bissinger's at Maryland Plaza
Bissinger's has long been a St. Louis institution, and there's no question as to why. It got a modern upgrade and a sleek new space in the Central West End a few years ago, making the experience all the more sumptuous. Desserts are divided into light, medium and full-bodied varieties. We recommend the milk-chocolate semifreddo, the silky chocolate pot de crème or the dark chocolate Champagne truffle. But why stop there? Confection flights, chocolate tiramisu and the flourless chocolate cake are all to die for. There's also seasonal chocolate-covered fruit, like raspberries in July and blackberries in September. Add a glass of wine or liqueur for good measure — Bissinger's also offers monthly chocolate and wine pairings.