Best of Boston

2010 Best Chocolatier

Beacon Hill Chocolates

How does this local master of all things chocolat—which last year left its Pinckney Street location for bigger digs on Charles Street—continue to win our affections? It’s simple: Paula Barth’s array of elegantly displayed truffles, sourced from around the globe and ranging from the traditional (champagne-flavored) to the exotic (the Dragonfly, a dark chocolate bonbon with the essence of kaffir lime leaves, coconut milk, and pieces of candied ginger). We also can’t seem to leave Beacon Hill Chocolates without some ultracreamy gianduja chocolates and a few salted caramels.

92B Pinckney St., Boston, 617-725-1900,