5. Raaka Chocolat

Raaka Chocolate, located in Red Hook, Brooklyn, explores the process behind low-temperature chocolate-making. Developed by Ryan Cheney (who oddly discovered his joy of cocoa roasting while attending yoga school in Thailand) with the help from Nate Hodge, a musician and gastronomist, Raaka Chocolate now partners with organizations in Bolivia and the Dominican Republic to create their fair-trade, green-certified chocolate.