Chocolate Dreaming

Araya Artisan Chocolate

Seth Vaughan
July 03, 2013

Araya Artisan Chocolate, 1141 Uptown Park Blvd., 713.960.0850;

Araya Artisan Chocolate has opened a second outpost in Uptown Park (the first is in River Oaks Shopping Center). Located between Bill Walker Clothiers and Paul Carter Jewels, the 700-square-foot choc shop, owned by Stefano Zullian, wife Carla Susi and her sister Silvana Susi, offers chocolate confections spiked with pink salt, açai pomegranate and champagne rose — 36 flavors in all, made from fair-trade Venezuelan El Rey couverture chocolate and flavored with fruits, nuts, honey, infusions and liquors. And don’t forget the macarons — 10 flavors shipped in from France.