Founded in 2003 by a passionate vegan chef, Lagusta’s Luscious artisanal chocolates combine a deep commitment to social justice, environmentalism and animal rights with the love of bold flavor of a true foodie and the obsessive commitment to artisan techniques of a chocolatier. We work closely with small farmers and producers in our beloved town of New Paltz, New York and across the country to source everything from our Maui vanilla beans (from a tiny two-acre vanilla farm) to the candy-striped beets (our beet-coriander truffle will win you over, we promise!) grown by Farmer Jessica less than a mile away.
We don’t scrimp on quality, and we work with an attention to detail you will appreciate as you open the perfect box of chocolates to inhale the rich perfume of seriously luscious chocolate. Perhaps, like the poet Matthew Dickman, you'll be moved to write a poem about us!
From our 100% fair trade and organic chocolate to our 100% post-consumer recycled paper boxes and packing materials, we are a completely vegan business committed to sustainability without sacrifice. (See more on what we're made of here.)
We are a completely vegan business using 100% post-consumer recycled paper and packing materials. We compost all kitchen scraps, use all eco-friendly cleaning products, and generate almost no waste! We make all our chocolates in our lovingly renovated chocolate shop, carefully built with the most eco-friendly materials our budget could buy. We walk the walk!
None of this would matter if our chocolates weren't heartbreakingly delicious, however. Our chocolates are painstakingly made by hand with truly artisanal ingredients—fresh and often local produce and fruit, organic toasted nuts, fresh-ground spices and homegrown herbs.
We don't use fake milk or cream—we don't use fake anything. Every day people tell us our chocolates are better than "regular" gourmet chocolates sold at the mall or online.
If you're in the Hudson Valley, come check out the shop in person!
Lagusta's Luscious / 25 North Front Street / New Paltz, NY 12561