Walpole, N.H., is one sweet small town with its beautiful old homes, quintessential New England town common and quaint downtown, but what makes this southwest New Hampshire community even more sweet is LA Burdick Chocolate.
LA Burdick is an upscale chocolate shop , but also features a French-American restaurant and pastry shop on the premises. The setting is laid back, sunny and welcoming — a real community meeting place where locals and staff know all seem to know each other, and where visitors are welcomed with such unconditional friendliness. Sometimes, I’ve experienced an aura of snootiness and pretentiousness in other chocolate shops, cafes and French-American restaurants, but not here. LA Burdick is much like Walpole itself — a down-to-earth destination that will make you feel good.
Here is a place where you can feast on Steak Frites with herb butter, sauce Bordelaise pommes frites, wilted spinach; enjoy a glass of Bogle 2006 Old Vine, Zinfandel, California; buy some Vermont cheese; chow down on some lemon chocolate cake; and, oh yes, buy a classic wooden box of chocolates, with ingredients sourced from, clearly, the highest-end vendors.
Be sure not to miss this wonderful, locally-owned Walpole business if in the area!
LA Burdick Chocolate
47 Main St.
Tel. (603) 756-9058