Paul A. Young’s Islington shop is tucked away in a quiet pedestrian shopping street near Angel tube station. The shop is small and unassuming, but the purple exterior grabs your attention and the moment you open the door, you enter a chocolate wonderland.
The interior of the shop is simple but stylish. It’s a strange mix of country kitchen and gothic. Bars of chocolate are arranged neatly on a welsh dresser while large gilt frames house photographs of chocolate cakes and desserts. It’s a little surreal, but welcoming and friendly.
By the door there is a small table with a large pan of thick, dairy free Aztec hot chocolate warming on a hot plate and an array of brightly coloured spice jars. A large counter toward the rear of the shop is covered in neatly ordered ranks of ganaches and truffles, some subtly decorated in burnished metallics (both coatings and foils). The range is interesting and exciting, with everything from simple caramels to more adventurous creations like Marmite truffles.Camden Passage,
Be sure to try Paul's award winning salted caramels, the love-it-or-hate-it Marmite XO bar and his deliciously gooey brownies.
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Paul A. Young Fine Chocolates has multiple branches. Select a shop from the list on the right for detailed information and detailed maps.