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This Forest Hills candy kitchen has been sating the confectionary cravings of Queens residents since 1930. Upon entering the tiny shop, kids are greeted by the scent of wafting cocoa and by helpful staff who guide them through the process of choosing the delights in front of them. Austrian chocolates crafted with rich centers are the shop’s centerpieces, but tots who’d rather save their choco-fixes for a Hershey’s bar can try vibrantly hued marzipan creations instead.


103-02 Metropolitan Ave
Cross street:
at 71st Rd
Subway: E, F, M, R to Forest Hills–71st Ave
Average pound of chocolate: $39. AmEx, MC, V
Opening hours:
Monday–Wednesday 10am–6pm; Thursday–Saturday 10am–8pm; Sunday 10am–6pm


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Aigner Chocolates in Forest Hills is donating Easter goodies to elderly residents in the neighborhood and hospital workers.

Aigner Chocolates co-owners Mark Libertini (left) and Rachel Kellner (right) with Harvey the Easter bunny, which they donated to Elmhurst Hospital.

FOREST HILLS, QUEENS — Aigner Chocolates in Forest Hills is donating Easter goodies to elderly residents in the neighborhood and hospital workers as a gesture of support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aigner will deliver chocolate Easter bunnies to elderly residents who may be isolated at home due to the new coronavirus.

The shop is also forgoing its traditional Easter raffle of a 25-pound chocolate bunny to instead donate it to Elmhurst Hospital, which has experienced a surge of coronavirus patients.

 “Community is incredibly important to my husband and I,” Rachel Kellner, co-owner of Aigner Chocolates, said in a statement.

“We wanted to make sure that the seniors in our community weren’t forgotten about and thought delivering some chocolate bunnies would brighten up their day during this very challenging time,” Kellner added.

To arrange a delivery, residents may contact

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A Forest Hills 90 Year Old Chocolate Tradition Gets A Twist

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Aigner Chocolates has been a popular chocolate shop in Forest Hills for nearly 90 years, creating delicious treats for customers over the decades. Now, under new ownership, the shop is keeping many longstanding traditions, but is also making some changes for old and new customers alike. Continue Reading ›