Raaka Chocolate

Raaka Chocolate

Cooking
Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York
(74 Reviews)

Our Mission:

We make the most delicious chocolate possible while building and maintaining healthy and valuable relationships with our global community, our planet and each other.

Ryan Cheney was introduced to chocolate making at a yoga school on a beautiful island in Thailand, where he was excited by the flavors of unroasted cocoa beans. Inspired by companies with social missions, he founded Raaka to explore low-temperature chocolate making and create a more equitable global society in which communities have opportunity to improve their quality of life.

After spending a year learning bean-to-bar chocolate making, Ryan teamed up with Nate Hodge, a musician and gastronomist with a lust for exotic flavors and groundbreaking processes. For several months, Nate and Ryan enjoyed the sound of micro-batch chocolate grinders churning around the clock as they developed a new approach to chocolate making.


Accessibility: Bathroom is not wheelchair accessible

Reviews of Raaka Chocolate

(74 Reviews)
Raaka Factory Tour & Tasting

12/3/2018
Najah A.

Attended: Raaka Factory Tour & Tasting


The overall experience of touring and tasting chocolate was amazing. A very interactive and informal tour that basically taught my group that theres a lot that goes into making chocolate nevertheless selling it simultaneously. It was a great community building activity and I recommend it to everyone. Plus the staff is so kind and welcoming.

Raaka Factory Tour & Tasting

12/3/2018
Dairely D.

Attended: Raaka Factory Tour & Tasting


It was tasty and fun! Would definitely do it again!

Bean-to-Bar Chocolate

10/29/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Bean-to-Bar Chocolate


Loved the class! Learned so much information about various types of chocolate making and how Raaka is different. The employees at Raaka are so passionate about what they do and it was wonderful to experience that first hand. The “chocolate making” may have only been a small portion of the class, but the whole experience was wonderful! Would definitely recommend!

Raaka Factory Tour & Tasting

8/19/2018
Samantha C.

Attended: Raaka Factory Tour & Tasting


The class was exactly what I thought it would be. The guide was very informative about the process of how they make their chocolate bars. I was looking for something interesting to fill my Saturday afternoon and this class was great. Also, the chocolate is AMAZING!!!

Bean-to-Bar Chocolate

8/12/2018
Sarah C.

Attended: Bean-to-Bar Chocolate


Very in-depth explanation of chocolate. Gained stronger appreciation of preparation process

Bean-to-Bar Chocolate

7/30/2018
Hitomi S.

Attended: Bean-to-Bar Chocolate


It was so fun to know the detail of how dark chocolates were made. It was definitely interesting to hear creator's thought tasting chocolate.

Raaka Factory Tour & Tasting

6/18/2018
Gemma M.

Attended: Raaka Factory Tour & Tasting


Fun to see how a small NYC factory operates. Loved all the chocolate tastings.

Raaka Factory Tour & Tasting

3/27/2018
Alexa L.

Attended: Raaka Factory Tour & Tasting


Such an engaging tour! The amount of time was perfect too.

Raaka Factory Tour & Tasting

1/22/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Raaka Factory Tour & Tasting


So much fun! Had a chance to try Ll of their delicious chocolate. Great afternoon activity and such a cool brand.

Raaka Factory Tour & Tasting

1/22/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Raaka Factory Tour & Tasting


Fun, informative, and most of all tasty!

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64 Seabring St, Brooklyn, New York 11231
Raaka Chocolate
Red Hook, Brooklyn
64 Seabring St
Btwn Richards & Van Brunt Streets
Brooklyn, New York 11231

Upcoming Classes at Raaka Chocolate

Raaka Factory Tour & Tasting
Raaka Factory Tour & Tasting
Next start date:

Saturday Dec 29th, 1:30pm - 2:15pm

Bean-to-Bar Chocolate
Bean-to-Bar Chocolate
Next start date:

Sunday Dec 30th, 6pm - 8pm