In the Press

Jess Kamens Photography Blog- Laughing Gull Chocolates

What an honor it is to feature a wonderful, local, small business with a new storefront in our city. I first discovered Lindsay tucked away in the amazing sunlight of the Brighton Farmers Market outside of Brighton High School. ...

February 26, 2018

Behind the Scenes with Laughing Gull Chocolates

Can chocolate really save the world? One local chocolatier thinks so.  Laughing Gull Chocolates is a community and family-friendly business found in North Winton Village. ...

February, 2018

Chocolate Shop Opens in North Winton Village

If Rochester is one of the country's top hygge cities, then Laughing Gull Chocolates is a great example of a business that has the hygge vibe. ...

February 6, 2018

New shop aims to save the world with chocolate...

Rochester, N.Y. -- Laughing Gull Chocolates is now open on East Main Street, using local and ethical ingredients to make all kinds of sweet treats. ...

January 24, 2018

Laughing Gull Chocolates Moves to North Winton Village

Picture sipping on an indulgent hot chocolate and nibbling on a rich dark chocolate truffle while relaxing in a bright, cheerful chocolate shop on one of Rochester's cold winter days. ...

December 17, 2017

Easter Treats

At Laughing Gull Chocolates, 1868 E. Main St., owner Lindsay Tarnoff pays homage to her childhood traditions. While she is Jewish, some of her family is not. As a result, she observed Passover and also participated in secular Easter traditions such as Easter egg hunts. ...

April 12, 2017

From Rhode Island to Rochester

Lindsay Tarnoff, the owner and chocolate maker at Laughing Gull Chocolates, moved to Rochester, NY in September of 2016. You wouldn’t know it from talking to her. ...

March 3, 2017

For the Love of Chocolate- A Blog Post

I think most of us can agree that people have loved chocolate since the creation of chocolate long ago.  Whether you are a lover of dark, milk, or white chocolate …with or without added adornments and flavorings, chocolate is love. ...

February 10, 2017

New Chocolate Shop in Rochester

Studying government and Spanish may seem like an unlikely path toward starting a chocolate business, but it sparked a dream for Lindsay Tarnoff, the 32-year-old owner and chief chocolatier of Laughing Gull Chocolates, which recently opened at the Rochester Public Market. ...

November 7, 2016

Making Chocolates at Laughing Gull

A short video about making chocolates with Laughing Gull.

November 7, 2016

Changing the world one truffle at a time

As Lindsay Tarnoff prepared to graduate from Skidmore College, she was faced with the unavoidable question of what she was going to do after college, unsure what to answer she started saying she was going to save the world with chocolate. ...

March 31, 2016

SEG's Inaugural Food Accelerator Launch

“How can anyone not be optimistic about the intersection of Rhode Island, entrepreneurship, and food,” asked SEG’s CEO Kelly Ramirez as she introduced the 2016 Food Accelerator cohort on the night of the Launch event. ...

March 1, 2016

High Hopes for RI Small Businesses

WARREN, R.I. -- As construction work on Hope & Main roars to completion, founder and president Lisa Raiola can see the finish line of her five-year marathon to get Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator up and running. ...

September 17, 2014