At Chocolate Arts, all products, concentrates and essences are made in house. They craft their products in small batches and include many single origin and single plantation chocolates made from beans from around the world.
Chocolaterie de la Nouvelle France's collection of tasting squares, classic truffles and caramels was inspired by owner Anne's childhood favourites and recent European trends. In Choc de la Nouvelle's seating area, you can sip on one of their 20 varieties of chocolate drinks.
ChocXO is one of only a handful artisanal chocolatiers who make chocolate from bean to bar. At their chocolate lab cafe, you can learn and witness how chocolate is made during a bean-to-bar tour.
If you get to ChocXO’s café, you must try their mocha, complete with house made ganache. Must-try truffles: Apple Jack and Mojito.
Mink Chocolates Inc.
863 W Hastings St | 604-633-2451 $$ | Chocolate Shop
Using the finest Belgian chocolate, the Mink line of supremely decadent chocolate bars and bonbons are made in small batches, by hand, with nothing added to extend shelf life. Their specialty: A Mink hand filled ganache chocolate bar.
Schokolade Artisan Chocolates & Cafe
2263 E Hastings St | 604-253-9411 $$ | Chocolate Shop
A late night choc-fix favourite for many, Thierry offers the finest handcrafted chocolates, macarons, pastries, and desserts. You might be able to spot Pastry Chef Thierry Busset’s working in his open atelier.
At Thomas Haas Chocolates, you might find fine BC wine, oak-barrel-aged maple syrup from Quebec or vanilla beans from Tahiti perfumed in their chocolates. Products are sourced directly from the farmer, when possible.