The top 20 chocolate shops in Toronto by neighbourhood
The top chocolate shops in Toronto will sweeten up your day - no matter if there's an occasion worthy of celebration or not. These sweet spots are stocked with artful bonbons, bars and delectable desserts, not to mention gift-worthy wares, ballotins, and heart shaped boxes.
Here are my picks for the top chocolate shops in Toronto by neighbourhood.
ChocoSol chocolate bars can be found at retailers citywide, but to see where the magic happens, take a trip to the St. Clair outlet where workshops and tastings are all part of its appeal. Dairy-free eating and drinking chocolates made from Mexican cacao are the specialty; the five chili bullet is a fave.
Avoca is a mother-daughter operation where you'll find a line-up of hand-made confections crafted from fine Belgian Callebaut chocolate. Standouts include the Mister Bean, a dark chocolate coffee truffle, and the Dark Night featuring dark chocolate ganache coated in dark chocolate.
This historic district is kind of a hub for eating copious amounts of cocoa; you've got Maisonette stocked with Laura Slack chocolates, the dessert menu at Cocoa 70, and then of course, Soma's first choco-lab.
Confections made with Tanzanian chocolate and crĂ¨me fraĂŽche are the specialty at Odile. The chocolate maker is known for truffles in specialty flavours like champagne with black pepper and rose petals or maple with black walnut.
Baklava en-robed in dark chocolate, grapefruit chili chocolates, and blood orange bonbons all vie for attention at Delight. The retail operation on Dundas Street West is known for its chocolates, ice creams and other handmade delectables containing only fair trade, organic ingredients.
Bean-to-bar chocolatier, Soma is home to some of the world's best chocolate, and this King West boutique is a great place to sample the goods. Find single-origin bars, handmade truffles, gelato, and hot cocoa drinks.
Until CXBO opens its doors on College Street, the The Candy Bar is this neighbourhood's go-to for a range of Canadian and international bars including hard-to-find imports like the UK's Gnaw bars in flavours like Rocky Road and Banoffee Pie.
Almond crisps, chocolate marzipan, chewy caramels and sesame treats are among the 30 different chocolates on offer at Ambiance Chocolat on Mount Pleasant.
What did I miss? Disagree with my selections in the comments.
Lead photo of Nadege by Jesse Milns.
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