There’s no denying chocolates are a girl’s best friend. Even those that do not have a sweet tooth won’t refuse a delicious tasting piece of cocao every now and then. To complete any occasion like a best date night, grab a box of Vancouver’s best chocolates from our curated list of Top Ten Chocolate Shops in Vancouver.
Beta 5 signature collection of award winning chocolates and filled to order cream puffs are a dessert artisan heaven. Pre-order or come early during the day before they sell out!
Chez Christophe is a Confectioner trained in Swiss. He has won four awards at the 2015 World Chocolate Masters Canadian Final in Montreal, Quebec. All of Chez Christophe’s chocolates are crafted in the finest ingredients. His chocolate shop is located in Burnaby away from downtown’s busyness.
Chocolate Arts has been making chocolates for over 20 years. Their chocolates includes a wide variety of handcrafted small batches and many single origin and plantation chocolates. I have a particular soft spot for their Fleur de Sel Wafer (Dark chocolate sprinkled with Fleur de Sel from France) and my all time favorite Marzipan (Almond paste, house-made organic Meyer lemon essence & candied rind are enrobed in dark chocolate & sprinkled with lemon sugar).
Gem Chocolates | 2029 West 41st Avenue | 604.263.9878 | Visit website
Gem Chocolates is an award-winning artisan chocolate shop, locally owned & operated in Vancouver. All chocolates are handmade with natural ingredients. Provence lavender chocolate is absolutely divine. Pre-order as it ofter sells out fast. Another favorite is their Bamboo – Black Sesame ganache.
Handcrafted chocolates and pastries in Kitsilano and North Vancouver. Locally sourced ingredients from farmers. Check our their hand crafted treats as well has their Valentine’s Day specials like their ornately decorated love birds Valentine’s Jewellery Box filled with nine assorted dark, milk or white gourmet chocolate truffle hearts.
XoXolat (sho-sho-la) is Yaletown’s destination for chocolate lovers. From European, single origins and estate chocolates. Find an array of cocoa and sign up for one of their chocolate tasting events!
Mink Chocolates | 863 West Hastings St | 604-633-2451 | Visit website
Mink chocolate and cafe in downtown waterfront offers fine Belgian chocolates and small batch bonbons. This chocolate shop’s specialty is their Mink hand filled ganache chocolate bar. If you prefer, bring a friend and order some s’mores to cook at your own table.
Temper Chocolate and Pastry| 2409 Marine Dr | 604-281-1152 | Visit website
“Tempers’ philosophy is to ensure our customers will encounter an experience that will leave your taste buds wanting more.” Temper Chocolate and Pastry located in West Vancouver is a gourmet chocolate store offering fine handcrafted chocolates, gourmet sandwiches, pastries and Stumptown coffee.
ChocolaTas | 151 – 1689 Johnston St | 604-488-1226 | Visit website
ChocolaTas located in Granville Island creates the perfect balance between chocolate ganache and art. Wim Tas is Belgium trained at the most respected chocolate house “Maison Wittamer.