Ghirardelli Chocolate San Francisco is located by the Fisherman's Wharf on North Point Street by the water. It is one of the biggest San Francisco tourist attraction and a place for people to get souvenirs. We got some chocolates here for our friends back home. Though to be honest, Vancouver also has these for sale. Inside The Original Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop there are chocolate machines running like in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. I do hope that this is only for display because it being open like that I would really question the sanitary hygiene.
Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop is super busy. There are constantly tons of kids running around. Their chocolate ice cream is delicious if you are a fan of sweets. The Ghirardelli waffle cones are fresh. I really like the Caramel Sea Salt Fudge Sundae. I like the saltiness that compliments the decadent fudge and caramel.
For souvenirs, we bought couple bags of these variety packs for our friends and family. There are also nicer chocolate gifts in tin cans but if you do a quick price variance you will find that they are overpriced. You are paying simply for the presentation and packaging.
At the end of the day Ghirardelli Chocolate San Francisco is a bit of a tourist trap. When you plan your San Francisco trip it will most like appear at the top of any must do San Francisco itinerary or San Francisco must eat. I'd say if you are in the area, sure why not. I probably won't go out of my way just to visit The Original Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop.
900 North Point St #52, San Francisco, CA 94109, United States