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15 of Toronto's sweetest chocolate-makers

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Gabby Peyton Feb 07, 2017 12:16 am 176

Your favourite chocolate bar is Snickers? Wake the fudge up!

There are dozens of local chocolate shops in Toronto with mouth-watery cocoa confections. Grab a treat for your sweetie, or eat a whole box on your own

Here’s where to find the best chocolate in Toronto.

SOMA

Two locations in downtown Toronto are the source for bars, truffles, cookies, drinking chocolate, and more from this small-batch, bean-to-bar maker.

Address: 32 Tank House Lane, Toronto; 443 King Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @somachocolatemaker

CXBO

One of the newest shops on the Toronto scene, Chocolates by Brandon Olsen produces geometrically gorgeous chocolates and caramels. Sold in themed-collection boxes, these stunners feature a seasonal array of flavours like burnt marshmallow, orange blossom and honey, and cherry-vanilla.

Address: 1132 College Street, Toronto
Instagram: @chocolatesxbrandonolsen

David Chow

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This engineer-turned-chocolate savant makes truffles, chocolate bars and seasonal treats that are carried by cafes, fine food retailers and gift shops including Saks Food Hall and Drake General Store.

Address: Various stockists in the GTA
Instagram: @davidhchow

Laura Slack

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Chocolate artist Laura Slack makes chocolate bars and truffles with her signature dulce de leche skulls available at several shops in Toronto like Maisonette in the Distillery District, Sandy Aleksander Fine Food, and McEwan Foods.

Address: Various locations across the city
Instagram: @lauraslackchocolate

MoRoCo Chocolat


This fanciful boutique and dessert destination on Dupont sells macarons, eclairs, hot chocolate, and lattes along with their famous gourmet truffles.

Address: 215 Madison Avenue, Toronto
Instagram: @morocochocolat

Nadege

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Known foremost for their pastries, this ever-expanding sweets maker also has a great selection of chocolates and truffles, including chocolate tablets with every letter of the alphabet for ultimate confectionary personalization.

Address: 780 Queen Street West, Toronto; 1099 Yonge Street, Toronto; The PATH, Richmond Adelaide Centre, Toronto; Yorkdale Mall, 3401 Dufferin Street, Toronto
Instagram: @nadegetoronto

Ambiance Chocolat

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Handcrafted chocolates and truffles made with jalapeños, sesame, pistachio, raspberry, and coconut are among the standouts in store at this midtown chocolatier.

Address: 683 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto
Facebook: @AmbianceChocolat

ChocoSol

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For the socially conscious and chocolate obsessed, this St. Clair storefront produces stone ground dark chocolate made with fair trade cocoa. Chocolate bars are vegan and gluten-free including options like Five Chili Bullet with dried chilies and sea salt, or Luscious Coconut made with coconut oil. They also have a selection of drinking chocolates.

Address: 1131 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto
Instagram: @chocosoltraders

Choko Art by Nadia

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This Bloor West Village shop creates works of art from chocolate. Find the ever changing inventory ranging from ornate floral arrangements to intricate Easter eggs.

Address: 355 Jane Street, Toronto
Instagram: @nadiachocolates

COCO Crafted Organic Chocolates

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Just south of Annette, this Baby Point chocolate shop specializes in choco-treats of all shapes and sizes. Find everything from bonbons in chocolate boxes to sculptural chess sets made entirely of chocolate!

Address: 365 Jane Street, Toronto
Instagram: @cocochocolates

Delight

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Handmade and hand printed chocolates are the name of the game at this Junction-based chocolate shop, along with delectable house-made ice creams.

Address: 3040 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @delightchocolate

Odile Chocolat

These beautifully decorated chocolates taste as good as they look. Expect to find flavours like maple and black walnut, Champagne black pepper rose petals, and Grappa with roasted hazelnuts.

Address: 829 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @odilechocolat

Stubbe Chocolates

This family-run chocolatier has six generations of experience making truffles, bonbons, chocolate bars and cakes.

Address: 653 Dupont Street, Toronto
Instagram: @stubbechocolates

Sweet Olenka’s

The confectioner boasting four locations in Toronto, produces a beautiful assortment handmade treats including chocolates, ice cream, and pastries.

Address: 2790 Lakeshore Boulevard West, Toronto; 1056 Queen Street West, Toronto; 225 Augusta Avenue, Toronto; 23 Jutland Road, Toronto
Instagram: @sweetolenkas

The Chocolateria

Chocolate-dipped potato chips anyone? This Roncesvalles shop is a Toronto favourite for anything you want chocolate dipped, though you’ll also find an assortment of artisanal bars, barks and brittles in store.

Address: 361 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto
Instagram: @thechocolateria

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Gabby Peyton
Toronto-based food & travel writer, history nerd and obsessed with cheese in any form.

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