The Complete Chocolate Lover’s Guide for the San Francisco Bay Area

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CBTB Do-It-Yourself Tours


5673 W Las Positas Blvd #220, Pleasanton, CA East Bay DIY Tour Chocolate with a conscience Nuubia San Francisco sells artisan chocolate and confections, including truffles, caramels, enrobed chocolate and pates de fruits, but that’s not the first thing they want you to know about their business. They want to make all of these wonderful things while conserving the planet. …

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East Bay

Map to come. Beyond Berkeley and Oakland, there are more SFBA chocolatiers. Local artisan chocolatiers Rachel Dunn Chocolates, Concord Nuubia, Pleasanton

Rachel Dunn Chocolates

1021 Detroit Ave., Concord, CA East Bay DIY Tour Chocolate & classes from a true SFBA veteran The origin of Rachel Dunn Chocolates was when Rachel herself started selling her homemade chocolates in 1984 in Oregon. In 1986, she and her husband, Michael Dunn, moved their chocolate business to the Bay Area. They make truffles, caramels, dipped chocolates, and other …

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Wine Country

Map to come. If you don’t want to drink and drive through Northern California wine country, switch to chocolate tastings instead. Local artisan chocolatiers Kollar Chocolates, Yountville Woodhouse Chocolate, St. Helena La Forêt, Napa Anette’s Chocolates, Napa Le Belge Chocolatier, Napa Wine Country Chocolates, Sonoma Chocolate shops Kollar Chocolates, Yountville Woodhouse Chocolate, St. Helena La Forêt, Napa Anette’s Chocolates, Napa …

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South Bay

To come: a tour of South Bay chocolatiers, but here’s an overview.

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Plumed Horse Chocolaterie by Angelica

Supplies chocolates for the Michelin-starred restaurant Plumed Horse and also sells to the public.

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San Francisco Peninsula

Map to come. The SF Peninsula, from Daly City to Mountain View, features a lot of traditional chocolate shops, plus a great artisan chocolatier, an interesting bean-to-bar shop, and a grocer who strongly supports local chocolatiers. However, to get a full view of the area’s offerings, you should also visit its farmers markets which usually have a local artisan chocolatier …

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Jade Chocolates – Downtown SF

One Market Plaza, 1 Market Street @ Spear Street Downtown SF Tour Asian-inspired chocolates Jade Chocolates uses Asian flavors in their bars, truffles and snacks. One of their most popular items is their Genmai bar, which is an upscale Nestle’s Crunch bar with an Asian twist. It uses roasted brown rice for the crunch and adds Genmai green tea and …

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Bayview SF

SF’s Bayview district has a local artisan chocolatier destination that is worth the trip.

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Dandelion Chocolate @ Ferry Building

The retail shop and café inside the SF Ferry Building sells chocolate bars and gift items, and offers their hot chocolate and pastries to enjoy there or on the go.

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Dandelion Chocolate Factory & Salon

Dandelion’s 34,500-square-foot factory comes with a café and a chocolate salon

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Christopher Elbow Chocolates

401 Hayes Street Hayes Valley San Francisco DIY Tour Artistan chocolate from the Mid-West Christopher Elbow Chocolates are not local, Christopher Elbow lives in Kansas City, KS, but they are still artisan and craft chocolate of the highest order. Their San Francisco location is a store and chocolate café.

Hayes Valley San Francisco

In Hayes Valley, you have one artisan chocolate option, and while it’s not locally based, it’s a good option.

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CocoaBella Chocolates – closed

 Westfield Valley Fair Mall, 2855 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara South Bay DIY Tour Worldwide bonbons UPDATE 9/29/2016: We have learned that CocoaBella Chocolates has closed. CocoaBella Chocolates describe themselves as “curators of the world’s finest chocolates.” They carry chocolate from around the world, mostly bonbons & truffles. They usually have at least one local artisan chocolatier: currently Michael Mischer. CocoaBella’s flagship …

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Alexander’s Patisserie

Delicious, pretty truffles in the far South Bay.

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