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

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CBTB Do-It-Yourself Tours

The Velvet Raven

155A South Park St., SF Food, chocolate, & art The Velvet Raven opened in 2019 by chocolatier Basel Bazlamit and a partner, is a café/wine bar in SF’s South Park neighborhood. They also sell Basel B Inc. chocolates: his signature 85% cacao truffles, molded chocolates, and dipped chocolates, plus special treats. CBTB tip Follow their FB account for the latest info …

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Jade Chocolates – Chinatown

607 Grant Ave., Chinatown, SF Downtown SF DIY Tour Asian-inspired chocolates in an Asian neighborhood Started in 2007 by self-taught chocolatier and San Francisco native Mindy Fong, 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 …

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Kokak Chocolates

The Tagalog word for the sound frogs make is so much more an appetizing name for chocolate than the English word.

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tinyB

tinyB makes brigadeiros, a Brazilian chocolate treat of cocoa powder, condensed milk, and butter, covered in chocolate sprinkles, nuts, dried fruit, or other coatings.

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Finesse, The Store

Thomas Keller’s chocolate, house goods, & more

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Anette’s Chocolates: Oxbow Public Market – currently closed

Innovative & traditional family business in a popular location

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Anette’s Chocolates: Downtown Napa

Innovative & traditional family business in Napa since 1991

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La Forêt

Browns Valley Center, 3261 Browns Valley Rd, Napa Wine Country: Napa Valley DIY tour Chocolate worth beating a path to La Forêt, est. in  2010 by French trained chocolatier Wendy Sherwood, is a little off the beaten path in wine country, but totally worth seeking out. While they do not sell truffles on site (they are only available online 4x a …

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Vintage Sweet Shoppe

Chocolate & wine tastings in wine country

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Sweet55

Exceptional brand from the outside (packaging) to the inside (bonbons, bars, and other confections)

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Volo Chocolate

Windsor, CA Wine Country: Sonoma County DIY Tour Flavored bean-to-bar Founded in 2016 by husband-and-wife pioneering farm-to-table chefs Jeff and Susan Mall, Volo Chocolate makes Mexican style, flavored bean-to-bar chocolate, in Windsor, CA. Their chocolate is less sweet, but generally saltier than other chocolate makers’ bars. All of their bars contain sea salt and cinnamon, and their beans are roasted darker than …

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Le Belge Chocolatier

French-style chocolate you can buy at the supermarket

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