Bay Area Chocolate

By | March 2, 2014

A compendium of places to buy, eat, and learn about chocolate and chocolate production in the Bay Area.  Also see Bay Area Food, Bay Area Restaurants, and Bay Area Sightseeing posts.

2014/03/04: Per tablehopper, “Noted San Francisco chocolate maker ~TCHO~ has been located at Pier 17 on the Embarcadero for several years, but is decamping for the East Bay, according to San Francisco Business Times. Apparently, they outgrew the space and the 49,000 square feet they found in Berkeley’s Marchant Building fixed that issue (all the financial instability at the Exploratorium, their landlord, can’t have helped, either). They’ll still have a San Francisco presence though: CEO Andrew Burke reports that they are currently looking for a location for a small shop in the city. The new facility should open in April, and the Pier 17 shop will close up this month. 3100 San Pablo Ave. at 67th St., Berkeley.”

Alameda / Oakland / Berkeley / Greater Alameda County

  • Chocolatier Blue Flagship, 1964 University Ave, Berkeley, daily 11am – 7pm, (also 1809 4th St, Berkeley and 763 Market St, SF); www.chocolatierblue.com
  • The Tea Room Organic Chocolates ( www.tearoomchocolates.com )
  • Annabelle Candy Company, Hayward – doesn’t do tours (?)
  • Coracao Confections – vegan, organic, low glycemic – using coconut (palm) sugar; Tues Berkeley Farmers’ Market on Derby St at MLK Jr Way (and other locations including Whole Foods), 2 – 7pm
  • Barlovento Chocolates, 638 Second St between Jefferson and MLK Way (3.5 blocks West of Broadway), M – W & F 9am – 4pm
  • Edible Love Chocolates, 1028 63rd St between Idaho St & Baker St, Emeryville; M 9am – 10pm
  • The Xocolate Bar, 1709 Solano Ave (between Tulare Ave & Ensenada Ave) – 10% discount when mention yelp ad, http://thexocolatebar.com/default.aspx
  • Alegio Chocolate, 1511 Shattuck Ave between Cedar St & Vine St, M – Sa 11am – 9pm, Su 11am – 7pm
  • Michael Mischer Chocolates, 3352 Grand Ave, Oakland near Grand Lake Theater; M – Sa noon – 9pm, Su noon – 7pm http://michaelmischerchocolates.com/
  • The Oakland Chocolate Company, Old Oakland Farmers’ Market, South side of 9th between Clay and Washington across from the Housewives Market, F 8am – 2pm
  • Bittersweet Chocolate Cafe, 1438 Broadway (between Telegraph Ave & 15th St) or 5427 College Ave in Oakland

San Francisco

  • Ferry Building: Recchiuti Confections; used to house Scharffen Berger store but now sold out of Village Market.
  • Michel Recchiuti
    • Recchiuti’s Confections at the San Francisco Ferry Building (One Ferry Building, #30)
    • Little Nib, 807 2nd Street (Dogpatch), San Francisco
    • Chocolate Lab, 801 22nd St. (at Tennessee St.)
  • Factory tour and store at TCHO Chocolate, Pier 17 in San Francisco, on the Embarcadero @ Green; Open: Daily 10am to 6pm (Moves to Berkeley 2014 April)
  • Dandelion Chocolate, 740 Valencia St, factory tour 6 – 6:20pm W, Th, and F – only accommodates 8 people.
  • Charles Chocolates (chocolate store and cafe), 535 Florida St at Mariposa, SF (Mission / Protrero Hill), www.charleschocolates.com
  • Ghirardelli Square
  • (Joseph A Schmidt was killed off by Hershey’s post-acquisition)

Reference

Books

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Links

  • tablehopper
  • bay area bites
  • www.forfoodies.com
  • chowhound
  • yelp.com
  • happycow

 


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