Chocolate and Valentine’s Day go hand-in-hand, and really, who are we to argue? Much like the holiday, chocolate can be sweet, sinful, decadent, fruity or just plain sexy. Luckily for us, Vancouver is a chock-full of artisanal chocolate makers. If you’re hankering for some delicious and unique cocoa treats (or gifts), check out our five top picks.
Located on 3rd avenue, this chocolate store, factory and cafe supports local growers by using, (where possible) organic produce in their heavenly creations. All chocolates are “handmade with love” in small batches using such tasty morsels as wild blackberries, raspberries, cranberries, blueberries, hazelnuts, pears, pumpkins, and peaches.
Committed to ethics, science and sustainability, these almost too-gorgeous-to-eat chocolates combine art and French techniques to bring us innovative chocolates and pastries (their cream puffs are to die for!). Beta5 was named as one of the top 10 best chocolatiers in North America for good reason.
Breaking >> There is a Beta5 Popup Shop at 3345 Cambie St & 17th until Valentine’s Day!
Staying true to their authentic Belgian roots, Daniel uses time-honoured, chocolate techniques, so their chocolates are the real deal. Made sans preservatives, artificial ingredients or hydrogenated fats, all chocolates are made in Vancouver, and have been since 1981.
Award-winning and using only natural ingredients, this family-operated Kerrisdale business cares about quality, uniqueness and creativity. They make chocolate that looks great and explodes with natural, bold and pure flavour.
These hand-crafted (and ever so pretty), artisan chocolates are made by an international award-winning master chocolatier and handily located in Vancouver (Granville Island) and Abbotsford.
All shops offer seasonal treats created specially for Valentine’s Day as well as their regular menu. But no matter where you venture, one thing’s for sure, your chocolate desires will be satisfied.