What can brighten up gray and cold winter days? Of course, it is a delicious cup of hot chocolate and tiles of fine chocolate.
Situated near W 4th Avenue in Kitsilano (at 1620 W 3rd Avenue), Chocolate Arts shows how the world’s best chocolatiers can connect the old world (raw chocolate from Belgium and France) with the new (local organic ingredients). To a greater extent than other chocolate shops, in Chocolate Arts products are made with a unique taste, typical of Vancouver/Northwest coast of the Pacific Ocean.
Mink Chocolates Cafe
This is another cafe, known all over Vancouver, thanks to its great chocolate. In the Mink Chocolates Cafe one can enjoy not just a regular chocolate, or a delicious candy, but also drink a real hot chocolate (not cocoa, as we used to enjoy under the name “Hot chocolate”). In the cafe, this drink is called “drinking chocolate”.
It is included in the list of the most popular chocolate shops, which is located in Yaletown and it is Xoxolat (1271 Homer Street). The highlight of Xoxolat doesn’t lie in Canadian ingredients; its sense is to bring to Vancouver the world of chocolate, involving the widest in Canada, the range of organic chocolate bars under the concept of fair trade. They are also known for their chocolate shoes.
Cocoa Nymph is a local chocolate boutique, located at Point Grey (on 3739 W 10th Avenue), where chocolatiers create unusual, extraordinary tastes. Owner — Rachelle Sawatsky — proposes a wide variety of Goodies: truffles and candies, chocolate bars and caramels like the English toffee.
The most famous chocolatier in Vancouver is Thierry Busset, and he is regarded as one of the best masters of the dessert on the Planet. His eponymous pastry shop is located in the heart of Vancouver (1059 Alberni Street), and it is most famous, perhaps, for its pasta, but also there are the series of author Thierry chocolates.
Chocolat Naturel is located on the West of Vancouver, and his chocolatier Pierre Gruget applies natural organic components to prepare delicious pastries without nuts, gluten, GMO, soy lecithin and refined sugar. Instead, the chocolatier ads honey, maple syrup, coconut SAP, dried dates or the exotic fruit.