The Best 8 Chocolate Shops in Toronto [2022]

Toronto doesn’t play when it comes to chocolates, our city has one of the best chocolates you’ve ever tasted! They serve high quality exotic flavours that are rich and creamy in texture which will make you want to come everyday to try one of everything. 

Our love of chocolate drove us to create a list of the top chocolate shops in Toronto. If you’re a connoisseur of chocolate, check out the best chocolate shops in Toronto for a treat!

Summary

How We Chose the Best Chocolate Shops in Toronto?

  • Quality: We made sure these shops make chocolate with high quality ingredients with no artificial flavourings. 
  • Flavours: We made certain that the list includes a wide range of flavours and styles of chocolates that will make you want to jump out of your chair and race to the store!
  • Price: We include the price range for you to get an idea of what to be prepared for.
  • Customer Reviews: We made sure that the customers had a great experience so you can get an insight of what these stores are like.

The Best Chocolates in Toronto

Now that you know our criteria for choosing the best chocolate shops in Toronto, it’s time to take a look at this list!

1. Soma Chocolatemaker

Soma Chocolatemaker

Soma Chocolatemaker opened in 2003 founded by David Castellan and Cynthia Leung. They sell quality chocolate for delivery and curbside pickup. Soma Chocolatemaker is open 7 days a week and offers porch delivery as well. 

This shop offers a variety of flavours to choose from – this includes chocolate pop rocks, wild cherry, Thai coconut, etc. Customers love the spicy Mayan chocolate because of its mix of smooth chocolate and a combination of spices. 

Prices range from $8 to $25 per bar. All their chocolates have a delicate taste and come in cute shapes.

Business Information:

Address: 443 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1K4
Phone: (416)-599-7662
Website: somachocolate.com

Customer Review Highlights:

“The store is beautiful and in a fantastic location, they have a wonderful window display, the staff are friendly and they are playing “Queen”. Top marks, Soma. 🤩”
“Best chocolate in Toronto if not in Canada. Last summer I went in a quest to find the best chocolate in the city. Ten places and a hundred dollars later, this and Chocosol were the clear winners. Biased as it may sound, the best chocolate SOMA can offer is made with South American cacao, so make sure to try those if you can!!!”

Pros & Cons

ProsCons
Interesting flavours and selections to try!Can be expensive

2. De Meersman Belgian Chocolate

De Meersman Belgian Chocolate

De Meersman is known for its handmade Belgian chocolate; this store opened in 1989 and gained fame for its fine selections. The chocolate here is smooth, refined and sweet enough not to overpower the treat. 

The dark chocolate here always comes in some interesting and unique combinations. DeMeersMan Belgian Chocolate has won awards for its luxurious chocolate. 

They make some delicious pralines, truffles and other treats. The treats here look too good to eat sometimes. One of the favourites is their dark chocolate shell with a unique filling inside. Also prices are $10 to $20 depending on the pieces!

Business Information:

Address: 820 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W 3T3
Phone: (416)-944-8822
Website: demeersmanchocolate.com

Customer Review Highlights:

“Received a box of chocolates as a gift and these are the best chocolates I have had (ever), or at least, in a very long time! Definitely recommend the quality.”
“Delightful shop with delectable wares. There's nothing better than handmade European chocolates. I wish I'd bought more.”

Pros & Cons

ProsCons
Variety of chocolate boxes which are great for gifting!It can be a bit expensive

3. The Chocolateria

The Chocolateria

The Chocolateria opened in 2010 and sells an abundant amount of chocolates. Their products are made with sustainably grown Belgian and South American chocolate.

Their selections include truffles, sponge toffee, candied orange peels, biscotti, pretzels, etc. In fact, they literally dip anything in chocolate where they have chocolate dipped potato chips!

They also sell hot beverages like coffee and hot chocolate to go with the treats. One of the favourites is the chocolate-covered hazelnuts. This dark chocolate gains complexity from the sweetness of the wildflower honey. The caramelized sugar is kept in check by the dark chocolate. This store offers takeout and delivery as well. 

Additionally, the price can range from $7.50 to $10.00. Visit this place out to see what they have dipped chocolate with this time, you’ll be surprised and love it!

Business Information:

Address: 361 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 2M8
Phone: (416)-588-0567
Website: thechocolateria.ca

Customer Review Highlights:

“Amazing chocolate - the best in the entire Toronto area. But the thing that really makes this place special is the new owners. Super friendly and really make it feel like home. Definitely know where I'm ordering my holiday chocolate this year!”
“What an amazing find! The chocolate was incredible (and such good value for money!) and the owners were so lovely. Will definitely be returning (and telling everyone I know). Thank you!!”

Pros & Cons

ProsCons
You can create your own truffles, bars and piped chocolate onto a transfer sheet!Can be a bit overpriced

4. Stubbe Chocolates & Pastry

Stubbe Chocolates & Pastry

Stubbe Chocolates & Pastry, founded by chef Daniel Stubbe, has been running this shop for over 25 years in the city. They are known for their delicious traditional German chocolates.

They have a wide variety of chocolates such as chocolate-dipped orange slices, florentines, kugel, marzipan fruit, etc. One of the most popular is their chocolate champagne bottles (31cm tall), it is filled with assorted truffles inside. You can even personalize the bottle with your own message! Which is great for holiday parties and special occasions.

A customer favourite is the Sacher Torte. This is a Vietnamese chocolate torte that comes with your choice of apricot filling or raspberry filling covered in rich dark chocolate. 

The chocolates here are a bit on the pricier side from ($7 -10) per bar, but they are decadent and filling. So be sure to check this place out to see the beautifully crafted pieces!

Business Information:

Address: 653 Dupont St, Toronto, ON M6G 1Z
Phone: (416)-923-0956
Website: stubbechocolates.com

Customer Review Highlights:

“Got a box of chocolates from here as a gift and now it's my new favourite chocolate hands down. Beautiful presentation! The box it comes in makes it looks like Jewellery haha. Amazing quality and flavours of bon bons!”
“Amazing truffles. Beautifully made with wonderful flavour. For me the best Truffles in the city. Chocolate bars are excellent too.”

Pros & Cons

ProsCons
Innovative flavours and creativityCan be expensive

5. Avoca

Avoca

Avoca opened in 2015 and continues to sell handcrafted Belgian chocolate, ice cream and gelato. Get your choice of chocolate at reasonable prices from truffles ($2.50), box of 2 ($5.50), box of 4 ($11.00), box of 6 ($17.00), box of 12 ($33.00) and box of 24 ($66.00).

Avoca named some of their chocolates after inspirational people, spirituality and movies where the creativity of the ingredients added amazes us. These include Nirvana (hibiscus tea set in a tranquil, milk chocolate with a buddha head design), Gandhi (pure caramel in a dark chocolate shell with a peak of himalayan sea salt), Mr.Bean (coffee and kahlua), Jack Sparrow (white chocolate and rum swirling drunkenly inside a dark chocolate skull) and many more!

A must-try is the Blueblood. This smooth dark chocolate comes with hints of sea salt. The ganache is creamy and makes the truffles smooth. This is a good combination of shell and filling. The truffles are decadent and not too sweet. 

These chocolates are the perfect gift for any occasion so check this place out to see the interesting types of chocolates they offer!

Business Information:

Address: 176 Hampton Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 2Z1
Phone: (647)-352-4666
Website: avocachocolates.com

Customer Review Highlights:

“Staff is so nice - they offer samples of everything and are so polite. Ice cream was delicious and they have great vegan options. Also love the vibe inside and out!”
“Visited over the long weekend the best chocolate shop I've discovered in the city just divine chocolate covered candy caramels and marshmallows, ice cream vegan and regular, gourmet infused with bold taste and intricate designs go to for an event or individual indulgence!”

Pros & Cons

ProsCons
Vegan option available!Can be a bit expensive
Innovative flavours!

6. The Candy Bar

The Candy Bar

The Candy Bar opened in 2012 by Paola offers many options to choose from such as sugar-free, gluten-free and vegan. There’s everything from specialty chocolates to sweet candy. 

The owner here is serious about having out a variety of candy for customers to try out. For a great deal try their bulk candy selections.

Paola has a variety of well known chocolates from our favourite brands such as Mars, Smarties, Cadbury, etc. They also have a decent selection of chocolate bars from several countries and a small section at the back for UK treats such as maltesers, galaxy and double decker. 

This shop also offers custom holiday boxes as seasonal gifts for friends or family. If you’re a candy enthusiast this is a must-try shop in Toronto!

Business Information:

Address: 849 College St, Toronto, ON M6H 1A1
Phone: (416)-532-0123
Website: thecandybar.ca

Customer Review Highlights:

“Really great candy store with a ton of super unique selections. The owner is a pleasure to talk to and is clearly passionate about their business. Support local businesses like these! Genuinely couldn’t recommend enough.”
“Adorable candy store with a cute aesthetic. Beautiful selection of international candies and specialty canadian chocolates alike. A must-do-trip for any candy lover.”

Pros & Cons

ProsCons
Vegan options availableCan be a bit overpriced
Huge variety of treats!

7. Mary’s Brigaderio

Mary’s Brigaderio

Mary’s Brigadeiro was founded in 2014 where Mary discovered her passion for chocolate with the help of her mother teaching new recipes and techniques. 

The chocolates made are Brazilian inspired where so many interesting flavours are made. In case you’re wondering, Brigadeiro is a well-known Brazilian chocolate dessert. It’s a delectable bite-size (or two) chocolate treat that’s quite popular in Brazil.

The flavours they offer are interesting with mulled wine (dark chocolate infused with wine and spice), honey and jasmine ( infused with a local producer honey and jasmine flower) along with lemon cheesecake pie and many more!

The signature chocolate bar is made with semi-milk chocolate 54% cacao, filled to the rim of classic and creamy Brigadeiro inside. Each one has been carefully hand-painted by their team using colourful cocoa butter for that extra sweet crunchy texture you are sure to love. 

The favourites are the salted caramel crunch (infused with our caramel sauce & Salty Crunch Crispearls), pistachio and white chocolate. They also sell a variety of other chocolate products like hot chocolate, panettone, coffee beans and more.

Additionally, the price point is $2.50 per chocolate Brigadeiro gift box ( 4 for  $10.00 and 6 for $15.00). 

Business Information:

Address:1912 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4C 1J4
Phone: (647)-883-0484
Website: marysbsweets.com

Customer Review Highlights:

“Mary's Brigadeiro is some of the best if not the best chocolate in the GTA. These delicious Brazilian sweets which aren't too sweet are the pinnacle of yummy desserts in Toronto, a must try if you live in or are visiting the city.”
“Mary’s Brigadeiro Chocolate is amazing with their variety of choices and flavours. It tastes delicious, it is soft and melts in your mouth. The furoshiki print by Wrapper is also gorgeous. I am totally satisfied and recommend this product to indulge it with your loved ones. Thank you, Mary and the team, keep up the great work! ❤️''

Pros & Cons

ProsCons
Vegan/dairy free options available!Can be a bit expensive
All chocolates are gluten free and some are nut free
Great for gifting and other occasions

8. Soul Chocolate

Soul Chocolate

Soul chocolate began in 2015 by founders Kyle and Katie where their goal was to create the best tasting chocolate filled with flavour and complexity. 

The chocolate they serve is no joke, it’s organic and freshly made where the founders will travel and hike up the hillsides to the cacao tree to harvest and ferment what’s to become, chocolate! They work with farmers directly and from scratch, roast their cacao beans to create their own single origin of chocolate bars.

They also incorporate these into their daily baked pastries, hot chocolate and mocha.

In their peaceful little naturistic zen shop, you’ll be gifted with an amazing aroma of fresh chocolate being made on site. You’ll be able to see how they expertly craft the delicious goods. 

They also have a huge range of chocolate bars from different countries and beans displayed on the shelves.

They even serve drinks such as mayan hot chocolate ($5.00), a range of coffee($3-$5), and cocoa rose tea latte ($4.42). Not to mention, cookies, soft serve ice cream and other goodies. 

One of the favourites is the sea salt chocolate chip cookies which are always fresh, rashers chocolate muffin and their pistachio white chocolate bar, is a must to try! 

Business Information:

Address: 583 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1Y2
Phone: N/A
Website: soulroasters.com

Customer Review Highlights:

“The aroma of chocolate will practically flood your senses when you walk in. It's heavenly. Each type of chocolate they made was stunningly different. While you are there, be sure to try the cookies. It's worth picking up several bars of chocolate to see how wonderfully different the flavour notes are in each one.”
“Soul Chocolate is one of our favourite places to check out in the East End, period. Check them out (lovely people) and their AMAZING chocolate.”

Pros & Cons

ProsCons
Their website sells an exotic range of chocolates to try from, including vegan dark milk chocolateFew seats where it’s not really a sit down place, but they have a comfy bench and cool to see the chocolate making process.
If you have a hard time with dairy, they offer in house made cashew coconut milk as an alternative. 
Chocolate only uses 2 ingredients 

FAQs About Chocolates

Cacao is the cacao tree’s fruit. The fruit is a pod that contains seeds and is surrounded by a white pulp. Cocoa happens to be the refined and processed version of cacao.
Yes, many chocolate shops are incorporating delicious vegan options!
Yes, there are certainly many shops offering gluten free and milk free alternatives such as Mary’s Brigadeiro offering gluten free and Soul Chocolate that uses cashew milk.
Belgium happens to be one of the top places to make great quality chocolate and what’s great is that Toronto has many shops making these awesome Belgium style chocolates!

Conclusion

Toronto has a fantastic selection of chocolates to satisfy your sweet tooth! Some of these shops have their own unique style since it’s from around the globe from Germany, Belgian, and Brazil. 

It’s incredible how creative these shops have with presenting their chocolates! The presentation seen on the website and through social media is what attracts many of us to run to these places. From exotic flavours mixed with fruits and rich texture of milk chocolate!

So if you’re craving for chocolates, be sure to check out one of these fabulous spots for some heavenly high quality treats!

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