The Best 8 Chocolate Shops in Toronto [2022] (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

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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

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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

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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

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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!!”

4. Stubbe Chocolates & Pastry

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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.”

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Pros & Cons

ProsCons
Innovative flavours and creativityCan be expensive

5. Avoca

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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

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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

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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
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8. Soul Chocolate

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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!

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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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FAQs

Which place is most famous for chocolate? ›

Brussels, Belgium

Discover for yourself, why Brussels is known as the 'Chocolate Capital of the World'! Belgium houses more chocolatiers per square foot than any other city in the world.

What is the best tasting chocolate ever? ›

The newly formed Academy of Chocolate in London has named Chauo the best chocolate in the world. [via Nickie Goomba.] Chauo won the Gold Medal. Chauo won "because of its fruity flavor and unique character".

What is the most famous chocolate in Canada? ›

The #1 Top 20 Canadian Chocolate Candy Bars goes to Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate bars. Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate Bars originate from 1905. This classic chocolate has been famous for a long time!

What is the number 1 chocolate? ›

Ferrero Rocher

Ferrero Rocher is said to be the leading and best selling chocolate brand in the world. There are millions of people who are fond of this chocolate and feel the essence to have it.

Which chocolate is healthy? ›

Raw chocolate or minimally processed dark chocolate high in cocoa solids is healthier than milk chocolate and white chocolate. Dark chocolate has anywhere from 50 to 90 percent cocoa solids, while milk chocolate is typically 10 to 30 percent.

What is the most expensive chocolate? ›

Recognized by Forbes as the most expensive chocolate in the world, La Madeline au Truffe is unique compared to other chocolates. It starts with a 70% Valrhona dark chocolate and is mixed with a variety of ingredients including truffle oil and vanilla.

Which country eats the most chocolate? ›

The largest chocolate consumers in the world are the Germans with a per capita consumption of 11 kilogrammes per year. Switzerland is ranked as the second-largest with 9.7 kilogrammes per capita, followed by Estonia with 8.8 kilogrammes.

What is the number one selling chocolate bar in the world? ›

Snickers

Snickers is not only best-selling candy bar in the U.S., it's also the best-selling worldwide. The Snickers bar, made by Mars Inc., was named after the Mars family's favorite horse.

Whats the most popular candy in Canada? ›

Canada: Kit Kats and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Americans aren't the only indecisive candy-lovers. While Kit Kats frequently top lists of the most popular candy in Canada, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups rose to the top in 2019 and 2021, a testament to a growing international appreciation of the humble American peanut.

Which chocolate is best for gift? ›

Bestsellers in Chocolate Gifts
  • #1. Nutella Hazelnut Spread with Cocoa Jar, 180 g with Bigger Pack. ...
  • #2. Ferrero Rocher, 16 Pieces, 200 gm. ...
  • #3. Cadbury Celebrations Chocolate Gift Pack - Assorted, Premium, 268 g. ...
  • #4. Cadbury Bournville Rich Cocoa 70% Dark Chocolate Bar, 3 x 80 g. ...
  • #5. ...
  • #6. ...
  • #7. ...
  • #8.

Which chocolate is good for weight loss? ›

Dark chocolate may help improve insulin sensitivity, reduce hunger and appetite, and enhance mood — all of which may help promote weight loss.

What is the most liked chocolate? ›

Finally, the most popular chocolate candy in the U.S. is none other than Snickers. In 1930 the very first Snickers was created and it wasn't named after a giggle, but a horse. Over 48 million Americans consumed Snickers in 2020.

What is high quality chocolate? ›

High-quality chocolate made with real cocoa butter feels smooth and velvety in your mouth. Also known as mouth-feel, high-quality chocolate has a distinct texture that is difficult to describe but easily recognizable when you feel it in your own mouth.

Which brand of chocolate is the oldest? ›

Baker's Chocolate isn't a household name, which is surprising, because it is the oldest chocolate brand in the United States. Founded in Massachusetts in the 1760s by John Hannon and Dr. James Baker, the company was sold to Dr.

What chocolate is good for the heart? ›

Most dark chocolate is high in flavonoids, particularly a subtype called flavanols that is associated with a lower risk of heart disease.

Is chocolate good for brain? ›

Recently, some papers have shown that the flavonoids of dark chocolate improve cognitive functions, specifically working on memory and Trail-Making-Tests in healthy people and those with cognitive impairment [5,6]. Dark chocolate has the highest flavonoid content.

What is the unhealthiest chocolate? ›

Milka. With its high amount of fat, the Milka bar is one of the unhealthiest chocolate bars you can have - which is surprising!

What brand sells the most chocolate? ›

The Hershey chocolate company controls nearly 44 percent of the U.S. chocolate market, followed by Mars with a 30 percent share. However, the bestselling chocolate candy brand in the United States are M&M's, a Mars brand. In 2017, sales of M&M's amounted to 688.7 million U.S. dollars.

Who eats more chocolate male or female? ›

The United States accounts for 20% of the world's chocolate consumption. Women [91%] prefer to eat chocolate more than men [87%]. The average Brit, Swiss, or German citizen will each eat around 24 pounds of chocolate a year.

Why is chocolate cheap? ›

Chocolate is no different. Cheap chocolate brands, making up about 40% of chocolate production worldwide, are so inexpensive because they employ slavery. “Child slavery keeps costs down, which allows major corporations to keep their chocolate cheap,” says an article in Huffington Post.

Which country eats the most meat? ›

America ranked as the number one meat eating country, with Australia taking second.

What chips are only in Canada? ›

But why not mix things up a bit and bring your loved ones some only-found-in-Canada junk food snacks? All Dressed Chips, Cheezies, Coffee Crisp, Smarties, Ketchup Chips, Crispy Crunch, and Hickory Sticks are as Canadian as it gets.

What is a Canadian drink? ›

9 Uniquely Canadian Beverages
  • Coureur des bois, Maple Cream Liqueur. This rich, yummy liqueur is a bit like Baileys Irish Whiskey Cream in texture and taste but has a distinct maple flavor. ...
  • Caribou. ...
  • Screech. ...
  • Ice Wine. ...
  • Canadian Beer. ...
  • Canadian Whisky. ...
  • Double Double.

What is the 1 candy in the world? ›

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are the No. 1 selling candy brand in the United States, consisting of white fudge, milk, or dark chocolate cups filled with peanut butter. They were invented by H.B. Reese after he founded the H.B. Reese Candy Company in 1923.

What is the least popular candy? ›

The least popular sweets in the U.S. were determined using rankings from multiple websites and surveys of more than 17,000 people.
...
Here are the 10 least popular candies in the U.S.:
  • Peanut butter Kisses.
  • Smarties.
  • Necco wafers.
  • Wax Coke bottles.
  • Mary Janes.
  • Tootsie Rolls.
  • Good & Plenty.
  • Black licorice.
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Who makes chocolate in Canada? ›

1. Brockmann's Chocolate. Brockmann's ChocolateInspired by their European heritage and family recipes, Brockmann's team of internationally trained chocolatiers have been creating confections in British Columbia for more than 40 years.

Why is Canadian chocolate better than American? ›

“Canadian chocolate is higher in fat and it is a higher particle size, but Americans tend to gravitate towards a little bit more of a grittier or even cheesier flavour.”

Is Kit Kat Canada? ›

Kit Kat (stylised as KitKat in various countries) is a chocolate-covered wafer bar confection created by Rowntree's of York, United Kingdom, and is now produced globally by Nestlé (which acquired Rowntree's in 1988), except in the United States, where it is made under licence by the H. B. Reese Candy Company, a ...

Which chocolate is famous in Dubai? ›

Al Nassma: Al Nassma is without a doubt the UAE's most original chocolate concept. Basically, it is the only company in the world to specialise in camel milk chocolate.

Is Lindt good quality chocolate? ›

Lindt chocolate is the epitome of Swiss quality and the most important brand of the Lindt & Sprüngli Group. It is very famous in more than 120 countries all over the world. Most of the Lindt products are true bestsellers, for example, the Lindt GOLD BUNNY, the LINDOR truffle or the Lindt EXCELLENCE bars.

What is the most luxurious chocolate brand? ›

The house's La Madeline au Truffe is one of its most sought-after and expensive chocolates. It was titled the 'most expensive chocolate in the world' by Forbes in 2009, as per its official website. The gorgeous chocolate ganache is made of 70 percent Valrhona dark chocolate, heavy cream, sugar, truffle oil and vanilla.

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