San Francisco's Finest Chocolates


Carole Terwilligers Meyers is a native San Franciscan and she has written many travel books. She told us about four of the best places in the Bay Area to indulge in chocolate and see how some gourmet chocolate is made.

Here are her picks:

Fog City News provides a selection of magazines and chocolate from around the world. The educated staff will be happy to help you with any questions you may have about chocolate. They are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fog City News
455 Market St.
San Francisco, CA
(415) 534-7400

Scharffen Berger offers free tours. Sign up in advance for a free tour where you will have the opportunity to taste chocolate and learn about its history. Then take a walking tour of the factory. Pass by the lovely gift shop full of chocolate goodies.

Scharffen Berger
914 Heinz Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 981-4050

At XOX, watch as Chef Jean-Marc Gorce creates more than 25 varieties of petite, hand-made truffles. There are common truffles and uncommon truffles such as Earl Grey tea and a Vegan soy version.

XOX Truffles
754 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA
(415) 421-4814
6126 La Salle Avenue
The Monte Clair Village
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 339-9969

Bittersweet Café is a chocolate coffee house that serves up an array of drinks from bittersweet, milk chocolate, to spicy, and an especially sweet hot cocoa for kids. Enjoy some chocolate in the form of a pastry or choose from the wall of chocolate bars.

Bittersweet Café
2123 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA
(415) 346-8715
5421 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 654-7159

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