Milk or dark, unadulterated or jam-packed with oozy, gooey fillings, it’s hard to say no to the allure of chocolate. Step inside one of these top area chocolatiers, and you’ll find the draw irresistible. From local ingredients to off-the-wall flavor combos, they are masters of the art.
1 Teuscher Chocolates
Duck into this boutique at The Bellevue, and try not to look at the super tight Nicole Miller dresses in the window next door. The array is divine, but pick up a few of their famous champagne truffles, spiked with Dom Perginon. Then pack your purse with their to-go bars, infused with flavors like pink peppercorn, mandarin or sweet chili.
2 John & Kira's
They may not be your traditional bricks-and-mortar shop, but this local chocolate company is worth trekking around the city in pursuit of. Showing up on the shelves of DiBruno Brothers and on tables at area farmers markets, they are also as close as an online or phone order away. We adore their adorable bee- and ladybug-shaped confections, but also swoon for the toffees and classic bite-sized treats.
3 Lore's Chocolates
If you are looking for a taste of tradition, head to this shop off Independence Hall and be instantly transported. Behind their old fashioned store front lies trays upon trays of fresh chocolates bursting with buttercreams, peanut butter and caramel. This family has been making sugary goodness in Philly for more than 50 years, and one taste and you'll know why they're still around.
37 South Seventh St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
4 Eclat Chocolate
As gorgeous as they are delicious, the little nibbles from this shop are show stoppers. Enjoy a signature box featuring flavors like Sichuan pepper, passion fruit and lavender, truffles infused with Mollydooker shiraz or one of the mendiants showcasing single source chocolate from places like Equador and Tanzania.
24 South High St,
West Chester, PA 19382
5 Antoine Amrani Chocolates
With stunning, sparkling bon bons in flavors like banana rum and Grand Marnier to modern little decorated squares with infusions of Earl Grey tea and kaffir lime, it's as wonderful to look at these works of art as it is to devour them. The company is eco-friendly to boot, ingredients are sourced locally when possible, and the packaging is made of recycled materials or with wind energy.
550 Foundry Road
East Norriton, PA 19403