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HELP - I need chocolate in Vancouver

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garifw Nov 25, 2006 01:56 AM

Heading to Vancouver for a few days. I LOVE good chocolate. Really good chocolate - artisan chocolate. Can anyone recommend a terrific shop/cafe/store with superb chocolates? Thanks.

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    JWh RE: garifw Nov 25, 2006 03:32 AM

    Ganache in yaletown makes amazing Chocolate treats...more of a dessert place, but outstanding quality and selection.

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      Fid RE: garifw Nov 25, 2006 03:34 AM

      Try Thomas Haas chocolates (available at Sen5es or his own shop in North Vancouver) or Chocolate Arts, on 4th Avenue.

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        wally RE: Fid Apr 30, 2007 04:57 PM

        Second that. As a visitor that was a great find.

      2. Sam Salmon RE: garifw Nov 26, 2006 02:54 AM

        Chocoatl in Yaletown

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          JuiceBox25 RE: garifw Apr 30, 2007 02:09 PM

          Try Daniel Chocolates. They import their chocolates from belgium and the chocolates taste really fresh. I recommend the "tranche". There is one on Robson, hidden next to Jugo Juice. Another one on South Granville. Go to their website and checkout their locations.

          1. cluebyfourgirl RE: garifw Apr 30, 2007 04:43 PM

            Over The Moon Chocolates on Broadway at McDonald; It's a (one off) shop versus a cafe but the neighbourhood has strolling/cafe potential (Solly's Bagelry is just across the street). The staff is friendly, helpful and have a generous hand with the samples. They have lovely original truffles as well as bars, including a "single origin" line that's great for taste and compare.

            1. alex8alot RE: garifw Apr 30, 2007 06:13 PM

              My vote is definitely for Chocolate Arts on 4th Ave. Many of my out of town friends make that their first stop in the city. They have a very unique, local variety (organic bluberries, etc.). And it's a fun street to just browse as well.

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                canucks1619 RE: alex8alot May 1, 2007 08:48 AM

                Chocolate Arts for sure

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                  waver RE: canucks1619 May 1, 2007 05:49 PM

                  Yep, Chocolate Arts all the way.

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                  squeegeeboy RE: alex8alot May 2, 2007 11:26 AM

                  One more for Chocolate Arts. Also love the fact that you can get an assortment that is served/shipped in a chocolate bowl.

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                    jewels_vancouver RE: squeegeeboy Mar 10, 2008 09:10 PM

                    Also like to add:
                    http://www.minkchocolates.com/flash.php

                3. fmed RE: garifw Mar 10, 2008 09:23 PM

                  I'll throw in the name of my neighborhood chocalatess - Dutch Girl Chocolates on Commercial.

                  If you want a quick fix - The Chocolate Buffet at the Sutton place.

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