Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Los Angeles Area >
Dec 23, 2008 10:38 AM

Chocolatier/ chocolate shop in the SouthBay area??

Maybe my search-fu is weak but I haven't been able to find any good recommendations for a local chocolate shop. None of this Sees, Rocky Mountian or Godiva (not that they're bad), just not for the occasion. I'm just looking for something a little more special for some last minute holiday gifts.

I'm not looking for any specific kind of chocolate, so be it truffles or some other type of filled or bars would be fine in the Torrance, Redondo, South Bay area.

Where are non-chain chocolate shops around here?

Prices would also help, if know.

Thank you!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. I've never been there and I'm not too sure about how they serve their chocolates, but there is Coco Noche in Manhattan Beach which is a wine/chocolate place. It looks like they have gift baskets according to their web site.

    It's on Highland next to the Kettle.

    2 Replies
    1. re: Juji

      That's not quite what I'm looking for. Although, I may try this place later (i'm quite fond of vino and chocolate pairings). Although I know exactly where that is. Hmm...using the internet/ and my gps I haven't found anything, or if i have it's been closed. Looks like I may end up going to West LA.

      1. re: Pezzy

        It's a horrid, horrid, place. They served us old chocolate that had white fading on it and claimed it was supposed to be that way

    2. Marcy's in Torrance makes some selected chocolates in-house, but I'm not sure if they have anything appropriate for gifts.

      I'm afraid you're looking in the wrong place... West L.A. may be best area to search.

      Marcy's Ice Cream & Candy
      24401 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA

      1 Reply
      1. re: Joe Blowe

        Marcy's went out of business a few weeks back.. RIP

      2. I have run into this problem as well. Surprisingly, the chocolate at the WHole Foods market at El Segundo is VERY high end