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Looking for a chocolatier (Downtown T.O./Etobicoke)

Rob4421 Sep 16, 2011 02:27 PM

Hi there,

Every Christmas I make up a gift basket for the staff at my local pub, and I just noticed that my go-to chocolatier (Richard's Fine Chocolates) has moved or closed shop. Can anyone recommend a spot ih either Etobicoke or the downtown area that's easily accessible by TTC? Bonus points if they make killer chocolate covered almonds.

Thanks in advance, Rob

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    5andman RE: Rob4421 Sep 16, 2011 02:34 PM

    There's a few. Delight (Queens st. W & Junction). Cholateria (?) Roncesvalles. There's one in the Royal York ? Bloor area (name escapes me)

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      kristoronto RE: 5andman Sep 17, 2011 05:32 PM

      You're probably thinking of Callebrut chocolates at the Dundas/Royal York area mall where the Brunos is located.

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        AverageJo RE: kristoronto Sep 20, 2011 08:58 AM

        Actually, that Dundas St. store hasn't been Callebaut for several years. It's now Daniel le Chocolat Belge. I sorely miss Callebaut in Toronto!

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        eaterjt RE: 5andman Sep 20, 2011 11:26 AM

        I definitely second Delight in the Junction. They're located on Dundas, at High Park. They have great ice cream too.

      3. iMarilyn RE: Rob4421 Sep 16, 2011 02:52 PM

        Soma at King and Spadina.

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          Otonabee RE: iMarilyn Sep 16, 2011 04:54 PM

          Second this. Soma has some of the best chocolate in town.

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            TeRReT RE: iMarilyn Sep 16, 2011 07:47 PM

            Love soma, great chocolates

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              FrenchSoda RE: TeRReT Sep 20, 2011 05:57 AM

              Definitely +1 on Soma. IMHO far better than Sweet Olenka's. I work around the corner from King and Spadina and Soma moving into the area is definitely a mixed blessing. Yay for the amazing chocolate, not so good for the paycheque!

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            Whats_For_Dinner RE: Rob4421 Sep 16, 2011 09:10 PM

            Etobicoke: Sweet Olenka's on Lakeshore near Royal York!

            Lakeshore Cafe
            6320 Lakeshore Rd, Forest, ON N0N1J0, CA

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              kristoronto RE: Rob4421 Sep 17, 2011 05:36 PM

              At Morroco chocolates in Yorkville, they have almonds covered in chocolate but they look exactly like olives in a lovely clear jar. They also have many wonderful regular chocolates.

              1. meatnveg RE: Rob4421 Sep 18, 2011 08:36 AM

                Stubbe Chocolate at Dupont & Christie.


                375 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, ON K1N, CA

                1. AzulH RE: Rob4421 Sep 20, 2011 06:54 AM

                  Cava at yonge and St.Clair make astounding chocolates with unusual flavours.
                  I also second Stubbe as an excellent chocolatier. The owner would be willing to arrange something bespoke should you talk to him in advance.

                  1560 Yonge St., Toronto, ON M4T 2S9, CA

                  375 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, ON K1N, CA

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