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Top Ten Chocolate Shops in Vancouver | Valentine’s Day Everyday

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There’s no denying chocolates are a girl’s best friend. Even those that do not have a sweet tooth won’t refuse a delicious tasting piece of cocao every now and then. To complete any occasion like a best date night, grab a box of Vancouver’s best chocolates from our curated list of Top Ten Chocolate Shops in Vancouver.

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BETA5 Chocolates | 413 Industrial Ave | 604-669-3336 | Visit website

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Beta 5 signature collection of award winning chocolates and filled to order cream puffs are a dessert artisan heaven. Pre-order or come early during the day before they sell out!

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Chez Christophe | 4712 Hastings St | 604-428-4200 | Visit website

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Chez Christophe is a Confectioner trained in Swiss. He has won four awards at the 2015 World Chocolate Masters Canadian Final in Montreal, Quebec. All of Chez Christophe’s chocolates are crafted in the finest ingredients. His chocolate shop is located in Burnaby away from downtown’s busyness.

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Chocolate Arts | 1620 W 3rd Ave | 604-739-0475 | Visit website

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Chocolate Arts has been making chocolates for over 20 years. Their chocolates includes a wide variety of handcrafted small batches and many single origin and plantation chocolates. I have a particular soft spot for their Fleur de Sel Wafer (Dark chocolate sprinkled with Fleur de Sel from France) and my all time favorite Marzipan (Almond paste, house-made organic Meyer lemon essence & candied rind are enrobed in dark chocolate & sprinkled with lemon sugar).

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Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie | 1059 Alberni St | 604-608-6780 | Visit website

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Thierry offers the finest handcrafted chocolates, macarons and desserts. Get your late night fix till midnight daily. Pastry Chef Thierry Busset’s worked along side masters chocolatier Bernard Sicard in Auvergne and lead the pastry programs at our two sister venues: CinCin and West.

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Gem Chocolates | 2029 West 41st Avenue | 604.263.9878 | Visit website

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Gem Chocolates is an award-winning artisan chocolate shop, locally owned & operated in Vancouver. All chocolates are handmade with natural ingredients. Provence lavender chocolate is absolutely divine. Pre-order as it ofter sells out fast. Another favorite is their Bamboo – Black Sesame ganache.

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Thomas Haas | 2539 W. Broadway | 604-736-1844 | Visit website

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Handcrafted chocolates and pastries in Kitsilano and North Vancouver. Locally sourced ingredients from farmers. Check our their hand crafted treats as well has their Valentine’s Day specials like their ornately decorated love birds Valentine’s Jewellery Box filled with nine assorted dark, milk or white gourmet chocolate truffle hearts.

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XOXOLAT | 1271 Homer St. | 604-733-2462 | Visit website

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XoXolat (sho-sho-la) is Yaletown’s destination for chocolate lovers. From European, single origins and estate chocolates. Find an array of cocoa and sign up for one of their chocolate tasting events!

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Mink Chocolates | 863 West Hastings St | 604-633-2451 | Visit website

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Mink chocolate and cafe in downtown waterfront offers fine Belgian chocolates and small batch bonbons. This chocolate shop’s specialty is their Mink hand filled ganache chocolate bar. If you prefer, bring a friend and order some s’mores to cook at your own table.

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Temper Chocolate and Pastry| 2409 Marine Dr | 604-281-1152 | Visit website

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“Tempers’ philosophy is to ensure our customers will encounter an experience that will leave your taste buds wanting more.” Temper Chocolate and Pastry located in West Vancouver is a gourmet chocolate store offering fine handcrafted chocolates, gourmet sandwiches, pastries and Stumptown coffee.

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ChocolaTas | 151 – 1689 Johnston St | 604-488-1226 | Visit website

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ChocolaTas located in Granville Island creates the perfect balance between chocolate ganache and art. Wim Tas is Belgium trained at the most respected chocolate house “Maison Wittamer.

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Now that you have chocolates, it’s time to plan Where To Eat On Valentine’s Day.

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www.swarovski.com

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