Chocolate - Best of 2008

Published Oct 9, 2008

Shopping for something sweet isn't hard. But if you need something that is delicious AND meaningful, nothing beats the gift of chocolate. The tradition has been around for decades, so why mess with a good thing? Check out the Best Chocolate in and around Bay Area vetted by A-List voters.

Winner
2008 Winner

1. Ghirardelli Shop at Ghirardelli Square

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"All five senses are engaged when you enter this little shop. Like a modern day Aladdin, you are surrounded by a..." via jeani

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900 N Point St San Francisco CA 94109
  • Ghirardelli Shop at Ghirardelli Square, Food, Chocolatier, 900 N Point St Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco CA 94109
    Nominee for: Chocolate
    900 N Point St, Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco, CA
  • Recchiuti Confections, Food Specialty Food and Drink, Chocolate, 1 Ferry Building, Shop #30 San Francisco CA 94111
    Nominee for: Chocolate
    1 Ferry Building, Shop #30, Financial District San Francisco, CA
  • Cosmic Chocolate, Food Specialty Food and Drink, Chocolate Desserts, 5002 Telegraph Ave Oakland CA 94609
    Nominee for: Chocolate
    5002 Telegraph Ave, Temescal Oakland, CA
  • Scharffen Berger, Food Specialty Food and Drink, Chocolate, 1 Ferry Plz, Bldg 14 San Francisco CA 94111
    Nominee for: Chocolate
    1 Ferry Plz, Bldg 14, Embarcadero San Francisco, CA
  • Bittersweet Chocolate Café, Food Specialty Food and Drink, Chocolate, 2123 Fillmore St San Francisco CA 94115
    Nominee for: Chocolate
    2123 Fillmore St, Pacific Heights San Francisco, CA
  • Joseph Schmidt Confections, Food Specialty Food and Drink, Chocolate, 3489 16th St San Francisco CA 94114
    Nominee for: Chocolate
    3489 16th St, Castro San Francisco, CA
  • Testa Fiore Fine Chocolate Fountainiers, Food, Chocolatier, Outer Sunset San Francisco CA 94122
    Nominee for: Chocolate
    Outer Sunset San Francisco, CA
  • Jade Chocolates, Food Specialty Food and Drink, Chocolate, 3200 California St San Francisco CA 94118
    Nominee for: Chocolate
    3200 California St, Laurel Heights San Francisco, CA
  • Moonstruck Chocolate Café, Food Specialty Food and Drink, Chocolate, 2109 Chestnut St San Francisco CA 94123
    Nominee for: Chocolate
    2109 Chestnut St, Marina San Francisco, CA
  • XOX Truffles, Food Specialty Food and Drink, Chocolate, 754 Columbus Ave San Francisco CA 94133
    Nominee for: Chocolate
    754 Columbus Ave, North Beach/Telegraph Hill San Francisco, CA
  • Richart Design et Chocolat, Food Specialty Food and Drink, Chocolate, 393 Sutter St San Francisco CA 94108
    Nominee for: Chocolate
    393 Sutter St, Nob Hill San Francisco, CA
  • Cocoa Bella Chocolates, Food Specialty Food and Drink, Chocolate, 2102 Union St San Francisco CA 94123
    Nominee for: Chocolate
    2102 Union St, Cow Hollow San Francisco, CA
  • Christopher Elbow Chocolates, Food Specialty Food and Drink, Chocolate, 401 Hayes St San Francisco CA 94102
    Nominee for: Chocolate
    401 Hayes St, Hayes Valley San Francisco, CA
  • Teuscher, Food Specialty Food and Drink, Chocolate, 307 Sutter St San Francisco CA 94108
    14. Teuscher
    Nominee for: Chocolate
    307 Sutter St, Nob Hill San Francisco, CA
  • Coco-luxe, Food Specialty Food and Drink, Chocolate, 1673 Haight St San Francisco CA 94117
    15. Coco-luxe
    Nominee for: Chocolate
    1673 Haight St, Haight-Ashbury San Francisco, CA
  • Sweetdish, Food Specialty Food and Drink, Chocolate, 2144 Chestnut St San Francisco CA 94123
    15. Sweetdish
    Nominee for: Chocolate
    2144 Chestnut St, Marina San Francisco, CA
  • Nominee for: Chocolate
    865 Market Street, SoMa San Francisco, CA
  • Guittard Chocolate Company, Food Specialty Food and Drink, Chocolate, 10 Guittard Rd Burlingame CA 94010
    Nominee for: Chocolate
    10 Guittard Rd, Burlingame, CA
  • Fog City News, Food Specialty Food and Drink, Chocolate, 455 Market St San Francisco CA 94105
    Nominee for: Chocolate
    455 Market St, SoMa San Francisco, CA
  • Five Star Truffles and Coffee, Food Specialty Food and Drink, Chocolate, 411 Divisadero St San Francisco CA 94117
    Nominee for: Chocolate
    411 Divisadero St, Western Addition/NoPa San Francisco, CA
  • Schurra's Candy Factory, Food Specialty Food and Drink, Chocolate, 840 The Alameda San Jose CA 95126
    Nominee for: Chocolate
    840 The Alameda, Santa Clara County San Jose, CA
  • Lulu Rae Confections, Food Specialty Food and Drink, Chocolate, 6311 College Ave Oakland CA 94618
    Nominee for: Chocolate
    6311 College Ave, Rockridge Oakland, CA
  • San Francisco Chocolate Boutique, Food Specialty Food and Drink, Chocolate, 286 12th St San Francisco CA 94103
    Nominee for: Chocolate
    286 12th St, SoMa San Francisco, CA
  • Michael Mischer Chocolates, Food Specialty Food and Drink, Chocolate, 3352 Grand Ave Oakland CA 94610
    Nominee for: Chocolate
    3352 Grand Ave, Grand Lake/Lakeshore Oakland, CA
  • Lisa Lerner Chocolates, Food Specialty Food and Drink, Chocolate, 2984 San Pablo Ave Berkeley CA 94702
    Nominee for: Chocolate
    2984 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA
Contest Overview
  • 17,865
    Total Votes
  • 12,521
    Voters
  • 89
    Winners

The 2008 Best of Lifestyle awards are based on more than 17,000 votes from local Bay Area-area experts.

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