Who doesn’t love chocolate? It’s so beloved, it’s no surprise that there is a day dedicated to the celebration of chocolate. Today, July 7, is World Chocolate Day, a day that gives us an extra excuse to indulge. Although if we had it our way, every day would be Chocolate Day! Experience all the delicious chocolate treats downtown Victoria has to offer.
Lovely Chocolate Shops
Celebrate the day by dropping into a chocolate shop with your loved ones!
Pure Lovin’ Chocolate
#102, 3 Fan Tan Alley & 2020 A Douglas Street | Website
As a lovely hand-crafted chocolate shop in downtown Victoria, Pure Lovin’ Chocolate uses all-natural, organic and vegan ingredients to make all their collections. Don’t miss this hidden gem. Satisfy your cravings with Pure Lovin’ Chocolate, where you will find chocolate made with love!
Chocolat & Co
703 Fort St | Website
Chocolat & Co is home to three of the city’s finest chocolatiers, chocolate makers, and chocolate suppliers. It brings to you a new chocolate experience by offering a collective of The Chocolate Project, Terrible Truffles, and Uncouth Chocolate! Stop by the shop and pick up a few special treats on your way home from the office!
1010 Government St | Website
If you have sweet tooth, Chocolats Favoris is a must-go place! No matter whether you are looking for classic or creative flavours, the shop has something you will love. Besides its great selection of chocolate, it is also known for its creative toppings on ice cream. Visit the shop several times so that you can try different flavours of the ice cream with various combinations of toppings!
The Chocolate Project
Inside the Victoria Public Market – 1701 Douglas St | Website
The Chocolate Project provides chocolate that is organic, ethically sourced, and delicious. Plus, they choose fair trade producers. If you have not tried the chocolate at the shop, now is the time to visit the shop and you will be amazed by their delicious bean-to-bar chocolate from around the world!
1150 Douglas St, #102 | Website
If you are in The Bay Centre, you are likely to be attracted by Purdys’ purple appearance. Purdys’ not only provides summer treats to support your summer activities but also shares several recipes on its website to make your chocolate tasting experience more joyful and creative. Take a break from shopping at the Bay Centre and treat yourself to some tasty chocolate from Purdys Chocolatier!
913 Government St | Website
Did you know the first Rogers’ Chocolates were made in 1885 by Charles “Candy” Rogers in Victoria? In 1891, Rogers expanded his chocolate operation to the company’s current heritage storefront on Government Street. Come by the shop and taste its great selection of chocolates with its rich history!
Treat Yourself To Chocolate Desserts
Visit a local shop that serves your favourite chocolate dessert!
Dutch Bakery & Diner
718 Fort St | Website
Chocolate cakes and treats from the Dutch Bakery are a classic choice. The bakery also offers other options for chocolate desserts, consider trying their Porcupine, Chocolate Eclair or Mozaic Cookies. If you cannot decide which one to buy, just get all of them and share them with your friends or families!
Très Gourmet Bakery and Cafe
1280 Broad St | Website
Have you tried Très Gourmet’s Premium Belgium Hot Chocolate? Besides the high-quality chocolate drinks, the shop also offers a great selection of chocolate treats worth trying!
Bon Macaron Patisserie
1012 Broad St | Website
Looking for a light chocolate dessert after a filling meal? Checking out Bon Macaron Patisserie’s chocolate macarons! With macarons’ small size and almost weightless consistency, you can enjoy a selection of macarons without feeling like you have overdone it. Get a snack-size box of its Chocolate Decadence or Raspberry Dark Chocolate flavours to please your sweet tooth!