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Chocolate Shops in the Raleigh-Durham Area - Get Gourmet Chocolate in Raleigh

The Best Places in the Triangle to Get Gourmet Chocolate


If the sheer number of chocolate shops in the Raleigh-Durham area is any indication, the Triangle must be full of chocoholics! Here are some of the best places in Raleigh-Durham to get your chocolate fix.

Peche de Chocolat 305 S. Blount St.

Raleigh, NC 27601

Located in Raleigh 's Historic City Market, Peche de Chocolat sells fine imported chocolates as well as gifts. The store also holds wine and chocolate tastings on the first Friday of each month. Peche de Chocolat's custom chocolate assortments (choose your favorites from the stores impressive http://www.pechechocolat.com/chocolatemap.html "chocolate map") cost about $40 per pound.

Chocolate Smiles

312 West Chatham Street Cary , NC 27511
(919) 469-5282
Mon-Sat 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., (Thurs. 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.) except in June, July and August when hours are Mon.-Sat. 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Chocolate Smiles sells preservative-free chocolates and candies that are handmade in Cary , NC . Chocolates sold at Chocolate Smiles cost between $14 and $20 (for truffles) a pound. Chocolate Smiles products include crèmes, truffles, nut bark, and novelties such as http://www.chocolatesmilesshop.com/products/cs_moulding.htmchocolate moulded into various shapes, such as airplanes, baby rattles and bingo cards. Chocolate Smiles offers affordable local delivery of its products.

Escazu Chocolates

610 Glenwood Ave. Raleigh , NC 27603
(919) 832-3433
Tuesday-Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Escazu Chocolates is an independently-owned chocolate shop that specializes in chocolates inspired by Latin American flavors. All of Escazu's products are handmade in Raleigh. Escazu sells chocolate bars, truffles and other confections. Some of Escazu's products are also available through retailers such as Triangle-area Whole Foods locations.

Matthew's Chocolates

107 N. Churton St . Hillsborough , NC 27278

Matthew's Chocolates is located in Historic Downtown Hillsborough since 2007. The store is owned by Matthew Shepherd, who uses his training as a chef and perfumer (he used to own an incense manufacturing company) to create fresh, handmade chocolates. Mr. Shepherd's confections have unique and unexpected flavorings and aromas such as ginger, rose petals and pomegranate.
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The Chocolate Bean

Varina Station
512 E. Broad Street Fuquay-Varina , NC 27526

Centrum Station
280 Meeting St Cary , NC 27518

The Chocolate Bean sells handmade chocolates and baked goods, including spectacular chocolate-dipped "Apple Creations". The Chocolate Bean also sells fudge, brownies, clusters and other confections in classic flavors. Their chocolates are reasonably priced at about $14-$18 per pound. The Chocolate Bean also sells gelato and custom-roasted coffee.

Lindt Chocolate Retail Stores

Lindt Chocolate, the famous Swiss chocolate manufacturer, operates two retail outlets in the Raleigh area.

Crabtree Valley Mall
4325 Glenwood Avenue , Raleigh , NC 27612
(919) 786-6105

Triangle Town Center
5959 Triangle Town Blvd. Raleigh , NC 27604
(919) 792-2320

Godiva Boutiques

Godiva Chocolatier, which has 450 stores worldwide, operates two retail outlets in the Raleigh-Durham area.

Streets at Southpoint
6910 Fayetteville Road
Durham , NC 27713
(919) 544-3622

Crabtree Valley Mall
4325 Glenwood Avenue Raleigh , NC 27612
(919) 781-0930

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