Friday, February 22, 2019

9 Chocolate Shops to Know in the Chicago Suburbs

9 Chocolate Shops to Know in the Chicago Suburbs

9 Chocolate Shops to Know in the Chicago Suburbs

So I may or may not plan some of our excursions based on our proximity to chocolate shops. Ok, I totally plan out excursions to enjoy chocolate. Here are 9 local chocolate shops that I have discovered during our journeys and I love:


1. Anderson's Candy Shop: Anderson's Candy Shop has been tempting taste buds since 1919 and a Richmond fixture since 1926. There is also a wonderful location in Barrington. Anderson's has a range of handmade candies but my favorite are the hand-dipped candy bars.
2. Le Chocolat du Bouchard: If you are looking for a little Paris in the Chicago suburbs, Le Chocolat du Bouchard in Naperville is your place! Le Chocolat du Bouchard is a chocolaterie, patisserie and bistro all wrapped into one. I can't visit without a truffle!
3. Long Grove Confectionery: I have visited both the chocolate shop in Long Grove and the outlet in Buffalo Grove. Long Grove Confectionery certainly never disappoints. One thing special about Long Grove Confectionery -- you can reserve a factory tour of the factory in Buffalo Grove. Great for a staycation idea!
Chocolate truffles from Long Grove Confectionery
Chocolate truffles from Long Grove Confectionery

4. Morkes Chocolates: Morkes Chocolates has been crafting sweet temptations since 1920. Locations include Palatine, Long Grove and Huntley. Morkes' donuts are a favorite. Additionally, they have classes and walk in events.
5. Chocolatines: Prepare to be spoiled at Chocolatines in Schaumburg! Chocolatines creations are bit more luxurious yet also fun. Chef Rieko Wada's chocolates have been featured in a variety of awards ceremonies including the Grammys, Emmys, Golden Globes and more. I particularly love the Genmai Chocolate Bark.
6. Louisa's and Millie's: Louisa's and Millie's in Downers Grove really is the spot to get any type of themed chocolate you are looking for. We could not believe how may types of chocolate pops they had! I also really loved their small chocolates -- just a little bit of a treat!

A portion of the chocolate counter at Louisa's and Millie's in Downers Grove, Illinois
A portion of the chocolate counter at Louisa's and Millie's! There is much more!

7. All Chocolate Kitchen: All Chocolate Kitchen in Geneva is a chocolate wonderland including huge chocolate sculptures! Chocolate truffles, cakes, drinks, gelato and more will fulfill your chocolate temptations!
8. Graham's Fine Chocolates & Ice Cream: Graham's satisfies both chocolate fans and ice cream fans. It is the perfect blend for my family because my husband and daughter trend more towards ice cream while I rather have a homemade chocolate! Family-owned Graham's has locations in Geneva and Wheaton.
9. The Chocolate Sanctuary: The Chocolate Sanctuary in Gurnee not only crafts handmade chocolate creations but also infuses chocolate in a variety of dishes. Inventive! You can truly enjoy a meal with chocolate from start to finish!

What are your favorite chocolate shops in the Chicago suburbs? 

9 Chocolate Shops to Know in the Chicago Suburbs


6 comments:

  1. Every one of these recommendations seems beyond fabulous! Clearly, I need to head back to Chicago (this time to the suburbs) very soon! Sage Scott, the Everyday Wanderer

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    1. Yes, you do! You can add my hiking list to this. I mean if you are hiking, you can have more chocolate, right?

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  2. YUM! You can't go wrong with any kind of chocolate!

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    1. Chocolate is a must on all of my trips!

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  3. My sweet tooth is loving this post! I'm pinning this for the next time I visit the Chicago area!

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  4. Oh my I have to keep these on my radar !

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