14 Great Chocolatiers and Chocolate Shops in Philadelphia
All the best sweets producers to seek out in Philly, whether you're looking for a box of bonbons or maybe even a chocolate-covered onion, for reasons unknown to us.
Back in Philadelphia’s industrial heyday, the city dominated chocolate making. Companies turned out sweets like Wilbur Buds and iconic gifts like Whitman’s Samplers. Luckily, Philly’s chocolate-making legacy is still going strong, with more than a dozen excellent producers in and around the city turning out chocolate bonbons, bars, truffles, and buttercreams for when you’re looking to appease your aggressive sweet tooth with something a little fancier than a Peanut Chew. Here are some of the best chocolatiers and chocolate shops in Philadelphia.
Shane Confectionery, Old City
First, brothers Eric and Ryan Berley brought back the old-school ice cream parlor with Franklin Fountain. Next, they built a Best of Philly-winning homage to Victorian-era candy right next door. Pick up a heart-shaped box of handmade buttercreams or try out their complex dark or milk chocolate bars, made from beans processed in-house — or get them delivered same-day via GrubHub or Seamless.
Mueller’s Chocolate Company, Market East
This chocolatier near Reading Terminal Market’s 12th and Filbert entrance makes all kinds of turtles, clusters, and barks — but they’re best known for their chocolate oddities. Think anatomically correct chocolate hearts, brains, livers, and kidneys (perfect for the medical professional or goth in your life) and a chocolate-covered onion (perfect for someone you don’t actually like very much).
Lore’s Chocolates, Washington Square West
Find chocolates in Philly-centric shapes — Liberty Bell, LOVE statue, Independence Hall — at Lore’s Seventh Street shop. The company shares ownership with Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews (the city’s most iconic candy), which means all of Lore’s chocolates are made in the original Peanut Chews production facility a couple miles north of the shop.
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Anthony’s Chocolate House, Italian Market
Anthony’s might be better known as the coffee spot you go to during weekend trips to the Italian Market, but this place also keeps their market well-equipped with sugary treats like truffles and classic Italian sfogliatelle.
Aurora Grace, Queen Village
Aurora Wold, a pastry chef with Michelin-star cred from her New York days, is one of the city’s newest chocolate makers. Hit up her cafe and sweets shop – which opened in 2019 – at Fifth and South for luscious bonbons and bars hand-painted in kaleidoscopic colors.
John & Kira’s, Various locations
This chocolatier, headquartered in Feltonville, was part of the new wave of chocolate makers in Philly when it launched back in 2002 with locally-sourced flavors and partnerships with urban farms. Now they’re known for bonbons painted like bees, ladybugs, and flowers as well as a variety of filled chocolates and (our favorite) Spanish figs filled with whiskey ganache. Get the goods at spots like Di Bruno Bros., The Frosted Fox Cake Shop in Mt. Airy, and Egan Rittenhouse.
Marcie Blaine Artisanal Chocolates, Midtown Village
Marcie Turney isn’t just a chef and restaurateur — she’s a chocolatier, too. Get her beautifully decorated bonbons infused with flavors like “Gaucho” (smoked pimenton, cinnamon, and hazelnut), “Bollywood” (Madras curry with coconut and cashew), and “French Farmer” (elderflower-Champagne) at Verde, the 13th Street boutique Turney owns with her wife and business partner Valerie Safran.
Éclat Chocolate, West Chester
Master chocolatier Chris Curtin spent decades training with top chocolatiers in Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, France, and Japan before opening his own Chester County business. His team is currently making Best of Philly-worthy chocolates from single-origin, small-batch Peruvian beans or deluxe European couverture — get them in Éclat’s West Chester shop or at spots in the city like Di Bruno Bros. and Vernick Coffee.
Sweet Stuff, Ardmore
Sweet Stuff sells house-made chocolates, candies, and a huge variety of other treats like caramel popcorn, cookies and chocolate-covered pretzels – plus a wide selection of Bassets Ice cream that you can and should enjoy on their spacious patio.
Aux Petits Delices, Wayne
Pastry chef Marqessa Gesualdi took over the Lancaster Avenue bakery from longtime owners Patrick and Nina Gauthron in 2017, but she’s serving the same high-quality French sweets — including handmade chocolates in flavors like dark chocolate passionfruit, pear, and pistachio.
Delice et Chocolat, Ardmore
Brothers Joseph and Antonie Amrani bring their French culinary training to this cozy shop just steps away from Ardmore’s SEPTA stop.
Duffy’s Fine Chocolates, Haddonfield and Gloucester City
This South Jersey candy company has been in business since 1922, with the fourth generation of Duffy family chocolatiers at its helm. They make just about everything chocolate — bars, nut and fruit clusters, pretzels, barks, bonbons, and more. You’ll find all of these for sale at Duffy’s factory shop or at their outpost on Haddonfield’s main drag.
Mecha Artisan Chocolate, Haddon Township
This startup from pastry chef Melissa Crandley specializes in dark chocolate confections, with bonbons, bars, and even a chocolate bark studded with Pop Rocks. Get Mecha goodies at spots all over Jersey or on select dates at the Burlington County and Yardley farmers’ markets.
Giambri’s Quality Sweets, Clementon
Opened in 1942, Giambri’s has been supplying Jersey with seasonal chocolates for the better part of a century. No matter the season, though, you’ll always be able to buy chocolate-covered pretzels, caramels, fruit-flavored hard candies. Giambri’s also offers a generous selection of allergen-free candies for sugar-free eaters and folks allergic to corn, dairy, gluten and other majors allergens. They roll out specials every year for Easter and Christmas, including old-school coconut cream eggs and candy canes.