Brussels, Paris, Broc, Cologne, Oaxaca, London, New York, and San Francisco are among the top cities where you can find the finest chocolates. But if you want to go off the beaten paths, here are some of the best destinations for chocolate indulgence. From delicious cold chocolate drinks to chocolate spa treatments and more, these are the places you need to explore for a great chocolate tourism experience.
Why go: Located in the foothills of the Andes, the picturesque city of Bariloche is not only known for its stunning natural scenery. It is also widely considered as the chocolate capital of Argentina.
Best spots: The chocolate shops at Mitre Avenue also known as the Avenue of Chocolate like the Abuela Goye, Chocolate Patagonico, Mamushka, Rapa Nui, and Torres. Other unmissable attractions include Museo Del Chocolate as well as the chocolate ice creams at Helados Jauja.
Saint Lucia, The Caribbean
Why go: The beaches and mesmerizing waters may be the top things often associated with Saint Lucia. But the beautiful Carribean island also boasts of a chocolate heritage that dates back to the 1700s. For chocoholics, August is a great time to visit as the island celebrates Chocolate Heritage Month.
Best spots: Boucan Hotel for the Rabot Estate Molten Chocolate, chocolate spa treatment, and the chocolate-making experience. The Jade Mountain is also famous for its Emerald Estate Organic Chocolate and Chocolate Laboratory.
Why go: Tokyo’s food scene is divine. The city is not only brimming with dining options where you can enjoy traditional Japanese cuisine and a wide selection of Michelin-starred restaurants. It is also home to numerous chocolatiers and chocolate shops where you can find top quality concoctions.
Best spots: Meiji’s 100% Chocolate Cafe in Kyobashi for its 56 varieties of chocolates, Chocolatier Palet D’Or (Marunouchi), Jean-Paul Hevin (Shinjuku), La Masion Du Chocolat (Ginza), Lindt Chocolat Café (Ginza), Michel Chaudun (Ginza), Minimal (Yoyogi), Pierre Marcolini (Ginza), and Wako Chocolate Salon (Ginza)