Sweets for the Sweet: Best Vancouver Chocolates & Chocolatiers

Thierry chocolates from Vancouver's Thierry Patisserie.

I have no doubt that, as Valentine’s Day (February 14) approaches, mainstream blogs and magazines will publish the now de rigueur assortment of “How to Survive Valentine’s Day” screeds lambasting the holiday’s commercialization/heternormativity/ability to make non-partnered adults feel crappy.  It’s not that I don’t agree with those critiques—I usually do—but…Chocolate! Chocolate in heart-shaped boxes! Chocolate for breakfast! Chocolate all day long! How bad a holiday can it be when the traditional meal is chocolate?!

If you, like me, could care less about the rest of Valentine’s Day as long as you get your chocolate, then check out these top Vancouver Chocolate Shops & Chocolatiers for truly exceptional Valentine’s Day chocolates. Use them as gift or just indulge yourself. (I plan to.)

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Sweets for the Sweet: Best Vancouver Chocolates & Chocolatiers

Top 5 Vancouver Chocolatiers & Boutique Chocolate Shops

Photo: Thomas Haas Fine Chocolates

Whether you’re buying chocolate for Valentine’s Day, for yourself, as a gift, or even as a Vancouver souvenir, these decadent and divine Vancouver chocolatiers are making some of the best candy you have ever tasted! From bon bons and truffles to traditional Belgian delicacies, these artisan chocolates often incorporate regional and B.C. ingredients, giving these treats genuine local flavour.

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Top 5 Vancouver Chocolatiers & Boutique Chocolate Shops