Valentine’s Day is for lovers—chocolate lovers! And true chocolate lovers know quality. If you’re struggling to find your valentine the best sweet surprise in town, we can help. Our region has many great locations for freshly prepared chocolates.
Share something sweet with your special someone this season. Here are 7 local chocolate shops in WNC.
Great truffles start with great ingredients. Asheville Chocolate, located in the heart of downtown, combines farm-fresh cream from local Jersey cows with pure Belgian chocolate. Their six-step process creates truffles that contrast a creamy center with a delicately crisp chocolate shell. While you’re there, enjoy a hot chocolate or mocha with ganache made in house in a variety of flavors.
25 Broadway Street, Asheville | (828) 505 – 8596
Baxley has been “crafting sweet memories” for three generations. This Valentine’s Day, bring those sweet memories home to your special someone. They will appreciate the unique flavors and the quality, care, and dedication given to crafting small-batch, handmade chocolates. Choose from a variety of chocolate coated assortments, including caramels, malted milk balls, or sugar plums.
546 West Main Street, Sylva | (828) 631-3379
The Chocolate Fetish
For more than 30 years, chocolate lovers around the world have enjoyed the quality, award-winning, and handmade artisan chocolates from The Chocolate Fetish in Downtown Asheville. They’ve been featured among “America’s Best” by the Los Angeles Times and as one of the “Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in America” by the International Chocolate Salon. Visit for decadent chocolates combined with exotic spices, herbs, nuts, and natural flavors.
36 Haywood Street, Asheville | (828) 258-2353
Dillsboro Chocolate Factory
The Dillsboro Chocolate Factory was established in 1999 as a place to relax and meet interesting people. The family owned and operated store offers a wide selection and variety of hand-dipped chocolates, homemade fudge, and much more. Your next chocolate fix is just a click away—They ship anywhere UPS goes and shipping is free on orders over $75!
28 Church Street, Dillsboro | (828) 631-0156
Just when you think Downtown Brevard couldn’t get any more charming, you happen upon Downtown Chocolates across from the Square Root. Their expanded location offers handcrafted chocolates you will love, plus fresh baked goods, ice cream, milkshakes, and real fruit smoothies. Yum!
57 Times Arcade Alley, Brevard | (828) 877-2378
French Broad Chocolate Lounge
Chocolate lovers looking for top quality that’s socially and environmentally sourced know exactly where to go in Asheville. French Broad Chocolate Lounge not only crafts bean-to-bar chocolate, they make a mouth-watering selection of items with it. From drinking chocolates and dozens of varieties of truffles to chocolate mousse and nibby chocolate chip cookies, there’s something for everyone to love!
10 S Pack Square, Asheville | (828) 252-4181
821 Riverside Drive, Suite 199, Asheville | (828) 348-5169
According to our agents, Van’s Chocolates is one of Hendersonville’s best kept secrets! Since 1968, they’ve grown from a small family business to a Hendersonville tradition. Their focus has always been on high end, handmade chocolates—and it shows! Try their full line of truffles, creams, barks, and confections of all kinds, or look for their products in a growing number of retail locations around town.
202 Chadwick Avenue, Hendersonville | (828) 697-2120
BONUS: Kilwins Chocolates
Walk into Kilwins and delight in the sweet aroma! You’ll feel like you’re in an old-fashioned confectionery, with a wide selection of fudge, ice cream, caramel apples, caramel corns and brittles, fresh candies, and—of course—chocolate treats of all kinds. Stay and watch the cooks hand paddle the fudge right in the store!
26 Battery Park Avenue, Asheville | (828) 252-2639
116 W State Street, Black Mountain | (828) 669-6119
506 N Main Street, Hendersonville | (828) 698-9794