Recchiuti Confections is featured in Travel Channel's guide "Weekend Trips for the Chocolate Lover.”
San Francisco’s chocolate history all started with Ghirardelli. The now-ubiquitous chocolate company was founded in 1852, and claims to be the nation’s oldest continuously operating chocolate maker. Every year it holds a weekend-long
Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival, filled with live music, chef demos and opportunities to gorge on Ghirardelli chocolate.
Beyond Ghirardelli, there are now dozens of artisanal chocolate shops in the city: at small batch Dandelion Chocolate, you can take a “bean-to-bar” tour of its factory, pop into its café and participate in chocolate classes. They even organize educational chocolate vacations. Charles Chocolates, Recchiuti Confections and Christopher Elbow are other standouts. To properly understand San Francisco’s burgeoning chocolate landscape, consider a walking tour with Gourmet Walks.