When it comes to chocolate, the magic starts from the cacao pod and near the end, blossoms in the hands of a chocolatier. Chocolate makers not only create an artisan product that tastes decadent but pretty designs enhance the experience. What started as a ceremonial drinking tradition has transformed into various sweet and savory dishes and delicacies worldwide.
We’re lucky to have a handful of chocolate makers and chocolatiers in Austin that share their craft. These are great options for picking up a gift or discovering somewhere new in your neighborhood.
Listed in alphabetical order, here are eight companies to find chocolate in and around Austin!
Specializing in chocolate truffles, Delysia Chocolatier’s elegant boxed sets feature fun flavors and colorful designs. Their seasonal collections help you celebrate the holidays.
Shop: 2000 Windy Terrace #2c, Austin, TX 78726, United States
This chocolate shop and bakery is a sweet treat, and you’ll want to visit in person to see the full selection. Choose from chocolate truffles and chocolate desserts like flourless cake and hazelnut amaretto torte. I had the best chocolate cupcake I’ve ever eaten, and the torte and truffles were delicious.
Shop: 3808 Spicewood Springs Road, Austin, TX 78759
Ecuadorian Chocolate Factory
This is a full bean-to-bar production! The beans come from the family farm in Ecuador, and in-store, you’ll be able to see how the cacao nibs transform into chocolate bars, chocolate bark, truffles, and more. I recommend the 85% chocolate bar and the toffee bark.
Shop: 251 N Bell Blvd #110, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Golden Eye Chocolates
One of the newest shops in Austin was founded by chocolatiers from Chocolaterie Tessa, a local shop that closed in 2020 after more than 30 years. Lynde and Jess create beautiful bonbons and chocolate treats of various creative flavors that are almost too pretty to eat.
Shop: 3010 W Anderson Lane, Suite E., Austin, Texas, 78757
For a variety of craft chocolate goodies, KESSHŌ is a good option in South Austin. The company makes single-origin bean-to-bar chocolate bars, some with Asian ingredients like hojicha, yuzu, and black sesame. At their trailer, you can also get gelato and baked goods made with their chocolate.
Shop: 603 W Live Oak St, Austin, TX 78704
Family-owned and operating in Austin since 1885, Lammes Candies is where the phrase “kid in a candy shop” comes to life. The variety gives you the option to get a little of everything. I like the mixed boxes of chocolates and they also have chocolate-covered strawberries monthly!
Shop: Four stores in the Austin area
Madhu Chocolate is bean-to-bar chocolate with an Indian twist. They infuse familiar Indian flavors such as masala, chai, and saffron into their chocolate bars. The colorful packaging is inspired by Indian textiles. My favorites are the dark masala chai and orange clove.
Shop: Online and in local grocery stores
This bean-to-bar chocolate maker has dazzled the Austin area for years, selling their chocolate bars at farmers markets and pop-up markets.
Shop: Online and in local stores
Pick up a sweet treat and enjoy!
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