We’re not chocolate snobs, but we’re definitely chocolate enthusiasts. And while we’d happily eat box after box of the Valentine’s Day chocolate sold in grocery stores, we’re lucky to have some great confections in Los Angeles. Here’s where to get chocolate in Downtown LA for your Valentine (and yourself, too). Of course, this list can be used the other 364 days of the year, too.
Bottega Louie is a sweet tooth’s dream-filled with high ceilings and glass displays stuffed with macarons, cakes, cookies, and other baked goods. Of course, they have a full menu of savory food, but you’re here to ogle the sweet treats. There’s a lot to choose from but we’d go with one of their macarons stuffed with chocolate ganache, chocolate eclair, 16 layer chocolate cake, or the chocolate covered marshmallows. Looking for a great gift? Pick up an assorted chocolate bar library.
Valerie Confections is located inside of Grand Central Market and is the perfect place to pick up a box of chocolates. They have curated gift sets for Valentine’s Day so you can grab and go. Or, get bittersweet chocolate petit fours, truffles, and chocolate bars a la carte. Celebrating Valentine’s Day with a group? Order the Champagne Cake filled with chocolate and covered in gold dust.
For sweethearts who prefer their sweets frozen, Peddler’s Creamery can fill your chocolate needs with ice cream. At Peddler’s all ice cream is churned by bicycle and flavors rotate daily. Enjoy environmentally friendly flavors like Peruvian Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Mexican Chocolate, Salted Chocolate Crunch, Mint Chocolate Cookie, and Chocolate with Peanut Butter. Remember to top it with homemade chocolate sauce. Take a pint to go for a low-key V-day night in.
Woo your lover with French pastries. With a chocolate croissant, eating chocolate for breakfast is totally acceptable…not that’s usually not okay. Look past the baguette and country loaves (we know it’s hard), and focus on chocolate beignets, eclairs, dark chocolate tarts, brownies, and Kouign-Amanns.
545 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90013