Only one week remains until Christmas! Here’s what some of our local confectioners and chocolate-makers are offering for the holidays.
Recchiuti likes to go all-out for the holidays, from the Very Merry Christmas Box filled with 32 pieces from their collection, to the Winter Dragee Sampler, overflowing with burnt caramel almonds, hazelnuts, and peanut butter pearls. And then there are the Champagne Truffles to take you into the New Year, huzzah. (You can swing by their Little Nib shop in Dogpatch or in the Ferry Building Marketplace.) // 1 The Embarcadero #30 (Ferry Building), recchiuti.com
Have you had a chance to taste the exquisite artisan chocolates from Alexandra Whisnant? They’re gorgeous creations. Right now you can get nine holiday chocolates in flavors like white chocolate cardamom, mizuba-matcha tea truffle, and Highwire "Blue Nile" coffee with cocoa nibs. Pick up a box at one of her retail partners. // Bi-Rite Market (Divisadero and the Mission), gatecommedesfilles.fr
These local chocolate makers on Valencia have curated some cool gift boxes, from a drinks gift box (complete with a leather-wrapped mug and ground chocolate to make a quality batch o’ hot chocolate) to a limited edition gift box of Camino Verde for your choco-geeky friend. The treats gift box, however, is the most fun. It comes with a single-origin tasting set, plus locally-made gems like Kika’s chocolate-covered shortbread and Le Dix-Sept nougat. // 740 Valencia (at 18th Street), dandelionchocolate.com
Known for their bittersweet chocolate tiles with a hint of sea salt, this Dogpatch confectioner has an array of gift options, from baskets to sea salt caramels to mint snowballs—a fun treat of hand-rolled, mint-infused chocolate ganache and a coating of powdered sugar. Visit their shop in Dogpatch (2419 3rd Street at 20th Street) or find their creations elsewhere. // 2419 3rd St, pocodolce.com