Details: Credit cards accepted.
On the Net: www.vvgbbb.com.tw
A river of chocolate
Chocolate addicts will emerge from this restaurant off Yongkang Street (永康街) in a happy stupor after the chocogasm of their lives. Chocoholic serves almost every kind of cocoa-flavored drink — hot chocolates, tea, ice cream floats, coffee — imaginable. Desserts include classics like brownies a la mode and a fondue set for two (NT$520). More unusual selections include a sandwich stuffed with chocolate flakes and banana slices and served with thick, creamy warm chocolate sauce (NT$135). Premium candy like Valrhona chocolate bars is also available.
Address: 2, Ln 7, Yongkang St, Taipei City (台北市永康街7巷2號)
Telephone: (02) 2321-5820
Open: Monday to Friday 2pm to 11pm; Saturday and Sunday noon to 11pm
On the Net: www.chocoholic.com.tw
Truffle One (松露巧克力舖)
Located near Chocoholic, Truffle One caters to chocolate connoisseurs looking for something different, like olives coated in dark chocolate.
Address: 45-1, Yongkang St, Taipei City (台北市永康街45-1號)
Telephone: (02) 2391-5012
Open: Tuesday to Saturday 3pm to 9pm
On the Net: www.truffeone.com.tw
Henry & Cary Handmade Chocolate (Henry & Cary 手工巧克力)
The owner of this small shop near National Taiwan University studied chocolate making in France. Henry & Cary’s chocolates and truffles come in many unusual and delicious flavors, including lavender and Earl Grey tea.
Address: 36, Ln 283, Roosevelt Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路三段283巷36號)
Open: 1pm to 11pm
This tiny shop on Taishun Street (泰順街) sells premium chocolates and truffles delicately flavored with tea, wine or herbs, as well as fresh egg puddings.
Address: 2-1, Taishun St, Taipei City (台北市泰順街2-1號)
Telephone: (02) 2364-5593
Open: Tuesday to Sunday 11:30pm to 10pm
On the Net: www.nksdchoco.com