Where to Get the Best Chocolate in Strasbourg

| ©Sylvia Edwards Davis

Being a sugar-producing region and its proximity with Switzerland and Germany have contributed to Alsace’s long love affair with chocolate. The region is still to this day the leading exporter of chocolate in France. Self-professed chocoholics will find in Strasbourg an exciting mix of traditional know-how and innovation. No wonder it’s a main stop on The Chocolate Way, the first European chocolate network. In fact, the city’s history is so tightly woven with chocolate that it has its own museum.

1. Christian Meyer

Patisserie, Tea Room, Tea

Christian Meyer’s patisserie looks like something straight out of the pages of a storybook. Inside is a chocolate wonderland that locals recommend as one of the best spots in town.

2. Pierre Hermé


Located in the very popular Galeries Lafayette store, the counter at Pierre Hermé is a sculptural burst of color. Perfectly arranged are their legendary macarons, alongside contemporary creations. Although you will find their flagship shops in Paris, Pierre Hermé is very much a local, heir to four generations of Alsatian bakeries and pastry-making tradition.

3. Jacques Bockel

Candy Store, French

The maison Jacques Bockel has been making award-winning chocolate since 1985, earning distinctions like first class at the Awards du Chocolat in Paris, a number of ‘Golden Bean’ accolades, plus the Gold Medal at the Academy of Chocolate in London.

4. Galler

Candy Store, French, Belgian

Jean Galler had the extraordinary track record of learning his trade in the three chocolate countries par excellence: Switzerland, Belgium and France. The brand doesn’t rest on its laurels and is continuously innovating and refining its delicate creations.

5. Chocolat Noisette

Candy Store, French, Dessert

A family business with a loyal following, this chocolate and candy shop is friendly and so professional that they are happy to keep their workshop open to view so that patrons can watch while the master chocolatier is hard at work creating the latest chocolate du jour.

6. Patisserie Gross

Patisserie, French, Dessert

The patisserie and chocolatier Gross was founded in 1873 and has been known for its consistent quality across four generations of Maîtres Pâtissiers ever since. Besides an exquisite array of chocolates, they offer a tempting selection of pastries, confections and a show-stopping gourmet ice cream.

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