Where to Get the Best Chocolate in Strasbourg

©Sylvia Edwards Davis
©Sylvia Edwards Davis
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Writer2 February 2017

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.

Pierre Hermé

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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.

Chocolat Noisette

Candy Store, French, Dessert
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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.

Patisserie Gross

Patisserie, French, Dessert
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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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