Calling All Chocoholics!
From Belgium to Japan, the world’s best chocolate makers have opened up stores and created homes here in Hong Kong. Follow your sugar cravings on a tour of this city’s luxury sweet shops and you won’t be disappointed. Each spot has a unique take on this tasty treat, offering customised gift boxes, different versions of original chocolate bars and more. Hailing from different countries across the world, these high-class shops are a delightful way to explore Hong Kong. From unique textures, to rich flavours and intricate designs, we’re more than ready to indulge…
With a few shops throughout the city, Royce is must-visit for chocolate lovers. Its most popular store is in City’super, which opened its doors to the public in 1996 and has been serving quality chocolate ever since. Royce is known worldwide, with its factory home base in Japan and more than 25 other locations in countries around the world. It has a wide selection of chocolates including Nama Chocolate, a combo of rich chocolate, cream and high-end liquor. It also offers chocolate covered potato chips, wafers, cookies and pure chocolate bars. De-lish!
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Leonidas has only one location in Hong Kong – Harbour City. It originated in Belgium and offers an array of chocolates with what seems like an endless list of customisations. You’ll be able to find pralines, marzipan, chocolate (with or without cream, and with or without sugar), and more. It’s staff is friendly and will help you pick out the perfect box to take home – if you can make it that far without chowing down!
Leonidas, Shop 312, 3/F, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.leonidas.com.hk
This gourmet chocolate shop prides itself on its friendly service, as well as its delicious chocolate. With more than 15 strategically placed shops, kiosks and cafes, Lucullus aims to be a high-class chocolate shop that is easily accessible by all. It carefully selects only the best quality of chocolates from Belgium to creates fun designs, rich truffles and moist cakes. Go to Lucullus to taste the chocolates, but stay for the cheesecake! It bakes more than 15 varieties of cheesecake and truffle cakes.
We can’t ignore this well-known brand, and in HK, Godiva lives up to its expectations of serving melt-in-your-mouth chocolates. While its storefronts in the city are a little bit small (depending on which one you visit), the chocolate maintains its large, smooth taste. Its stores have everything from a simple chocolate bar to seasonal chocolates, ice cream, drinks and luxury chocolate truffles. A great spot to treat yourself, or pick up a gift for a friend!
Another world-class chocolatier, Venchi is represented in major cities all over the world. The stores in Hong Kong are well maintained and stocked with an assortment of mouth-watering chocolates to choose from. It even has a brand called “Chocolight” which is chocolate with no extra sugar added. That works for a girl on a diet, right?
Venchi Chocolate Hong Kong, The Pottinger, 44 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.venchi.com
As the name hints, La Maison Du Chocolat brings the best of French chocolates to the 852. Creating fun designs with whimsical packaging, it has a very strong and beautiful aesthetic. La Maison Du Chocolat offers fluffy French pastries and truffles, and it has signature boxes filled with beautifully crafted chocolates. One of these boxes, the “BOÎTE MAISON,” has over 125 pieces of fancy chocolate inside!
With a wide variety of chocolate and candy, Mary’s & Morozoff is a sweet lover’s paradise. Offering mainly Japanese-inspired treats, although the selection is so large you’ll be able to find other goodies as well. It fills its counter and window display case with sugary delights which can be a little overwhelming but also very exciting! Take your time when picking out the best chocolate to try.
Mary’s & Morozoff, SOGO, 555 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, with locations also in TST & Mong Kok, www.morozoff.co.jp/en