Looking to get something sweet? Manchester is not just the elite city of the North when it comes to music, sport and culture but also chocolate too. Yep, turns out we can’t quite get enough of the creamy, rich goodness – with a number of wonderful chocolatiers gracing our home. Without further ado, here are some of the best places in Manchester for chocolate for those with a sweet tooth.
Manchester’s legendary chocolatiers Slattery are well-known for long fulfilling Northern sweet tooths, with not only their chocolate shop, but also a dining room where you can shamelessly indulge in rich chocolate, cakes and more. If that wasn’t enough to sweeten the deal for you, they also offer up a whopping chocolate challenge – which few people have managed to conquer so far! Slattery, 197 Bury New Rd, Whitefield, M45 6GE.
2. Cocoa Cabana
Serving up the indulgent tastes of chocolate in many forms across both Ancoats and West Didsbury, award-winning chocolatiers Cocoa Cabana know how to hit the spot, with artisan chocolates, a huge array of hot chocolate flavours, cakes, milkshakes, chocolate cocktails and more. It really is a chocolate lover’s paradise, and the décor is just as tasty, too. Cocoa Cabana, 7 Murray St, Ancoats, M4 6HS | 168 Burton Rd, West Didsbury, M20 1LH.
3. Cocoa Tree
A lovely little chocolatier nestled in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Cocoa Tree is the perfect spot for those looking for gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan-friendly sweet treats – with the regular milky stuff available for those without dietary requirements, too. Choose from colourful works of art, indulge in rich truffles, and enjoy a number of experimental flavours that are a whole world away from your Friday night bar of Dairy Milk. Cocoa Tree, 492 Wilbraham Rd, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, M21 9AS.
4. Black Milk
A pretty good all-rounder for huge desserts, Black Milk has chocolate in all sorts of varieties – be it smothered on top of waffles, in the form of a creamy hot chocolate, or even in their house Kinderella sauce. Trust us when we say, you might want two spoons for these monster creations! Black Milk, 88 Oldham St, M4 1LF.
5. Sam Joseph
Serving up a sweet, sweet storm at Altrincham Market, Sam Joseph creates yummy handmade chocolates, truffles, and chocolate bars. If that wasn’t all, those in need of a real sugar fix can enjoy other tasty treats such as ice creams, gelato, tarts and more – as well as an array of very good looking truffles to scoff. Sam Joseph, Greenwood Street, Altrincham, WA14 1SA.
6. Dormouse Chocolates
The chocolate from this Manchester shop situated in Deansgate Mews is actually award-winning, as it was crowned Indie Food Producer of the Year at the Manchester Food and Drink Festival Awards 2022. The bean to bar chocolatiers champion new, transparent trading methods in place of commodity cacao, so when you purchase a bar you can trace the journey of your chocolate. Offering chocolate bars rich in cocoa, Dormouse Chocolates also have a Bean to Door Club subscription which makes for a great gift for the chocolate lovers in your life. Dormouse Chocolates, Unit O, Deansgate Mews, M3 4EN.