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Wally’s Wine, around since the 60s, has long been a heavy hitter in the wine world in Los Angeles, and its marketplace offers the same for specialty goods. I’ve worked with the Wally's Wine team for many years to add excellent craft chocolate to their specialty food selection. They now carry one of the best craft chocolate selections in LA, including Dick Taylor, Ritual, Fruition, Castronovo, SOMA and Dandelion, with Charm School, Chocolate Tree and more in the works. Friendly, knowledgeable cheesemongers are happy to offer tastes of chocolate and, of course, lots of cheese.
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This posh, downright swanky Beverly Hills address is stocked with Ritual, Dick Taylor, Fruition and select others in addition to that whole amazingly beautiful-people wine bar scene. Also carries the infamous To’ak, if you have a few hundred bucks to spare. The Marciano brothers of Guess fame have an international expansion plan, and Wally’s Vinoteca in Beverly Hills is its first stage. Expect shops in Chicago, New York, Paris and London down the line. Armand Marciano wants Bar Cacao to grow with Wally’s both nationally and internationally, so stay tuned for even more great chocolate.
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Walk right in to a wall of Ritual, Dick Taylor, Chocolate Tree, Fruition, Dandelion and more for you to savor after a coveted Larchmont deli sandwich. Grab a bottle of wine or spirits for pairing, and say hi to Sergio and Simon.
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This anchor of Brentwood Country Mart is pretty remarkable: it’s not only an exceptional restaurant, it’s also a beautifully curated artisan market, all under one stylish roof. I’ve been working with Farmshop since right around its opening in 2012 to develop and support one of LA's best craft chocolate programs. The shop carries some of the best craft chocolate around, including Bar Cacao's partner makers Dick Taylor, Fruition, Ritual and Dandelion.
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Grab a sandwich and meet your agent at Bar Cacao’s hippest LA-area relationship. The Oaks provides a rotating selection of craft chocolate from Fruition, Dick Taylor, Ritual, The Chocolate Tree and more with Bar Cacao’s support.
Bar Cacao is proud to have spent years working to introduce Erewhon to craft chocolate and curate a craft chocolate selection at its shops. A predatory distributor destroyed this partnership, so this relationship is now inactive.
It’s been a joy and privilege to introduce Bi-Rite to SOMA, Ritual, Dick Taylor, Fresco, Castronovo, Fruition and other top chocolate makers since 2013. Ever since, Bi-Rite and its guests have been learning about the evolving world of craft chocolate via Bar Cacao's regular staff tastings & trainings and holiday demos, helping guests raise their craft chocolate bars.
Since Bar Cacao landed in SF in 2014, Kristen Connolly and Bar Cacao have been carving out a craft chocolate selection at the city's 40-year-old vegetarian co-op. It's become a model in specialty grocers for introducing a craft chocolate program and supporting a broad range of Ritual, Dick Taylor, Fresco, Fruition, Amano, Zotter and an ever-expanding selection of craft chocolate. It's one of the best in the city!
Jack has kept me and the city covered for my original love, Bonnat, and a cutting-edge selection of beautiful bars. I get my secret favorite here, and Jack and I play nice, having introduced many chocolate makers to Jack, including Fresco, Cru, Cacao de Origen and Zotter. You get access to chocolate nirvana. Win, win, win.
Partnering with choco-chica Megan Hile on curation support for Madison Chocolate's Chocolate Library in Wisconsin, we bring the chocolate community together for you to enjoy, including Ritual, Dick Taylor, Castronovo and Amano.
SF co-op in the Outer Sunset that has a carefully curated selection of Ritual, Dick Taylor, Fresco and Fruition.
A wraparound checkout area filled with chocolate of all kinds has been raising its bar ever since Anderson welcomed Bar Cacao and nearly every maker it supports onto its shelves. Both under the radar and right under your nose, this is one of the best places for craft chocolate selection and price in the Bay. Sleeper hit for all your chocolate needs. Sadly, due to rising rents, this fantastic chocolate shopping spot closed in March 2020.
Where would you like to see a craft chocolate program? Bar Cacao welcomes suggestions from chocolate lovers and interest from specialty retailers seeking a curated craft chocolate selection.
Heading to FCIA's annual event in San Francisco? Or maybe you just want to know the lay of the land in San Francisco. Check out this guide and get busy exploring the best the Bay Area has on tap for chocolate.
Beautifully curated specialty shop in Noe Valley raised its bar with an entire shelf dedicated to the makers that Bar Cacao works with: Ritual, Dick Taylor, Askinosie, Fresco and Fruition. Unfortunately this cute spot couldn't survive the tough SF economy.
This is the very first shop in LA to work with both Ritual and Bar Cacao. Dick Taylor is now quite popular. 24 Blackbirds has been spotted here, too. Venokado unfortunately lost their space in Santa Monica Place when it was renovated.
Ritual, Dick Taylor, Fruition and Fresco arrived in time for the holidays! Test your pairing skills with access to the best.
A carefully curated wall of craft chocolate bars from Ritual, Dick Taylor, Fruition and Askinosie used to enhance dessert nirvana in the Mission. If your favorite wasn't here, Bar Cacao’s chocolate closet was just a block away. The wall didn't last and neither did the chocolate closet. But they'll be remembered!
The one that got away to a shady distributor rep. After many years of working with buyers here and developing the very first craft chocolate selection at a grocer in LA, this account went sideways with a new chocolate buyer and an unethical chocolate sales rep. Positive relationships are critical, so it was time to move on.
Sometimes you plant the chocolate seeds and a new buyer throws away the garden. Once upon a time, there was a great wall of craft chocolate curated by Bar Cacao here. I hear it's bouncing back.