Washington January 12, 2019
The Sweetest Road Trip in Washington Takes You To 9 Old School Chocolate Shops
Valentine’s Day is coming, fellow Washingtonians — and whether or not you celebrate with a significant other, you must admit, the seasonal chocolates are wonderful.
This year, do something more original than dinner and a movie, or treat yourself to the sweetest experience of 2019. We’ve put together a tempting road trip that takes you to some of our state’s most highly rated chocolate shops, and the route takes you through cities that have plenty of attractions, eateries, and hotels so you can make a weekend of it. We weren’t able to include every amazing chocolate shop, so feel free to add your own stops or recreate this itinerary in the part of Washington you call home.
The adventure begins at Roslyn Candy Company (at
100 E Pennsylvania Avenue).
Not only does visiting this place give you a great opportunity to visit the charming historic town of Roslyn, but you'll get to sink your teeth into handcrafted chocolates, truffles, and other vintage candies. Roslyn Candy Company definitely known good chocolate.
Next, head to Snoqualmie Falls Candy Shoppe at 8102 Railroad Ave SE in Snoqualmie.
This old-time candy shop and ice cream parlor is delightful. You'll have plenty of incredible treats to choose from, but the house-made fudge comes highly recommended.
And while you're in the neighborhood, stop by and snack on some of your new chocolate at the iconic Snoqualmie Falls.
It's easily accessible from the road, and it's stunning.
Make the short drive to Issaquah and check out Boehm's Candies at 255 NE Gilman Blvd.
Boehm's Candies has been a part of the community for over 75 years, and this local icon makes some of the best chocolates on the planet. Don't miss out.
Fran's Chocolates is open until 6 p.m., so head to Seattle's Georgetown location at 5900 Airport Way S.
Fran's has three other Seattle area locations, but this is the spot where their gourmets chocolates are born. Take a tour and see for yourself.
Get some rest at the Mayflower Park Hotel in downtown Seattle. But before you retreat to your room, enjoy a meal at the onsite restaurant, Andaluca...
... because the first day of a chocolate road trip can only end with this amazing Liquid Chocolate Cake.
In the morning, head to Theo Chocolate at 3400 Phinney Avenue.
Not only are the chocolates here amazing, but you can take a tour and see where it all begins.
Don't leave Seattle without swinging by Sweet Mickey's in Ballard. The address is 2230 NW 57th St.
Stepping through the door of Sweet Mickey's (which is named after the owner's beloved grandmother) feels like going back in time, and their homemade truffles are second to none.
Next on this list is Mukilteo Chocolate Company at 407 Lincoln Ave.
Every bit of this mouthwatering chocolate is made onsite in the Old World European tradition.
On your way up north, stop in Mount Vernon and check out Forte Chocolates at 700 S. 1st. St.
Forte has been a local favorite for 13 years, and it's easy to see why -- it's owned by Master Chocolatier Karen Neugebauer, who happens to be the highest awarded chocolatier in the nation.
Last but not least, check out the visual wonder that is Sweet Art Candy at 1335 Railroad Ave. in Bellingham.
This place combines Vivian Mazzola’s original artwork and delicious candy, which was a genius idea. Vivian’s husband, Jerry Hruska, tempers and hand dips the chocolate, and it's amazing.
Any road trip based on dessert will be a good one. If you live in Eastern Washington, you’ll love
this ice cream itinerary.