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Dallas Is a Woman's World: Woman-Owned Chocolate Shops

By Travel Savvy

Who says you need a special occasion to treat yourself to a piece of delicious chocolate? Every day is a good day to indulge, and Dallas locals are lucky to have some of the best confectionery shops in the country.

Decadent cocoa-rich dessert is something that this Texan city gets right (perhaps because this city is the birthplace of German Chocolate Cake!) 

Another fun fact: All of these praise-worthy chocolate shops are owned by women! Feminist indulgence strikes again! 

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Kate Weiser Chocolate

3011 Gulden Ln, Suite 115

Monday-Thursday 11AM-9PM; Friday-Saturday 11AM-11PM; Sunday 12PM-6PM

www.kateweiserchocolate.com

Kate Weiser, the mastermind CEO behind her eponymous chocolate shop, has been making Dallas locals smile since 2014 with her stunning creations. Each Easter, Kate and her team of chocolatiers create a line of glittering geode eggs with realistic crystalline interiors. Fans flock here year-round to enjoy her tiny works of edible art, or to attend in-house events like the ‘Hand Painted Bon Bon Class with Kate.’

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Dude Sweet Chocolate

408 W. 8th St. – Sweet #102

Sunday-Monday 11AM-6PM; Tuesday-Thursday 11AM-10PM; Friday- Saturday 11AM-11PM

www.dudesweetchocolate.com

When it comes to distinct and extraordinary, Chef Katherine Clapner goes above and beyond in creating her line of imaginative chocolate treats. Fans come to one of her four Dallas locations for original confections such as the Albatross Fudge (featuring blue cheese with dark chocolate) the her popular Crack in the Box (dark chocolate bark).  It’s no wonder that Clapner continues to wow Dallas with her culinary skills--her resume includes stints at the Savoy in London, Hotel Cipriani in Venice, and Charlie Trotter’s in Chicago. Out-of-towners should head to Dude Sweet’s Bishop Arts District location, on W. 8th Street, for the fun and funky vibe of this independent ‘hood.  

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Chocolate Secrets

3926 Oak Lawn Avenue

Monday-Tuesday 10AM-9PM; Wednesday-Saturday 10AM-11PM; Sunday 12PM-7PM

www.mychocolatesecrets.com

A truly sweet destination located in the tony Oak Lawn neighborhood, Chocolate Secrets is a wine bar, cafe, chocolate boutique, and dessert shop all rolled into one sprawling retail location. It seems as if all of Dallas knows about this gem; the bustling cafe attracts morning patrons thirsty for cappuccinos while couples pop in for a glass of Cabernet and a slice of cake on popular ‘jazz nights.’ CEO Pam Eudaric-Amiri also offers a weekly French language class, which seems to go perfectly with a flute of Champagne and dish of truffles.

Check their calendar for a full list of upcoming events.

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CocoAndré

508 West 7th Street

Monday: Closed; Tuesday- Saturday 11AM-7PM; Sunday 12PM-5PM

www.cocoandre.com

Chocolatier Andrea Pedraza brings a little bit of her Mexican heritage into her truffle-making skills, which combines all-natural European chocolate with exotic, seasonal ingredients to yield flavors including dulce de leche, blood orange, and spiced rum. Chef Pedraza runs the business alongside her two daughters, and locals love coming in for a quick chat just as much as they love CocoAndré’s selection of gifts and confections. Don’t miss her popular designer shoe line, as well as her Mexican sugar skulls made from dark, milk, and white chocolate.

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