Profile

Cover photo
Verified local business
Dandelion Chocolate
Chocolate Shop$
Today 10AM–9PM
371 followers|2,241,005 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos
Contact Information
Map of the business location
740 Valencia St San Francisco, CA 94110
740 Valencia StreetUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94110
$Chocolate Shop, Manufacturer
Chocolate Shop
Manufacturer
Cafe
Today 10AM–9PM
Sunday 10AM–9PMMonday 10AM–9PMTuesday 10AM–9PMWednesday 10AM–9PMThursday 10AM–9PMFriday 10AM–10PMSaturday 10AM–10PM
Menu
Dandelion Chocolate is a bean-to-bar chocolate factory in the Mission District of San Francisco. Our chocolate has only two ingredients: cocoa beans and cane sugar. We seek out the most interesting flavors and the origins of our bars change frequently with the season, the harvest, and the roast.
Google+ URL

Street View

Panorama
Your Activity
Write a review
Review Summary
4.7
156 reviews
5 star
113 reviews
4 star
37 reviews
3 star
4 reviews
2 star
1 review
1 star
1 review
Small-batch chocolatier offering handmade candy bars & brownies, cocoa beans & educational classes.- Google
"Absolutely amazing chocolate, hot chocolate, and pastries."
"The chocolate fudge brownie was really interesting."
Photos
Scrapbook photo 2
Scrapbook photo 3
Scrapbook photo 4
Scrapbook photo 5
Scrapbook photo 6
Upload public photo
People
In their circles
297 people
Have them in circles
371 people
Harun Öztürk's profile photo
Cher K's profile photo
Dinah Yang's profile photo
Zachary Browne's profile photo
NearestYou's profile photo
Amy Gatzert's profile photo
Conall Moore's profile photo
Ben Gill's profile photo
Criar e Arte's profile photo
All reviews
Sean Foy's profile photo
Sean Foy
3 months ago
I signed up for the 4-hour Chocolate 201 tutorial and greatly enjoyed the hands-on experience. Our small group took beans (fresh off the boat) through the chocolate-making process up to tempering. Our tutors were able to satisfactorily answer all our questions and made the class fun as well as informative.
Quang Nguyen's profile photo
Quang Nguyen
2 months ago
Great bean to bar chocolate. The taste is fantastic but the price is high. The desserts are all excellent looking from a variety of guest chefs.
Sasha Katsnelson's profile photo
Sasha Katsnelson
a month ago
Intense chocolate (with free samples) and one of the best mochas I have ever tried. Good connectivity, but not enough seating to be an easy place to get work done on a weekend
Nils Barth's profile photo
Nils Barth
a month ago
World-class chocolate, in every form — bars, drinks, pastries, and raw. Delicious, creative, sophisticated — an absolute gem!
Johnny Wang's profile photo
Johnny Wang
2 months ago
Due to my inability to find the Pie Fridays cart two weeks back, I had the good fortune of finally stumbling into this fantastic (not-so-)little chocolate shop that I'd completely forgotten I desperately wanted to try. My friend and I end up getting their: * House Hot Chocolate - Ever since winter started settling in, I've been ordering hot chocolate almost every time I see it at a cafe. Dandelion's hot chocolate has probably been among the best I've had in recent memory, striking a great balance between sweet and bitter. Served on a little plate with a shortbread cookie and a few small pieces of their chocolate as well. * Frozen Hot Chocolate - This one I was a little less fanatical about, only because it was on the darker, more bitter side of things. And I'm not even talking bittersweet, but more of a dark chocolate kind of bitter. That's not to say it wasn't enjoyable, but, unlike my chocolate, I definitely prefer my drinking chocolates a bit on the more sugary side. Like the other hot chocolate, this was also served with a cookie and chocolate. * Dulce de Leche - From the shop's description, you already know this dessert bar is going to be on the sweet side. So, I was admittedly a little hesitant to order this along with the house hot chocolate. but they actually made for a great pairing, as the hot chocolate was bittersweet enough to offset the tasty decadence of this dessert. * Smore - The smore was to the frozen hot chocolate as the dulce de leche was to the house hot chocolate: just okay. The flavors weren't bad, but the entire thing would have benefited greatly from being heated up to give the marshmallow that gooeyness one would expect from a campfire smore. In addition to their cafe portion, they're also a regular chocolate shop with bars and other things for purchase (and sample!), and hold events and factory tours fairly frequently. ***Accessibility Info*** Venue - A huge space comprised of their chocolate factory, with limited regular seating towards the front, and bar counter seating along the "kitchen." The former is perfectly accessible, the latter, as expected, is not. Bathroom - All the way towards the back, and also quite accessible.
• • •
sanjev sahu's profile photo
sanjev sahu
3 months ago
my name sanjeev sahu this is one of my good places in the cite and shop must relly.................................more
Anurag Patel's profile photo
Anurag Patel
a month ago
A wonderful looking and smelling shop. The chocolate is great and I love the craftsmanship of their trade. Try the euro style hot chocolate. It is like melted chocolate bars!
Adriano Gonella's profile photo
Adriano Gonella
a month ago
Excellent place to have chocolate. Also, you have a chance to learn about the making process there. It is a little bit expensive.

Stream

Dandelion Chocolate

Shared publicly  - 
 
very excited about our 2nd annual 12 Nights of Chocolate! We have some amazing guest pastry chefs hosting dessert tastings all to benefit the SF Marin Food Bank. Check it out here: http://dande.li/12nights2014
This holiday season, we are proud to announce our upcoming 2nd Annual 12 Nights of Chocolate, a late night dessert series benefiting the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank.  Last year, we raised over 10,000 meals for the hungry and we’re hopeful we can raise even more this year. This season, an inspiring lineup of chefs and connoisseurs will host a series of events celebrating chocolate through desserts, tastings, demonstrations, book signings, and mo...
4
1
Joseph Smarr's profile photo
Add a comment...

Dandelion Chocolate

Shared publicly  - 
 
Thursday, August 21st from 7-8:45pm
Join us for our first tasting exploration of cheese and chocolate pairings! Alex Ourieff, founder of Vagabond Cheese Company, will bring along a handpicked selection of cheeses to taste with cacao at different stages of it’s journey from bean to bar. #cheese   #chocolate   #pairing   #tasting   #beantobar  

Get tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/cheese-chocolate-tasting-tickets-12537593279?aff=eac2
8/21 - Cheese and Chocolate Tasting Join us for a tasting exploration of cheese and chocolate pairings! Alex Ourieff, founder of Vagabond Cheese Company, will bring along a handpicked selection of cheeses to taste with cacao at different stages of it’s journey from bean to bar. During this class we’ll experiment together with the process of pairing while we play with flavor combinations and texture through several courses. We’ll discuss process ...
4
Add a comment...

Dandelion Chocolate

Shared publicly  - 
 
Happy National S'mores Day! Today only, Lisa has created a special hot chocolate with Papua New Guinea ganache, a house made marshmallow torched to order, topped with salted graham cracker crumbs. Ask for it at the cafe!
6
Add a comment...

Dandelion Chocolate

Shared publicly  - 
 
Here's a closer look at the label story for our new Camino Verde 100% bar: "Camino Verde Cacao is operated by Vicente Norero in Balao, Ecuador. Cynthia has been on a mission to find a bean that tasted good enough to stand on its own. Without anything to hide behind, every nuance of the Camino Verde bean is apparent in this 100% bar. We enjoy the tannic start and almond butter texture of this pure, bold, chocolatey bar." #100percentcacao   #beantobar  
9
Dandelion Chocolate's profile photosteph lake's profile photo
3 comments
 
That's not too shabby! Can't wait to try it!!!
Add a comment...

Dandelion Chocolate

Shared publicly  - 
 
Thanks +Mission Local for the nice article!
The Dandelion Chocolate cafe is a simple space. Customers sip European hot chocolates while sitting at sturdy wooden tables. Tall shelves surround them, displaying locally-made sweets. Above, the rafters of a large, open roof are exposed, lending an architectural feel. A Scandinavian design influence is clear. In this respect, it is similar to a lot of other Valencia Street food establishments. The minimalist style meant to portray a muted sort o...
5
1
DallasChocolate.org's profile photo
Add a comment...

Dandelion Chocolate

Shared publicly  - 
 
Make Chocolate? Want to engage with other professional Chocolate Makers? Come to the Chocolate Maker Unconference in Seattle from Oct 2 - 3 (just before the Northwest Chocolate Festival) -- click here for info: http://www.dandelionchocolate.com/2014/07/09/join-us-for-the-chocolate-maker-unconference/#anchor
#chocolate #unconference
2
Add a comment...
In their circles
297 people
Have them in circles
371 people
Harun Öztürk's profile photo
Cher K's profile photo
Dinah Yang's profile photo
Zachary Browne's profile photo
NearestYou's profile photo
Amy Gatzert's profile photo
Conall Moore's profile photo
Ben Gill's profile photo
Criar e Arte's profile photo

Dandelion Chocolate

Shared publicly  - 
 
Wow! Thanks for the shout out +Bon Appétit ! We're honored to be included in your Big Fat Weekend.
From avant-garde croissant stacks to updated Eastern European classics, a guide to the sweetest sweets in the dessert wonderland of San Francisco
8
2
Kathryn Singh's profile photoDallasChocolate.org's profile photo
Add a comment...

Dandelion Chocolate

Shared publicly  - 
 
Today we welcome our first 70% bar from the other San Francisco: San Francisco de Macor'is, Dominican Republic

Label story: Oko Caribé is a fermentery in the Duarte Region of the Dominican Republic near the other San Francisco. Kaleb was excited to work with beans from  an organization so focused on social responsibility and their local community. In this bar we taste notes of #roasted #peanuts, #honey, and subtle #cherry#beantobar  
6
1
Barbie Van Horn's profile photoAslı Omur's profile photo
 
I can hardly wait to try this. Are you bringing it to the Northwest Chocolate Festival this year?
Add a comment...

Dandelion Chocolate

Shared publicly  - 
 
Our friends at +Woods Beer Co. made an excellent summery beer with our Madagascar nibs! Get a taste at the launch party tonight at +Cerveceria de MateVeza.
Island Mild Woods Beer Co. + Dandelion Chocolate The last time William Bostwick of Woods Beer and I blended our knowledge of cacao and beer making, we came up with Cocoa Crisp: a porter inspired by the South Pacific and made with cacao from Papua New Guinea. We were so pleased with the outcome of that collaboration that we knew, immediately, this was the beginning of a fun, fruitful, and chocolatey friendship. Since Dandelion is currently out of ...
1
Add a comment...

Dandelion Chocolate

Shared publicly  - 
 
2 years ago, our maker Cynthia joked about making a 100% bar. After years of testing roast profiles that were too bitter or acidic, she's especially excited that our Camino Verde 100% bar is now a reality. Stop in and give it a try! "We enjoy the tannic start and almond butter texture of this pure, bold, chocolatey bar." Ingredients: Ground Cocoa Beans NO SUGAR ADDED!
20
4
Larry Smarr's profile photoJeff Miller's profile photoAde Oshineye's profile photoSean Foy's profile photo
2 comments
 
To get the best 100% chocolate, you need to remove the germ from each cocoa bean. As far as I know, there's only a single tree-to-bar producer in west Africa that uses that technique.
Add a comment...

Dandelion Chocolate

Shared publicly  - 
 
It's HOT today in San Francisco in July! What odd summer weather we're having. Start your day with an iced mocha - it will keep you cool.
8
Add a comment...

Dandelion Chocolate

Shared publicly  - 
 
We're excited to be toasting up s'mores at +7x7SF 's Big Eat Live event today at AT&T Park! For those who were lucky enough to get tx to this sold out event, come say hi! 
4
Add a comment...