Chocolate is surely the best way to indulge yourself. Even the word “chocolate” might be enough to make your mouth water. This biggest dietary enemy may be the only thing you want to eat more and never get sick of as you eat. “Are you sad, are you depressed, or did you just split up with your partner?“, then here is the best solution for you: Eat some chocolate! As you see, chocolate changes your mood immediately from worst to best.
You might have tasted this tempting sweet over a hundred times in different places of the World, but pretty sure you have never experienced chocolate in such a way in Istanbul!
Here we compile the must-visited Chocolatiers in Istanbul for you! These small cafes present their desserts and sweets with the high-quality chocolate in a warm atmosphere. Each of them offers chocolate in their unique way, combining the authenticity of this historical city. Having read this post, you will have already booked your flight tickets to Istanbul.
WARNING: You might go through a chocolate crisis while reading this post, so make sure that you have enough ammo!!!
1. Çikolata Dükkanı, Kadıköy
This small chocolate shop is located in Moda on Istanbul’s Asian side, where the heart of the Asian Side beats. Therefore, it is a great idea to have a walk on Kadıköy Street straight after you visit Çikolata Dükkanı! While serving handmade sweets made of delicious chocolate, the shop is also open to ones who would like to buy chocolate for their beloved ones in small boxes. You can also enjoy your chocolate sitting in and out tables.
2. J’dore Chocolatier, Beyoğlu
J’dore Chocolatier is located in the heart of Taksim. This two-story shop will make your heart joyful with a lovely atmosphere as well as your stomach.
P.S.: Bear in your mind that Olala Beatrice is the specialty of J’dore! It is basically a chocolate cake served with hot chocolate and fruits on it. Maybe it is the most delicious thing you could ever eat in Taksim!
3. Mendel’s, Beşiktaş
Mendel’s Chocolate offers a rich menu from the brownie served with fruits along to the marshmallows with the liquid chocolate on it. The only handicap of the shop is that you may have to wait a little bit outside until a table becomes available for you since the shop is located on the busiest streets of Beşiktaş. But do not forget it will well-worth it waiting!
4. Bonne Nuit & Willy Wonka, Beyoğlu-Karaköy-Kadıköy
Bonne Nuit Patisserie will truly take you back to your childhood that you enjoyed ferris wheels and balloons! All desserts are served in a unique way in three different locations of Istanbul. In this chocolatier, one day you can order liquid chocolate which comes out from a balloon, slowly flowing down over fresh fruits, and next time you can enjoy the chocolate placed on the seats of a small ferris wheel. Surely this chocolate shop is the one which you could never get sick of and truly my favorite one in Istanbul!
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5. Asuman, Kadıköy
“To Cherish the little, but precious moments in life!” says Asuman. This chocolate shop is the address of little happiness served within the delicious chocolate. The ones who miss the old chats and five o`clock meetings will have a chance to live these old precious days again!
If you would like to but a gift for your beloved ones, Asuman has also got a website, where it sells its tastes online.
6. Hane, Beşiktaş-Beyoğlu-Kadıköy-Üsküdar
Hane is one of the bests chocolatiers, which serve the best desserts made of Belgium chocolate with the coffee. You will surely leave this shop with great joy after being served by cheerful staff!
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My name is Hande and I am currently a student at Boğaziçi University, studying Tourism Administration course. Travelling is my biggest passion and I am proud of sharing with you all the things I have explored!