There’s a new sweet spot in the Castro: Saratoga Chocolates! Taking over the Joseph Schmidt place, is Mary Loomas’ second chocolate shop (the first one is based in – surprise – Saratoga).
These are no run of the mill chocolates. Saratoga Chocolates specialties include caramels with sea salt, truffles with Valencia orange, dried blueberries infused with blueberry vodka and encased in dark chocolate as well as bars chock full of dried fruit and crystallized, candied goodness. Many of their chocolates are made using local E. Guittard chocolate and fruits sourced from Bay Area orchards and farms.
You can even take 3.5 hour workshops on how to make truffles!
Saratoga Chocolates is located at 3489 16th Street, at Sanchez Street. Call 415-861-8682 or visit them online for more information.