From decadent chocolates and delightful truffles to mouth-watering morsels and diet-busting goodies--these Top 10 Chocolatiers have one thing in common... they're all from Kansas City. Take delight in visiting one of these fine purveyors of fine chocolates in the Kansas City Metro and take a box of their goodies home--but beware...you might find yourself eating the last one sooner than you think.
When you walk through the door of Christopher Elbow's chocolates and take a gander into his gleaming display case--you might mistake the famed chef's confectionary masterpieces for works of art. By mixing and experimenting with unusual flavors and unique spices accompanied by chic design--Christopher Elbow is the Kansas City Guide Top Pick for Chocolate in KC. (The first time we went, we ate the whole box in under an hour...)
1819 McGee Street Kansas City, MO 64108, 816-842-1300
KC Guide Faves:
- Rosemary Caramel
- Banana's Foster
Andres Chocolates is a Kansas City institution--providing Kansas Citian's with over 50 years of fine chocolates made only the way the Swiss can. Andres has wonderful chocolates, pasteries and torts any time of year--as well as a great Tea Room for lunch.
5018 Main Street, (816) 561-6484,
- Dobosh Torte (7 layers of cake and ganash!)
- White Chocolate Truffle
- Grand Cru Truffles
Annedore's Chocolates provides Kansas City with a little slice of heaven--over 30 truffles, crémes, and caramels all handmade to perfection.
- Ginger Bark
- Frangelico Truffel
- Strawberry Creme
Tucked into Zona Rosa's 2nd phase is Chocolaterier Stam, a delightful European chocolate store. With drinking chocolate, in-house made gellato, truffles, bon bons and rows of handmade chocolates--Chocolaterie Stam will make your mouth melt.
<p> 8747 Prairie View Dr., in Zona Rosa, (816) 256-3317
Located in the heart of the Country Club Plaza, Panache has long had claim as one of Kansas City's favorite chocolatiers. Perfect for date nights, surprises, or gifts--Panache has everything a chocolate lover desires with chocolate covered double stuffed oreos, gift bags, and even choco-poppo (chocolate covered popcorn!). Yuuummm.
Hometown legend Russell Stover and his wife Clara have been proud to call Kansas City Russell Stover's headquarters since 1931. The company which now sells it's fine chocolates throughout the world.
To find a retail store near you, visit the Russell Stover's Website .