Ghirardelli Square is famous for their chocolate and rightly so. I am a chocolate connoisseur and believe me when I say Ghirardelli is one of the premier chocolate producers in the world.
The Ghirardelli Square complex hosts two chocolate shops. As you enter the main gate on Larkin street the chocolate shop eatery and store are located immediately to the left of the plaza. The other as pictured above is located on the West Plaza. This shop is my favorite haunt. There are a few table and chair vignettes where you can sit, relax and enjoy some chocolate decadence or you can grab your treats and enjoy them at home. I like this little shop much better because it is not as crowded and actually has more of a variety.
One thing I love doing while there especially on a cold and foggy day, is buying a hot chocolate, which by the way are the best in the city, then buying a little chocolate square and letting the square melt in the hot chocolate. It doesn’t matter what flavor you buy but it is absolutely heaven. You can even buy white chocolate hot chocolates which are equally delectable.
As I mentioned Ghirardelli chocolate is popular all over the world. I even found it in Hong Kong while I was there. You can find their chocolate in various sweet shops and even in some stores such as Walgreens and Rite Aid. If you are in the area however experience it first hand by visiting the square. If you want to buy online you can do that as well by going to the Ghirardelli Square website.