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Who says you have to have a reason to consume the rich and creamy goodness that is chocolate? Charleston’s dessert shops and restaurants are the best places to indulge in this savory snack. White chocolate, dark chocolate, chocolate with nuts, chocolate covered strawberries, and the list goes on! If you are craving chocolate, why just have an average Hershey’s bar or chocolate chip cookie? Here are a few places in the Lowcountry to indulge in all things chocolate:
- Kaminsky’s Dessert Cafe: 78 N. Market Street
Milkshakes, Sundaes, Brownies, oh my! At a place dedicated to dessert, there are so many options to choose from! Their award winning desserts are made fresh daily by their pastry chefs. Try one of their famous brownie sundaes that are loaded to the max- with three scoops of vanilla bean ice cream, dutch cocoa brownie served warm, chocolate sauce, caramel, pecans, whipped cream and a cherry on top! Or take a sip of one of their famous dessert martinis like the White Chocolate Raspberry, that includes Godiva white chocolate liqueur, vanilla vodka, raspberry, splash of cream, white chocolate shavings.
- Carmella’s: 198 E. Bay Street
Coffee, sweets, and adult milkshakes! Whether you are a charleston native or a visitor to the Holy City, a short stop at Carmella’s will fix your chocolate craving. Indulge in European-style classics like a Cannoli or try their legendary Tiramisu Cake or Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie! Their selection of desserts changes weekly and seasonally, so every trip to Carmella’s is a new experience!
- Glazed Gourmet Doughnuts: 481 King Street
This is the place to get high-class doughnuts for a low cost price! This bakery offers unique, natural, and modern flavors that are fresh and never frozen. They offer a wide variety of options from pumpkin s’mores to vegan chocolate mint doughnuts.
- Haagen-Daz: 43 S Market Street
Do you ever crave ice cream that is more than just the general store bought vanilla? Then Haagen Dazs is the place for you! With extraordinary flavors and only the finest of ingredients, each bite is delectable and exciting. They offer flavors such as Belgian chocolate, chocolate chip cookie dough, and chocolate peanut butter. Not only do they offer ice cream, but they have a plethora of other desserts as well including sorbets and non-dairy options.
5. Kilwin’s: 59 S Market Street
Kilwin’s is home of Charleston’s finest tuttle, which is chocolate, nuts, and caramel combined! Other than their famous Milk Chocolate Pecan Tuttle and Dark Chocolate Cashew Tuttle, Kilwin’s also sells delicious fudge options! Try their chocolate fudge, turtle fudge, or chocolate peanut butter fudge that all taste out of this world.