Chocolate freaks go crazy for Soma.
443 King West, 416-599-7662 / 55 Mill, bldg 48, 416-815-7662, somachocolate.com
Like some Willy Wonka wet dream, Cynthia Leung and David Castellan's downtown chocolate factory celebrates the humble cocoa bean. Whether it's hand-made bars of Peruvian chocolate spiked with chili pepper and Maldon salt, milky almond clusters or Mayan hot chocolate, all are organic, fair trade and flavour grade. Some sugar-free, too! Throw a chocolate tasting at your next dinner party with Soma's $23 exploration box, an interactive kit that includes samples of seven wildly different micro-batches.
361 Roncesvalles, 416-588-0567, thechocolateria.ca