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Friday, May 18, 2018

Dandelion Chocolate Factory and Cafe in the Mission

When you're in the Mission district getting most excellent burritos and other Mexican food, don’t miss a trip to Dandelion Chocolate factory and cafe. This bean-to-bar factory has tastings, tours (on-site and international), classes and dining. Stop in and get some chocolate bar samples from their single origin bars. Don't forget to try their hot chocolates.

Dandelion Chocolate factory and cafe samplers. Copyright Deborah Abrams Kaplan
 Dandelion Chocolate factory and cafe seating. Copyright Deborah Abrams Kaplan
Dandelion Chocolate bars and samples. Copyright Deborah Abrams Kaplan

They offer factory tours Wednesdays to Saturdays for $5, and kids must be 8 years old. They’re opening a new factory south of Market this year, and may offer tours for kids younger than that. They say they book up more than a month in advance!

Dandelion Chocolate take a factory and chocolate making tour. Copyright Deborah Abrams Kaplan

Dandelion Chocolates offers a bunch of classes, with various levels of chocolate making. They start at $50.
The class set up before students arrive. Copyright Deborah Abrams Kaplan
Events and classes at Dandelion Chocolate. Copyright Deborah Abrams Kaplan
Chocolate trips
Go international with Dandelion Chocolates – visit countries where they buy their beans, like Belize, Dominican Republic and Tanzania.

Dandelion Chocolate international tours. Copyright Deborah Abrams Kaplan

Where: Dandelion Chocolate is at 740 Valencia Street (at 18th). You can also buy their chocolates at the San Francisco Ferry Building and several stores in Japan.

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