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15 Must-Visit Michigan Chocolate Shops UPDATED (2023)

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15 Mouth-Wateringly Delicious Michigan Chocolate Shops

Looking for some amazing Michigan chocolate shops?

There are so many delicious chocolate shops in Michigan, offering a mouthwatering variety of confections. From sea salt caramel, chocolate covered cherries and chocolate dipped strawberries to chocolate truffles and hot fudge with fresh roasted nuts, chocolate lovers everywhere can satisfy their sweet tooth with gourmet chocolate around the state.

You can find places with flavor-changing chocolates galore, vegan chocolate, and of course, Mackinac Island fudge everywhere from the Upper Peninsula to the Lower Peninsula.

Keep reading for a scrumptious list of the top 15 chocolatiers in Michigan, because we’re also sharing a map to help you plan your trip! But maybe don’t tell your dentist.

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Best Chocolate Shops in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Doncker’s Chocolate
131 W Washington Ave, Marquette, MI 49855
Phone: (906) 226-6110

Located on Marquette’s main strip, Doncker’s is a gem that easily made the list of the top Michigan chocolate shops. Their fair-trade goodies are as locally sourced as possible, and they have fun with it too!

From chocolate mustaches to dark chocolate cran-pecan bark, there’s an abundance of deliciousness waiting for you at Doncker’s. And it’s all the sweeter knowing that Doncker’s cares for the Upper Peninsula they call home, using renewable energy and sustainable packaging.

We really can say their U.P.-shaped chocolate bars are made with love.

1304 Ludington St, Escanaba, MI 49829
Phone: (906) 786-1524

Opened in 1906, this Escanaba chocolate shop is worth a visit! Their hand-dipped chocolates are still made according to family recipe, and they have sugar- and salt-free options too.

Some of Sayklly’s all-star confections include a 10-lb chocolate bar, and their caramel pecan snappies (including a huge version called the Whopper Snappie!).

Even if you can’t make it to Sayklly’s in person, they were featured on “Unwrapped”, a Food Network show that brings you behind the scenes of food production. No matter where you are in Michigan, you can still see how they make some of the state’s best chocolate.

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Top Mid Michigan Chocolate Shops

SugarHigh Bakery in Frankenmuth, Michigan
925 S Main Street G1, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Phone: (989) 652-2400

Even though SugarHigh in charming Frankenmuth is billed as a bakery, it earns its spot among the top 15 chocolate shops in Michigan because of its uniqueness. SugarHigh features goodies like custom-printed M&Ms, but far less expected are their chocolate piñatas.

You heard me right, friends, they have chocolate piñatas. You can get one in the shape of a Pokeball, a bear, a game controller, and more! They even come with a mallet to help crack open all that sugary goodness.

Heather & Holly
228 E Main Street, Midland, MI 48640
Phone: (989) 832-6460

If you’re looking for a wide selection of sweet, Heather & Holly is the place for you. They will cover almost anything in chocolate: marshmallows, potato chips, gummi bears, bugles, and more. Also, they have candies from back in the day (think Razzles and Mary Janes) and cinnamon roasted almonds.

Their truffles are gluten-free and their fudge is chefs kiss. Ask for a sample! What’s more, they make custom gift baskets so that you can treat your friends, family, or self to all this deliciousness.

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Oh MI Organics
109 West Higham Street, St. Johns, MI 48879
Phone: none

If you love chocolate but have dietary restrictions, this is the place. (Or if you just generally love chocolate.) St. Johns’ Oh MI is one of the top 15 chocolatiers in the state and everything they make is free of nuts, soy, gluten, and dairy, as well as having order-ahead vegan options.

Almost 50 flavors of chocolate can be found in the store at any time, and one of the many reasons to come back is to see what flavors rotate in. Oh MI has made more than 180 flavors since opening in 2016!

Of those 180, we can’t not mention Oh MI’s flavor-changing chocolate. Their Neapolitan shifts between strawberry, milk chocolate, and vanilla, taking your taste buds on a wildly delicious ride.

Don’t Miss These Chocolate Shops in Mid Michigan

  • Frankenmuth Fudge Kitchen
    606 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
  • Village Chocolatier
    811 Saginaw St, Bay City, MI 48708
  • Fabianos Candies
    1427 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48912
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Top Chocolate Shops in West Michigan

638 Wealthy Street Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 551-1925

If we had to pick just one word to describe Grand Rapid’s Mokaya, it would be ‘pure’. From the preservative- and artificial flavor-free chocolate that is ethically and sustainably sourced, to the small-batch in-house hand-crafted treats, to the pure artistry of their creations.

And, it goes without saying, Mokaya makes pure deliciousness! Flavors include hazelnut cream, mint mocha, toasted coconut mango black sesame, and pineapple Tajín dark chocolate. Also available are confections made with wine, spirits, or Michigan craft beer.

These treats are pure fun, too, with sweet creations like white chocolate ‘fried eggs’, bananas foster frogs, and a three-piece golf ball set made from white chocolate, dark chocolate ganache, and raspberry jam.

Par = two bites!

Veni’s Sweet Shop
228 East Main Street, Niles, MI 49120
Phone: (269) 684-1323

This Niles shop features scrumptious creams, barks, bon bons, chocolate-covered nuts and cherries, and their signature meltaways, which come in flavors like Irish Cream and Cappuccino. Kids will be delighted by the peanut butter frog or the spotted cat, which marbles together different types of chocolate.

Proven traditions and detailed techniques are the starting point for all of Veni’s creations. Confections are hand-dipped, made in small batches, and free of additives, wax, and preservatives. Anyone wanting sugar-free chocolates will be happy to find a wide variety at Veni’s!

More West Michigan Chocolate Shops

Patricias Chocolate Shop
126 Washington Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417

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Best Northern Michigan Chocolate Shops

The Sweet Shop
111 S Mitchell St, Cadillac, MI 49601
Phone: (231) 775-2201

The Sweet Shop’s motto is “Making the World a Little Sweeter”, and it’s not hard to see why! They proudly sell everything from caramel corn to bear’s paws to chocolate-covered krispies, and their chocolate is preservative-free. Besides this, they contribute to local charities, which definitely counts as making their community sweeter.

Make sure to grab a sample of their Snowbirds—their trademarked creation of white chocolate and Georgia pecans. If you buy the “Flock of Birds” assortment, you can try a Snowbird in dark chocolate as well.

It’s worth getting several Snowbirds, since they’ll disappear quicker than a swallow heading south for the winter.

1050 Bay View Road, Petoskey, MI 49770
Phone: (231) 347-7112

Another thing that makes Kilwin’s one of the top 15 chocolatiers in Michigan is the opportunity to take a tour of their kitchen. With large windows and descriptions of their treats’ production, you can really see how your favorite confections come to be.

Tours are self-guided, so you can stare at the fudge-making slabs as long as you want, seven days a week.

My special recommendations include anything from their Sea Salt Collection. There are sea foams, chocolate caramels, and nut clusters, crafted with sea salts from around the world.

If you’re looking for caramels, truffles, fudge, toffee, barks or caramel corn, Kilwin’s has something for you. They even have no sugar added and sugar-free options!

Though Kilwin’s is a nation-wide chocolatier, their roots are deep in Michigan, having begun in downtown Petoskey. They’re beloved for their 75+ creations, made with tradition and pride.

Village Chocolatier
104 Newman Street, East Tawas, MI 48730
Phone: (989) 362-7728

Village Chocolatier makes their goodies in-house, and from the storefront you can see some of the tables where they do it. Afterwards, you can stroll down to the pier while eating up some amazing Michigan chocolate.

They have a wide selection of confections like chocolate-covered cherries, seafoam, peanut butter cups, and of course the mega chocolate caramel apple.

Their dark chocolate English toffee is one of the best I’ve had, and I’ve had a lot of English toffee! It’s just so buttery and nutty and crunchy.

Okay, confession time: while all the chocolate shops on this list are amazing, Village Chocolatier in East Tawas holds a special place in my heart. As someone who’s spent a lot of time in the Tawas area, I’ve also spent a lot of time eating their chocolate.

Alpine Chocolat Haus
208 W Main Street, Gaylord, MI 49735
Phone: (989) 732-1077

Feel free to stop by during one of the fundraisers where they partner with community organizations and give back 100% of the profits. Sweets for you and for Gaylord!

For all our confection traditionalists, Alpine Chocolat House features barks and brittles and fudges (oh my!), as well as caramel apples that you can get emblazoned with a Spartan or Wolverine logo.

In downtown Gaylord you can enjoy inventions like smores crunch (chocolate, Golden Grahams, and marshmallows all mixed up), ghost pepper caramel corn, or a joy bar (pretzels, caramel and oodles of chocolate).

If the ghost pepper caramel corn leaves your mouth on fire, try some chocolate-covered frozen Michigan raspberries to cool it down.

Der Chocolatmeister lives up to his name (it means ‘the chocolate master’), cooking up scrumptious and creative treats in the Alpine Chocolat Haus, one of the top 15 chocolatiers in Michigan.

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7314 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
Phone: (906) 847-4099

To top off all of this, Ryba’s offers a complete fudge-making package, where you and three friends can learn how to make fudge. You even get to take home some slices from your own loaf!

What’s more, Ryba’s offers a vegan fudge that sounds so good, you might not even miss the original. Every flavor except Oreo is gluten-free, and if you want to have fudge with breakfast, you can: Ryba’s sells fudge-flavored coffee.

Ryba’s chocolate fudge is anything but plain. It is so creamy and just melts in your mouth. That’s not the only option, though—depending on the season, Ryba’s has up to 21 flavors, some of which are available in half-size slices.

We all know that Mackinac Island is literally famous for its fudge, so it’s no surprise that pretty much every shop on the island claims to be the best. But my personal favorite is Ryba’s.

More Amazing Chocolate Shops in Northern Michigan

  • Grocers Daughter Chocolates
    Michigan 22, 11590 S Lacore St, Empire, MI 4963
  • Drosts Chocolates
    3676 S Straits Hwy, Indian River, MI 49749
  • Howses Fudge
    201 E Main St, Harbor Springs, MI 49740
  • Joanns Fudge
    303 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
  • Murdicks Fudge
    190 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
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Amazing Chocolate Shops in Michigan’s Thumb

Dot’s Candy Bar
318 Grand River Ave, Suite 111, Port Huron, MI 48060
Phone: (810) 824-3442

Located inside Port Huron’s Wrigley Center, Dot’s Candy Bar is quite the find. Not only do they have staples like chocolate-covered strawberries (some of them decorated like tuxedos!), but Dot’s also features chocolate suckers, and innovations like their white chocolate cardamom rose bark.

Sugar-free options are available too, as is a vegan or dairy/gluten-free cashew cluster. Dot’s goes beyond chocolates to tempt us with some mind-blowing baked goods. You can order a key lime madeleine, a caramel macchiato muffin, a bacon gruyere scone, a saffron bun, or something equally incredible.

If I were Canadian, I’d cross the bridge for this.

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Best Chocolate Shops in Southeast Michigan

Bon Bon Bon
1435 Farmer Street, Suite 120, Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: (313) 316-1430

Bon Bon Bon is the place to be if you want some downright-delightful sweets. Made with any of seven different kinds of chocolate, Hamtramck’s Bon Bon Bon take creativity seriously. Seriously fun, that is.

You can go traditional (the Dark “Up” is made of dark chocolate prepared four different ways), fun (Lemon Bar None, Coffee & Donuts), daring (Better Butter Crunch has potato chips, and Lil Hottie includes cayenne and paprika), or mature (the caramel in Mustachio is made with Moscato).

Vegan, nut-avoidant, and gluten-avoidant options abound, such as their vegan Dark Smooth Album, which is chocolate shaped like a vinyl record.

The whimsy continues: there’s also a triceratops-shaped chocolate, and a mixtape made of white, milk, and dark chocolates. Daytrip to Detroit, anyone?

Gilbert Chocolates
233 North Jackson Street, Jackson, MI 49201
Phone: (517) 764-3141

Gilbert Chocolates might as well be called ‘Giftbert Chocolates’ (okay, I’ll admit, that was bad…), because they absolutely shine when it comes to their gift boxes.

Have a friend who loves creams? Try the Panama Assortment, which contains maple cream, coconut cream, raspberry cream, and more! Does your mom love mint? Go for the Excite-Mint Pyramid gift package (which comes with a small stuffed animal).

Is your brother sugar-free? There’s a box for him. Is your best friend’s cousin’s mailman’s barber having a bash? Party package!

Another amazing feature of Gilbert Chocolate is the Chocolate Loft, an event space where you can host a party and craft your own chocolate creation at this amazing spot in downtown Jackson.

More Amazing Southeast Michigan Chocolate Shops to Try

  • Birmingham Chocolate
    1260 Woodward Heights, Ferndale, MI 48220
  • Mrs. Mason’s Co.
    619 S Washington Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067
  • Mindo Chocolate Makers Shop
    206 N 4th Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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About the Author-

Sydney Weber is a Feature Writer for and a graduate of Indiana University. She grew up in the Detroit and Lansing areas and spent many weekends going down side streets to see what’s what. Sydney loves finding little gems of places wherever she goes.


Friday 2nd of June 2023

This made my mouth water!

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Friday 2nd of June 2023

Hi Nancy! Thansk for reaching out...we had the same reaction when we were editing this piece! :)