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For the Love of Chocolate

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3136 W Cary St Ste, Richmond, VA 23221
(804) 359-5645
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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Takeout

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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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My Go To For Richmond Chocolate

My daughter goes to VCU and whenever I'm in town, this is the place to go for great chocolate, at a great value. Huge selection.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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English first
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My daughter goes to VCU and whenever I'm in town, this is the place to go for great chocolate, at a great value. Huge selection.

Thank zacharys1
Richmond, Virginia
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116 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We make this shop a destination at least once a month, and stock up. Excellent selection of fine chocolates and candy! Real English Cadbury bars,, not the hershey made imitations!! good service, good staff, and as mentioned, excellent selections

Thank Richard C
Goldsboro. NC
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Someone who has died and gone to heaven, returned to Carytown and opened this candy shop. The place is wall to wall and the center is homemade chocolates. A must if you have a sweet tooth. Put it of your bucket list. Then get it off quickly.

Thank innkeepeer
Montclair, New Jersey
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Wall to wall candy and chocolate. If there was a special brand of candy you liked, you can find it hear. The hand made candy was delicious. Dark chocolate raspberry jellies are some of my favorites and they did not disappoint. If you are wandering through Carytown, this is a must stop.

Thank Karen C
Richmond, Virginia
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Don't go in there hungry, you will be sorry. I gain weight just waling in the place. If you are looking for something special for a gift, truffles, bonbons you name it they have it.

Thank Michael B
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159 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Everything from rare chocolates and candies from other countries to the candies you enjoyed as a little kid... this place has it all. It can take you a good 25 minutes to get through the store because everything is packed in and there are SO many options! There homemade stuff is delicious!

Thank The~PuRa~VIdA~
Punta Gorda, Florida
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Whenever we need a special gift or just something to soothe our sweet tooth this is the first place that comes to mind. Not only chocolate, but most any candy you can think of. The staff is so helpful and make great suggestions.

Thank belinda b
Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States
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102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

No visit to Carytown in Richmond is complete without a visit to "For the Love of Chocolate" I have been coming to this shop for over 10 years-EVERY time I visit Richmond. The staff has changed over the years but not the friendliness or service!

Thank Joan B
Richmond, Virginia
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Everything chocolate...and quite a bit of candy. Great for gifts, even gag gifts. I could blow my Christmas budget on candy/chocolate stocking stuffers. My favorite: get a bag and fill it with the chocolate covered delights in the bins: chocolate covered dried cherries, ginger bits, raspberries, hazelnuts. Mmmmmm... Located near a large parking lot.(If it's full, go up a block... More 

Thank Hannah K
Richmond, Virginia
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89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Hello, I am Nigel's Mom and I am obsessed with chocolate. This is a long standing relationship with an addictive substance. I guess it started as a child in St. Louis, where my Grandmother made her own Nonpariels. Sometimes she even made them with colored sprinkles. It did not help that we lived in a city with TWO major local... More 

Thank nigel'smom

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3136 W Cary St Ste, Richmond, VA 23221
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: (804) 359-5645


Open Hours
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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