Five Chocolate Shops to Visit in Vienna
You can't walk through Vienna without being tempted by one of its many chocolate shops. Vienna loves its chocolate and it's not hard to miss. Whether you are strolling through Innenstadt, Leopoldstadt, or Neubau you are sure to find the deliciousness of chocolate.
If you love craft chocolate bars like us, Xocolat Manafaktur is the place to visit on your chocolate tour of Vienna. You can find over thirty different chocolate bar brands at their Innenstadt location.
Xocolat has the largest craft chocolate bar selection by far in Vienna. Their bar selection includes Marou Chocolate, Francois Pralus, Domori, Original Beans, and Zotter just to name a few.
You can also find delicious handcrafted confections.
If you are interested in making confections and desserts, they host special workshops. Their chocolatiers explain the best way to handle refined chocolate, divulge the techniques for making extraordinary truffles and desserts, and share their insight into fine chocolate. The price for a workshop is €95 per person.
Three locations in Vienna:
Freyung 2, 1010 Wien, Austria
Servitengasse 5, 1090 Wien, Austria
Josefstädter Str. 16, 1080 Wien, Austria
Located in the center of historic Naschmarkt, Schoko Company is the home of Zotter chocolates in Vienna. You will not find a larger selection of Zotter in the city. Josef Zotter is known as the Willy Wonka of Austria and is renowned for his ethical fair trade and experimentation of unusual foods such as bacon with chocolate.
Beyond the largest selection of Zotter, the shop offers Styrian delicacies and features a relaxing and enjoyable cafe. When exploring Naschmarkt, Schoko Company should be marked as a stop for either Zotter chocolates or an espresso.
Naschmarkt 326-331, 1060 Wien, Austria
Mon - Fr: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Rushing through the hip neighborhood of Neubau, a Zotter chocolate bar sitting on a shop window caught my peripheral sight. I quickly stopped and looked up to read BONBONS on the store's banner. When I walked in, it was like a kid in a candy store.
Bonbons is a classic Viennese sweetshop in the heart of Neubaus and offer everything a chocoholic desires. From sweet confections to chocolate bars, it can be found. The store was founded in 1936 and is the oldest sweet store in Vienna.
Their chocolate bar selection is limited to a handful of brands mainly Zotter and their own Wiener brand can be found.
Neubaugasse 18 1070 Wien
Mon-Fri: 9:00 am - 6:30 PM
Sat: 9:00 am to 6:00 PM
If you are interested in tasting conventional Austrian confections, then you need to stop by a Heindl chocolate shop. The company was founded in 1953 in Vienna’s 5th district. Today Heindl is the largest confectionery in Austria, you can find over thirty Heindl retail shops throughout Austria.
Stephansplatz 11, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Mon-Sat: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
The famous Swiss chocolate maker has five convenient locations throughout the city. The chocolatier and confectionery company has a variety of sweets at each location. Lindt is mostly known for its chocolate truffles and bars. Founded in 1845 it is the most well-known maker from Switzerland. At any one of their stores, you can grab a bag and start filling it with goodies, it makes for great gifts or personal indulgences.
Kärntner Str. 53, 1010 Wien, Austria
Mon-Sun: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
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