While many people might label February the month of love, a true foodie knows it better as the month of chocolate. Since it’s also the month of snowstorms and freezing temperatures, chocolate fondue is the best snack to satisfy that sweet tooth while also warming you up from the inside.
In its original form, fondue is the name of a warm, melted cheese that’s fun for dipping breads and crackers. But, the only thing better than cheese is chocolate, which is how this creamy, rich dipping sauce was born. Between fruits, crackers, chocolates and cheese, there’s no limit to what you can dip.
Here’s our list of top spots in Toronto to find chocolate fondue.
If you’re a true chocoholic, you know all about Cacao 70’s many sweet treats and decadent fondues. If you can’t decide between milk, dark or white chocolate fondue, you can get a combination mix with the triple chocolate fondue flavour. On the extensive menu, you’ll also find praline, peanut butter, coffee fondue, and, if you’re feeling extra adventurous, there’s the matcha fondue that adds a bitter kick to your chocolate. Each mouth-watering option is served with fresh fruit, waffle bites and brownie bites. Order through UberEats, DoorDash and Skip The Dishes.
The only thing better than chocolate fondue is pairing it with a bottle of wine and sharing it with some friends. Caren’s Rosedale might be known for the extensive list of French wines available on Wine Wednesdays, but their chocolate is just as silky and flavourful. This creamy fondue serves two to four people and is served with a selection of seasonal fruit and Caren’s specialty handmade marshmallows. Caren’s is available for dine in or take away.
For over 30 years, Chocolats Favori has been one of Quebec’s favourite shops for all things ice cream and chocolate. This shop offers fondue flavours you can’t find anywhere else, like salted caramel, cookies & cream, and s’mores. Or, for a traditional taste of Quebec, try the fondue made from real maple syrup. You can pick up the creamy goodness from the Vaughan location and bring it home to heat it up and pair it with whatever you want and share it with whoever you want–or nobody at all. Chocolats Favori is also available for order online.
The Dessert Kitchen
This Asian dessert shop offers a delicious chocolate fondue set delivered right to your door. The Dessert Kitchen’s fondue is made with rich Belgian chocolate and served alongside an array of fresh strawberries, cantaloupe, banana, honeydew, brownies, Belgian waffles, and honeycomb toffee. The Dessert Kitchen is available for online order through either location on Uber Eats and DoorDash, or for pick-up at the Scarborough location.
It’s really no surprise that some of the best chocolate fondue in Toronto would come from one of the best cheese markets. At Cheese Boutique, you can find cans of Juliette & Chocolat fondue. With milk chocolate, dark chocolate and peanut butter chocolate flavours, these cans make it easy to bring home the fondue to whatever party you’re throwing. All it takes is submerging the unopened can in boiling water for 20 minutes. Then crack open the cans, pull out the fruits—or crackers and chocolates—and get dipping!