Ghiradelli Chocolate Shop – Chicago

30 11 2008
  • 830 N. Michigan Ave.
  • Chicago, IL 60611
  • (312) 337-9330
  • Website
Ghiradelli Chocolate in downtown Chicago on the Magnificent Mile

Ghiradelli Chocolate in downtown Chicago on the Magnificent Mile

By the time we made it to Ghiradelli, we had already been to two candy shops, but that wouldn’t stop any of us.  After leaving Hershey’s Chicago, the four of us walked across the street to Ghiradelli to see what they had to offer. 

Ghiradelli sits about a half block off of Michigan Avenue in the square surrounding the old pumping station.  Like other stores on the block, it’s hard to miss with all the bright signage.  We walked in and were met by a guy passing out squares of peppermint chocolate.  The shop is more of an ice cream parlor than a retail shop even though they have a wide selection of their chocolates on display near the wall.

Ghiradelli Chocolate Shop on Michigan Avenue in Chicago

Ghiradelli Chocolate Shop on Michigan Avenue in Chicago

My brother grabbed a menu and I thought he was getting in line while we looked at chocolate.  I buy Ghiradelli all the time, so I was somewhat excited about the selection.  Not to long ago, we found these chocolate squares filled with peanut butter.  It took me a while, but I did finally find them, but they were priced a little higher than I see them at other places, so I passed.  We squeezed our way out and found my brother sort of standing in line.  I think he was actually contemplating buying the $30 sundae.  Yes, a $30 ice cream sundae, but it would have fed all four of us and we wouldn’t have had to go to dinner afterwards.

Everything on the menu looked good, but we had dinner reservations in about an hour and didn’t want to spoil our appetite.  We actually talked about maybe walking back after dinner, but we were all so stuffed. 

Ghiradelli is another great treat on the Magnificent Mile.  It’s a treat that you’re only going to find in Chicago, California, Las Vegas, or Florida (ok, so there’s a shop in Wisconsin, but that can still be considered Chicago for all intensive purposes.)

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