Shop #30 in the Ferry Building on the Embarcadero, San Francisco
Downtown San Francisco DIY Tour
A can’t miss destination
Recchiuti Confections can be called a San Francisco institution. It’s one of the oldest local artisan chocolatiers, started in 1997, and one of the best. It has an extensive line of chocolate offerings. Their main store is in the Ferry Building. They had a special events space and store in the Dogpatch neighborhood, which have since closed.
It was established by Michael Recchiuti, who had been a pastry chef and branched out into chocolate on his own.
Michael Recchiuti does a lot of chocolate experiments with the best ones becoming part of his line of confections and desserts. Some you can buy here. Others you can watch on YouTube, like:
- Making truffles on an elevator, Part 1
- Making truffles on an elevator, Part 2
- Making hot chocolate on a moving F-line trolley car
The full line of Recchiuti Confections are available at the Ferry Building. You can buy boxed sets or individual chocolates to assemble your own set. This is the only way to get a custom box of chocolates – they don’t offer the service online or in other locations.
Also available: bars, chocolate & caramel sauces, chocolate-covered fruit and nuts (dragee), marshmallows, S’mores Bites, and special items like Recchiuti’s book: Chocolate Obsession (signed by Michael himself) and limited edition items like Champagne Truffles (only available twice a year) or Whoopie Cakes, which are similar to southern whoopie pies, but these are rectangular cakes made with burnt caramel buttercream sandwiched between 2 layers of devil’s food cake and covered with semisweet chocolate.
Join their frequent buyer club and earn discounts on future purchases.
Chocolatte tip: Try the Peanut Butter Pucks (PB in milk chocolate sealed with dark chocolate on the bottom), Cherries Two Ways (which are 2 different types of dried cherries covered in chocolate, then dusted with cocoa) & S’mores Bites (vanilla bean marshmallows on handmade graham crackers covered with bittersweet chocolate).