607 Grant Ave., Chinatown, SF
Asian-inspired chocolates in an Asian neighborhood
Started in 2007 by self-taught chocolatier and San Francisco native Mindy Fong, Jade Chocolates uses Asian flavors in their bars, truffles and snacks. One of their most popular items is their Genmai bar, which is an upscale Nestle’s Crunch bar with an Asian twist. It uses roasted brown rice for the crunch and adds Genmai green tea and jasmine tea.
Jade opened their first retail shop December 2014 in the Inner Richmond District, SF (closed March 2020). The current location, open since July 2020, is housed in the historic Sing Chong building, built in 1907 with a distinctly Chinese pagoda themed roofline. You can buy Jade’s full line of chocolates, confections, and chocolate snacks there or online, plus loose tea and hot chocolate.
Since 2022 they have offered themed tea services 4 days a week by reservation only. Available all the time are espresso drinks, whipped coffee drinks, house-made soda drinks, lassis, and shaved ice Halo Halo drinks plus house-made baked goods and ice cream.
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