754 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
XOX Truffles is an authentic French chocolatier, Jean-Marc Gorce, who with his wife, Casimira Tobilla, has been selling his handmade truffles in North Beach since 1997. With these hand-rolled truffles, you can see the hand of the maker. And sometimes you can also meet the maker at the shop.
So many truffles have been made here that it has its own patina: Look up and you’ll see chocolate dust on the walls.
They don’t have an online store, so the only way to enjoy XOX truffles is to visit the shop.
UPDATE 3/2014: XOX opened an outpost @ SFO in Terminal 3. UPDATE 2019: This location has closed.
Buy a cup of coffee at XOX, get a free truffle.