Forget the fungus: truffles come in chocolate too.
Delicate orbs of smooth, velvety chocolate ganache, chocolate truffles are the perfect bite–sized indulgence for both chocolate junkies and more reticent chocolate eaters. From dark chocolate laced with citrusy orange notes to buttery white chocolate mediated with nutty bites of pistachio, truffles come in an infinite combination of flavors and forms. Getting that mid–afternoon chocolate itch? Head to these spots to satiate your craving.
Artisserie Chocolate Café (3421 Walnut St)
Increase your post–Pottruck calorie burn and head down to Artisserie for the best truffles in University City. Don’t be tempted by the cupcakes (the layman’s dessert) and instead go for the sophisticated Muscadine truffle, an ethereal blend of milk chocolate kirshwasser and Cointreau.
Teuscher Chocolates (200 South Broad St., inside the Bellevue Hotel)
So you finally stopped people–watching in the basement of Van Pelt and trekked down to Rittenhouse Square? Toast your success with one of Teuscher Chocolates’ acclaimed champagne truffles. These heavenly spheres encase a Dom Perignon creme center, and come in both dark and milk chocolate varieties.
Shane’s Confectionary (110 Market St.)
Shane Confectionary puts the old(e) school charm into Old City with its the whimsical, vintage aesthetic of its neighboring Franklin Fountain. Shane’s is delivering some of the best chocolates and confections in all of Philadelphia. Almost all the chocolates are made in–house from century–old recipes and the staff is more entertaining than the Ben Franklin impersonators at Skimmer in their vintage getup.