Eats: Chocolate

  • Even on Monday nights when downtown is a bit quieter, a crowd forms around French Broad Chocolate Lounge. It’s an evening out, whether you like the live music (on weekends) or the cozy second-floor seating, or some of both. And then there’s the chocolate in most every imaginable form: truffles and sipping chocolate and generous slices of cake with varying levels of sweetness for every palate. Plus, they offer great wines, local beers and desserts without chocolate — such as cakes sweetened with maple syrup and shortbread cookies — so everyone finds something in which to indulge. — E.P.

    French Broad Chocolate Lounge

    10 S. Lexington Ave.

  • The Chocolate Fetish

    36 Haywood St. Asheville NC

  • Chocolate Gems

    25 Broadway St., Asheville NC