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Harlans Chocolates & Gelato

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100 Lower Ganges Rd, British Columbia, Canada
10:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 20:00
Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Gelato favors were uninspiring and lacked flavor. Staff was extra nice. No place to sit while eating or waiting for rest of family.

1 Thank The_Long_Road
Vancouver, Canada
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170 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

That's what the locals say. It was yummy. We had maple walnut. Because that's what we normally order. Nothing out of the ordinary, just good ole great gelato!!

1 Thank Shabnam J
Salt Spring Island, Canada
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

The gelato is an excellent addition to anyone's day! Or we picked it up to take home to add to our dessert. The Salted Carmel was awesome with a bit of dark chocolate. Yum!

Thank Curlygirl64
newbury uk
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170 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Popped in on a hot afternoon and got some lovely ice-cream. Several ice-cream and sorbet options. Chocolates looked great too

1 Thank alisonsher
Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

It's difficult to find sugar free chocolate here in Vancouver, and was so very happy to find my Mom's favorite - sugar free chocolate covered ginger on Salt Spring Island. Very friendly and helpful staff.

1 Thank Nancy L
Beaufort, South Carolina
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Great gelato and super knowledgeable and friendly staff both times we visited. We had gelatos and the chocolate truffles, plus free candies our server had made that afternoon. Highly recommend this spot.

1 Thank amazy
Vancouver, Canada
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1,652 reviews
794 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 426 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Great little chocolate shop located in downtown Ganges. Nice selection of milk or dark choclates or if like gelato, go for it! Staff were friendly & efficient, you have a choice of eating in or taking you chocolate home.

1 Thank sashakeena
Vancouver, Canada
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121 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

When I entered the place smelled like heaven - of chocolate :-). I tried several truffles and they were all good. The girl at the counter was super sweet and friendly. If you are there on warmer days, they have ice cream too, but it was too cold for me to try that.

1 Thank Roam2Eat
Salt Spring Island, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Get a gelato to go and explore the Saturday Market or just wander around the quaint village. Take home some of their yummy chocolates., great souvenirs or an indulgence for yourself.

1 Thank hppytrvlr2014
Salt Spring Island, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Imagine a place with every kind of made-on-the-island, artisanal chocolates plus selected flavors of gelato so rich and creamy you thought it only existed in your dreams. That is Harlans Chocolates and Gelato. I have been going to Harlans for years when I visit Salt Spring Island and always buy chocolates to take to my friends back in the states.... More 

1 Thank Bob H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Lower Ganges Rd, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Salt Spring Island
They've been there since 1980 and are one of the most popular places to visit but for some reason they don't come up in your listings.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?