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Chocolate Gems

25 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801-2903
+1 828-505-8596
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“gelato” (55 reviews)
“truffles” (34 reviews)
“affogato” (3 reviews)
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10:00 - 22:00All hours
25 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801-2903
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Chocolate Gems as the last stop on our Eating Asheville food tour. The owner talked to us about his shop and how they made sweets. We sampled some of their products. He had a delicious semisweet chocolate truffle that was our favorite. We...More

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped for a quick dessert after dinner elsewhere. I tasted the chocolate gelato. No sale. We instead bought a hazelnut-ginger chocolate bark. Pretty good but not as good as other chocolate specialty shops in town.

Thank GPBurdell67
Reviewed 19 May 2017

The roasted almond gelato was fabulous. I could have eaten a lot more of it. When we entered the store, the gelato case looked 3/4 empty which was a little off-putting. However, the gelato they did have, totally made up for it.

Thank amf5100
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a little dessert after dinner. We had coffee ice-cream with Cocoa nibs and brownies. Both were sumptuously delicious! They offer hot chocolate and coffee drinks as well as a variety of chocolates, cake, cookies and ice-cream. This place is pure happiness!

Thank MaryAnnBetz
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I usually do not go here though I was pleasantly surprised by their expanded menu. Ordered a cappuccino with house made coconut milk. Excellent alternative you won't be disappointed. Friendly, efficient staff. I have to say I liked the layout, though somewhat utilitarian you don't...More

Thank Anna R
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

The lavender truffles are magical! They supply The Windsor with the chocolates that they leave on the pillows. I did try a few other chocolate pieces and they were wonderful also!

Thank Crystal S
Reviewed 11 March 2017

During our tour-Eating Asheville we ended up at Coco late Gems for Truffles. Their selection is very nice and they also have chocolate covered carmel of all finds plus bark. If you,love chocolate you will love this place.

Thank Paulette M
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The entire store is one enormous open kitchen flanked with display cases and filled with heavenly aromas. Chocolate Gems is truly a chocolate lover's dream! If you're looking to try some out some stellar truffles or gelato, all made by hand in small batches in...More

Thank chefricardo3553
Reviewed 31 December 2016

My girlfriend and I love Chocolate Gems so much! Every time I come home, I pay a visit (or two...or three) to this fine establishment. These are also the truffles sold at the Biltmore House. The man who works at the one downtown, who I...More

Thank djames5
Susan C, Owner at Chocolate Gems, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2017

Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you like our truffles so much, and look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

For some reason this place was depressing: dark lighting, too much seating to make sense. Coffee was only adequate, but chocolate selection is fine.More

Thank steventobolsky
Susan C, Owner at Chocolate Gems, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2017

Thank you for your review. Sorry you feel the way you do. As you have been in our shop once, and we have been here almost every day for the last six years, I think we know what seating we need . At least the...More

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Are any of your truffles gluten free? We were given the peanut butter truffles and salted caramel truffles by our B&B host here in Asheville and I'd like to know if they specifically are gluten free. Thanks. S. Braden
10 June 2017|
Response from Paulette M | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801-2903
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-505-8596
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