Strasbourg’s 5 best chocolatiers (our favourites!)


Tablets, pralines, confectionery and gourmet bites, original creations for Easter and Christmas, here are a few addresses of excellent chocolate makers where you can find a little happiness in a bar. We think they're the best chocolatiers in Strasbourg! Whether as a gift or simply to treat yourself, quality and enjoyment are guaranteed!

CĂ©line, a native Alsatian, is a gourmet with a passion for patisserie. She runs the blog L'Heure du Cream, where she shares her recipes and ideas for outings across the Rhine on Knack&Rucksack, her local tourism website for trips near and far.

1. Erithaj Chocolate

Jewelry, museum or chocolate shop? For me, without a doubt, the best artisan chocolate maker in town. At Erithaj, indulgence starts with the eyes. We marvel at each and every piece, and Arnaud Stengel, the manager, is a goldsmith. The chocolate mouldings are chiselled like real works of art, so beautiful that you almost hesitate to bite into them. Still, it would be a shame…

Erithaj makes tasting tablets with surprising combinations, ganaches, pralines and marshmallows, as well as spreads, jams, syrups and spices. And as if that weren’t enough, Erithaj tortures us with magnificent pastries and entremets available only at weekends. Perhaps it’s no coincidence that the chocolate factory is housed in a former gallery – the Maison d’art alsacienne – built in the Art Nouveau style in 1905. Take the opportunity to admire its attractive period marquetry facade.

  • The originality, the details, the truly incredible one-of-a-kind pieces
  • Desserts, as good as they are beautiful
  • Top-notch welcome
  • High prices, but totally justified in terms of workmanship and quality

2. Henner Frères

You’ve got to earn good chocolates! This artisan chocolate factory is located in the Robertsau district, about 20 minutes’ walk from the Parc de l’Orangerie and the European institutions. At Henner Frères, chocolate is available in all its forms: bars, florentines, mendiants, filled meringues, orangettes, spreads as well as cakes, tarts and shortbread…

The house specialty is homemade pralines and ganaches. And the chocolates are as good as they are beautiful. I love the graphic packaging of their tasting tablets. The elegant (if a tad cold) boutique and production laboratory are run by two brothers, a chocolatier and a former oenologist. Made on site, our chocolates are crafted from the finest raw materials.

  • Tablets with designer packaging
  • Tarts, cakes and shortbread
  • The store a little cold
  • Difficulty parking when traveling by car

3. Chocolat Noisette

This family-run, traditional chocolate factory offers chocolate bonbons (ganaches and pralines), bars, delicious filled bars, marshmallows and, of course, special creations for Easter and Christmas. Whether plain or encrusted with dried fruit, one of the house’s star products is its thin chocolate bars, which can be bought by weight.

At Chocolat Noisette, all products are handmade on site. This chocolate factory is run by a father and his three daughters. You can watch the small team hard at work, as theopen workshop is located behind the counter. The boutique is located in Faubourg de Pierre, in the heart of Strasbourg.

  • Very, very tasty praline-filled bars
  • Nothing!

4. Schreiber Chocolate

Another family affair! Schreiber has been an artisan chocolatier for 35 years. Don’t let the old-school storefront distract you: the store is bursting with sweets, pralines, tablets, truffles and other generous gourmet treats. If you’d like to take home some typically Alsatian gourmet souvenirs, you’ve come to the right place.

Schreiber offers brandies, small kouglofs with flaky praline and stork eggs. The prices are very reasonable, excellent value for money and the welcome is warm. For Easter, there are molded pieces in traditional shapes (bunnies, bells, hens). While the store is in Strasbourg, the workshop (which can be visited) is in the village of Dorlisheim. The chocolates are a little more classic but really very good, and that’s all we ask of them.

  • A warm welcome
  • More traditional but very good chocolates
  • Very good quality-price ratio
  • Alsatian specialities for gift ideas
  • Nothing!

5. Thierry Mulhaupt

He’s best known for his entremets, tartes folles and kouglof. But as well as being a pastry chef, Thierry Mulhaupt also wears the hat of a chocolatier. From the bean to the finished product, all our chocolates are made in our Mundolsheim laboratory. Whether you’re a connoisseur or an amateur, you’ll find something to please you in one of our two boutiques. A wide selection of chocolates is available all year round. Milk, black or white, his collection of tablets (over thirty) is quite impressive.

These vintages can also be discovered and enjoyed in the form of fine dark chocolate palets. You’ll also find some excellent confectionery and delicacies: marshmallow bears, florentines, gianduja shortbread, rochers, coated almonds or hazelnuts, orangettes and even cocoa infusions, which are quite original. And let’s not forget the pralines and ganaches available as gift sets. From bunnies and candy eggs to deep-fried treats, Mulhaupt also makes beautiful castings for Easter and Christmas.

  • Wide selection of dark and milk chocolate bars and small delicacies
  • The prices of some festive creations, but here again, the quality is top-notch.