Wondering where to find the best chocolatiers and shops near you?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top chocolatiers and shops in Pittsburgh, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're in the market for chocolatiers and shops.
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1. The Milk Shake Factory
First on the list is The Milk Shake Factory. Located at 314 Fifth Ave. in the Central Business District, the chocolatier which offers milkshakes, frozen yogurt and more, is the highest-rated chocolatier and shop in Pittsburgh, boasting 4.5 stars out of 245 reviews on Yelp.
2. Le Petit Cafe
Next up is Southside Flats' Le Petit Cafe, situated at 2004 E. Carson St. With 4.5 stars out of 55 reviews on Yelp, the shop has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Fudge Farm
Southside Flats' Fudge Farm, located at 1503 E. Carson St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving this chocolatier four stars out of 72 reviews.
4. Edible Arrangements
And finally, this East Liberty location of the chain Edible Arrangements is another go-to, with four stars out of 10 Yelp reviews. Head over to 6401 Penn Ave. to see for yourself.
Deciding when to check out the top spots above? Fridays tend to be the busiest days of the week for consumer spending at food and beverage shops across the Pittsburgh area, while Tuesdays are least busy, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a provider of CRM and business analytics for small businesses. Last year, average daily transactions at food and beverage shops surged to 31 per business on Fridays, compared to 24 daily transactions on average on Tuesdays.