Chocolate can be a passion and a vice – a good one! Chocolataria Equador helps me with both… As the people there say, it’s more than a shop, it’s an experience. Indeed it is.
The first thing you’ll notice when entering the shops is the perfume of chocolate. It’s dense and you can almost taste it. Then you’ll see all kinds of chocolates carefully displayed, in this vintage-looking store. Which to choose?
The space isn’t big, but they have a large variety of different chocolates: different origins, different flavours, different formats. What they have in common is they all are handmade and delicious! You can find bonbons/pralinès, truffles, tablets, bits, or other thematic formats (such as Christmas, or Easter), as well as coffees and hot chocolates. All we’re entitled to! I always buy dark chocolates (70% up), and sometimes the tablets (dark chocolate with fruit fillings).
Equador has also been presenting several chocolates blended with Port Wine! It doesn’t get any better than this, right?
Besides from a recent Lisbon store (Bairro Alto, of course) in Porto, they now have two different locations in Porto, both downtown. I used to go to to the original store at Rua Sá da Bandeira 637 (Mon – Sat 11:00 – 19:30), but since they have opened also at Rua das Flores 298, a recent trendier location (everyday 11:00 – 19:30), I’ve been there twice. The shop is a little smaller, but sooo tasty as well!
Chocolate as it should be.