Chocolate wouldn’t be the first thing I associate with Omaha’s food scene, but let’s change that today.
Omaha has some pastry chefs out there with mad skills. And chocolatiers. And ice cream makers. I asked readers on my Facebook page and friends from the Omaha Foodies Group to share their favorite Omaha places for chocolate because life is sweeter when there’s a new chocolate place to visit. Ready for a sugar high?
Keep reading to find the best chocolate in Omaha!
Shadow Lake Towne Center, 7474 Olson Dr #123, Papillion, Neb.
Stam, as it’s known around here, was recommended more than once.
Adrienne S., a member of the Omaha foodies group I belong to, also recommended Stam. “Stam’s in Shadow Lake has the most amazing chocolate pieces and gelato!”
Danell T. wrote about his winter daddy-daughter date to Stam – note for those looking for hot chocolate!
200 S. 31st Ave., suite 4103
For a year-round taste of that craveable summer treat, the s’more, head Crave at Midtown Crossing. Crave has a s’more brownie. Shannon P. recommended it.
5001 Underwood Ave.
While I’m a purist and will 99% of the time choose good, plain chocolate ice cream, I do love added goodies to my ice cream from time to time. I have to let you know that eCreamery is ah-mazing, and you have to try Shark Bait when you’re there. It’s one of the flavors they fed to the “sharks” when they pitched to them on “Shark Tank.” Shark Bait is sea salt caramel gelato with chocolate-covered pretzels, and yes, it’s as tasty as that sounds.
Le Petit Paris – French Bakery
567 N. 155th Plaza
Laura I. said she had to recommend the pain au chocolat from Le Petit Paris because “everything they make is heaven!”
Closed – but may reopen at 11th and Howard streets
Brian W. recommended an old Omaha favorite that has been closed for more than a year following a fire. But, once is does reopen, I bet he’ll be there because he says “the chocolate mocha fudge torte is No. 1 on my list of chocolatey things to eat in Omaha.”
The Omaha Bakery
608 S. 72nd St.
The Omaha Bakery is one of the newer kids on the block. I know you’re going to like them. They had made me at their motto on their T-shirts: “Legalize frostitution.” Carrie A. is a fan, too, and suggested you try the bon bons there. Jennifer B. seconded The Omaha Bakery, noting that “The brownies at Omaha Bakery are sinful. In a good way!”
3623 N. 129th St.
My husband’s favorite chocolate of Omaha, and possibly mine (I just can’t commit to one), was the chocolate cake at Salt 88. Cake has never left me speechless before, but this warmed slice was heavenly. It’s been two years since I had it at my birthday dinner and I still think about it.
Two locations: 1122 Howard St. and 13615 California St.
I associated Stokes with killer enchiladas, but turns out, they have a craveable dessert. Debbie K. loves the flourless chocolate cake at Stokes.
Summer Kitchen Cafe
Three locations: 1130 Sterling Ridge Drive; 1203 Cornhusker Highway, Bellevue, Neb.; and 12010 Giles Road, La Vista, Neb.
You knew there was going to be at least one cupcake on this list if it was about chocolate in Omaha, didn’t you? Mary Eileen S. recommended the giant red velvet cupcake at Summer Kitchen Cafe. “I crave them.”
Ted & Wally’s
1120 Jackson St. and 6023 Maple St.
I love all kinds of flavor combinations for ice cream, but I have been known to school my nieces and children in recognizing that Omaha has the best homemade chocolate ice cream – with no add-ins – at Ted & Wally’s. I found another person, Cindy K., who agrees with me: “Simple but oooohhh so good.”
Twisted Cork Bistro
10730 Pacific St.
Gretchen H. said for the best chocolate in Omaha, look no further than the chocolate cookie at Twisted Cork. Though she added the word “cookie” does not do it justice.
1022 Howard St,
Dana Z. (follow her at @omahadonewell to see great pictures of Omaha restaurants and businesses) recommended two desserts from V. Mertz. She said their candy bar and the chocolate dessert she recently had there “It was lick-the-plate yum.”
Whisk & Measure
2505 S. 133rd Plaza
Whitney G. loves the chocolate sea salt caramel cake at Whisk & Measure so much, she used eight exclamation points after telling me the cake was “absolutely divine.”
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