We love our chocolate in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia’s Blue Ridge.

You can satisfy your need for chocolate with an incredible selection of cakes, cookies, ice cream, pies, drinks, and other cocoa-inspired dishes and desserts.

Throw the diet out the window and allow yourself to indulge in Virginia’s Blue Ridge.


Here are 15 chocolate treats you will love.

1. European Sipping Chocolate - Altus Chocolate

Any chocolate lover has to visit Altus Chocolate, a bean-to-bar chocolate lounge in Downtown Roanoke. The menu is full of delicious chocolate treats, including various baked goods, truffles, and drinks. The European Sipping Chocolate is a thick, molten drink that reminds you of hot, homemade pudding. Be still, my chocolate heart.

2. Mud Pie - Mac and Bob's Restaurant

Mac & Bob's - Mud Pie

The house-made mud pie at Mac and Bob’s Restaurant in Salem combines two of our favorite things - coffee and chocolate! The pie consists of an Oreo cookie crust that’s filled with layers of vanilla and coffee ice cream, which is then topped with a rich, chocolate fudge sauce, chopped walnuts, and whipped cream. 

3. Dark Chocolate Cremeux - The River and Rail

“Cremeux” is the French word for “creamy,” which perfectly describes this chocolate dessert at The River and Rail. It’s an amazing dark chocolate pudding topped with caramel ice cream, cocoa krispies and honey-roasted hazelnuts. C’est bon!

4. Chocolate Ice Cream - Homestead Creamery

While it may already be available at your own local grocery store, there’s something special about making a visit to the original Homestead Creamery location in Franklin County. This quaint country market and ice cream shop is the epitome of Southern charm in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. Order a couple scoops of the Creamery’s rich, creamy, chocolate ice cream and grab a seat in one of the rocking chairs on the front porch for a relaxing Blue Ridge Day.

5. Chocolate Explosion - Cupcake Cottage

Chocolate cake topped with chocolate icing, chocolate ganache, and chocolate chips? No wonder Cupcake Cottage calls this creation the Chocolate Explosion! It’s one of many fantastic flavors at this local bakery, which also specializes in catering for major events such as parties and weddings.

6. Better Than Sex Cake - Wildflour Market & Bakery

Wildflour - Better than Sex Cake

We’ll let you be the judge of whether this cake lives up to its name, but you certainly feel the love when taking a bite of the Better than Sex Cake at Wildflour Market & Bakery. It’s a rich, decadent dessert featuring devil’s food cake that has chocolate chips and pecans baked into it, and then topped with a chocolate caramel ganache.


7. Mexican Hot Chocolate - Tuco’s Taqueria Garaje

Warm up with a cup of Mexican Hot Chocolate at Tuco’s Taqueria Garaje - a popular new restaurant in Downtown Roanoke. The hot chocolate is made in-house and topped with agave whipped cream & a dusting of cayenne pepper.  

8. Chocolate Truffles - chocolatepaper

With a variety of chocolate treats from around the world, chocolatepaper is a spot where you can find the perfect gift or indulge in your own love of chocolate. Items include a vast selection of truffles, clusters, candy, bark, caramels, chocolate-covered potato chips and much more. 

9. Blue Cow Patty Ice Cream - Blue Cow Ice Cream Co.

The Blue Cow Patty ice cream at this local shop has all your favorite things! It's dark chocolate ice cream with oreos, butterfinger, and chocolate chips! If you're feeling extra #rich, opt for two scoops and combine it with the chocolate brownie ice cream. They should call that the Willy Wonka! 

10. Rolled Ice Cream - Champloo Dessert

Champloo Dessert is bring the innovative concept of hand-crafted rolled ice cream to Virginia’s Blue Ridge with its new shop in Downtown Salem. The base uses milk from Homestead Creamery, a local dairy, and there are a variety of flavors, including Cookies n’ Cream, which is even better when topped with a cookie and chocolate syrup.

11. Budino - Fortunato

Leave room for dessert as part of your Italian feast at Fortunato. Many opt for the cannoli or zeppole, but for those craving chocolate, the budino is a terrific choice. It’s a warm chocolate pudding topped with dulce de leche gelato and polenta granola - the perfect way to end your meal.

12. Viva la Cupcake FreakShake - Viva la Cupcake

What's better than a chocolate cupcake? How about when you take said cupcake and turn it into a milkshake?! The signature Viva la Cupcake features four different kinds of chocolate, and the cupcake is blended into liquid form along with ice cream, coconut milk, and creme brulee cream. It's a decadent creation at this adorable shop in Roanoke and any cupcake can be ordered as a FreakShake.

13. Chocolate Pie - The Hub Restaurant

The Hub Restaurant is known for its delicious pies that are made fresh daily, and the homemade chocolate pie is one of the signature options that’s always available, unless you’re too late because they’ve already sold out for the day! It’s a flaky pie crust topped with a tasty combination of chocolate and whipped cream.

14. Rocky Road Ice Cream Sundae - Pop’s Ice Cream & Soda Bar


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You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time in Pop’s Ice Cream & Soda Bar, a classic shop that features a 1936 Bastian Blessing Soda Fountain. While you can’t go wrong with any of the chocolate options on the menu at Pop’s, we suggest the Rocky Road ice cream sundae. It’s two scoops of Homestead Creamery chocolate ice cream, marshmallow cream, chocolate syrup, and whipped cream topped with Spanish peanuts and a cherry.

15. Chocolates - Baylee’s Best Chocolates

Pretzel pops, s’mores, caramels, chocolates, and hand-crafted truffles are all available at Baylee’s Best Chocolates! Truffle options include Cafe Au Lait, with its subtle coffee flavor, and L’Orange, for the classic combination of orange and dark chocolate. Baylee’s also features an impressive collection of European style truffles, with flavors like Champagne, Fig & Cognac, and Berry Chambord.

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