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Grocer's Daughter Chocolate

12020 S Leelanau Hwy, Empire, MI 49630-8704
+1 231-326-3030
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“truffle” (28 reviews)
“chai” (3 reviews)
“goat milk” (2 reviews)
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Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
12020 S Leelanau Hwy, Empire, MI 49630-8704
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been coming to Grocers Daughter for many years. My daughter was married over Memorial weekend in Glen Arbor. So of course she had to include chocolate baby bears in the guest welcome bags. They received rave reviews from our guests. What we need to...More

Thank D Q
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you love really good (hot) chocolate, you need to stop by!! I had the most delicious hot chocolate with goats milk. Honestly the best one I have ever had. The store is beautiful from the inside and the chocolate is made in the back....More

Thank Nadine Q
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Such a nice surprise, not your normal chocolate store. We arrived as the were getting ready to close and they ran out and waved us to come in. The specialty truffles are worth the stop alone. You MUST try one of thier fudgecicles!!!!

Thank Kbailey67
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We happened onto this business on a weekend trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes. My wife and I got the hot chocolate and boy it was the BEST we've ever had! I make my own at home but nothing this awesome! If in the area do...More

Thank Michael611
Jody H, Owner at Grocer's Daughter Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

We're so happy you stumbled upon us on your visit to the Sleeping Bear Dunes and we love that you enjoyed the Dragon's Breath! It's a staff favorite too. We hope to see you next time you're up north. Best wishes.

Reviewed 25 October 2017

I arranged a chocolate class for my family (2 adults and 2 young children), and it was a great time! Jody, the owner, was easy to work with in terms of scheduling. She and Emma conducted our class. They did a great job of teaching...More

Thank NorthMIMom
Jody H, Owner at Grocer's Daughter Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thank you for the kind words! We're happy to hear you enjoyed the class. It was a pleasure to host your sweet family and we hope to see you again sometime soon. Warm regards, Jody

Reviewed 24 October 2017

We were told while standing in line for Leelanau Coffee that Grocer's Daughter Hot Chocolate was a must. We also each got a truffle and I'm telling you, it's chocolate like none other. Definitely a must-stop stop!

Thank FamilyGal3
Jody H, Owner at Grocer's Daughter Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thank you for visiting our chocolate shop and we're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the chocolate! Hope to see you next time you're in the area. Best wishes, Jody

Reviewed 20 September 2017

We have stopped here on multiple occasions and always loved there chocolate. I love the fact that it is made in house. If you get a change stop by here and get some of there great chocolate.

Thank ronthegreat_007
jodyhayden23, Owner at Grocer's Daughter Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Thanks for stopping in! We love to receive feedback. It's such a joy to make chocolate for you and we're thrilled you love it as much as we do. See you next time!

Reviewed 13 September 2017

I really wanted to like the chocolate, since the reviews were so high. And maybe my chocolate palate just is not refined enough but neither my husband nor I liked the chocolates we bought (which seems very expensive). I did, however, enjoy the chocolate chip...More

Thank Corinne L
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We love this place! Unfortunately, we arrived just before closing, so we had to hurry through 30 or 40 different chocolate selections and make our choices. We did so, and are happy campers as a result.

Thank Tim M
jodyhayden23, Owner at Grocer's Daughter Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thanks for the review and we're happy you made it before we closed. We're delighted you enjoyed the chocolate. See you next time!

Reviewed 3 September 2017

If you're driving/visiting/staying/living anywhere near Empire, MI, the Grocer's Daughter Chocolate is a must. You will not be disappointed. Our reason for going was to purchase a gift, but we decided to also buy some chocolate chip cookies for ourselves. Wow! Fantastic cookies! If we...More

Thank KSG924
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Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12020 S Leelanau Hwy, Empire, MI 49630-8704
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Leelanau County  >  Empire
  • Phone Number: +1 231-326-3030
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We are a small family-owned craft chocolate business that focuses on sourcing as many local ingredients as possible. Our chocolate is fairly traded from Ecuador and we offer chocolate made from the rare and prized Arriba Nacional cacao variety. We LOVE great chocolate and we look forward to sharing it with you. Because we are committed to sourcing super tasty ingredients - local dairy, honey, fruits, spirits, etc - and chocolate, our prices are higher than what you'll find at a typical chocolate shop.
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