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DART to Chocolate This Valentine's Day

Nothing says "Be Mine" on Valentine’s Day like chocolate, and these DARTable destinations offer some of the most delectable desserts around.

CocoAndré Chocolatier
Bishop Arts District – 508 W. 7th St., Dallas
Owner and master chocolatier Andrea Pedraza combines traditional European techniques with modern flavors from Mexico to create some of the finest hand-crafted chocolate delights. Her shop’s signature treat is a solid chocolate designer shoe, but with hundreds of specialty molds in stock, CocoAndré can create a custom chocolate piece for any occasion. Take the Dallas Streetcar, then walk or take Bus Route 723.

Dude, Sweet Chocolate
Downtown Plano – 1016 E. 15th St.
These dark chocolate creations – including fudges, truffles, toffees, nuts and more – are anything but ordinary. Chef Katherine Clapner fearlessly combines almost anything with cacao, ranging from savory to sweet. Try the Albatross blue cheese and sea salt fudge, or the Fungus Amongus porcini and pumpkin seed toffee. Catch the Red Line to Downtown Plano Station.

Haute Sweets Patisserie
Lake Highlands – 10230 E. Northwest Hwy., Dallas
Haute Sweets Patisserie is the brainchild of two highly trained chefs who’ve turned their passion for making people happy into an irresistible boutique for inspired desserts. From decadent specialty cakes, cookies and bars to guilt-free vegan and paleo treats, every bite is a delight. It’s located along Bus Route 428.

Wonderful World of Cooking
Downtown Carrollton – 1014 South Broadway
This classic tea room and restaurant offers a variety of homemade desserts, including a delicious slice of chocolate chip cake and a warm and a brownie fudge sundae. Take the Green Line to Downtown Carrollton Station.

La Duni
NorthPark Center - 8687 N. Central Expy #1516
Blending European traditions with Latin American soul, La Duni’s food is terrific, but the desserts are divine. We recommend the four-slice special, so you can try several of their award-winning Café Line cakes, including the Venezuelan triple chocolate truffle cake or the Nutella milk chocolate cake. You can catch the Red Line to Park Lane Station, then take Route 702 NorthPark Center Shuttle), or get there via Bus Route 428.