'Dandelion Chocolate' To Put Down Roots At Ferry Building

Mission-based chocolatier Dandelion Chocolate announced today that it has found a new, permanent space in the Ferry Building.

In late fall or early winter, the chocolate shop will be moving from the Ferry Building's North Arcade into space formerly occupied by Scharffen Berger​ ​Chocolate​ and Rancho Gordo​.

"We love being​ part of the best artisan food community​ in the Bay Area within such an iconic landmark building​,​ and after three ​locations in four years, we have​ finally​ found our home," the chocolatier wrote in a statement today.

The current spot in the North Arcade will be open until then. ​

To create a modern​ ​look for the space, Tokyo based architect Masaki Kato has been consulted. He has already designed Dandelion’s three Japanese locations.

The current location in the Ferry Building is a small kiosk.

A larger retail ​space​ allows the chocolate maker to move away from the current small kiosk atmosphere.

Plans call for serving more ​fresh daily ​pastries, a full service coffee and hot chocolate bar with the usual selection of ​Four Barrel ​coffee, as well as signature chocolate drinks. Everything will be available to go.

Created in early 2010, Dandelion Chocolate is mostly known as a bean-to-bar chocolate factory based in the Mission. It was co-founded by Todd Masonis and Cameron Ring.

Masonis sold his startup to Comcast in 2008, and then took time off to study chocolate-making traditions in France. Ring worked as a technology architect for over a decade, before joining the sweet adventures.

Dandelion Chocolate is open in the Ferry Building Monday​ ​to Saturday, 8am-6pm and on Sunday from 10am to 5pm.

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Dandelion chocolate to put down roots at ferry building