My trip to The Nutty Chocolatier in the Beaches area on Queen St. East was well worth the wait. I waited A YEAR to come back to this sweet morsel of confectionary to finally take the photos I wanted to take. You all know how anal I am about my photos. If I don’t like them, I retake until I’m satisfied. And if it takes me a year to go back to a place, I will mumble and grumble but patiently wait till the day I get to come back. I know it sounds so silly considering that all it takes is a subway and streetcar ride. But the weather doesn’t always cooperate when you make plans to go, sometimes you just feel like exploring another neighbourhood, and other times you run out of bus tokens and tickets and feel too cheap to buy more, and thus the trip is prolonged for another chunk of time. Sigh. Tis the life of a foodie.
I went to the Beaches area for the first time last summer and I was so, so excited to go back to revisit some places and to explore a bit more this past month. The Beaches area is beautiful. It’s quaint, it’s peaceful, and it has that lovely mom-and-pop feel. Added bonus? It’s just a hop, skip, step away from Woodbine beach! When you walk along Queen St. E, it feels so nice because you can feel the balmy air coming in from the shore. When I spend a day in the Beaches, my plan of action involves getting off the Queen streetcar at Woodbine Ave. and walking east till I’m too tired to keep walking, ha!
Even though I may not buy things in every candy shop I go into (what self-control I have!), I looove looking and The Nutty Chocolatier is a BIG shop that offers candy, chocolate, British imports and memorabilia (there were plenty of William and Kate mugs among other things when I was there this past month, haha), gelato and icecream, imported chips and savoury snacks, and lots and lots of fudge! So here’s a teaser post with photos of The Nutty Chocolatier, the resident neighbourhood candy store, fudge shop, and cavity-inducing sugar emporium with plenty of local and imported sweets and treats 😀
The Nutty Chocolatier is located in the Beaches neighbourhood at 2179 Queen Street East, east of Woodbine Ave. and in between Lee and Hambly Ave.