The Legendary 10th Taste of Chocolate Festival in Harvard Square

Friday, January 26, 2018 - Sunday, January 28, 2018 all-day

The wait is over! The Harvard Square Business Association is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated annual Taste of Chocolate Festival. The highlight of this beloved weekend extravaganza is the free Chocolate Tasting Event on Saturday, January 27th from 1pm – 2pm. Please join us on Brattle Plaza (in front of Brattle Square Florist at 31 Brattle Street) for heavenly chocolate treats from some of Harvard Square’s most loved restaurants!

Come early! This celebration of all things chocolate attracts hundreds of chocoholics! Bring your dancing shoes (or boots! It’s a great way to burn off those calories you will consume!) – once again, our friends Grooversity will warm the crowd with their infectious and heart stopping percussion combining traditional Brazilian grooves like Samba and Axe with Funk, Rock, Jazz and even Hip Hop.

Businesses generously giving out chocolate samples include:


Salsa, Merengue and Reggaeton your way around Winter Carnival with some of Wellbridge Athletic Club’s finest Zumba instructors! Join in the hottest fitness dance craze right here in Harvard Square - see what all the fun is about, and shake off those winter blues! 1:00pm – 1:30pm on Palmer Street, right by the chocolate!
In addition, chocolate promotions and sweet deals are on full display all weekend throughout the Square. Businesses looking forward to welcoming you to the sweetest weekend of the year include:
Freepoint Hotel
Sip in the decadence of two chocolate cocktails available this weekend at Freepoint Kitchen & Cocktails in celebration of the 10th annual Taste of Chocolate Festival! Grab a comfortable seat on our expansive lounge couch or play a round of pool with a friend, while drinking a Chocolate Old Fashioned, made with Bullet Bourbon, Godiva Dark Chocolate Liqueur and garnished with chocolate covered cherries. Or, for something a little bubbly, try the Sparkling Amaretto with Godiva Dark Chocolate Liqueur, Amaretto and topped with a champagne floater. The two sinfully sweet cocktails will be available Friday, January 26 - Sunday, January 28.
Freepoint Hotel, 220 Alewife Brook Parkway,, (617) 491-8000

Grafton Street Pub & Grill
Grafton Street Pub & Grill will be featuring Chocolate Stuffed Figs - golden figs stuffed with a rum-chocolate ganache and dipped in dark chocolate – all weekend.
Grafton Street Pub & Grill, 1230 Massachusetts Avenue,, (617) 497-0400

Harvest Executive Pastry Chef Joshua Livsey will be showcasing his Dark Chocolate Cremeux ($11) January 26th, 27th and 28th! A recent finalist on Food Network's Holiday Baking Championship, Chef Josh will combine local ingredients and Valrhona chocolate along with medjool date ice cream, cherry & chocolate meringue. Visit Harvest, located at 44 Brattle Street, from Friday January 27-Sunday January 29 during brunch, lunch or dinner to enjoy Chef Josh's Dark Chocolate Cremeux!
Harvest, 44 Brattle Street,, (617) 868-2255

Henrietta’s Table
Henrietta’s Table will be featuring a chocolate peanut butter mousse cake with a liquid chocolate center.
Henrietta’s Table, 1 Bennett Street,, (617) 661-5005

Flour Bakery + Café
During Chocolate Weekend, at their Harvard Square location, Flour Bakery + Café will offer gluten-free caramel chocolate oreos, crisp chocolate cookies with a creamy and gooey caramel center.
Flour Bakery + Café, 114 Mount Auburn Street,, (617) 714-3205

Off the Beaten Path Food Tours
Harvard Square Chocolate Tour: Book Today!
Looking to explore many of Harvard Square's chocolate destinations in the company of a friendly, knowledgeable guide? Take a Harvard Square Chocolate Tour with Off The Beaten Path Food Tours. Calling all chocoholics! Join us for a unique and delectable, 90-minute adventure through historical Harvard Square. You'll hear interesting stories about the Square, learn fun facts about chocolate, and sample the best and most interesting chocolaty treats around while learning about the concepts behind them. Each tour includes 4-6 stops with plenty of varied chocolate treats and less than a mile of walking. Participants must sign up in advance via the website at This tour is suitable for all ages and runs on Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 7pm, and Sundays at 2pm. Chocolate tour tickets are $35/pp and include all food and fun. Hurry before we sell out!
Off the Beaten Path Food Tours,

Parsnip Restaurant
Parsnip Restaurant, 91 Winthrop Street,, (617) 714-3206

the red house

the red house, 98 Winthrop Street,, (617) 576-0605


Special thanks to our sponsor, Getaround, GoNation, Seacoast Sweets and Wellbridge Athletic Club for supporting this event.

(617) 491-3434