About Chicago-based Luxury Chocolatier Veruca Chocolates

Our Chicago Storefront & Chocolate Workshop:
Our signature and seasonal chocolates are available for purchase at our storefront and production kitchen located in Chicago at 2409 N. Western Avenue.  Stop by to pick up gift assortments or individual chocolates and watch our team of chocolate artisans in actions.  

In addition, we have a temporary pop-up shop at 1009 W. Armitage Ave in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago.

You can see our current hours for both locations here.

We look forward to serving you!

Our Origin Story:
Veruca Chocolates and all of its boutique chocolate confections are the brainchild of Heather Johnston, a pediatrician-turned-chocolatier. A survivor of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, Heather was inspired to practice medicine by her amazing team of physicians and specialists. She became a pediatrician hoping to reciprocate the compassion and care that she received. Years later, during a break from pediatrics, Heather discovered an entirely different way to provide comfort through a chocolatier course at Chicago’s French Pastry School. Heather fell in love with chocolate work, and gradually her new hobby became a passion, then an obsession, and Veruca Chocolates was born. 

Veruca Chocolates are made for chocolate lovers with discriminating taste and an eye for beauty. Each piece is handmade from only the finest ingredients, and hand-finished to entice the eye as well as the palate.  All of our products are made by hand at our chocolate workshop in Chicago, Illinois and are certified Kosher by the Chicago Rabbinical Council. 

A Message from Heather:
"I believe that opening a box of chocolates should be almost as fun as eating it. I design each chocolate in a way that incorporates color, shape, pattern and texture to indulge all of the senses.  I believe that is what luxury chocolate is all about.  Thank you for being part of this amazing journey.  I hope you enjoy tasting my chocolates as much as I enjoy making them for you."

Heather Johnston

Retail store information:

We are located at 2409 N. Western Avenue in Chicago, just North of Fullerton, and 1.5 blocks West of the I-90/94 Fullerton exit.
Street parking & loading zone is available.

Main Store Hours:
Tuesdays - Saturdays 10am - 5pm, Sundays 10am - 2pm

    Pop-up store information:
    Visit our pop-up store at 1009 W. Armitage in Chicago, between Sheffield and Kenmore.

    Pop-up Store Hours:
    Fridays and Sundays 11am-6pm
    * we will be open for extended days and hours the week before Easter