You will often see long lines out the front door of the French Broad Chocolate Lounge on weekends, because of their delicious chocolates and local ingredients. It is a great spot for desserts after dinner at a nearby downtown restaurants. Located downtown on Buxton Avenue, this chocolate factory and tasting room features weekend tours, classes and courses. Tasting and shopping will be a little bit expensive, because they made house chocolates, take - out desserts and ice cream. There is also a new chocolate bar library which features 150 different chocolate bars.