Chocolate Factory & The Cannery

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Blog, San Francisco | Comments Off on Chocolate Factory & The Cannery

Ghirardelli Square was built at the turn of the century as a expansion of the Ghirardelli chocolate factory. It was declared an official city landmark in 1965 and has been granted National Historic Register status.

Address: Ghirardelli Square 900 North Point #52 San Francisco, California 94109
Hours of operation: 10AM-11PM
Official website

Ghirardelli was founded in 1852 by Domingo Ghirardelli, the Ghirardelli Chocolate Co. has been creating top shelf chocolates enjoyed all over the world for more than 150 years.



THE CANNERY is one of San Francisco’s most treasured places, and originally built in 1907 as a canning plant for vegetables and fruits. Its original owners was the California Fruit Company which later became Del Monte. One of the few large areas that escaped complete destruction in the San Francisco Earthquake, the Cannery was operated by Del Monte until 1937. Renovated in the late 1960s, the Cannery is now an historic landmark with more than 30 shops. It was once the largest peach cannery in the world. Today, THE CANNERY at Del Monte Square is a vibrant waterfront marketplace featuring one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants, offices, live entertainment, and a world-class jazz club.

Address: 2801 Leavenworth St.Mezzanine Level, San Francisco, CA 94133
Hours of operation: Daily: 10AM – 6PM, Sunday: 11AM-5PM
Official website

The brick warehouse was converted into three levels of winding walkways, balconies and bridges surrounding an inviting courtyard with 130 year-old olive trees and several outdoor cafes.