Slideshow: Where To Get Your Last Minute Chocolates For Valentine's Day In San Francisco

Christopher Elbow Chocolates
Christopher Elbow Chocolates
Bring the passion home, er, literally, with the Mango Ginger chocolate from Christopher Elbow in Kansas City and San Francisco. The secret ingredient to this tropical confection is passionfruit, which adds bright fruity notes that blend beautifully with the spicy ginger and dark, almost bitter chocolate shell. Or add a little excitement with the exotic Persia chocolate: nutty almond marzipan is topped with a creamy dark chocolate ganache and infused with warm spices and rose water. ($10 for 4 pieces).

Christopher Elbow: Available online or at two CocoaBella Locations (list here)

Assortment from Bi-Rite Market
Assortment from Bi-Rite Market
If you live in the Mission and you can't get yourself to the newly opened Dandelion Chocolate, don't hesitate to hit up Bi-Rite for a bottle of wine and some treats. They have the all ganache, no shell truffles from SF startup Neo Cocoa (pictured), as well as the chocolate shortbread treats from Claire's Squares, and a variety of chocolates from Poco Dolce. Plus, it's open until 9 p.m.

Bi-Rite Market:3639 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110(map); (415) 241-9760

Poco Dolce
Poco Dolce
If toffee or caramel is on your Valentine's list of favorites, head to this chocolate shop in the Dog Patch. The Burnt Caramel Toffee Squares (pictured, $16 for 8 ounce tin) are made from buttery yet complex toffee and a thin robe of dark chocolate. The assorted bittersweet tiles (starting at $17) are a good choice if you're looking for a mix-and-match box.

Poco Dolce:2419 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA(map); 415-255-1443;pocodolce.com

Tcho
Tcho
Swing by the Tcho factory on the Embarcadero and you can pick up an assortment of just-made chocolates in the shop. The chocolates are each given careful tasting notes, so you'll be sure to choose one that your Valentine will enjoy.

Tcho:Pier 17 San Francisco, CA 94111(map); (415) 981-0189;tcho.com

Michael Mischer
Michael Mischer
Originally from Northern Germany, Michael Mischer now runs his own shop in Oakland, California and sells his chocolates across the Bay Area. His heart shaped Peanut Butter Dark chocolate will win over any peanut loving Valentine, with its combination of soft peanut caramel, sweet peanut praline, and just a hint of salt trapped inside a thin dark chocolate shell. Another great option is the Salt Caramel. It's just Murray River salt infused caramel, but it's the perfect sweet salty bite to get your tastebuds excited for more. ($12 for a 5-piece box)

Michael Mischer:3352 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610(map); (510) 986-1822; michaelmischerchocolates.com; also available at select CocoaBella Locations (list here)