Downtown Asheville's favorite source of sweet inspiration, Chocolate Fetish
(36 Haywood St.
, 828-258-2353) may be housed inside a diminutive little storefront, but this places packs plenty of flavor. I'm partial to the milk- and dark-chocolate-covered salted caramels, which I ate a bag of while strolling around town one afternoon with a friend. But there are all sorts of tempting sweets at this groovy little chocolate boutique on arguably Asheville's coolest little lane, Haywood Street. Consider dark-chocolate ginger rounds, milk-chocolate cashew "frogs", a wide range of artisan truffles. Both Ecstasy Truffles (Grand Marnier, Mocha Magic, Hazelnut Gianduia) and Americas Best Truffles (Triple Chocolate, Milk Pecan, Raspberry) brands are also sold here.