2024 Chocolate Crawl

Join us in celebrating the season of love at our Love Local Chocolate Crawl on Thursday, February 15, 4:30-7:30pm. Bundle up and gather your friends, coworkers and family for an evening stroll stopping in local shops to enjoy a variety of chocolate treats and special offers. Find the perfect gifts for your loved ones or perhaps a little something special for yourself!

How to Participate:
1. Stop in at any participating business listed below to pick up the Love Local Chocolate Crawl map and start your stroll!

2. Visit participating businesses to enjoy a chocolate treat, and shop for your Valentine or yourself!

3. When you spend $25 or more at participating businesses (at one or a combination of shops), bring your receipts to Bookends & Beginnings to redeem a gift from us. You'll also be entered in a raffle to win a $100 Evanston Gift Card! 

This is a free event but, please register here. If you're driving into Downtown Evanston for the crawl, please take a moment to read this information about parking. Downtown Evanston is also easily accessible by bike, bus or train.

After the crawl, be sure to treat yourself and your Valentine to dinner and a sweet treat! Check out the dining specials here.
For questions, please email

Participating Venues:


Artem Pop Up Gallery | 1627 Sherman Ave.

Enjoy hot chocolate with chocolate chip cookies and a handmade red tissue paper flower with every purchase! 

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Ayla's Originals | 1511 Sherman Ave.

Shop for jewelry for your loved ones and get 25% off during while you enjoy tasty, chocolate treats! 

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Benefit Cosmetics | 1625 Sherman Ave.

Stop in Benefit Cosmetics for a hot chocolate bar and enjoy their BOGO ( buy 1 free mini and get the other mini free!) Check out their 2 new brow products! Treat yourself! 

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Bookends & Beginnings | 1620 Orrington Ave.

Stop by to sample chocolates from The Naked Truffle then buy some chocolates along with a book and card - it's a perfect combo! 

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Crossroads Trading | 1730 Sherman Ave.

Find a special Valentine's themed outfit and winter gear and enjoy chocolate cookies! Curated winter 50% off sale racks and $5 rack!

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Gearhead Outfitters | 1600 Sherman Ave.

Stop in to warm up with hot cocoa and enter a raffle for an outdoor date bundle! Curious what that is - stop by!  

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High Touch Shop | 1551 Sherman Ave.

Stop in for chocolate cookies, fruit and nuts and 20% off select items! 

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Kilwin's Evanston | 1724 Sherman Ave.

Sample a Kilwin's chocolate before you buy yourself and your loved ones Valentine's chocolates or fudge! 

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Madison Grace | 612 Davis St.

Enjoy chocolate blossom cookies and prosecco and enter the raffle to win a private shopping party for you and your friends.

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Skylight Vintage, Etc. | 1716 Sherman Ave.

Find a unique and vintage gift for your Valentine along with a chocolate treat! 

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Stepping Out on Faith Consignment | 1632 Orrington Ave.

Stop in to shop 20% off all apparel and 50% off jeans and men's and women's shoes! Always great finds at great prices! 

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Title Boxing Club Evanston | 1029 Davis St.

Grab a chocolate treat and take advantage of their Flash Sale - 2 classes for $28! Offer only available through February 18! 

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Wheel & Sprocket | 1027 Davis St.

Stop in for a treat and take advantage of Wheel & Sprocket's service special now offered through February! It is $100 off the premium service (usually $400) and $50 off the annual service (usually $175). 

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