Raleigh’s Warehouse District is past it’s growing pains. Between the influx of new business, attractive renovations, and creative entertainment it’s easily the most exciting and inspiring corner of our tiny city. Nestled in amongst the paint-speckled brick and wrought iron is something unexpected, heartwarming and humble: Videri Chocolate Factory.
I expected to try a few chocolates, learn the process, and maybe score a couple quality photographs. Instead, I left the cocoa-infused factory with a new found respect for not just chocolate, but the reinvented Raleigh entrepreneur and all those in the Warehouse District working to strengthen and expand upon the city’s culture.
The following ‘photo-essay’ is a testament to the tedious work of the Videri staff – sourcing fair-trade cocoa from across the globe, touring customers thru the entire process, and crafting mouth-watering confections coupled with quality coffee in a cozy setting. Thanks to Sam, Thad, and the entire Videri staff for sharing your process and sweet with us.
Be sure to stop by and try everything you can get your hands on and enjoy a cup of Stumptown Coffee – currently the only location in North Carolina offering the Portland, Oregon favorite.
Warehouse District or Bust