In 1926, when our founder Joseph Draps opened his first GODIVA Chocolatier shop in Brussels, Belgium, Godiva became the chocolatier of choice in Belgium and the talk of the chocolate world.
After years of being exclusive to Belgium, Draps began the international GODIVA expansion in 1958 by opening a GODIVA boutique in Paris on the fashionable Rue St. Honoré. Openings in the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, and more soon followed.
Then in 1966, GODIVA traveled across the pond to the United States, where GODIVA became available at one of the country’s most elegant department stores, Wanamaker’s in Philadelphia. Six years later, the first stateside GODIVA boutique opened on New York’s fashionable Fifth Avenue.
Today the GODIVA brand is known—and loved—in over 80 countries around the world. GODIVA owns and operates more than 450 boutiques and shops worldwide, where you can find a comprehensive selection of our offerings. GODIVA products are also available at finer department and specialty stores. Additionally, GODIVA issues seasonal mail-order catalogs in North America, and accepts phone and Internet orders. From New York to Paris, Tokyo to Dubai, it is GODIVA that brings the best of Belgium to the world.
Whether big or small, cities are where dreams come true. And it’s their sights, scents, sounds, and tastes that make each one unique (and the food remarkable). This summer, swing by Godiva Chocolatier at Rockefeller Center anytime from now through Friday, August 31, to discover what five Chef Chocolatiers from around the world brought to the table. (The findings are delicious.) And, while you’re there, treat yourself to our new Godiva Caramel Chocolixir and Soft Serve! Don't forget to use your Summer Frequency Card!
Parfait All Day Don’t let the sweetest part of summer melt away—get a taste of new parfait flavors like Oreo, Berry, Caramel, and Caramel Crunch Chocolixir when you stop by Godiva Chocolatier at Rockefeller Center anytime from now through Friday, August 31. Featuring layers upon layers of ice cream and fruit, there’s no better way to spend the day!