Treats and Sweets
Carter's Chocolates opened up in October of 2008 in the big old mall on Mile Hill. The one with the first escalator in Kitsap County.
We've moved a couple of times... spent 3 years in the rundown building next to KFC, then into the Port Orchard Public Market on Bay Street for four years.
We are currently and permanently at 707 Bay Street, which is between the Public Market and Josephine's Redeemed Boutique, where we have access on Bay Street itself plus a back door with a seating area overlooking the same view as before.
John Strasinger opened and ran the Bay Street Bistro for 5 years towards the beginning of Carter's operation.
When he sold that business (which is still open and doing great!), he slowly started to work his way into the operation of Carter's.
He has brought with him lots of time, energy, and most importantly culinary skills. He has been instrumental in extending our hours, and increasing the offerings of baked goods, especially cakes. Especially the Brooklyn Blackout Cake.
When he came along and brought all the good changes, it seemed that the name Carter's Chocolates was no longer reflective of the entirety of our operation, and we started using Carter & Co.
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Bite sized versions of stuffed brioche, mini tarts, truffles, cupcakes or Event cakes, an Ice Cream bar are some of the things we can provide for your party.
Full service catering done by John, the original chef-owner of the Bay Street Bistro is also currently available.
Partnered with Caffe Vita, Seattle's premier coffee roaster, to bring you exceptional espresso drinks, such as Mochas and Caramel Machiatto's made with our housemade chocolate and caramel sauces, Espresso Shakes, and lots more !
Savory pockets of brioche wrapped around fillings:
Ham & Brie,
Ham, Bacon & Swiss
Mushroom & Smoked Provolone,
Jalapeni & Cheddar
Perfect for breakfast or lunch.
Or second breakfast.
Six times in a row Port Orchard has voted Carter's the Best Desserts.
Stop in and find out why!
We're located at 707 Bay Street.
Open 9 to 7:30
For our lactose-free friends, we offer a few flavors of dairy-free sorbets. Fresh fruits, lemon, coconut, and spectacular chocolate sorbets, many of them make refreshing drinks as well.
Locally sourced dairy ingredients, flavors that are unique, interesting (in a good way), all natural ingredients
Carter's Chocolates are hand made on Bay Street, using single origin, organically grown chocolate.
There are truffles, caramels, turtles, barks, peanut butter cups, and lots more !