Looking for Candy Shops
- mermy Jan 11, 2008 12:22 PM
Does anyone know of any cute candy shops in Los Angeles area? Somewhere that has a cute storefront with a variety of candy... doesn't necessarily have to be chocolate... just a assortment of colorful lollipops, jars full of ribbon candy... etc...
maybe slightly old-fashioned looking? :)
Lots of places like that.
Littlejohn's in the Farmers Market comes to mind, as does Fossleman's Ice Cream in Alhambra.
Was on 2nd street in Belmont Shore yesterday and saw a new candy shop is opening up. Powell's I think?
Get thee to MUNCHIES! walls of candy! ice cream too! and kosher!
8859 W Pico Blvd 90035
And though i loathe to recommend it, i will inform you that there's a "retro candy" store in Universal City Walk (though I can't recall the name)'
There's a new sweet shop on Melrose (near Fairfax High, across from the Scientology hoodoo where Golden Apple used to be) that's really cute, lots of jellybeans and sucker candies,a nda candy bar where you can do Sweet-Fondue or get shakes and such. Cannot remember name for the life of me.
Munchies is great - huge selection, nice family atmosphere.
The Farmers Market has a couple of places including Littlejohn Toffee & Fudge, plus Ultimate Candy & Nut which has lots of candy by the pound plus those big ol lollipops. and don't forget to pop your head into Mr. Marcel - they have a nice selection of import consumer bars and many upscale items. Also, oddly enough the Cost Plus World Market has a pretty good selection.
There's a new place on Melrose just little bit down from Fairfax called Sweet Sugar. It's still getting up on its feet, but lots of candy in jars and such.
Down in Santa Monica just off the Promenade is The Candy Baron
Edelweiss in Beverly Hills makes their own chocolates but also has a nice selection of things like gummis, swedish fish and licorice in jars by the pound.
In San Pedro down in Ports o Call village is a shop called Candy Town. Mostly candy bars and lots of classic items, but they also have barrels of taffy and hard candies by the pound.
Susinas on Beverly Blvd. also has a nice, but small selection. I haven't been there for a while, I don't know if they're in jars in bulk or all prebagged or not.
If you're down in Anaheim, there is a pretty large candy shop in Downtown Disney.
Up in the Valley is the Jelly Bean Factory. Most of their candy is prepacked into 4 ounce bags, but they do Jelly Belly by the pound behind an ice cream counter.
Here's a complete roundup of the places I know in Los Angeles:
There's a place in Monrovia called Scoops that fits your bill. It goes for the old fashioned ice cream parlor/candy shop look.
Fair Oaks Pharmacy in South Pasadena has a great selection of vintage candy and an original Soda Fountain counter. Also, you can try Edelweiss Chocolates 444 N. Canon Drive in Beverly Hills. It's a really old candy shop that's been there FOREVER. Fosselman's is also a good call as someone else already mentioned.
I've driven by one on Venice Blvd, I think at the southwest corner of Beethoven. I've never been inside, though. Has anyone been?
Balboa Candy in Balboa Island (Newport Beach) fits this description, if you're willing to go further afield. They specialize in 'retro' candies and the store has a kind of 'old fashioned' look to it.