My sweet tooth is my achilles heel. There is no satisfying the cravings and I don’t possess the willpower (or desire) to cut sugar out of my life. You only live once, right?! Now candy found at the corner store holds little interest to me (except sour keys…oh, heavenly sour keys). However, add some charm, character and unique candy-treasures and I’m throwing plastic on the counter and bringing home more goodies than I should. In order to ensure I’m not alone in my sweet indulgences I’ve rounded up a list of candy stores in Vancouver and throughout the Lower Mainland. Enjoy!
Boutique Candy Stores in Metro Vancouver:
Frankie’s Candy Bar (currently moving from their Kerrisdale location; can still shop online)
Frankie’s has been a Kerrisdale favourite for many years. Fortunately while the store is in the process of re-locating we can still access our favourite sweets through their online store. You can find a wide selection of candies from around the world in addition to novelty candies such as Giant Gummy Bears and mini gumball machines.
Karameller Candy Shop (1020 Mainland Street)
Now this is where fancy and candy meet. All of the candy is imported from Scandinavia. Even the name of the store is a reference to its Swedish roots as Karameller means hard candy.
Candy Kitchen (1689 Johnston Street, Granville Island)
The Candy Kitchen is a Granville Island institution. As I child I couldn’t visit without gobbling up a big hunk of peanut brittle. If Pez is your thing, you will love the Candy Kitchen as their supply of the hard candy in character-themed containers is unbeatable. While at Granville Island you can visit another sweet provider at icandy boutique located inside the Kids’ Market.
Candy Meister (7495 Stanley Park Drive)
Candy from a food truck is both fun and convenient! Much of the candy is all-natural, gluten-, dairy-, and corn-free. When the food truck is closed during the winter months, you can satisfy your craving for Germany-candies through their online shopping site.
Sugar & Co (1233 Lynn Valley Road)
From the yummiest homemade taffy and caramels to smash cakes Sugar & Co is a very special candy store. Previously located in West Vancouver, the store became so popular they needed to expand hence the move to North Vancouver in early 2015. Treat your taste buds to traditional British sweets and old-school American candy such as Popeye Candy Cigarettes, Pop Rocks and more.
Candyland (3710 4151 Hazelbridge Way, in Aberdeen Centre)
You can stock up online or visit their store in Aberdeen Centre. Candyland is the perfect spot to stock up on Asian sweets and candies. You can qualify for a Candy Card (10% off future purchases) with an initial purchase of $20+.
Into Chocolate Candy and Confections (17449 Highway 10, Suite 127)
Charming location and delicious homemade fudge make Into Chocolate Candy and Confections a destination shop. You can find them located in both Cloverdale and Fort Langley.
Everybody Loves Candy Shoppe (23295 Mavis Avenue)
Take a trip down memory lane at the Everybody Loves Candy Shoppe. I can guarantee you will stumble across a forgotten sweet from your childhood. The Shoppe features a wide variety of British sweets, hard candies and sugary creations such as candy topiaries and candy buffets.
Into Chocolate Candy and Confections (C9217 Glover Road)
Known for their fresh fudge and chocolate creations, Into Chocolate Candy and Confections is a delight for the sweet tooth. Chocolate from around the world and oodles of sugary delights make decision-making a bit challenging.
Clayburn Village Store & Tea Shop (34810 Clayburn Road)
One side of this heritage building is a quaint British tea shop. An absolute favourite of ours to visit. The other side is a candy store like no others. As you wander the creaking floor boards and peer through the hundreds of glass jars, you know picking just a few treats to bring home is going to be a monumental task. The owners travel to England three times a year and delicious sweets follow them home every time.
Did I miss a candy store in your community? Please let me know and I will update our list. I’m always looking for a new sweet shoppe to check out. Happy indulging!
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