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21 Sweetest Candy Stores in Los Angeles

Updated for 2024

Candy definitely makes the world a little sweeter. And here in Los Angeles, we’re surrounded by candy shops that offer it all — world famous candies, made-in-L.A. candies, super sour candies, super silly candies, and super chocolatey candies. 

Check out our list of the Best Candy Stores In and Around Los Angeles to discover some new-to-you shops.

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andSons Chocolatiers
9548 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 276-2776

Since 1983, andSons Chocolatiers has been delighting chocolate fans, both locals and tourists. andSons is a second-generation Beverly Hills chocolatier offering a “collection of modern and classic bonbons.” (andSons was formally known as teuscher chocolates, which the mother of the current owners opened back in 1983.) Visit their shop and the café, which specializes in espresso, coffee, tea and cold drinks as well as a daily selection of baked goods. (Note: the café hours are different from the chocolate shop. Check the website for details.) 

Cocoa & Candy
4375 1/2 Tujunga Ave., Studio City, CA 91604
(323) 656-0603

Cocoa & Candy is often described as “cute,” “adorable,” “darling.” Step inside and you’ll soon see why. This boutique candy shop is carefully curated and offers a selection of “designer candy and all your family favorites!” (Note – be sure to call ahead before visiting. Occasionally, the store owner opens a bit later or closes a bit earlier than the hours posted on the website.)

Compartés Chocolatier
5735 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016
(310) 826-3380

Is it candy or is it art? The Compartés products are described in this way – “artisan chocolate boxes and handcrafted gifts become edible works of art.” Compartés has been creating handmade chocolate gifts since 1950. In addition to their signature collections, Compartés also offers “custom chocolates adorned with personalized logos, branding, and designs, tailored for exclusive occasions, premier gifting and more.” 

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Diane Krön Chocolatier/K Chocolatier
9606 Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA
(310) 248-2626 and
Malibu Country Mart
3835 Cross Creek Road, Malibu, CA 
(310) 317-0400

“In the 1970’s, Diane and Tom Krön created a sensation with the chocolate-covered strawberry,” and over the years, Krön became a national brand and status symbol. After a twenty year hiatus, Diane opened these new stores and introduced new products. These luxury chocolates have been described as the “Rolls Royce of Chocolates.” (Note – be sure to check the website for hours. The Beverly Hills location is closed on weekends, and the Malibu location is closed on Saturdays.)

Dylan’s Candy Bar
The Original Farmers Market
6333 W. 3rd Street, Stall 432, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 930-1600

Walking into Dylan’s Candy Bar is like walking into a magical rainbow land. The mission behind Dylan’s Candy Bar is to “merge fashion, art and pop culture with candy to ignite the creative spirit and inner child in everyone that visits.” You’ll find over 7,000 confections here including Positivity Pops (“a milk chocolate lollipop with a positively amazing message” such as Brave, Strong, Star); Sweet Treat Towers; a Happy Birthday Tackle Box; Gummy Pink Cadillacs; and much more. 

Edelweiss Chocolates
444 N. Cañon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 275-0341 and 
Brentwood Country Mart
225 26th Street #22, Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 656-0306

Edelweiss Chocolates is a true Beverly Hills celebrity, having the distinction of being “one of the oldest confectionaries in America that still process its chocolates by hand.” Edelweiss has been in business since 1942 and throughout the years has grown a large fan base, including many famous names. All ingredients are made in-house, from scratch. If you can’t make it to one of the shops, shipping orders is an option. 

beautiful candy on display in a candy store
We all wish we could be a kid in a candy store at times

Ethel M Chocolates
Glendale Galleria
2159 Glendale Galleria, Glendale, CA 
(747) 240-3987

A bit of history — Forrest Mars, the man responsible for M&M’s and the Milky Way bar, created Ethel M Chocolates, named for his mother Ethel Mars. While there are several locations in Nevada, the only California location is found in the Glendale Galleria. You can select from Chocolate Gift Boxes or create your own custom box, both of which are quite popular.  

315 E. First St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 625-8595

“Fugetsu-Do is a family-owned mochi and mango sweet shop in the Little Tokyo area of Los Angeles since 1903.” The shop specializes in mochi (a “Japanese confection, found usually in the shape of a small, round rice cake”) and Japanese treats. The shop is open daily from 8 am to 6 pm. 

Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop
Hollywood Walk of Fame
6834 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 466-0399

You may already be familiar with Ghirardelli Chocolate Squares. However, take it to the next level by paying a visit to the Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop in Hollywood. Treat yourself to a movie (the shop is located next door to the El Capitan Theatre) and make sure to treat yourself to some chocolates — bars, hot fudge sundae, or hot chocolate.  

Multiple locations including
Westfield Topanga & The Village
6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Space 67, Canoga Park, CA 91303
(747) 777-4479

“IT’SUGAR is a candy store specializing in innovative sweets, fun novelty gifts, and giant candy.” IT’SUGAR describes itself as a “retailtainer,” a place where you can be silly, have fun, and experience more joy. You will find items here that you just won’t find anywhere else. Plus, you’ll feel even better about buying a lollipop or two knowing that 20% of the purchase of each lollipop will be donated to Make-A-Wish.

Jack’s Candy
777 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 622-9287

If you prefer to shop online, then Jack’s Candy is the place for you. They describe themselves as the “best and largest online candy store,” with over 10,000 candies. However, you do have the option of visiting the store located in downtown L.A. You’ll find items in bulk here; Jack’s Candy has been described as the Costco for Candy! You can also find international candies here, too. (The store is open six days a week, closed on Sundays.) 

candy canes in a candy store
Some candy shops make their own candy, right in front of you!

John Kelly Chocolates
1508 N. Sierra Bonita Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 851-3277 and 
9523 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 734-7228 and 
1111 1/2 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 899-0900

John Kelly Chocolates are handmade in the heart of Hollywood since 2004. It began with a “recipe for an amazing, gourmet chocolate fudge,” and now has become a national brand sold in specialty shops and select department stores and grocery stores, as well as online. There are now 19 variations on the original fudge recipe as well as additional products such as chocolate-dipped fruit, salted caramels, and more. 

La Huerta Candy
Grand Central Market
317 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 437-0100

There is certainly a lot to see at Grand Central Market, but there’s no missing La Huerta Candy and its “colorful bins of sweet and savory snacks.” La Huerta Candy has been selling a variety of “classic American candies, novelty Mexican nuts, dried fruit and other delicious snacks” since 1999. 

LetterPress Chocolate
2835 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 
(424) 240-8580

LetterPress Chocolate isn’t like other candy shops. “Sourcing the best cacao in the world, we carefully roast every batch and stone grind over several days to bring out the unique flavors of each origin we source.” All products are certified Kosher, and all chocolate is made from “bean to bar.” (There are great, step-by-step photos on the website to explain exactly what this means.) Families may also sign up to tour the chocolate factory. Tours are about 45-minutes long. Keep in mind children must be at least 12 years old to attend a tour.  

Littlejohn’s Candies
The Original Farmers Market
6333 W. 3rd Street, Stall 432, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 936-5379

Littlejohn’s Candies was established almost one hundred years ago, in 1924. Or as they say, “handcrafting smiles since 1924.” Some of their most popular items include their World Famous English Toffee, their Marshmallow Delights, and their Fudge. In fact their English Toffee is so popular, their shop at the Farmers Market is often referred to as Littlejohn’s English Toffee House. Walk around the whole shop, take a look through the glass and you may see employees “up to their elbows in chocolate or caramel or toffee.” 

Lolli & Pops
Multiple Locations including 
Northridge Fashion Center
9301 Tampa Ave. Space 27, Northridge, CA 91324 
(818) 435-2354 

The belief at Lolli & Pops is that “candy is so much more than candy. It has the power to say Thank you, I love you, and even express what is impossible to say.” You’ll find international candies, handmade truffles, cotton candy in multiple flavors, chocolates, as well as a “bulk bar that offers dozens of unique gummies.” There are so many options here, whether you’re looking for a gift for someone (gift boxes) or are hosting a special event (candy charcuterie kits). 

Munchies Confections & Gifts
8859 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310) 777-0221

Munchies is a well-known candy shop, established back in 2000. Munchies offers a large selection of Kosher candies. You’ll also find candies in many different colors, sizes, and flavors. Themed candy platters (i.e. Baby Girl Candy Platter, Chocolate Platter with wine) are also available. Open seven days a week, with limited hours on Fridays (9:00 am to 2:00 pm) and Saturdays (6:30 pm to 11:30 pm).

platter filled with Halloween candy
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Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop
Multiple Locations including
Westwood Village
1067 Broxton Ave., Los Angeles, CA
(310) 208-4509

The Original Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop opened in 2009. Each location is independently owned and operated. Here it’s all about choice, because you’ll find thousands of bottled soda pops and candies from all over the world. 

See’s Candies
Multiple locations including
3431 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016
(310) 559-4919

The flagship See’s Candy store and factory on La Cienega is where they say Lucille Ball did her research for the famous scene from I Love Lucy, where she and Ethel did their best to keep up with the candy wrapping line. Mary See opened the first See’s candy shop over one hundred years ago. Since then, See’s Candies has expanded to include over 200 shops across the nation. In addition to their year-round candies, See’s offers special items during each holiday season.

7922 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048

At Sockerbit, you can find “sweet, sour and everything in between.” Sockerbit specializes in Scandinavian candy. “Swedish godis (the Swedish word for candy), is something very special in Sweden.” In fact, on Saturdays there is a tradition in Sweden called Lördagsgodies, which means “Saturday candy,” when families visit their local candy shops to select their weekly treats. “From fruity gummies to salty licorice to chocolate-covered marshmallows, filling a bag with pick and mix, is certainly the highlight of the week.” 

Multiple Locations including
Westfield Century City
10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90067
(424) 644-6020

Sugarfina is not the candy store from your childhood. Instead, Sugarfina is a “luxury candy boutique offering the finest candies and gourmet gifts from artisans all over the world, packaged beautifully with love.” Sugarfina, “the first-ever candy store for grown-ups,” offers cocktail-infused candies such as “Sugarfina’s signature Champagne Bears, made with Dom Pérignon Vintage Champagne.” You’ll also find a selection of specialty candy including Vegan candy, Kosher candy, sour candy.   

512 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016
(626) 408-5122

Sugarland is located in Old Town Monrovia and really does a good job of making visitors feel as if they have stepped into their cozy, neighborhood candy shop. Get ready for bright colors that may make it difficult to decide where to look first. Inside Sugarland, you’ll find a large assortment of colorful, tasty candy including retro candies, bulk candies, and more. They are open six days a week, closed on Mondays. 

Tuesday’s Sweet Shoppe
1937 1/2 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 763-0115 and
2nd & PCH
6440 E. Pacific Coast Hwy Suite 155, Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 204-6029

Walking into Tuesday’s Sweet Shoppe might make you think you’re walking into a Candy Land. You’ll find over 200 different types of bulk candy, a Salt Water taffy table, a special section dedicated to chocolate complete with over 60 different kinds of chocolate bars, and cotton candy in a variety of unique flavors. Their slogan is “Nice people eat candy.” And fun fact – Tuesday’s Sweet Shoppe is named for the owners’ daughter.

Valerie Confections Bakery and Chocolate Shop
1936 W. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale, CA 91201
(213) 739-8149

There is much to tempt you at Valerie Confections Bakery and Chocolate Shop. Valerie and her husband Stan began Valerie Confections “our of their Los Angeles apartment in 2004 with six flavors of hand-dipped toffee.” Candy offerings include boxed chocolates, chocolate bars, and gift sets. Open Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm.

Wendy Kennar is a mother, writer, and former teacher who has lived her entire life in the same Los Angeles zip code. You can read more from Wendy at her website where she writes about books, boys, and bodies (living with an invisible disability).

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