Let’s be honest here — we are never too old for candy.
And when it comes to those delicious treats, Vancouver has got you covered with its wide selection of imported goodies, old classics, and innovative local creations.
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To satisfy your sweet tooth, these are the best candy shops that you have to visit in or around Vancouver.
Karameller is the Swedish word for hard candy, and the store was created from a childhood memory of its Swedish owner. Each candy here is imported from Scandinavia, made from high-quality ingredients and free of unhealthy ingredients. You can also order from its online store if you can’t make it to Yaletown in person.
Address: 30-1020 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Squish Candy is a gourmet gummy and artisanal candy boutique with locations in British Columbia, Quebec, Ontario, and Alberta. Other than regular treats that you can expect to find here, the shop also offers a variety of vegan candies, gluten-free candies, and cocktail flavoured gummies that are alcohol-free.
Address: 674 Granville Street, Vancouver
At The Candy Room, you’ll find a wide variety of specialty imported candies from the UK, Japan, Netherlands, Turkey, and more. Whether you’re craving chocolate, licorice, gummies, jelly beans, Turkish delights, or Canadian maple, you’ll always find what you’re looking for here.
Address: 1218 Robson Street, Vancouver
The Licorice Parlour has locations on Granville Island and Commercial Drive, and both stores offer numerous kinds of imported licorice hand-made quinoa waffles, and local chocolates. You will get to sample a few varieties before deciding on which ones to get, and you can always mix and match your candies.
Address: 1002 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Address: 120-1496 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
Wishing Treats specializes in artisanal caramel treats, and if you come at the right time, you would be able to watch its candies being made from scratch. Not only does the shop offer a good selection of fruity and seasonal candies made with organic sugar. You can also get customized candies with words or designs on them.
Address: 49 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Yum Sweet Shop serves candies, ice cream, and milkshakes inspired by childhood summers. Its shelves are filled with treats like gummies, sours, chocolates, and liquorice, and many treats are imported from around the globe. You will feel like an excited child while browsing through the store’s amazing selection, and they also offer ice cream.
Address: 4150 Main Street, Vancouver
Sugarfina is a US-based luxury candy chain, and it carries an array of crowd favourites like caramels, toffees, gummies, malt balls, and more. You should visit its boutique in Metrotown for the ultimate shopping experience, or you can check out its mini-shop inside Pacific Centre for some goodies on the go.
Address: 799 Robson Street, Vancouver
Address: 650 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver
Address: 4800 Kingsway, Burnaby
Sticky’s is a 100% Canadian company that started out in BC in 2011 before branching out into Alberta and Ontario. Its locations often carry more than 200 bulk items, which include an array of delicious treats like handmade fudge, old-fashion ice cream, and sugar pops. You’ll find some of the major North American brands like Jelly Belly and Pop Shoppe here, as well as imported UK sweets like Galaxy Ripple and Jelly Babies.
Address: 2929 Barnet Highway, Coquitlam
Address: 12885 16th Avenue, Surrey
Address: 20464 Fraser Highway, Langley