Best candy stores in Vancouver to check out at least once

Oct 13 2022, 5:30 pm

Sugar, sugar, and more sugar – these spots have it and we want it.

From nostalgic childhood sweets to rare imports, chocolates to gummies, these shops throughout the city will make you, quite literally, feel like a kid in a candy store.

Whether you’re looking for Halloween treats, gifts for a friend, or are simply craving something sweet, there’s a store that’s got what you want.

Here are our picks for the best candy stores in Vancouver.

Ricardo’s Kandy Korner

This is the second location for Ricardo’s, which has its first candy outpost in White Rock. Calling itself BC’s biggest candy store, Ricardo’s really does have a huge selection of bulk and packaged candy from all over the world, including hard-to-find varieties and childhood favourites.

Address: 752 Granville Street, Vancouver
Phone: 236-429-4141

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The Candy Room

One of downtown Vancouver’s biggest destinations for candy since 2016, The Candy Room has a giant selection of rare snacks, nostalgic candy, and more than 400 types of bulk sweets. This spot also has imports from England, Japan, and Mexico.

Address: 1218 Robson Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-687-1284

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Yum Sweet Shop

 

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Located in Vancouver’s Riley Park neighbourhood, Yum Sweet Shop offers a wide range of candies, chocolates, as well as ice cream for those who just can’t get enough sweets.

Address: 4150 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-620-7701

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Candy Kitchen

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Candy Kitchen has long been a fixture inside the Granville Island Public Market, bringing Belgian chocolates, imported candies, and one of the city’s best selection of collectible Pez dispensers to market-goers.

Address: 1689 Johnston Street, Vancouver (Granville Island Public Market)
Phone: 604-681-7001

Granville Island Licorice Parlour

This sweet little Granville Island destination is located inside the Kid’s Market. Here you’ll find a selection of European licorice and other candies.

Address: 1550 Anderson Street (inside the Kid’s Market), Vancouver
Phone: 604-428-0111

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Sugarfina

 

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The super popular luxury candy brand has its own store inside Metrotown and is worth a visit to the mall on its own. The candies here are more adult than the five-cent candies you may have bought from the gas station as a child, and while they come at a higher price point, the flavours and gourmet quality are totally worth trying out.

Address: 4800 Kingsway #215 (Metropolis at Metrotown, Floor G), Burnaby
Phone: 604-229-5592

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Dank Mart

 

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Since opening its first location in 2020, Dank Mart has quickly become a premier destination to get limited-edition, hard-to-find, and never-before-seen candy, snacks, and beverages.

Address: 805 Thurlow Street, Vancouver

Address: 6418 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-321-3265

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Lucky’s Exotic Bodega

Lucky’s has not one but two Vancouver locations now. The destination for rare snacks and drinks and trendy streetwear recently opened a new spot at 1361 East 41st Avenue, right next to much-loved foodie favourite Duffin’s Donuts.

Address: 1361 East 41st Avenue, Vancouver

Address: 2641 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-255-8139

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Sticky’s Candy

 

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Sticky’s is a 100% Canadian company that started out in BC in 2011 before branching out into Alberta and Ontario. It carries over 200 bulk items, including an array of delicious treats like handmade fudge, old-fashioned 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: 20464 Fraser Highway, Langley
Phone: 604-510-1788

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