Vancouver, you are seriously sweet.
There is an awesome selection of candy stores in every corner of the city. Here are 10 of our favourite spots where you can take your sugar high to a whole new level and get your fix of the sugary stuff.
Wishing Treats makes candy fresh from scratch, often right in front of customers as they browse. Wishing Treats specializes in artisan caramel treats made with natural colours and flavours often with tiny images or text in the centre. The studio makes a variety of flavours including tutti frutti, root beer, and blueberry, and all varieties are available to buy online.
Address: 49 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
The Swedish word for ‘hard candy’, Karameller is the perfect place for those with a sweet tooth. Each candy in this shop is imported from Scandinavia and made from high-quality ingredients, free of GMOs, trans fats, and high-fructose corn syrup. Chocolate, liquorice, jelly beans – you name it, Karameller’s got it.
Address: 30-1020 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Sugarfina at Nordstrom
Sugarfina is a chic boutique filled with delicious, gourmet sweets that are as beautiful to look at as they are to taste. This candy haven has adult flavours like Champagne Bears, Pale Ale Pints, Maple Bourbon Balls, and Peach Bellini treats along with other innovative flavours.
Address: 799 Robson Street, Vancouver
Candy Kitchen at the Granville Island Market
Located in the Granville Island Public Market, the Candy Kitchen is a great place to get your sugar fix. This location has a wide assortment of bulk and pre-wrapped candies and chocolates and it also carries a selection of collectible PEZ dispensers.
Address: 142-1689 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Sticky’s is a great go-to if you’d like a large selection of all your favourite sweets. This store has a devoted following who keep coming back to satisfy their sweet tooth with a unique mix of products. Sticky’s offers a wide range of confectionery products not found in traditional stores.
Address: Multiple locations around Vancouver
Willy Wonka would be impressed with The Candy Aisle, as the shop has overflowing buckets of candies, chocolates, lollipops and more everywhere in the store. Buy nostalgic and novelty sweets separately or pick-and-mix any kind you want for the perfect combo bag – this shop’s got you covered when you are hankering for sugar. Can’t make it to the aisle? Get your sweets delivered.
Address: 3 locations around Vancouver
If you need to rent formal Highland Dress and grab candy at the same time, then this is the place to go. House of McLaren offers a variety of items of services, including an impressive selection of classic Scottish sweets like Edinburgh rock, bonbons, toffees, wine gums, liquorice, boiled sweets and the best selection of fudge.
Address: 125-131 Water Street, Vancouver
The Candy Room has one of the biggest selections of candy in the city and also a great selection of stuffed animals and characters. Bulk, individually wrapped, and nostalgic classics like PEZ dispensers await you at this location.
Address: 1218 Robson Street, Vancouver
Squish Candy Store in Hudson’s Bay
All of the gummies you could ever want are within the walls of Squish. Whether you’re looking for holiday themed, special occasion, or even vegan gummies, Squish is the gummie mecca and will definitely have what you need.
Address: 674 Granville Street, Vancouver (within Top Shop on the Mall level)
This spot specializes in imported liquorice and hand-crafted hula hoops. Expect around 65 types of imported liquorice, hand-made organic quinoa waffles, and chocolates from this Commercial Drive gem!
Address: 1002 Commercial Drive, Vancouver