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The Best Candy Stores in San Francisco


Toffees, brittles, licorice and caramels are just a few of the tantalizing sweets sold at these fabulous candy shops.

1. The Candy Store

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The owners of this chic shop have culled favorite candies from around the country to specialize in nostalgic and hard-to-find sweets (think Mary Janes and Squirrel Nut Zippers.) The store also sells delicious handcrafted chocolates from local artisans as well as classics like licorice, caramels, and jawbrakers.

Address: 1507 Vallejo Street
Phone: 415-921-000
Website: The Candy Store

2. Miette

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This pretty shop in trendy Hayes Valley elevates candy to new heights, with exquisitely packaged sweets arranged in an elegant style. According to its website, the store “blends penny candy simplicity with the bygone opulence of European sweet shops” offering such favorites as Dutch licorice, buttery caramels, and salt water taffy,

Address: 499 Octavia Boulevard
Phone: 415-626-6221
Website: Miette

3. Candy Darling

Homemade peanut brittle, and chocolate dipped fruits are just some of the treats that draw raves from fans of Candy Darling, named for a film star beloved by Andy Warhol. Truffles come in flavors like balsamic and blood orange; hard candies, English toffees, and caramels are in abundance.

Address: 798 Sutter Street
Phone: 415-346-1500

4. Fiona’s Sweet Shoppe

Fiona’s has the look and feel of an old English sweet shop, with candies piled into glass jars and fancy-looking confections arranged on silver cake stands. The store specializes in British and European candy.

Address: 214 Sutter Street
Phone: 415-399-9992
Website: Fiona’s Sweet Shoppe

5. Shaw's San Francisco

A great place to take the kids, Shaw’s has been a local institution since the 1930s. This mom and pop store sells ice cream too, as well as hand-made fudge and truffles. If you are craving sugar daddies or jelly beans, this is the place to go.

Address: 122 West Portal Avenue
Phone: 415-681-2702
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