L.A. Eats: The Best Chocolatiers and Candy Shops

Anyone with a sweet tooth is usually delighted in a chocolate shop or candy store. Old and young alike can enjoy sugary indulgences and a beautifully presented box of chocolates or candies can be a terrific gift—both for someone special or as a luxurious treat for yourself. If you’re looking for the best places to stock up on tasty confectionary, here are some of the best chocolatiers and candy shops in Southern California.



The Best Chocolatiers and Candy Shops

Location: Los Angeles

Located close to the LACMA, Sockerbit offers wall-to-wall Scandinavian sweetness. Indeed, the name Sockerbit means “Sugar Cube” in Swedish. Likewise, there are gummies in all flavors, shapes, and colors, hard candies, chocolates, marshmallows, and more. Above all, fans of sour candy won’t be disappointed either.

Original Farmers Market

Location: Los Angeles

LA’s Original Farmers Market is home to not one, but two amazing candy shops! Likewise, Littlejohn’s English Toffee House and Dylan’s Candy Bar are a must for candy lovers. Littlejohn’s English Toffee House produces lip-smacking hand-crafted toffees and more.

The Best Chocolatiers and Candy Shops

Vibrant and arty, Dylan’s Candy Bar is a veritable candy wonderland. Enter the colorful store to drool over jars and boxes of candy delights, including attractive gift sets. Likewise, you can purchase sweet-themed non-edible gifts too, including stationery, clothing, and homewares.


Valerie Confections

Location: Brentwood

You’ll find the original boutique of the famous Valerie Confections in Filipinotown in LA’s Westlake neighborhood, with a further store in Echo Park and concessions in several retail outlets. Established in 2004, Valerie Confections is certainly regarded as one of the best artisan chocolatiers in the whole country.  Likewise, the establishment has grown to offer many more sugary delights.

Lady Chocolatt

Location: Brentwood

Lady Chocolatt sells the finest hand-crafted Belgian chocolates. People who love European chocolates can find a huge variety of fillings and toppings. Likewise, you can indulge in choices like Champagne truffles, pralines with coffee, and Earl Grey tea ganache. Of course, with so much to choose from you are sure to find something to tickle your taste buds. All items are lovingly boxed to add even more luxury.

John Kelly Chocolates

The Best Chocolatiers and Candy Shops

Location: Santa Monica

This charming Santa Monica chocolatier offers hand-made chocolates of all types. Enter the quaint boutique to browse more than 100 kids of delectable and eye-catching chocolates. Additionally, the candy shop also has vegan options and signature specials.

Candy ASAP

Location: Santa Monica

Load up on candies galore at Candy ASAP in Santa Monica at one of the more unique candy shops in the area. Likewise, try the novel Dr. Pepper cotton candy or a three-inch-long Snake Bitez gummy. In addition, you can sink your teeth into a ginormous Gummi Bear if you have a major craving. Or you can pick up a theater box and shop for popular brands like Shari, Mrs. Fields, and Muddy Bears.


Cocoa and Candy

Location: Studio City

Cocoa and Candy stocks many popular mainstream candies and chocolate. Likewise, whether you’re craving a Lion Bar, Yorkie, Galaxy, or a packet of Chewits, you’ll find them all on the shelves behind the old-fashioned façade of this candy shop.

Lolli and Pops

The Best Chocolatiers and Candy Shops

Location: Sherman Oaks

With many outlets, you’ll find a branch of the loved Lolli and Pops in Sherman Oaks on Riverside Drive. Certainly, selling all varieties of candy from licorice and jelly beans to popping candy and the namesake lollipops, it’s hard not to find something here to satisfy any sweet tooth. Likewise, there are chocolates, cookies, and macarons too, as well as international treats.

Grando Cioccolato

Location: Sherman Oaks

Grando Cioccolato is among the best chocolatiers in the San Fernando Valley. Located in Sherman Oaks, the store specializes in USA-made artisan Italian chocolates. Likewise, the chocolate has been crafted using an authentic family recipe passed down the generations. Sample the delicious tastes with a chocolate bar or purchase beautiful gift boxes. 


Ex Voto Chocolates and Confections

Location: Ventura

A fabulous gem in Ventura, Ex Voto Chocolates and Confections is an artisan company that crafts fresh products each day. Enter a world where chocolate and art collide. Likewise, the bonbons are, for example, hand-painted for a visual treat as well as a fantastic taste sensation. Chocolate is fair trade, and fresh ingredients produce delicious flavors.

See’s Candies

The Best Chocolatiers and Candy Shops

Location: Thousand Oaks

A beloved candy chain, there’s a branch of the famous See’s Candies in Thousand Oaks. Likewise, you can create personalized boxes of all your favorite American-made chocolates and candies, including sugar-free options, truffles, lollipops, and chewy sweets. 

Tifa Chocolate and Gelato

Location: Agoura Hills

The family-owned Tifa Chocolate and Gelato is a treasure in Agoura Hills in Conejo Valley. You’ll find the store at Whizin Market Square. Likewise, with homemade candies, chocolates, and gelatos, there are always plenty of seasonal flavors and signature twists.