Fasten your seatbelts, folks, as we embark on a wild, tooth-tingling, sugar-coated journey through the hills and vales of San Francisco. On our itinerary? The city's top 10 candy stores. This isn't just a trip to get your sweet fix; it's an expedition into the mouth-watering realm of sugar, spice, and all things nice. Are you ready? Your dentist certainly isn't!
1. See's Candies
542 Market St San Francisco, CA 94104
Welcome to See's Candies, where you can build your custom box of candies and chocolates, and be a Willy Wonka in your own right. In addition to their famous boxed chocolates and truffles, don't forget to try their nuts and chews.
2. The Candy Store
1507 Vallejo St San Francisco, CA 94109
Are you in pursuit of hard-to-find nostalgic candies? Look no further! The Candy Store is your treasure trove of unique confectioneries from around the globe. They also curate custom gifts for all events. And yes, they have a candy cart!
1352 Haight St San Francisco, CA 94117
Take a trip around the world, one candy at a time, at Candy's. This adorable store is chock-full of sweets and snacks from every corner of the globe. Plus, the friendly storeowner might let you sample before you buy.
2299 Market St Ste B San Francisco, CA 94114
Welcome to the land of local and indie treats. Giddy is home to handcrafted chocolate bars, sours that will twist your taste buds, funny gummies, and licorice.
5. Shaws San Francisco
122 W Portal Ave San Francisco, CA 94127
Shaws San Francisco is more than a candy store. Their beautifully renovated space is ready to host your next event. Who wouldn't want a birthday party surrounded by candy?
6. It’s Sugar
2 Stockton St San Francisco, CA 94102
Get ready for a sensory overload at It’s Sugar. Besides a dizzying array of candy, you'll find T-shirts, plushies, slippers, mugs, socks, and pillows. They even have gummy sushi and international snack boxes. It's a sweet spectacle you don't want to miss!
1737 Post St Ste 345 San Francisco, CA 94115
Nippon-ya is a charmingly neat store with an even kinder owner. Step into this quaint candy shop for a delightful experience.
333 Jefferson St Ste B-101 San Francisco, CA 94133
With nearly 30,000 square feet and three stories, this IT'SUGAR location is a candy land come to life. If there's a candy you're thinking of, they probably have it. They also have a vibrant array of merchandise like shirts, socks, and mugs.
9. Chocolate Covered
4069 24th St San Francisco, CA 94114
In Chocolate Covered, you'll find over 1000 different high-quality chocolate bars and over 5000 handmade cyanotype decorated tins. They also take custom orders, so you can get exactly what your sweet tooth desires.
10. Wonderful Dessert & Cafe
2035 Irving St San Francisco, CA 94122
Wonderful Dessert & Cafe is more than just a candy store. Despite a limited staff, their friendly service and fresh boba make it worth the wait.
11. Littlejohn's Candies
1422 Market St San Francisco, CA 94102
Finally, in the heart of mid-market San Francisco, you'll find Littlejohn's Candies. It's the closest candy shop near the Civic Center and a shining beacon of sweetness in the area.