Discover the best candy shops in Chicago that will satisfy your sweet-tooth
Chicago is home to a variety of delectable candy treats, from the iconic Tootsie Rolls, Brach’s, Frango Mints, Wrigley Gum, Fannie May, and Mars Candy, so it’s no surprise that the Windy City also has a number of must-stop candy shops that are worth your time and money. Whether you’re looking for classic American treats, international flavors, or creative confections, Chicago candy stores are all guaranteed to have a memorably sweet treat for you (and your candy-loving kids).
The Best Candy Stores in Chicago
1. Margie’s Candies
Margie’s is one of the oldest candy shops in Chicago and has been serving up classic treats since 1921. The signature item here is the sundae, but the store also offers a wide selection of candies, from caramels to chocolates. Don’t forget to try the homemade fudge!
1960 N Western Ave.
2. Sweet Mandy B’s
This family–owned bakery is known for its cakes, cupcakes, and other baked goods, but it also has an impressive selection of candy. Try the malt balls, salt water taffy, and gummy bears as well as their mouth-watering truffles and candy bars.
254 E Ontario St.
3. The Fudge Pot
The Fudge Pot is a family–run shop located in Chicago, that specializes in handmade fudge. Founded in 1980, Mary and John have been crafting traditional and unique flavors of fudge for over 40 years. The Fudge Pot has a wide variety of flavors to choose from, including the signature flavor, Vanilla Caramel Swirl, as well as Dark Chocolate, Pistachio, Peanut Butter, and more, making it a favorite among Chicagoans.
1532 N. Wells
4. The Candyality
This unique and fun candy shop offers an eclectic selection of quality candy from around the world. Here you’ll find bulk items and sweet treats including gummies, sours, taffy, M&Ms in over 20 colors and over 30 flavors of Jelly Bellies. Add to that, Chicago’s first licorice bar.
3737 N. Southport Ave.
This unapologetic shrine to sugar is complete with extravagant displays, over-the-top sweets, one-of-a-kind gifts, and immersive experiences. There’s even a TikTok-trending candy section. Be on the lookout for the 11-foot Ferris Wheel candy display and the Chicago skyline made entirely of Jellybeans. You can also find IT’SUGAR at the Navy Pier and in Gurnee and Schaumburg.
717 N. Michigan Ave.
6. Graham’s Fine Chocolates and Ice Cream
Family-owned and operated, Graham's Fine Chocolates in charming downtown Geneva is a must-visit. Their fine, hand-dipped chocolates and homemade ice cream are a draw year-round. Count on an assortment of unique caramel apples, rich hot cocoas, pretzels dipped in chocolate, and can't miss, chocolate-covered bacon. YUM.
302 S. 3rd St.
19 W. Front St.
At Dulcelandia, you'll find every Mexican candy and chocolate treat under the sun. Be adventurous and give some of the more interesting sweets a taste. We like Rollos de Cocco (jumbo milk coconut rolls) and chili-covered mango lollipops. Every kid (and adult!) will love the Obleas, wafers covered with creamy caramel.
8. Little Popcorn Store
See if you can squeeze into this teeny-tiny penny candy shop—actually, a storefront wedged into the small space between two larger buildings. Then, fill your little paper bag to the brim. Choose from old-fashioned (bullseyes and flying saucers) to new-fangled (pop rocks and sour patch worms) and be sure to take a giant bag of freshly hand-popped popcorn to go.
111 W. Front St.
9. Katherine Anne Confections
Go gourmet and pop into Katherine Anne Confections, a Chicago sweets shop that has an eye for delicious, locally and seasonally inspired sweets. The rotating selection of hand-dipped truffles, soft honey caramels and pillowy marshmallows are made with the best-of-the-best ingredients, and the seasonal flavors are to die for.
2745 W. Armitage Ave.
10. Aji Ichiban
Forgo the ordinary and tour Asia via candy. At Aji Ichiban, you take your pick from thousands of candies and sweet and salty snacks from Asia. The shrimp and squid flavored treats are especially interesting, while the wide range of sweet gummies are sure to be gobbled up in a flash. Customers are encouraged to sample before buying, making shopping for treats here especially sweet.
2117-A S. China Pl.
11. Superior Nut & Candy
Located in the heart of Chicago in the Historic Stockyard Industrial Park, Superior Nut & Candy is Chicago's go-to spot for sweets. The individual bags of trail mix and chocolate-covered peanuts are especially sought-after goodies, while the mini bags of yogurt pretzels and dried fruits offer a slightly healthier-ish option.
1111 W. 40th St.
12. Ferrara Pan Candy Company Outlet
Ferrara Pan has been cranking out candy classics since 1908, and at the Ferrara Pan Outlet, you can buy his sweet candies fresh from the factory, with awesome prices to boot. You'll find all your childhood favorites—Lemonheads, Nerds, Sour Jack, Atomic FireBall, Laffy Taffy and more—packaged in their sweet retro boxes, perfectly sized for little ones.
7301 W. Harrison St.
13. L.A. Burdick
Founded by Larry Burdick in 1987, and now continued by Chocolatier Michael Klug, L.A. Burdick Chocolates opened their first Chicago location in 2017. Each bonbon here is hand-piped, hand-cut, hand-garnished and hand-packed. You'll find all of the signature L.A. Burdick’s chocolates you adore, including their Signature Chocolate Mice, bonbons, seasonal offerings and vegan selections. In the fall and winter, L.A. Burdick warms the hearts of many with its beloved Drinking Chocolate.
609 N. State St.