The Best Sweet Shops in Los Angeles


If you plan to open a sweet shop in the big city, make sure it offers a unique twist on classic treats. In addition to providing something special, it must also be easy to find and promote.

For example, Dylan’s Candy Bar is a flagship location at the Original Farmer’s Market, featuring classic candies like peanut butter cups and saltwater taffy. It’s a must-try for Los Angeles sweet tooths.

Dylan’s Candy Bar

Dylan’s Candy Bar is a whimsical candy shop with a wide selection of chocolates & novelties, plus personalized gifts. It is owned by Dylan Lauren, daughter of legendary fashion icon Ralph Lauren.

The store practically looks like Willie Wonka’s factory and is filled with candy in all shapes, sizes, and colors. It is a dream come true for candy lovers.

You can find all the traditional sugary treats at Dylan’s Candy Bar, from gummies to Jelly Belly and Dubble Bubble flavored licorice. They also have a line of fine chocolates and flavored Belgian chocolate bars.

Dylan’s has stores in New York City, East Hampton, Houston, and Los Angeles and wholesale venues worldwide. The company offers 7,000 candy and candy-related products.


Inspired by the candy-crazy culture of Scandinavia, Sockerbit is the place to go if you want eye-catching and mouth-watering sweets. Their name translates to “sugar cube,” The shop’s headliners are white, cubed marshmallows (imported Swedish, of course).

Sockerbit offers wall-to-wall Scandinavian sweetness. Its selection includes gummies in every flavor and shape, hard candies, chocolates, and marshmallows.

Those who have a taste for sour candies will not be disappointed either. The store’s far-reaching selection of sour gummies carries flavors from mimetic berries to coin-sized skulls, satisfying a craving for Sour Patch Kids.

The store’s two dozen types of licorice are also worth checking out. They’re made with natural ingredients and no transfats. In addition, if you’re looking for non-edible gifts, Sockerbit stocks wine, nut mixes, and dried fruit. The store even sells a range of gift baskets, or “shalach manos,” for Purim and other occasions.

Ex Voto Chocolates and Confections

If you’re in the market for finely crafted chocolate or a calorie-free snack that will bring you to the sweet spot, look no further than one of Los Angeles’ most sophisticated chocolatiers. Here, you’ll find all the candy (and caffeine) you could ever want, including the best milk or dark chocolate praline bar in town.

Ex Voto Chocolates and Confections is an artisan company that produces fresh products daily. Among the many delectables on offer are hand-painted bonbons, chocolate-dipped toffee, and some of the finest French macarons in LA. They also offer a full line of chocolates, petits fours, preserves, and cakes. They even have a Valentine’s Day collection of heart-shaped confections and other sweet treats. And to top it all off, they use the latest food-safe packaging and deliver within an hour of placing your order. You’ll impress your loved ones with these tasty and impressive offerings.

Tifa Chocolate and Gelato

Tifa Chocolate and Gelato offers authentic gelato with an American twist and an array of artisanal chocolates, pastries, and coffee. Its mission is to bring a hefty dose of joy to the community by offering customers the chance to experience sublime sweetness, one scoop at a time.

Family-owned and operated by Mike and Denise Ashamalla, Tifa Chocolate & Gelato started as an online chocolate testing kit business, then transitioned into a complete store in Agoura Hills in 2008. Today, five locations are in or near Ventura County, each serving authentic Italian-style gelato in two dozen flavors.

Tony and Ingrid jumped at the opportunity to partner with Tifa. They were impressed by the welcoming family atmosphere and the emphasis on making guests feel at home. The couple’s shared background in hospitality and family values helped them to realize the importance of delivering outstanding desserts that their customers can enjoy together. They are proud to be a part of the Tifa Chocolate & Gelato team.