Best Candy and Sweet Shops in Chicago

When you think of Chicago, you may not immediately think “candy shoppes” right away, but you’d be mistaken. You’re in for a really tasty treat!

Here around Moment Chicago we’ve got quite a handful of delicious chocolatiers and candy stores all around us, peddling delicious goods that hit the spot for all our sweet tooth hankerings. For this week’s blog, we’re counting down 5 of our favorite spots, as well as why we love them. Get ready to satisfy that craving!

Ryba’s Fudge Shop is just a few blocks east over on the Navy Pier, and we can’t get enough of the fudge, of course. It’s in the name! We’re always left satisfied with fast service… almost as fast as we polish off the sea salt caramel, our favorite!

Looking for a bit of a higher-end purchase, or a gift for that special someone? Leonidas (up on the corner of E Chicago Ave and N Rush St) is your new go-to spot for candy boxes filled with Belgian truffles and other delicious chocolates and goodies. Bonus: grab a coffee to go as you run out!

Dylan’s Candy Bar may seem like an obvious choice, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention it. The sprawling layout ensures we have time to run around like kids on Christmas morning, snatching up all the chocolates and other sweet treats we can think of. In bulk, of course.

Just down over the river by the Riverwalk sits the gourmet mainstay, Fannie May. We’re not meaning to rhyme, we just have a great time, with these chocolates so sublime, and gifts that say “be mine” and…. Ok, we’ll stop.

Truffles everywhere….

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Candyality may be last on our list, but it’s certainly not least. Scoop up gobs and tons of your favorite gummies, sweet or sour or any flavor in between, and you’ll see what we mean. It’s a veritable confectionary buffet, and you won’t want your time to end. Full stomachs ahead!

Now that you’ve found a few great chocolate shops around Chicago, it’s time to get out and explore downtown and the Loop. Each candy store has something unique and special waiting, so go ahead and get what you’re craving. Just be sure to snap a pic before it gets gobbled up!