D.C. July 29, 2017
These 7 Candy Shops In DC Will Make Your Sweet Tooth Explode
There is something special about a delicious piece of sugary candy that takes all back to our childhood. Remember the days when you would be on your best behavior for the promise of a trip to the candy store? While today, most adults try to be a little more health conscious, there is nothing wrong with a sweet treat every now and then. So when you get a craving for candy, head to these seven best candy shops in DC.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Chocolate Moose
The Chocolate Moose has been in business since 1978 and is a great shop for more than just candy. They sell unique and funky gifts, cards and knick-knacks. They are always changing their wacky items in stock so you can consistently come back to find new items. But the one thing that doesn't change is their delicious candy. You can find chocolate-dipped oreos, truffles, chocolate covered everything and so much more! The Chocolate Moose is located at 1743 L St NW and they are open Monday-Saturday from 10:am-6:00pm.
2. It’s Sugar
Your inner child will light up at It’s Sugar. They have rows upon rows and bins upon bins of nothing but sweet, delicious candy. In addition to the traditional candy that you can find anywhere, It’s Sugar sells lots of novelty candy, international candy and, really, any type of candy you can dream up. It’s Sugar is located in Chinatown at 714 7th St NW. They are open daily during the week from 11am-9pm and on the weekends from 10am-10pm.
3. Krön Chocolatier
Krön Chocolatier is located in the Mazza Gallerie in Chevy Chase and has been selling delicious candy since 1977. They specialize in chocolate, of course, and their best sellers are their Budapest Cream truffles. They also sell all natural ice-cream made with all natural ingredients. You can visit Krön at 5300 Wisconsin Ave NW. They are open daily, 10am-8p on the weekdays, 10am-6pm on Saturdays and 12pm-6pm on Sundays.
4. Chocolate Chocolate
Chocolate Chocolate is a tiny family owned shop located on Connecticut Avenue. They sell all types of chocolate and candy. Perhaps their most popular items are their chocolate replicas of popular DC attractions like their chocolate White House and chocolate Capitol Building. Visit Chocolate Chocolate at 1130 Connecticut Ave NW. They are open every day from 10am-6pm and on Sundays, they are open 11am-4pm.
5. Sugar Factory Union Station
Sugar Factory is a tiny combination bar and candy shop located in Union Station. They sell classic candy, old school candy and some signature items. They also serve ice dream, milkshakes and specialty candy cocktails. Visit Sugar Factory in Union Station. They are open on the weekdays from 6am-10pm and on the weekends from 6am-12am.
6. The Chocolate House
The Chocolate House earns its name. They have over 300 unique chocolate bars from artisan chocolatiers all over the world. The shop is tucked away down a set of stairs in Dupont Circle and it is filled with chocolates, truffles, candies and hot chocolate! Stop in at 1904 18th St NW.
7. Henry’s Sweet Retreat
Technically, Henry’s is outside of DC in nearby Bethesda Maryland but it’s worth going outside the district limits for delicious candy! They have a nice selection of candy including things you might have had in your childhood like bubblegum cigars. They also serve baked goods and a wide selection of ice cream. You can relax at the seating up stairs while you snack away on your treats! Henry’s is located at 4823 St Elmo Avenue.
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