Chicago’s Best Candy Shops

The closest thing you can get to the selection featured in “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” is hitting up these top Chicago spots for satisfying any sweet tooth, no matter how particular, or how ravenous.

Preemptive Honorable Mention: Margie’s Candies is an institution and definitely a top spot, but their handmade gourmet chocolates don’t fall within the “go nuts and fill up your bags” mentality that we’re going for with this list.

Amy’s Candy Bar

A crazy variety of gummies, stupid good chocolate, and all sorts of licorice are go-to staples, but our favorites are the nostalgic options, like the wax soda bottles, peel off the paper candy buttons, candy Legos, salt water taffy, and all the classics, like Nerds and Abba-Zaba. They also have an impressive selection of internationally imported candies you’ll be hard-pressed to find elsewhere.

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If your eyes don’t light up when you step inside Candyality, with all those options in clear containers, complete with giant lollipops, then we question why you’re even reading this article. A true candy-lover’s paradise, this sweet tooth staple now delivers on GrubHub, but we recommend witnessing its wonder firsthand.

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Windy City Sweets

It’s fun to say and even more fun to visit. Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate is what they’re all about. Chocolate covered nuts, fruits, berries, and snack foods, and they have a great selection of other candies too.

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