Try searching “candy store Atlanta” and you’ll come up with a bunch of junk – yikes! We’ve taken the guess work out of where to get your sugar fix and yummy gifts. From artisan and handcrafted chocolate bars, to lolli-kabobs and even candy-infused liqueurs, at a unique Atlanta bar. Here are our picks for the top 15 candy stores in Atlanta and the sweet treats you can expect to find in them.
The Chocolaterie in Historic Downtown Duluth has been offering locals much more than “just chocolate” for the past decade. On the menu – artisan chocolates, such as handmade and hand-painted chocolate truffles (I’ve tried them; they’re delicious!), made from non-GMO and hormone-free milk and cream.
Over 50 different high-quality confections can be purchased by the pound, for the perfect souvenir, business gifts, or party favors. In addition to candy, they offer handmade ice cream. Flavors are changed up to four times a week and listed on the website. Dairy-free options available. Closed Mondays.
Address: 3099 Main St, Duluth, GA 30096
Hours: Tues. through Thurs. 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Sun. 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Located inside two popular Atlanta shopping malls is “an encyclopedia of the world’s finest candies and confections”. Lolli and Pops, the “Purveyors of Sweetness”, is an absolute treat and family favorite. I have the frequent buyer card to prove it!
When you enter the store, you’ll immediately notice a glass display, filled with truffles and macarons. (Try the birthday cake — it’s delectable!) One entire wall is dedicated to both milk and dark chocolate candies to add to your bag or gummy bear-shaped to-go container. The back wall offers gummy candies, both sweet and sour, displayed next to a giant golden gummy bear (the perfect photo opp).
Nostalgic for a candy from your childhood? Chances are good that they offer it. They’ve even got treats from around the world. And if all of this sugar is making you thirsty pick up a drink or specialty glass soda pop on your way to check out. Can’t make it to the store? Visit the website for beautiful and creative boxed gifts, starting at $29 plus shipping, perfect for birthday and wedding gifts. Other items available for order online as well.
Address: 1000 North Point Circle Suite #1186, Alpharetta, GA, 30022 (North Point Mall) and 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd. Space #1355, Atlanta, GA, 30346 (Perimeter Mall)
Hours: Mon. through Sat. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sun. 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
You can find a Fuzziwig’s in three Atlanta area locations, including Avalon, The Collection at Forsyth and N. Georgia Premium Outlets. Fuzziwig’s stores are part candy store, with your old favorites like M&M’s and Jelly Bellys, and part “factory”, with sweet confections made on-site, such as fudge, caramel apples and turtles. Just follow the sign to your next candied sweet.
Address and Hours:
3175 Avalon Blvd Alpharetta, GA 30004 (Avalon)
Mon. through Thurs. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sun. 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
410 Peachtree Pkwy #140 Cumming, GA 30041 (The Collection at Forsyth)
Mon. through Sat. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sun. 12 to 6 p.m.
800 HWY 400 S. #405 Dawsonville, GA 30534 (N. Georgia Premium Outlets)
Mon. through Sat. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Mac Lab has become a popular Atlanta hot spot since going viral with their Instagram-famous unicorn macaron. Faced with tweaking her macaron recipe to suit the Southern climate, Lan, baker and co-owner of MacLab, turned her kitchen into a lab when she began playing with her recipe to get just the right mix for her now-famous macarons. Once the recipe was refined she was able to turn to whipping up all kinds of fun flavors.
Check out their Instagram feed for mouthwatering photos that will have you jumping in the car and racing to get a box. Located in Duluth and open every day but Tuesday.
Address: 2131 Pleasant Hill Rd Ste 135, Duluth, GA 30096
Hours: Sun. through Thurs. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Closed Tues.
Born in Savannah, River Street Sweets has two locations in Atlanta, including the Mall of Georgia in Buford and Phipps Plaza in Buckhead. River Street is known for their southern treats like pecan pralines, bear claws and glazed pecans, but features a huge selection of delicious treats. Try a pecan pie, salt water taffy or their hand pulled peanut brittle. You’re sure to get your sweet tooth cured, at least for a little while.
Planning a company meeting or party? They’ve got cakes, pies, and gifts party ready.
Address: 3333 Buford Dr Ste 1028A Buford, GA 30519 (Mall of Georgia) and 3500 Peachtree Rd NE #2069 2nd floor, Atlanta, GA 30326 (Phipps Plaza)
Hours: Mon. through Sat. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Located in Atlantic Station, IT’SUGAR is a novelty candy story loaded with color and sweets. From gummy bears to candy sushi and giant Twizzlers, there are a wide variety of candy to choose from. IT’SUGAR also offers gifts and unique treats. Open daily.
Address: B, 264 19th St NW #2100, Atlanta, GA 30363 (Atlantic Station)
Hours: Mon. through Thurs. 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Sun. 12 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
If you’re shopping or dining at Ponce City Market, take a moment to stop into Collier Candy Co. for a sweet treat to take home. Part old-timey candy shop, part drug store, Collier’s bills themselves as a purveyor of hard to find candies. Remember candy cigarettes? They’ve got ‘em and other nostalgic treats as well.
Address: 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308 (Ponce City Market)
Hours: Mon. through Sat. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sun. 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Part candy shop, part bar. Say what? Makes this family-friendly stop a great place for date night too! A full array of confections, from fancy cake pops to chocolate kisses, lollipops to candy-infused liqueurs, milk shakes, jello shots, cupcakes… Ok, I could go on. If you are itching for a sweet treat, you’ve got to visit the Atlanta Candy Bar. Stay for the bakery goods or pick from their variety of over 50 different candies, available by the pound.
Address: 171 Auburn Ave NE g, Atlanta, GA 30303
Hours: Mon. through Wed. and Sun. 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Thurs. 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Fri. 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat. 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Billed as an “adult” candy boutique, Sugarfina will surely appeal to kids too. Sugarfina features over 140 carefully curated, gourmet artisan candies which include their top selling Champagne Gummy Bears (with Dom Perignon!) and Tequila Cordials. A great place to stop in for gifts; their popular candy bento box is sure to be a hit with any recipient. Sugarfina is sold within nearly 10 Atlanta locations, including the stand alone boutique at Lenox Square.
Address: 3393 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, Georgia 30326 (Lenox Square)
Hours: Mon. through Sat. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Lolli-Kabobs here are adorable, just like the shop itself. Plus, Lolli Bop offers a full array of baked, frozen and other sugary treats. Plan a fun birthday party right in the shop, and create your own cupcake or candy pop amidst whimsical candy decor. Closed Mondays.
Address: 2355 Cumberland Pkwy SE #110, Atlanta, GA 30339
Hours: Tues. through Fri. 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat. 10:30 to 4 p.m.; Sun. Reserved for Private Parties; Closed Mon.
“From bean to bar, evolved.” This is Cacao’s mantra. Craft chocolates created with the very best ingredients, showcased in an upscale “bar”, from chocolate covered caramels to seasonal treats, such as the gorgeous chocolate and caramel skull bon bons for Halloween. The main boutique in Buckhead is closed Mondays but check website for other locations.
Address: 3035 Peachtree Rd NW A150, Atlanta, GA 30305 (The Shops Buckhead Atlanta)
Hours: Tues. through Sat. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sun. 12 p.m. to 6 p.m; Closed Mon.
Enjoy a taste of New Orleans right here in Atlanta. Miss D brings the sweet classics of N’awlins to the ATL. Pralines (9 flavors!), flavored popcorn, peanut brittle and gorgeous candied apples, are all crafted right in the entrance of her shop.
Address: 209 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30303
Hours: Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm
This “micro-factory” is located in the Krog Street Market, making it a convenient spot to stop in for a bar or two after shopping or dining. The gorgeously wrapped craft chocolates feature such flavors as “Americana” (chocolate apple pie) or my favorite “Kissed Mermaids” (dark coconut milk chocolate with vanilla-infused sea salt). Yum.
Address: 99 Krog St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 (Krog Street Market)
Hours: Mon. through Sun. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Treat Love is a modern rendition of the old-fashioned candy store showcasing a variety of salted, bubbly, sticky, and sweet treats. A wide variety of candy treats including old school candies and room for parties make Treat Love a hidden gem in Hapeville. Closed Sunday and Monday.
Address: 755 Virginia Ave, Atlanta, GA 30354
Hours: Tues. through Fri. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Closed Sun. and Mon.
If you love chocolate, you will love diAmano, where they specialize in handmade truffles, caramels, toffees, nut barks, chocolate dipped fruits, chocolate bars and other dipped confections in milk chocolate in unique shapes. Are you drooling yet? The friendly staff can help you with suggestions for gifts that can also be delivered or shipped.
Address: 1100 Hammond Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30328
Hours: Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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After 18 years in software development, Lesli bailed on the corporate scene. When she’s not traveling, she’s hiking in the mountains or checking out Atlanta’s culinary scene, whiskey in hand.
Lesli has two kiddos -Cooper and Elliot- plus two bonus kids currently at UGA, and she’s happily married to her soul mate.