3425 North Southport Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
One look inside this sweet shoppe and you will see why it made our list. This is one shopping trip the kids won’t mind. Candyality offers over 175 bulk candies that you can mix and match and 21 M&M flavors. Check out the old school, iconic favorites such as Pop Rocks, Blow Pops and Now and Laters.
The Fudge Pot
1532 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60610
The Fudge Pot is your home for everything chocolate! Ten flavors of fudge, chocolate cars, sports mascots, animals and more. Assorted candied apples. Personalized lollipops. If you don’t see it, let them create it — what about having your company’s logo created in chocolate?
Windy City Sweets
3308 North Broadway
Chicago, IL 60657
This little place offers a great selection of candies, homemade chocolates and ice creams. Check out the Twizzlers and pineapples, both chocolate covered. The pineapples are imported from Australia and definitely a must-eat. If you are looking for the perfect gift, Windy City has gift baskets starting at just $28.95 that can be customized for any special occasion or corporate event.
3256 North Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618
Specializing in nostalgic candies and gourmet chocolates, this place might be just for you. Join the VIP Club and earn access to discounted goodies. Sample one of their most popular sweets, the strawberry-champagne gummy bears.
1960 North Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
A true staple, Margie’s has been a part of the local candy scene since 1921. It is home to some of the best homemade candy and ice cream you will find in the Windy City. This sweet spot is open until midnight every night and the go-to place to satisfy those late night cravings. Check out the hot fudge (served in a gravy boat) and you will see why Margie’s has been around for so long!
Patrice N. Perkins is the founder and editor of My Lifestyle ZEN, a Chicago-based lifestyle blog for professionals and entrepreneurs who value quality of life. Patrice provides work-life balance advice to readers as well as informs them on Chicago lifestyle.