No matter what kind of day you’re having, there is never a bad time or reason to pay a visit to the neighborhood candy shop. Sweet things of all flavors and varieties, from decadent chocolate to candies so sour they’ll make your whole face pucker, await beyond the front doors of these six Ottawa stores that are filled wall-to-wall with every sugary concoction you could ever dream of. It’s going to be hard to choose once you’ve discovered how many options are out there!
1). Cylie Artisans Chocolatiers
204 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, ON K1N 7C8, Canada
If you’re craving something sweet and your standard grocery-store chocolate just isn’t gonna cut it, Cylie Artisans Chocolatiers is exactly the break you need from the expected. Gourmet and unique flavors are aplenty at this one-of-a-kind shop on Dalhousie Street, where Ottawans gather to stock up on their favorite artisanal candies. If you walk through the doors and are overwhelmed by the selection that surrounds you, have no fear, chocolate-lover. The chocolatiers at Cylie are truly professionals, and they’ll help you find your new favorite treat (or two, or three) in no time! Also, nobody is excluded from enjoying the fine selection of artisan chocolates available here! Vegan treats are in no short supply at Cylie Artisans Chocolatiers. When you want some guilt-free indulgence, that’s as good as it gets-and it is incredibly good.
50 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J7, Canada
The name of the store might be funny, but SQUISH is incredibly serious about candy. As Ottawa’s first gourmet gummy and candy store, SQUISH has got quite a reputation to live up to-which they do in impeccable style and, most importantly, flavor. Indulge in the decadent flavors of strawberry rhubarb or prosecco gummies, pick up a candy bar or hop online to check out their online exclusive offers, there’s really no wrong way to go about this. SQUISH boasts itself as “candy for everyone,” and that might be the most accurate description of a candy store I’ve ever seen. There is really is something for everyone, including those with dietary limitations.
Do you want to add a little extra sweetness to your wedding? SQUISH offers wedding gift bags and even a fully-stocked candy bar (as in a bar…with a bunch of candy) for your big day!
3). Lindt Chocolate Shop
1763 St Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON K1G 3V4, Canada
When it comes to chocolate, few names are better known than Lindt. Since 1846, this company has been crafting what are now known as some of the world’s finest, richest and overall most delectable chocolates. From the moment you walk in, you’ll find yourself surrounded wall-to-wall with Lindt chocolates and might feel compelled to buy one of everything. But even if you don’t have a bottomless candy budget, don’t worry-there are tons of samples to try so that you know you’re spending your cash on something amazing. Oh, who are we kidding? It’s all amazing.
4). Stubbe Chocolates
375 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, ON K1N 9L3, Canada
Stubbe Chocolates is the oldest family-owned business in the Ottawa Valley, established in 1845. For six generations, this family establishment has been serving up gourmet and sinfully decadent chocolates to the people of Ottawa and the surrounding area. And there’s a very simple but very good reason as to why they’ve been around for so long: Their chocolate is the stuff that dreams are made of. And with over 36 flavors available in-store, you’ll always be finding a reason to come back.
5). Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut
314 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K1Z 6X6, Canada
xs Not only does this unique chocolate shop provide Ottawans with only the finest and most decadent chocolates, they’re also incredibly well-known for their gelato and sorbet. So no matter your tastes, you can bet that Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut has something for everyone-including options that are free of dairy.