Some people travel for fashion, others for landscapes and the beautiful photo ops they offer. At The Daily Meal, we are all about following our appetites — and in this case, our sweet tooth — around the world.
Inspired by Roald Dahl’s book Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Dylan Lauren (daughter of renowned designer Ralph Lauren) created the famous Dylan’s Candy Bar in New York City in 2001. Since that time, it has appeared in movies and TV shows, including Hitch,the Russell Brand remake of Arthur, and Gossip Girl. Dylan’s Candy Bar created a candy culture in New York that made it chic to nibble on nuggets of chocolate and retro-style candy like Lemonheads and candy lips. Stars including Taylor Swift and the Beckhams flocked to the Candy Bar, making it a must-see destination for tourists and locals alike.
But New York isn’t the only city to visit if you’ve got a serious sweet tooth. At Sweet! Hollywood in Los Angeles, pop artist Jason Mecier creates one-of-a-kind candy portraits of celebrities for the store’s “Candylebrity” line. The store is filled with more than a dozen themed rooms, like the Wonka Room, where fans can get their fill of some of exclusive Willie Wonka-inspired treats.
At his Le Bonbon au Palais in Paris, candy connoisseur Georges Marques wanted to recreate his childhood schoolhouse, only his version is dedicated to candies with a historical twist.
Candylicious in Dubai carries over 5,000 kinds of candy, giving candy fanatics enough options to find at least a few dozen new favorite sweets. The store imports candy from all over the world, making it a one-stop-shop for German gummies, Belgian chocolate, and more.
From a store filled with M&Ms to another specializing in nothing but chocolate, here is a list of candy stores worth traveling for all over the world.