(credit: CocoaBella Chocolates)
San Francisco embraces holidays, especially ones involving dressing up and eating food. Easter is not only an excuse to get dressed up in your finest, but it’s also a chance to fill up an Easter basket. From chocolate bunnies to Easter eggs, looks and taste hold equal importance when selecting Easter candy. Avoid plastic eggs and mass produced candy by buying local. Here are some San Francisco candy and chocolate shops where you can fill your baskets to the brim by Easter Sunday on March 27.
865 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
Located conveniently in the Westfield San Francisco Centre, CocoaBella is an easy stop to make while running other errands. During Easter, the store offers a limited collection of bite-sized morsels that vary in size. The Easter assortment is great to give to a difficult palate or one that prefers modern to traditional. Building your own box is also an option if you want to be more adventurous.
The Candy Store
1507 Vallejo St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
The Candy Store does not disappoint with candy variety. There is nostalgic hard-to-find candy, imported candy, fancy candy, chocolate and popular favorites. You can buy prepackaged or by the pound. Purchase a golden ticket to give a gift certificate to someone special to fill up their own basket. During Easter, the store carries filled baskets and traditional delights such as chocolate bunnies and Easter eggs.
1422 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Littlejohn’s Candies is a small candy shop with a bountiful selection of Easter goodies. The store has a large variety of chocolate bunnies in various sizes and poses. Baskets and boxes come in spring pastels filled with grass and sweet treats. Buttercream filled eggs, chocolate eggs with candy inside and jelly beans all compliment the season and your purchase. The shop is known for its toffee, so make sure you grab some when you visit.
449 Octavia St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Miette has all the charm of an old fashioned candy shop with a modern flare. The selection is limited yet well curated. During Easter, Miette has a specialty basket with an assortment of candies. The candy is boutique quality, and it is as pretty as it is tasty. Be sure to pick up some cookies, shortbread, macaroons or cupcakes while you are there.
4027 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
Buttons Candy Bar lets you create your own Easter basket so you get candy you actually want. The store has old fashioned Easter candy like chocolate bunnies, chicks and eggs. There is also nostalgic candy, taffy and chocolate. The whimsical nature of the shop and friendly staff make it a family friendly outing. Get an ice cream treat for all the effort that went into making the perfect basket.
2419 Third St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
Poco Dolce specializes in hand crafted chocolate made in San Francisco that balances savory and sweet. This small batch chocolate is made with all-natural ingredients and is environmentally and socially conscious. For Easter, the shop has a limited run of specialty chocolate including a dark chocolate raspberry bunny. This is the perfect spot for a modern or adult Easter treat. Sign up for the newsletter and get advanced notice of all the holiday offerings.