DeBlogs > Zoe Krey > a-kid-in-a-candy-store
By Zoe Krey /
October 26, 2015 /
Posted in: Life in Chicago, Student Life, Miscellaneous /
Dylan’s Candy Bar:
445 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
This candy shop is located at the heart of Michigan Avenue and was created by designer Ralph Lauren’s daughter Dylan Lauren. Her fusion of pop culture, candy, art, and fashion has created a brand that is fun and delicious. The Chicago store features a life size lollipop display and carries novelty and nostalgia candies such as Candy Buttons, Big League Chew, Razzles, Slo Poke Bars, and so much more. Dylan’s chocolate selection includes items such as chocolate covered popcorn, various flavors of fudge, chocolate bars, and chocolate bark. Her store also features a plethora of lifestyle and apparel gifts like jewelry and plush pillows -- because who doesn’t need a furry, huggable doughnut? While the Chicago store isn’t as big as its original New York location, Dylan’s does have a party room that can be reserved and a cafe where you can order frozen delicacies.
Lolli and Pops:
Fashion Outlets of Chicago, 5220 Fashion Outlets Way, Rosemont, IL 60018
While this candy shop is a tad bit out of the way, the Rosemont location is easy to get to via the blue line and then free shuttle to the Chicago Fashion Outlets location. Lolli and Pops is a tiny collection of candy stores that opened in 2012. I like this shop because it is organized by type of candy in each room: the gumball room, the chocolate room, the gummy room, and the jelly bean room. Additionally, Lolli and Pops has an assortment of old fashioned sodas to quench your thirst. When you’re done exploring and eating, there are so many stores to visit in the mall as well. If you’re going to venture to the outlet mall, make sure you give yourself ample time to make the journey and to get lost in the gazillions of stores there.
The Grand Luxe Cafe:
Ontario, 600 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
2536 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
West Town Bakery and Diner:
15 East Ohio, Chicago, IL 60611