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Though all candy shops are awesome by virtue of the fact that they’re filled with an array of tasty sweet treats, some are more photogenic—and thus more Instagrammable—than others. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the nine most Insta-worthy candy stores in America.

Let’s just say if Willy Wonka was real, he’d love these candy stores!

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Dylan’s Candy Bar – New York, New York

Billed as the world’s largest sweets emporium, merging art, fashion and pop culture with candy, Dylan’s Candy Bar—which has locations in New York City, Miami, Chicago and Los Angeles—was made for Instagram before the photo-sharing platform was even a thing. With rainbow-colored interiors and more candy than you know what to do with, including stairs filled with gummies that spell out sweet phrases, the photo ops at Dylan’s are endless.

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IT’SUGAR – Nationwide

Just because IT’SUGAR is a chain with outposts across the country, doesn’t mean it’s any less Instagram-worthy than some of its more exclusive counterparts. Aside from its vibrant and easily-recognizable interiors, IT’SUGAR is a true leader when it comes to candy trends. Case in point? The chain recently debuted a Stranger Things-themed candy collection that includes both a gummy shaped like an Ego waffle and a My Little Pollywog gummy.

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Economy Candy – New York, New York

If you’re looking for a place to track down candy you won’t be able to find anywhere else, Economy Candy has you covered. The New York City establishment, which is located on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, has been a sweet-filled staple for decades, and with good reason. Though it doesn’t look like much from the outside, Economy Candy sells everything from old school Fruit Stripe and novelty candies to lollipops bigger than your head, and gum balls of every size and color. What’s more? Economy Candy also has tons on hard-to-find international treats that will really make your Instagram feed stand out.

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Shane Confectionery – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

For a candy store with a bit of history, hit up Shane Confectionery. The Philadelphia-based business has the honor of being America’s oldest confectionery (it dates back to 1863) and specializes in bean-to-bar chocolate and candies made on-site. Translation: You can watch, and ‘gram, for yourself. The Insta-worthy interior with decor that changes seasonally will have you feeling like you stepped into a time machine to the 19th-century, and the candy itself is a mix of modern treats and old classics. Nibble on some including crystal candy figurines (called clear-toy candy), fudge and the store’s signature Whirly Berley Bars. Trust us, you won’t be sorry.

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Ye Olde Pepper Companie – Salem, Massachusetts

Ye Olde Pepper Companie is a candy store with a spooky twist. Considering it’s based in Salem, Massachusetts (one word: witches), the sweets store has an unmistakable vibe that’s part playful and part creepy, and it’s ready for Halloween year-round. It’s also historical, considering America’s first commercially available candies, Salem Gibralters, have been sold here for more than 200 years. In fact, much of the candy has an old fashioned vibe (think saltwater taffy and Nonpareils) but there’s also plenty of chocolate and famous fudge to choose from.

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Big Top Candy Shop – Austin, Texas

Part old time soda shop, part contemporary candy store, Big Top Candy shop in Austin, Texas, is full of colorful, circus-themed sweets that are as Instagrammable as they come. From the old-school confections to modern treats, there’s no shortage of photo-ready sweets here. In addition to candy, Big Top also houses a soda fountain and features an array of beverages from around the world. Talk about something really fun for the ‘gram!

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Nisshodo Candy Store – Honolulu, Hawaii

There are no shortage of Instagram opportunities in Hawaii, and Nisshodo Candy Store is a pastel wonderland nestled within a tropical paradise. The family-owned and operated business has been proudly churning out Japanese treats for nearly a century, which are made from recipes that founder Asataro Hirao brought over from Hiroshima in 1916. Nisshodo specializes in sweets traditionally found in Japan, such as chichi dango, mochi and manju.

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Chutters – Littleton, New Hampshire

Need an Instagram opportunity? Stop by the original Chutters in Littleton, New Hampshire, (there are two other locations throughout the state) and snap a picture of the store’s 112-foot candy counter, which just so happens to be the longest in the world. Said counter is stacked with dozens of gleaming glass jars that are filled with brightly colored candy ranging from yesterday’s favorites and hard-to-find flavors, to the best of today’s most sought-after treats. When you’re done with your photo op, choose a sweet treat from the vast array of sours and gummies, gourmet and traditional jelly beans, chocolates, licorice, caramels and nostalgic pieces.

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Honeydukes – Los Angeles, California and Orlando, Florida

The fictional candy store from the Harry Potter book series has two IRL locations in the United States—one in Universal Studios Hollywood in California, and another in Universal Orlando in Florida. The pretend-shop-come-to-life sells a variety of edible merchandise famous in the Harry Potter universe such as Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Bean and Chocolate Frogs. If that’s not made for Instagram, than we don’t know what is!


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