Little Candy Shoppe Makes Big Happy
1030 N. American Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
BY AARON STELLA The name “The Little Candy Shoppe” is modest to a fault. This is no petite chocolatier; it’s a dimensional anomaly, smack dab on Liberties Walk in Northern Liberties, where a slice of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory has materialized. The Little Candy Shoppe, fashioning itself after traditional specialty confectioners, stocks just about every type of sweet you can imagine. Whether it’s Swedish fish, gummy bears, tootsie rolls, Smarties, Jolly Ranchers, ice cream(s), fudge, truffles (champagne!) or assorted fruit candies, the Shoppe’s got it all. A rare item also on the shelves—marzipan, sold in packages of nine pieces in a variety of fruit moldings. The Little Candy Shoppe revamps it’s whole interior design seasonally, proving that there’s never an occasion when candy’s an unbidden guest. Bearing in mind all the different ilk of sweets gracing the Shoppe’s quarters, smart presentation and pristine order are a must to fit all of the decadent décor. Co-proprietors Robin Nahama and Aliza Namaha have a keen eye for choreographing a space, no doubt. Not to mention, they’re also pleasant and engaging hostesses, such that customers keep coming back if but to simply chat.