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Guide to San Francisco's Retro Sweets

Thayer Allyson Gowdy The Candy Store.

Photo: Thayer Allyson Gowdy

Some news doesn’t need to be sugarcoated: retro candy stores are back in style. In San Francisco, a handful of brightly colored shops trigger a trip down memory lane. Read the article

Themes: Food + Drink · Shopping

Inspired by: The Sweets of San Francisco — by Josh Sens, Published Jul. 2008

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    Fiona's Sweetshoppe

    When Fiona Frie moved to the United States from Scotland, she didn’t anticipate a problem finding sweets—at least to her taste. Leaving behind the

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    Pink curtains and tasseled light fixtures make Sweetdish, in the Marina District, feel girlie in a good way. Licorice lace and large swirled lollip

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    Miette Confiserie

    Miette translates to “crumb” in French, and is a small, boutique-style pastry shop with four California locations. At this Hayes Valley branch, the

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    Candy Store

    Situated in Russian Hill’s trendy retail corridor, this old-fashioned sweet shop contains white walls, wood-trimmed shelves, and rows of glass apot

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