The Best Lolly Shops in Melbourne
Dive sweet tooth first into nostalgic treats and international candy.
When you’re on a serious mission for sugar, sometimes the supermarket aisle just doesn’t quite cut it. Whether you’re hunting for that long lost lolly from your childhood, chasing a hard-to-find international snack or creating next-level party favours and dessert spreads for your event, these heavenly Melbourne lolly shops will have you walking on cloud nine.
Entering this old fashioned wonderland of sugar is like stepping back through time. Checkered tiles and vintage-inspired displays house traditional English fruit lollies, fudge squares and Turkish Delight, while you can buy every type of gummy and allsort imaginable. You could easily spend an hour roaming the walls of treats here, particularly when they also stock American snacks like Reese’s Pieces and marshmallow Peeps, all washed down with a fruity Snapple. They’re always sourcing the globe for their next favourite lolly and are happy to take product requests.
267 Lygon Street, Carlton
Level 3, 287 Lonsdale Street (Melbourne Emporium Shopping Centre), Melbourne
Ground Level, 235 Springvale Road (The Glen Shopping Centre),Glen Waverley
All aboard for a one way ticket to the lolly shop of your dreams. Sugar Station is your destination for all things saccharine, with various locations around Melbourne including two at our biggest railway stations (perfect for killing time while waiting for your train). The technicolour stores have all your favourite local and imported sherbets, sours, fairy floss, liquorice and more. They also the biggest selection of Jelly Belly in town – grab a bag to create fancy flavour jelly bean combos like banana split and apple pie.
Flinders Street Railway Station, Melbourne
Southern Cross Station, 99 Spencer Street, Docklands
Northland Shopping Centre, 2/ 50 Murray Road, East Preston
Highpoint Shopping Centre, 120-200 Rosamond Road, Maribyrnong
If you find yourself in the Dandenong Ranges for the day, make sure to stop by one of these charming confectionery stores. Blending all the appeal of an old-school lolly shop with contemporary flavours, they source goodies from all over the world. Aussie milk bar faves, UK toffee, Dutch licorice and American chocolate – they’ve got it all, best enjoyed in a pick’n’mix bag on your hike or in a specialty jar for the pantry.
383 Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Sassafras
37 Monash Avenue, Olinda
207 Yarra Street, Warrandyte
While we can’t verify whether the claim in their name stacks up, this Westmeadows lolly emporium is indeed very big. If you’ve got a wedding, party or fête to supply, this is the place to go, with every jelly, gummy, marshmallow, chocolate-coated and lollipop under the sun for purchase at super amenable prices. Hard, soft, sweet, sour – they’ve got it, as well as a wide variety of party goods and gorgeous cake decorating supplies, making it a one-stop-shop for entertaining.
247 Mickleham Road, Westmeadows
Razzles, Jolly Ranchers, Swedish Fish, Laffy Taffy – thanks to Hollywood’s charms, most of us have a strong vocabulary in American confectionery we’ve never even tried. Put a taste to the name with a visit to USA Foods in Moorabbin, where they import a mind boggling variety of goodies from across the Pacific. You’ll find new varieties of familiar snacks too, like fudge brownie M&Ms and butter rum lifesavers, great for really getting into the spirit come Halloween.
67-73 Cochranes Road, Moorabbin
This neighbourhood sweet shop in Essendon has a vast range of confectionery to suit every taste and occasion, with smiley service that goes down equally easy. Friendly staff are always on hand to help you put together a hamper for a Valentine, bonbons for Christmas, or even sugar free or dairy free treats for those with dietaries. Take home packs of Allen’s classic lollies, cinema-style pick’n’mixes, chewy honeycomb and old-school eucalyptus drop alongside choc-coated goodies.
1043 Mount Alexander Road, Essendon
After something special? The sugar artists at Red Balloon can turn your chosen colours, flavours, words and images into edible delights. While they specialise in personalised rock candy and lollipops for weddings, parties and corporate events, you can also order a wide variety of ready-made jellies, honeycomb, chocolate from their online store. And that’s not all – everything they make is 100 per cent vegan, so everyone can dig in.
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