Across the street from the ever-bustling Japanese Village Plaza, this iconic jewel of a place sells Japanese sweets. Since 1903, this tiny bakery has been making mochi, chewy rice cakes and other baked delights neatly lined against the walls and in glass display cabinets (talk about edible art). Don't miss the ever-popular mochi, and the petit gaufresthin: crispy cookies filled with rich cream.
A candy store is one of those whimsical, colorful shops in Los Angeles that we wish were on every street corner. Sure, we've got ice cream, pie and macarons to satisfy our everyday sugar cravings, but sometimes they just don't cut it—sometimes even a stop in a chocolatier won't do. To find festive candy and nostaglic-retro sweets like Abba-Zaba, Big Cherry and Good News bars, and even Scandinavian treats, head to these top candy shops.