With Easter arriving in less than a week, it is officially time for people who celebrate the holiday to stock up on candy. Classics like Peeps, Cadbury Creme Eggs, and jelly beans aren’t going anywhere (nor should they), but here’s where to source some extra-special Easter basket bonbons.Read More
Where to Buy Better Easter Candy in D.C.
Tracking down imported chocolate, macarons, and Sour Watermelon Peeps
1. Sugarfina (Multiple Locations)
This high-end sugar wonderland turns out luxury gummy candy and other assorted sweets in Bethesda and Tysons. In addition to their regular candy selection, Sugarfina also has Easter specials like chocolate “bunny bark” and baby carrot gummies. Customers who spend $20 get a free decorative Easter box. A $35 purchase comes with a free chocolate bar.
2. Broad Branch Market
This family-run grocery and general store is Chevy Chase is a one-stop-shop for after-school ice cream, sandwiches, or a bottle of wine. It’s also selling some great, unique Easter candy, like extra-large bunny grahams, spring-themed candy from Capital Candy Jar, and hard-to-find Sour Watermelon Peeps.
This longstanding, under-the-radar gift shop in Chevy Chase boasts a great selection of sweet treats year round. Beeline past the scented candles and gift soaps to the candy display in back, currently bursting with a large selection of fun Easter treats.
4. The Chocolate House
This tiny, high-end chocolate shop tucked on the ground floor of a nondescript building in Dupont is easy to miss, but its chocolates are worth seeking out. The Chocolate House sources products from around the world, including Hawai’i and Switzerland. Splurge for the special assorted Easter egg truffles from cult chocolatier Christopher Elbow.
Who wouldn’t love an elegant, pastel-colored jewel box filled with French macarons? Customize from a large variety of flavors like rose petal or strawberry marshmallow. Pastries and high tea are also offered in the salon.
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6. Chocolate Chocolate
Yes, this South Dupont institution does in fact sell chocolate. Easter specials include fist-sized coconut Easter eggs, molded chocolate carrots and bunnies, and the usual selection of everything from penny candy to imported truffles.
7. IT'SUGAR (Multiple Locations)
Sometimes life just calls for a three-pound Hershey’s Bar or an Elvis Presley PEZ dispenser. Head to this Chinatown candy wonderland for these and other novelties that think way outside the traditional Easter basket.
8. Artisan Confections (Multiple Locations)
This NoVa boutique has locations in Arlington and the Mosaic district that turn out all sorts of indulgent chocolate truffles and bars. For Easter, the shops are adding a limited supply of salted caramel bunnies and chocolate truffle Easter eggs with fillings like coconut cream and vanilla marshmallow.
9. Fleurir Chocolates
This chic Alexandria chocolate shop turns out some of the area’s most stunning chocolates, and their Easter selection is no exception. Pick up a dark chocolate bunny filled with tres leches caramel, or a bird’s nest-inspired box of assorted, hand-painted praline eggs.