Nytorgsgatan 38, 116 40 Stockholm, Sweden
SoFo’s most iconic shop comes in the form of this 1930s-inspired candy shop. Filled with relics from the early 20th century—vintage music boxes, retro wood paneling and scalloped chairs—Pärlans Konfektyr harkens back to an age when penny candy stores reigned supreme. Selling artisanal caramels (the vanilla salt flavor is the widespread favorite), the sweets shop is one of Stockholm’s most unique spots to pick up souvenirs to bring home: each treat is packaged like a present on an original French candy wrapping machine from the 1950s. Pärlans also sells a variety of other goodies including caramels sauces, ice cream bars and Rifle Paper Co. stationary. Note: Parlans is closed for part of July – check hours before visiting.
Written by Emma Pierce