Craving something sweet? From caramels to chocolates, these independent confectioners are making scrumptious handmade treats.
Cellar Door Chocolates
Specializing in gourmet, handmade chocolates, Cellar Door Chocolates can be found at Dundee Candies, Galt House, Greenhaus, The Holy Grale, Lotsa Pasta and many other retailers around Louisville. Cellar Door is not only a wholesale company, they have a location in the Butchertown Market, too.
1201 Story Ave., Ste. 109
Louisville, KY 40206
Dundee Candy Shop
A cute shop with a friendly staff, Dundee is a door down from the Highland’s location of North End Café. It’s a convenient stop for fancy handmade chocolates as well as colorful bagged gifts. They carry, as do all of these shops, the famous candies of Louisville—Bourbon balls and Modjeskas.
Monday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sunday.
2112 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville, Kentucky 40205
Selling candy on Market St. since 1921, Muth’s Candies is truly part of Louisville history. The shop is old-fashioned in décor and feel, especially in comparison to some of their neighbors, as Market has become a hub for galleries and design studios, but atmosphere aside, there is a reason Muth’s is still full of customers. The chocolates are a pretty delight to eat. Often busy, the line can snake out the door during the holidays.
Tuesday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday.
630 East Market St.
Louisville, KY 40202
If you are a candy lover and haven’t made it to Schimpff’s, it’s time to head to Jeffersonville. The storefront, complete with flood marks marking regional history, is home to a candy store, a candy factory, an ice cream/lunch counter and a candy museum. Oh, and it’s tiny. Stop in for a snack, peruse the antique candy molds and watch them make the original red hots, a Schimpff’s claim to fame. Last time I stopped in, staff members were dipping Oreos in chocolate and giving away samples of this delightful treat. I purchased more than I planned on, and don’t regret it.
Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. with the ice cream/lunch counter open 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with the ice cream/lunch counter open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Closed Sunday.
Many of these candy stores will have extended hours during the busy seasons. For example, Schimpff’s extends their hours in summer, since they sell ice cream. Summer hours are Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. with the ice cream/lunch counter open from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Schimpff’s also closes up for Christmas. They close on December 24 at 3 p.m. and reopen January 2 at 10 a.m. A well deserved rest after the holiday rush!
347 Spring St.
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
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