Licorice Parlour

Top choice food in Commercial Drive

Just when you think you'll never find that combination licorice and hula-hoop store you've been searching for, here it is. This perky little spot with a serious commitment to the love-it-or-hate-it candy stocks dozens of tempting options, from miniwitches to palate-expanding Scandinavian varieties. Work off your candy belly with a hula-hoop session, then buy some hand-dipped chocolates to go.

Gelatin-free, sugar-free and gluten-free varieties, plus small tins of snorting chocolate, are also available here. Take your time; there's a lot to see.