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. A perky little spot with a serious commitment to the love-it-or-hate-it candy, it has dozens of tempting options, from mini-witches to a delicious choc-dipped Finnish variety. Work off your candy belly with a hula-hoop session then buy some house-made ginger snaps 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.