Like a beacon to the weary, this purple-painted chocolate purveyor stands at the corner of Granville and W 11th Ave calling your name. It's a homegrown BC business with outlets dotted like candy sprinkles across the city, and it's hard not to pick up a few treats: go for chocolate hedgehogs, mint meltie bars or sweet Georgia browns – pecans in caramel and chocolate.

It's a great spot to pick up distinctive, Vancouver-made souvenirs for your friends and family back home; rush to the sales racks after Christmas and Valentine's Day for dramatic bargains. And on sunny days, drop in and treat yourself: the nut and chocolate–covered ice-cream bars are a local legend.