As the season picks up and yet sometimes you find yourself with a slower day or couple hours, head down the Silver Strand to Imperial Beach’s Seaside Candy for a festive, cozy trip down memory lane.
The sweets and gifts shop closed during the pandemic, did some remodeling and reorganizing, and reopened with a similar but polished look. The place is spacious with places to curl up with a laptop, chat at the counter bar or explore shelves with young ones plus those young at heart.
Think Thrifty ice cream is only sold at Rite Aid? Think again. (Seaside’s got it.) Need a great birthday or holiday gift in the form of a toy or game for someone younger or older? There are also numerous spots nestled with treasures including throwback candy, rare flavor candy, and pretty much a cornucopia of options to satisfy any sweet, sour or salty tooth.
Fudge made in-house.
Music playing, disco ball twinkling.
Check out the juke box. Sit in the old telephone booth. Enjoy the arcade games or large patio.
This laid-back environment is fitting along IB’s Palm Avenue, blocks from the beach and near other locations where you can grab food. Seaside Candy has a broad menu as well, including breakfast plus coffee of course, so you won’t go without a beverage or something to satisfy your hunger.
So take the short jaunt to do some shopping small, and take your time discovering gems in this vintage business with a dedication to the old-fashioned feel.
The staff won’t rush you though there will likely be a steady stream of people enjoying the place, satisfying a craving and reminiscing too. The hours are convenient, and you can also book the location for a special event.
Jules (6): “I loved it. It was awesome.”
Sounds good enough to me. But don’t just take our word for it. Take a look at their website, and check them out on social media too!
150 Palm Avenue