Before Charlie, before the chocolate factory, there was Wonka. The newly released Wonka movie will tell the story of how the beloved character we know and love today was determined to change the world one bite at a time. Speaking of one bite at a time, indulge yourself in some of Indy’s beloved and cherished sweet treats. To celebrate the whimsical Wonka character, here are some of the best nostalgic flavors in Indy.


Best Chocolate in Town

Pick your delightful bite from an assortment of chocolate bars, barks, toffees, caramels, chocolate pies and truffles. Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or white chocolate; the decision is yours. Best Chocolate in Town is locally operated and owned by Carrie Abbott, who's known for being an exceptional Indy advocate.


Circle City Sweets

Croissants, pastries, breads, danishes, scones, macarons and more! Circle City Sweets is the premiere shop for French Style favorites!


DeBrand chocolates are the perfect choice to take you back to the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as you bite into your piece of chocolate. Their pieces use high quality ingredients, centers are made from scratch and have first class packaging.

Punkins Pies

Located in THE AMP, this sweet treat business serves up the fanciest chocolate covered strawberries dipped in edible glitter (Strawberry Crunch is a best-seller and customer favorite). If Wonka had social media, this Instagram-worthy strawberry would make his feed.

Literally Divine

Literally Divine Toffee and Truffles was founded by Suzanne Litteral, a classically trained dancer who has an exuberant passion for high quality chocolate. She started hand-crafting her confections in the mid-1990's, giving them as gifts to close friends and family. Now, this chocolate shop in Fountain Square offers a plethora of hand-crafted organic chocolate.


Gallery Pastry

Bringing European inspired dishes and cocktails to Indy, guests can choose between the sweet and savory options. There is the Gallery Pastry Bar focusing on brunch and dinner with coffee and pastries and the Gallery Pastry Shop which is a fun bakery with original desserts and pastries.


Gordon’s Milkshake Bar

Similar to Wonka, Gordon started making soft-serve ice cream as a side hustle. Now, Gordon’s gourmet milkshakes have become a favorite dessert among Indy’s community with seasonal flavors and consistent flavors.

Nicey Treat

If chocolate is not always your forte, make a stop at Nicey, they have locally crafted ice cream pies and ice pops and so many flavors you won’t know which one to choose between their refreshing and sweet flavors.


Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop

Make a stop at the fastest growing soda pop and candy shop franchise that has single bite candies, glass bottle old-fashioned soda and many other unique candies that most probably have forgotten about. 


So Chatti

For those who have food sensitivities, So Chatti offers a a variety of sweet options. SoChatti is a dairy-free, gluten-free chocolate tasting bar where guests can book classes to make drop candies on-site. And as Wonka once said, "Candy is Dandy, but Liquor is Quicker,” therefore SoChatti prides itself on its To Go Pouches of melted liquid chocolate in its purest form.