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Friday, February 27, 2009

Lupe's Candy Shop (Olvera St.)

Lupe's Candy Shop
C-24 Olvera St.
Los Angeles, CA

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Welcome back for my first post in a while.

Lupe's Candy Shop

I'm eventually going to cover all the eateries that are on Olvera St. but I'm starting out small by focusing on Lupe's Candy Shop.

Lupe's Candy Shop

When my dad worked for the City of Los Angeles he would often bring the family to Olvera St. and I always wanted to stop at the candy shop and get one of the cone-shaped suckers that was part green and part red. Lupe's has all sorts of sweet mexican delicacies including the pumpkin and sweet potato candies. I got a thing that was like a peanut brittle cookie, a "red" cookie, a de la Rosa brand ground peanut wrapped candy, and a chocolate chip cookie that basically just has chocolate chips on the top, albeit a lot of them. When I asked Lupe what the red cookie was called she said she didn't know. In fact, I'm not even sure if it was really Lupe. The red cookie had just as much shortening in it as I remember. Same with the chocolate chop cookie. The ground peanut candy thing was just as rich as I remember.

Lupe's Candy Shop

Here's a quick YouTube video of Olvera St. which mentions Lupe's Candy Shop:



  • Dear Writer,
    Let me introduce myself my name is Kyla A. Vela. Believe it or not I am a granddaughter of Lupe S.Vela 3.I will answer your question the cookie you got was a chocolate chip special.The pink one is a strawberry cookie.There are also sprinkles and peanut butter.The woman you talked to is not Lupe but Topacio our worker.Thank you for writing nice things but,one question:did the woman working there tell you her name was topacio or Lupe or did she say at all.

    Your friend,
    Kyla A. Vela

    By Blogger Kyla, At January 25, 2010 at 6:05 PM  

  • Thanks for writing and becoming a contact of mine at flickr. I didn't get the name of the person working when I went but I think it might've been Topacio.

    By Blogger ChristianZ, At January 25, 2010 at 10:40 PM  

  • Dear Christian,
    I was wondering if you had asked to take a picture or not.you see we are in a "pickle" as you may call it.I need all the information i can get for my dying grandmother.please, As i see,There seems to be "red vines" in the first pic. And if you could possibly get the date on these photos.
    thank you

    By Blogger Kyla, At January 25, 2010 at 10:59 PM  

  • I could be wrong but I don't think I asked to take the pictures, partly because it was outside for everyone to see as they walked by. They are from September 29, 2008.

    By Blogger ChristianZ, At January 25, 2010 at 11:02 PM  

  • If you go here you can see the pictures much bigger.

    By Blogger ChristianZ, At January 25, 2010 at 11:08 PM  

  • Actually, click here if you want to see the biggest possible version of the first picture. You can also get a better look at who the woman is in the picture.

    By Blogger ChristianZ, At January 25, 2010 at 11:26 PM  

  • thank you very much!
    On behalf of my grandmother.If she didn't have Alzheimer's She would be very grateful.
    Thank you,.... again,

    By Blogger Kyla, At January 26, 2010 at 10:43 AM  

  • You're very welcome.

    By Blogger ChristianZ, At January 26, 2010 at 10:51 AM  

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