Friday, February 27, 2009
Lupe's Candy Shop (Olvera St.)
C-24 Olvera St.
Los Angeles, CA
Listing on Metromix
Mention at Via Magazine
Welcome back for my first post in a while.
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.
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.
Here's a quick YouTube video of Olvera St. which mentions Lupe's Candy Shop:
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