Littlejohn’s, an 88-Year-Old Los Angeles Confectioner, Opens Near Civic Center

Pecan gadgets
Pecan gadgetsPhoto: Courtesy of Littlejohn's

Littlejohn’s Candies, which was founded in 1924 in Los Angeles, just recently decided to expand operations to a second location in San Francisco. They just opened, in time for the holidays, in a former furniture shop space at 1422 Market Street (at Polk), not far from Twitter’s new headquarters. They make their own English toffee, almond bark, various caramels, and a version of chocolate turtles they call “gadgets.” As SFoodie reports, all the stuff they do is hand-dipped and made on site, and that hand-dipping makes for softer centers, and an artisanal quality that should go over well in artisan-loving San Francisco. Littlejohn’s is owned by Chris and Mike Graves, who bought the business from the founding owners in the early eighties. See more of their products here, and note they will be adding a few more items to suit our NorCal tastes, including bacon-salted caramels. [SFoodie, Earlier]