• 1936

    Lil and Ed meet for the first time

  • September 12, 1936

    Lil and Ed get married

  • October 31, 1936

    Became a part of Mary Sanders candy store

  • Around 1937

    Lil and Ed bought Mary Sanders candy store and renamed it Liled's Candy Kitchen

  • 1957

    Moved the store to its current location

  • 1971

    Liled's Candy Kitchen is sold to Bernie and Helen York

  • 1976

    Liled's Candy Kitchen is sold to Henry "Hank" Barner

  • 2005

    Vaughn and Evon Hardiman become the new owners of Liled's

  • 2021

    James Holland and Jose Chavez are the new owners

  • 2021

    Previous owners Vaughn and Evon Hardiman, and new owners, James Holland and Jose Chavez are presented with certificates of recognition by the Vallejo Mayor, Robert McConnell

Liled’s Candy Kitchen began with a love story. When Lilian Steinbuch caught a glimpse of Eilif “Ed” Jenson, it set the path for the creation of Liled's. Soon after they met, they were married and opened a candy shop that was home to delicious, handmade treats that became a part of countless laughs, conversations, and events.

Their love inspired a passion for candy making that continues to pulse through each new phase of Liled’s Candy Kitchen. Current owners, James Holland and Jose Chavez, are bringing a new energy along with them. The Liled’s experience isn’t only about the sweet treats. It’s about the giggles between licks of ice cream and the smiles between bites of fudge. One thing’s for certain: it’s the small moments that make for the best memories. 

  • James Holland

  • Jose Chavez

  • Asia Bealer

  • Kanami Robertson

  • Diya Fletcher

  • Evon Hardiman