Whether your sweet tooth craves cupcakes, chocolate-covered strawberries, fudge, cookies, ice cream or some good old hard candy, the city has plenty to share with you. Check out our list of the top five candy shops in New York City.
Dylan’s Candy Bar
Dylan’s is owned by the daughter of fashion mogul Ralph Lauren. With a sweet tooth herself, Dylan discovered that New York City needed an every-kind-of-candy shop — and that’s just what she created. Whether you’re looking for Nerds, fudge, gumballs, cotton candy or really any kind of sweet treat, you’ll find it at Dylan’s. The top floor features a bar with candy-themed drinks as well as a Crumbs cupcakes and ice cream sundae bar.
108 Rivington Street
New York, NY 10002
Economy Candy proves that even big kids can enjoy their sweets. Featuring all the old treats you loved as a kid but think you’re too old to have now, Economy is one of the best stops in the city. Located in a tiny shop on the lower level of an old building downtown, this sweet shop is nothing fancy but is perfect for that quick pick-me-up treat. Batman trading card chocolates, Fireballs, Bazooka, Big League Chew, Chiclets, Push Pops, Pez of every kind and Whirly Pops are just some of the offerings at this extensive shop.
If you really have a craving for candy, then IT’SUGAR has all the oversized boxes that you need! Giant boxes of Nerds bigger than your head, a keg full of gummy bears and an entire pound of Reese’s Cups are some of the items you’ll discover in this shop. Head here for novelty items. Other locations also include the Upper West Side, South Street Seaport, NoHo, Brooklyn Heights and Coney Island.
380 Broome St.
New York, NY 10013
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Papabubble features handmade candies inspired by the tastes of Barcelona, Spain. The goal of the shop is to reinvent the magic of authentic artisanal candies. Every flavor of fruit can be tasted in these delicately made pieces of candy. If you’d like to request a specific flavor or color for a special event, Papabubble does that too. Come here to see how real candy lovers rejoice in each little bite they take.
89 Christopher St.
New York, NY 10014
Another international import, this sugar store is from Sweden. The mission of Sockerbit is to “share the Scandinavian candy culture and the amazing selection of “smågodis,” which translates into “little candies.” Sockerbit, which translates into “sugar cube,” is a great place to try a selection of small candies and share with a group of friends. Pick up a bag and fill it with your choice of fruity gummys, marshmallow squares, sugared licorice, multi-colored hard candies, chocolate bears and sour soda pops.
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