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New York’s 6 Best Candy Shops

October 24, 2011 9:00 AM

(credit: Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Rockport)

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Sure, New York is home of some of the world’s greatest restaurants, but there’s nothing like a good ole piece of candy to bring your mouth to that happy place. Check out some of the sweet treats this city has to offer.  By Kimberly Rae Miller

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Jake Gyllenhall at Economy Candy. Hey, if it's good enough for this heartthrob, it's definitely going to top our list. (credit: Economy Candy/Facebook)

Economy Candy

108 Rivington St
New York, NY 10002
(800) 352-4544

You might leave this store 30 pounds heavier, but it’s okay, because you’re going to be really happy and nostalgic while you’re here.  Every candy you remember from childhood – and didn’t believe was still in existence – is alive and well at Economy Candy. Not to mention, it’s reasonably priced.

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The Sweet Life

63 Hester Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 598-0092

This old fashioned candy shop in Chinatown is serving up jars and jars of licorice, gummy candy, and chocolate. Stop in and see their selection of giant gummy bears weighing 5 pounds each. You’ll also find some sugar free and kosher treats.

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Slodycze Wedel

772 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222
(800) 352-4544

This is a tiny Polish candy store full of candy you love, candy you’ve never heard of and candy with names you probably can’t figure out how to pronounce. But you’re going to love it, anyway. Prices are amazingly cheap and the selection is to die for.  Even the ambiance seems old school and perhaps even old world.

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Candy poppies from Pappabubble. (credit: Pappabubble)


380 Broome St
New York, NY 10013
(212) 966-2599

This candy store is a Barcelona import –  and it is totally enthralling.  The store specializes in hard candies, and everyday is like an episode on the Food Network.  If you hang out at the store long enough not only will you fill your belly with free samples, but you’ll get to watch the staff make the candy.  Prices aren’t cheap, but the candy is really good.

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The London Candy Company

1442 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10128

This candy shop features candy imported from the UK. On the shelves are candies like Mint Aero bars, Munchies, and Bassetts Jelly Babies. Some bright colored wrappers may seem familiar like M&Ms and Twix, but these are a bit different than their counterparts because these imported sweets are made with real sugar.

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Dylan’s Candy Bar

1011 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10021
(646) 735-0078

Yes, we know it’s a bit of a haven for tourists. But Dylan’s Candy Bar is as close as you’ll get to experiencing Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.

There’s plenty at this sweet spot:  Giant chocolate bars, gummies, candy apples, ice cream, lollipops, Pez, chocolate fondue…there’s even a spa!   The experience is total sensory overload, and you may need a nap after to cope with your inevitable sugar coma.

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