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
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.
The Sweet Life
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.
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.
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.
The London Candy Company
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.
Dylan’s Candy Bar
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.