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Now that Spring has sprung, Easter is right around the corner. March 27 marks Easter Sunday –and with it, comes a day to indulge in delicious candy and treats. How will you fill up your Easter baskets this year? Check out these five unique places to purchase Easter candy in NYC:

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The Sweet LifeThe Sweet Life
63 Hester St.
New York, NY 10002
(212) 598-0092
www.sweetlifeny.com

The Sweet Life has been a New York staple since 1980, when owner Jerry McCarthy purchased the shop on Hester and Ludlow with a simple handshake. His goal was to fill the store with the finest chocolates from locations all over the world. To this day, The Sweet Life still offers the world’s best chocolates, as well as other types of candy and treats. Fill up those Easter baskets with a variety of Easter candy, including fruit and jelly slices, salt butter caramel lollipops, caramel quail eggs, Jelly Bellies, milk chocolate mini bunnies, white chocolate lambs and much more.

(credit: Garrett Ziegler)

(credit: Garrett Ziegler)


Sockerbit
89 Christopher St.
New York, NY 10014
(212) 206-8170
www.sockerbit.com

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Head to the West Village for some sweet Swedish goodies from this unique shop. Sockerbit is a Swedish candy store, selling mouthwatering Scandinavian candies made from high-quality ingredients. The candy is free of GMOs, trans fats, and unnatural coloring. In the Scandinavian culture, candy is a part of everyday life. Throughout the week, children look forward to Saturday, when they are allowed to purchase and enjoy smågodis (little candies). Stock up on Easter basket essentials and choose from a variety of different candies such as hard candy, wrapped candy, sour candy, marshmallow candy and many other varieties.

(credit: Garrett Ziegler)

(credit: Garrett Ziegler)


Economy Candy 
10 Rivington St.
New York, NY 10002
(212) 254-1531
www.economycandy.com

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You will truly feel “like a kid in a candy store” when walking into Economy Candy. Whether you’re looking for imported chocolates, halvah, Star Wars candy, sugar-free candy, New York-themed candy or even gum — you will find it here. Economy Candy has been around since 1937 and is known as the “Nosher’s paradise of the Lower East Side.” The store has an old-timey vibe, with regulars from decades ago still stopping by for their candy fix. This is the place to shop for candy if your Easter list is long and diverse.

(credit: L. A. Burdick)

(credit: L. A. Burdick)


L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates 
5 E 20th St.
New York, NY 10003
(212) 796-0143
www.burdickchocolate.com

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Chocolate lovers, rejoice. L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates is the perfect place for you to shop for Easter chocolates for your loved ones and, of course, for yourself. The shop makes delectable gourmet chocolate Easter eggs and bunnies, and all chocolate is handcrafted with fresh ingredients. In addition to Burdick’s best-selling Polka Dot eggs and signature “Bunny Box,” the shop also offers a fruit-filled Easter bread and a Spring Crate. The Spring Crate is Burdick’s creative take on a traditional Easter basket.

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Sugar Shop 
254 Baltic St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 576-3591
www.sugarshopbrooklyn.com

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Sugar shop is just how it sounds — filled with sugar and spice, and everything nice! Sugar shop is a vintage-inspired candy store located in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. The store sells over 200 types of nostalgic, artisanal and modern candy, making it easy for you to find those Easter candy essentials. Sugar Shop even has a candy “bar” with rare specialty candy. The shop supports local NYC vendors, and sells a number of handmade Brooklyn candies. Sugar Shop is also available for parties. For more information, check out the “Party Packages,” and “Party Booking” sections online.

Lanya Trypupenko is a freelance writer living in NYC and covering all things New York. She is a self-proclaimed shopaholic who is always on the lookout for the latest trends and deals. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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