Economy Candy

Candy Store
Lower East Side, New York
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  • Has a stamp of approval from Food & Wine and New York Habitat
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  • Jason B.
    "Incredible selection of new and classic candy"(3 Tips)
    Sherina D.
    "This is the place for hard to find and nostalgic candy"(3 Tips)
    Serious Eats
    "old school candy shop is packed to the brim with chocolate"(2 Tips)
    Kate Y.
    "They've got everything from vintage candies and hard to find brands."(2 Tips)
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  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonJanuary 27, 2016
    One of the most amazing places in all of NYC. They carry every candy you could ever want, & in multiple quantities. I love the dark chocolate covered graham crackers. Forever feels like a hidden gem.
  • Ian G.
    Ian GeeMarch 19, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Just shy of giant vats of candy for you to swim through. My go to is the sour Pink Grapefruit Haribo candy, one of the few places that carry it. That and some of the European candies and chocolates.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsOctober 25, 2013
    Open since 1937, this old school candy shop is packed to the brim with chocolate, gummies, fruits and nuts, and all manner of other sweets, vintage and new.
  • Lori L.
    Lori LuoOctober 27, 2014
    So. Much. Candy. You'll find almost anything you can think of, available in various sizes and weights (including bags of 5 or 8 lbs of candy).
  • Paul T.
    Paul T.November 9, 2016
    The closest thing to Wonka's Candy Factory that exists. Floor to ceiling chocolate, candy and gum from around the world. This place is heaven for candy lovers.
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SkobacDecember 20, 2014
    So many fun discoveries amongst the overflowing isles of candy, from classic candy favorites that have disappeared everywhere else to nostalgia items like old comics
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneMarch 26
    Name describes it all. Good selection of NY and US classic candy if souvenirs are required or gifts for overseas
  • steven m.
    steven marcusJuly 15, 2016
    Free samples fill your belly great for kids .then buy your candies at best price. Old fashion new candy too.
  • Village V.
    Village VoiceNovember 3, 2014
    Slinging sourballs since the 1930s, this longtime favorite preserves, in sugary microcosm, the Lower East Side of the old days. Read more
  • Linds
    LindsDecember 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the few places in the city that carry polar bears (white chocolate covered gummy bears), except not during the summer.
  • Nikki
    NikkiFebruary 12, 2017
    a nostalgic and diverse selection of packaged candies, plus plenty of affordable "per pound" fill-your-own bag options :D true bliss
  • The Luvely Rae
    The Luvely RaeMarch 29, 2012
    This is the place to go to when you want to walk down your childhood memory lane, and don't want to fight the crowds at Toys R'Us. Oversized lolly pops still make a great novelty gift. www.luvrae.com
  • Raphael L.
    Raphael LangenscheidtNovember 17, 2015
    This place is perfect except for one thing - it's impossible to walk out without buying way more candy than you could imagine you wanted. 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
  • Kate Y.
    Kate YanOctober 11, 2015
    Come here to satisfy your sweet tooth craving. They've got everything from vintage candies and hard to find brands.
  • Wejdan
    WejdanApril 24
    This place is incredible!!!! The international section is my favorite! Cadbury, Milka and green tea kit kat.
  • Martin J.
    Martin JenningsSeptember 13, 2016
    Very very good and really really cheap. Cheaper than the supermarkets and drugstores
  • Jon S.
    Jon SteinbackAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    they have basically every single pez dispenser ever made, including the rare presidents collections.
  • Lou C.
    Lou ChiorazziApril 29, 2014
    if you are a candy lover, they have hard to find candies in this place from when I was a kid e.g. Spree, Caramello
  • Ronni H.
    Ronni HuaJune 20, 2013
    My new favorite store!! They have lots of candy to choose from and so many vintage stuff!! I found some awesome Vinyl records for $5 each!!
  • Kathleen K.
    Kathleen KaneMay 3, 2013
    If you miss any candy from long ago or far away, whether PC or not, you can find it here. Candy cigarettes, pixie stix, bacon mints,
  • Séverine T.
    Séverine Thery-PerezNovember 12, 2014
    Just passed the door and you will feel like a kid again... A paradise for candy addict ;-)
  • Tatiana Mross N.
    Floor to ceiling candy classics. Not a fancy, schmancy chocolatier. Just good old-fashioned candy and candy bars. Plus nuts, chocolate and dried fruit by the pound.
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatNovember 7, 2011
    Walk into this old school candy shop and become a kid again. Any candy you can think of, they'll have it. Time to get your sweet tooth on!
  • Kristina M.
    Kristina MJanuary 26, 2015
    Love this place, so much to choose from. Especially old school candy thats hard to find.
  • Kashem M.
    Kashem MiahApril 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you have a sweet tooth or just want to get nostalgic, you have to make a trip here
  • Paige C.
    Paige CJune 2, 2016
    So. Much. Candy! You can find everything in here! Decent prices too!
  • James J.
    James JDecember 26, 2014
    The smell of candy...old candy especially, is pervasive. Had to get out quick but place is great.
  • ✨Kelsey✨
    ✨Kelsey✨May 29, 2017
    A vintage candy gem hidden away in the lower east side
  • WicksnCandlesticks
    WicksnCandlesticksFebruary 28, 2014
    This place looks like "THE CANDY STORE!" I must go visit it when I am in New York!
  • Meir S.
    Meir SadanAugust 3, 2013
    Bazooka! Absinthe Gum! Halva! Tabasco Candy! Turkish Figs! Jellybeans! 90s TV shows trading cards! Helpppp
  • Ben G.
    Ben GaspariniSeptember 18, 2016
    Trip down memory lane (for ex zebra gum). Try the yohoo chocolate for an interesting treat.
  • Moses N.
    Moses NelsonNovember 25, 2013
    Every candy I've ever eaten from my childhood is here...this is what heaven looks like if a child dreamt it
  • Brittany A.
    Brittany ASeptember 8, 2015
    Buy a pack of Alf trading cards and eat a piece of gum from 1987 (no, don't eat it, it has not aged like a fine wine).
  • Tom M.
    Tom M.July 21, 2015
    Seriously, there is no candy that you can't find here
  • Carmen N.
    Carmen NAugust 8, 2014
    Classic Lower East Side. Get some candy cigarettes and pop rocks.
  • KaHee
    KaHeeFebruary 21, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Best dried figs, and kookaburra strawberry licorice changed my life and I don't even eat licoriceeee
  • KW.
    KW.June 10, 2014
    Every old school candy you could want. The tables are 6 for 5. Make sure you pick wisely. But no peanut chews 😫
  • Sherina D.
    Sherina DavisDecember 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    This is the place for hard to find and nostalgic candy
  • Zoe S.
    Zoe SchwartzSeptember 1, 2013
    Best candy ever... Everything you can imagine
  • Jason B.
    Jason BrewAugust 30, 2015
    Incredible selection of new and classic candy
  • Christine A.
    Christine AliferisFebruary 5, 2010
    Get there before 12 if you don't like crowds. And if you like Jelly Bellys, they pretty much have every flavor on earth.
  • Philip L.
    Philip LuuApril 8, 2013
    Sixlet candy dispensers along the m&ms and jellie bellies! In every color!
  • Nina L.
    Nina LoSchiavoAugust 12, 2015
    Best, large-scale candy store in New York City!
  • Henry
    HenryFebruary 14, 2015
    So much yummy candy!!!
  • KEN N.
    KEN NaardenNovember 25, 2017
    Great selection of past and present candies, all Under One Roof!
  • Sandra R.
    Sandra RubinchikOctober 19, 2014
    I know a store that's tough but sweet. It's so fine, it can't be beat.
  • naveen
    naveenJanuary 9, 2010
    no words to say here, except to say "awesome". get the "cigarette" gum: the puffs produce fake smoke. so neat!
  • Food & Wine
    Food & WineApril 28, 2011
    This family-owned Lower East Side institution is packed with old-fashioned candy, from jellybeans to Pez dispensers.
  • Ryan Y.
    Ryan YunJanuary 5, 2015
    Nostalgic candy. Wall is covered with childhood sweets.
  • Cesar R.
    Cesar R.August 21, 2011
    Awesome imported treats and old school candies here...big league chews all the way!
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