Economy Candy, New York City

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At Economy Candy, browse through countless aisles stacked with candies both vintage and modern. Opened in the wake of the Great Depression in 1937, this is the oldest candy store in New York City. A triangular yellow sign that says “Proceed with Candy” welcomes you in the front of the store. Check out a large table in the center filled with virtually every sweet from your childhood, including gummy animals, jelly beans, pixie sticks, wax lips, and mega lollipops. An extensive selection of dried fruit, nuts, and halvah is also on display. For a taste of old New York, try a dried apricot coated in chocolate. Comic book lovers will enjoy leafing through a stack of old comic books. The store also sells baseball cards, vintage gumball machines, box tins, board games, and lunchboxes. Take a look at our New York City online trip itinerary builder to schedule your visit to Economy Candy and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Nice cool place to stop in the summer and remember all the candy you used to eat when it didn't matter. Too bad it was too hot to bring back chocolate. Had to settle for jelly beans and hard candy.  more »
  • I always visit Economy Candy when I'm in the neighborhood. Between the handmade chocolate covered goodies up front to the nostalgic candies found throughout the store to the new and modern candies to ...  more »
  • Economy Candy is such a gem in NYC! They have every candy I could think of and then some. They had some candies that were items I had as a child which was fun and the retro toys are a unique touch! Th...  more »
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  • Excellent assortment of loose candy,dried fruit and vintage brands as well as vintage dispenser machines.Kosher goodies well represented,too. Chocolate covered macaroons for Passover season are delicious. Try the chocolate-covered Graham crackers the rest of the year. Always some kind of deal available on bar chocolate but otherwise understand that it's not necessarily so economical
  • If you love candy, this is a must! Floor to ceiling candy, every square inch of is packed! There are choices from everywhere, and they have all the classic favorites. There are chocolates from Europe and a great selection of dried fruits. Dried strawberries taste like candy, themselves!
  • This place is candy heaven!! They have every imaginable candy. Talk about a trip down memory land- candies from the generation. A must stop and definitely great gift idea
  • The workers are so helpful My family has been going here for generations They been open since 1938 I believe and let me tell you this place is amazing They sell lose candy bulk candy Candy you never seen before Candy you never heard of Big candy Little candy All types It is a bit expensive on some candies when buying in bulk But this place is awesome It's not many deals which sucks but overall you will fall in love with this place ... all the candy you need and/or want.
  • Really great shop with a ton of all different candies. The staff is very friendly and helpful. It's a bit packed and hard to move inside but with so many candies around, waiting isn't difficult. :)
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