Economy Candy, New York City

4.6
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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  • Economy Candy has to be one of the most fun places to go if you love anything sweet. It’s very low key but if you know about it, you know about it. It’s one of those places that really makes NYC such ...  more »
  • Economy Candy is why I love NYC. Had every candy imaginable. And even though I’m still a teenager it made me feel like a little kid again just walking in! Highly suggest going. :)  more »
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  • This is a true New York institution, located in the lower East side. Candy from all regions of the world and all types of candy from the last forty years. Lots of nostalgic items garbage pail kids, baseball cards, comic books. Each time I have gone inside I have discovered something new. Resident or tourist stop by and enjoy an hour revisiting your childhood
  • Attention all 90s kids: GO HERE! This place has candy from every decade from the 1920s all the way til the 2000s but for sure if you grew up in the 90s you will be transported. Get ready to get nostalgic and get candy. I hope this place never closes down. Please go and support them!!! They have been in the LES since 1937.
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