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Economy Candy, New York City

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Gift & Specialty Shop · Hidden Gem · Shopping
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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  • Don’t make the same mistake as us. We walked quite a bit out of our way to visit Economy Candy only to find they currently have limited hours. Even though it was closed, it looked awesome peeking...  more »
  • If you're a fan of old fashioned candy, an endless amount of options, including chocolate from Europe at great prices, please visit. You can place an order online, and pick it up. The customer...  more »
  • If you like candy, it's a must stop in the Lower East Side. Huge variety plus things like fresh chocolate covered pretzels. I had the dark chocolate version. Family owned since 1930s.
  • Old school candy store that's been open since about 1936. Every kind of candy you could want! Family owned. Small store with a big selection! Been going since I was a little kid.

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