The 10 Best Candy Shops in New York!

Candy stores are one-stop-shops for sugar, spice and everything nice. Whether you’re craving homemade chocolate, sour gummies, or old-fashioned peanut brittle, these are some of the sweetest candy stores New York State has to offer! 

1. Economy Candy, New York, NY

Open since 1932, Economy Candy is a relic from the Lower East Side’s past. The scruffy candy store is stacked with boxes upon boxes of goodies, many of which are vintage sweets you may not have seen in decades.

2. Dylan’s Candy Bar, New York, NY

Created in 2011 by the daughter of fashion designer Ralph Lauren, the vision behind Dylan’s Candy Bar was to emulate Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. Today, the flagship candy store stocks over 7,000 candies and maintains that whimsical character on all three floors.

3. Sockerbit, New York, NY

Streamlined and efficiently laid out, Sockerbit sells Swedish candy ranging from savory sour gummies to quirky little marshmallows. The shop also stocks Scandinavian favorites like lingonberry jam and muesli.

4. Oliver’s Candies, Batavia, NY

Oliver’s Candies has focused on creating high-quality milk chocolates and other confections since the 1930s. Today, the chalet-style candy store attracts customers from miles around for a taste of their sugary offerings.

5. Handsome Dan’s Snocone and Candy Stand, New York, NY

What started as a tiny takeout window selling snow cones in 2011 has since expanded to two brick-and-mortar candy stores in Williamsburg and the East Village. Handsome Dan still sells his famous snow cones alongside a colorful assortment of candy and cotton candy.

6. Parkside Candy, Buffalo, NY

This adorable ice cream shop/candy store has been catering to Buffalonians’ sweet teeth since the 1920s. The vintage store retains much of its original décor, including the sign outside. Go there for decadent chocolate, sponge candy, or a good old-fashioned root beer float.

7. Krause’s Homemade Candy, Albany, NY

Since the 80s, Tom Krause, who came from a long line of German confectioners, has been cooking up high-quality sweets and serving them to enthusiastic customers. Locals love the old-fashioned peanut brittle and the chocolate turtles.

8. Stever’s Candies, Rochester, NY

This family-owned operation has been making fresh chocolate and candy every day since the 1940s. Customers rave about the chocolate barks, almond butter crunch, and boxed chocolates.

9. The Sweet Life, New York, NY

Opened in the 1980s with a mission to share small-batch homemade chocolates, the Sweet Life now sells that plus licorice, gourmet foods, dried fruit, nuts, and international goodies from its storefront on the Lower East Side.

10. Candied Anchor, Montauk, NY

This tiny little candy store in the heart of Montauk has a picture-perfect interior and a well-curated selection of candy from around the world. The shop also sells adorable party supplies like piñatas and colorful straws.

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