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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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  • Purchased .6 pound of chocolates that were $27.95 a pound. Bought half pound of chocolate covered macaroons that were $7.99 a pound. Grabbed 4 random wrapped chocolates. Store had lots more that I’d.....  more
    Purchased .6 pound of chocolates that were $27.95 a pound. Bought half pound of chocolate covered macaroons that were $7.99 a pound. Grabbed 4 random wrapped chocolates. Store had lots more that I’d.....  more »
  • All the classic candies from all the different decades. They sell surprise collections which are fun too! 
    All the classic candies from all the different decades. They sell surprise collections which are fun too!  more »
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  • Adding my voice to the chorus of happy customers. A fun place to visit if you're on the Lower East Side. Check out their website. You can order anything for in store pick up, and they ship GLOBALLY too. Third generation family owned. Super affordable. Floor to ceiling candy. What more is there to say??!!
  • Some much candy from classic to modern day candy. The store is clean with help quickly available if you need. The price are good. They are not open late. Great place for candy and the candy is fresh.

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