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 Reviews
"CCCC" (Candy! 'Cause, Covid Crisis!): Decided that while we're staying safe at home while juggling parent jobs and kids school work, now is the perfect time to lift spirits all round with a surprise.... more »
Economy Candy is full of bulk candy and regular American candy in large quantities. Also have some imported and retro candy, so there is plenty for everyone to choose from. 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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