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Economy Candy

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Lower East Side
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Address: 108 Rivington St, New York City, NY 10002-2204
Phone Number:
+1 212-254-1531
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun 09:00 - 18:00
Mon 10:00 - 18:00
Tue - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00

Since 1937, on the Lower East Side Economy Candy is an old-fashioned,...

Since 1937, on the Lower East Side Economy Candy is an old-fashioned, family-owned candy store that sells thousands of kinds of chocolates, candies, nuts, dried fruits; including halvah, sugar free candy and of course all the old time candy you had when you were a kid. We also specialize in retail and wholesale sales for weddings/parties and other retail businesses.

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Candy as far the eye can see

Seen it on the internet and decided we needed to take the kids when we were in NYC. Didn't tell them where we were going and to see their faces when all they could see is candy... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seen it on the internet and decided we needed to take the kids when we were in NYC. Didn't tell them where we were going and to see their faces when all they could see is candy everywhere. Well worth the trip. Kids couldn't get enough, but see candy we ourself had as kids was great. Definitely worth a trip.... More 

Thank mrja2124
Devonport, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We found this store from previous reviews and decieded to visit, as its a store devoted to candy alone. It has just about everything and it reminded you of old favourites plus candy we hadn't ever seen as we are Australians. It was fund to buy treats for work mates etc but it was so hard as there is so... More 

Thank Rachel7310
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I can't remember where I heard about this place but I took a ride over and it was well worth it. Nice people, can candy everywhere, there's not an inch of wasted space. I especially like that it had a lot of my childhood favorites that I didn't even know were made anymore---plus a nice variety of hard to find... More 

Thank Jon S
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Since the food tour was booked, we decided to do our own. Had some samples and got a few goodies!!!!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

All of the candy and chocolates you have ever dreamed of, jam-packed into one tiny store. The staff is friendly and helpful in finding things, and there is no shortage of yummy treats here. They have all the unique candies you can't find anywhere else. I love it!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Economy Candy is filled with pleasures, new and old. The store got its start in the Depression on Rivington Street in the 1930s (hence the very Depression-friendly name). I love stopping by and picking up a small sampling of some of the old brands I remember as a kid -- my dream was to be a travelling salesman so I... More 

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Wittem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

If you are close by, you should really visit the store and by some sweet candy. But I would recommend not going out of your way to go there. Especially if you are just visiting NY for a couple of days.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

I came here for nerds and wasn't disappointed! There is candy from floor to ceiling. It will guarantee to put a smile on your face!!

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Rockaway Park, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

If you can't find it here, it probably hasn't been produced in many years. If every conceivable type of current candy isn't enough of an incentive to visit, they stock hundreds of old favorites as well as EVERY type of Pez dispenser (well, almost-there are hundreds here), color of M&M, type of sixlet and flavor of jelly belly jelly bean... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Great customer service and very kind people with reasonable prices. Economy candy is full of amazing candy with variety of candy.

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