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Shane Confectionery

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Address: 110 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3006
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+1 215-922-1048
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00

Shane Confectionery is the oldest continuously-run confectionery in the...

Shane Confectionery is the oldest continuously-run confectionery in the United States, established in 1863. The Shane family took over the business in 1911, installing elaborately carved woodwork, stained glass and curved windows to showcase the chocolates and confections made onsite. Ninety-nine years later, in 2010, the business transitioned to the Berley Brothers who own the nearby Franklin Fountain and whom embarked on a meticulous restoration of the building and business. Candies continue to be made on-site, with an emphasis on locally-sourced ingredients, seasonal specialties and old-fashioned quality. Beginning in 2014 a Chocolate Café was opened in the back of Shane Confectionery, illustrating the history of cacao in the form of luxurious drinking chocolates and brewed infusions.

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A must see!

This shop is super cute! I tried their caramels, chocolates, and potato candy which were all great! I would come back next time I'm in Philly.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This shop is super cute! I tried their caramels, chocolates, and potato candy which were all great! I would come back next time I'm in Philly.

Thank Atraveler1212
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The shop is beautiful- all decor is original to the store or has been salvaged from nearby buildings. The treats all look delicious as well- it might be difficult to avoid buying too many if you're not careful! The store also has the Chocolate Cafe where they sell hot and cold drinks with chocolate made in-house. I tried the Irish... More 

Thank caseyfitz341
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Candy is delicious, but for all the old fashioned quaint environment and beautiful displays, the candy is just good, not breathtaking, and quite expensive. It is right next to Franklins Fountain and with a line around the block there, this is a great sweet alternative. They have a European coffee bar in the back that I must go to. The... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Hundreds of sweets to choose from. They are all still made with the original recipes and have everything you can think of. Stop here when you are in Old City for a treat.

Thank jediknight101
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Beautiful decor reminiscent of a turn-of-the-century soda fountain or candy shop. Homemade chocolates were delicious, fresh chocolate covered strawberries and cinnamon hearts.

Thank Leanne S
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Excellent high quality sweets. Almost impossible to choose. We selected a modjeska, caramels and a chocolate covered pretzel. All were great.

Thank lannyr
Riverton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

...when women wore full skirts and little bonnets. Shane's Confectionary will wend you back to a time of barley sugar lollipops, hand dipped chocolates, rock candy swizzlers, and all sorts of delightful sweets.

Thank lafattina
Orlando, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is a very cute shop. It was cold and we found it by mistake. We had a hot chocolate prepared in the old fashion way, and it was delicious.

Thank Lidia O
Wanamassa, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Found this hidden gem walking around aimlessly and so glad we did. The staff wears the old fashion uniforms and the shop looks like it's orginal from when the store opened in 1911. Even went back the next day for more goodies.

Thank Jessica V
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We go weekly to Shane's for superior chocolates that are made on site and produced and delivered in an American Revolutionary period setting. The range of offerings is extensive and the flavors are memorable owing mainly to the magic of their freshly made encounters in the store's back rooms - which, by the way can be visited. Shane's is in... More 

Thank jfratto

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