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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
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+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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Your sweet tooth will thank you.

This place is amazing! It has old fashioned candy like candy cigarettes, astro and whistle pops, hard sour rolled candy and on and on. Also european candy bars, real Japanese... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Macedon, New York
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Macedon, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing! It has old fashioned candy like candy cigarettes, astro and whistle pops, hard sour rolled candy and on and on. Also european candy bars, real Japanese candy along with the standard candy bars. Every kind of jelly belly, m&m and tons of bulk hard candy, sour rolls by the color and chocolate. The only beware is... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Economy is packed with everything sweet and good. Jelly bellies, M&Ms in all colors, dried fruit, nuts, chocolates of every description and so much more.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Do not get sucked into the awful Dylan's Candy Bar tourist trap if you're a candy aficionado. This place is the real deal. No frills, but amazing selection and prices. We go every time we go to NYC. Awesome Lower East Side institution. GO!

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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Is there a candy you've been craving from when you were a kid? Unbelievably, whatever it may be, you'll find it Economy Candy. Loved everything about this place. The owner is such a great guy and made sure I left with my sweet tooth fully aching. Can't wait to go back already!

Thank Kate S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 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 

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Devonport, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

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 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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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Reviewed 11 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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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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Reviewed 29 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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