- Dewey’s Candy
141 Front St., nr. Pearl St., Dumbo; 718-422-1333
Dylan’s remains the dominant example of the modern candy emporium, but if you want a more old-fashioned vibe and some quaint Brooklyn charm, come to this tiny Dumbo store. Its focus on classic sweets—Pixy Stix, jawbreakers, Nerds, and other Proustian sugar moments—make it a sugar nostalgia fest, all displayed against white walls beneath a chandelier decorated with whirly pops and ribbons. There are nods to more contemporary confections (currently popular: Grillz, a lollipop attached to rapper-style gold teeth), and of course plenty of chocolate as a coating for cookie dough, Oreos, and caramels and in the form of the always-popular M&M.
Best Sweets Shop
From the 2010 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).