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  • Economy Candy

  • 108 Rivington St.
    New York, NY 10002
  • Neighborhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone: 212-254-1531
Economy Candy Photo
Rivington Street's Economy Candy is pure over-the-top New York, a font of variety and abundance that would leave Willy Wonka weeping in his cocoa. Jerry Cohen owns this sweet shop, a Lower East Side landmark since 1937. The floor-to-very-high-ceiling shelves—check out the antique gum machines hanging from the walls—are overflowing with proletarian sweets like Gummi Bears (and worms and fish and other chewy creatures. Then there’s the high-end stuff you’d never waste on the kids, like Scharffen Berger chocolate and tough-to-find European brands like Odense. And trick-or-treaters get complimentary goodies on Halloween. The only catch—you have to be a kid. Augustus Gloop never had it so good.
  • Hours

    Mon, 10am-6pm Tue-Fri, 9am-6pm Sat, 10am-6pm Sun, 9am-6pm

  • Prices

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  • Payment

    American Express MasterCard Visa

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