New York Magazine

Skip to content, or skip to search.

Skip to content, or skip to search.

Home > Shopping > World of Nuts & Ice Cream

World of Nuts & Ice Cream

1293 First Ave., New York, NY 10021 40.766231 -73.95717
nr. 70th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-717-5393 Send to Phone
See other locations >>

  • Reader Rating: Write a Review
  • Price Range: ($) Budget
  • Type: Gourmet Marketplace
  • Products & Services: Candy/Chocolate

Share this listing

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 68th St.-Hunter College

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide


  • Candy/Chocolate

Special Features

  • Open After 9pm (at least 3 days a week)


This venue is closed.

While the four-foot soft serve cone that used to greet passersby may no longer exist, SpongeBob and Elmo still smile through the storefront windows. The World of Nuts & Ice Cream shops are smaller, downscale versions of the Upper East Side’s much slicker, fancier Dylan’s Candy Bar. At each of the mini-chain’s modest locations, you’ll find hundreds of bins packed with snacks; sweetóchocolate-covered coffee beans and gummy wormsó and salty, like pistachios nuts and wasabi peas. World of Nuts sells more than peanuts, ice cream, and candy. Each store is also amply stocked with party supplies: helium balloons, a rainbow array of stuffed animals, and greeting cards, for last-minute gifts.