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Economy Candy

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108 Rivington St., New York, NY 10002 40.719971 -73.987882
nr. Essex St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-254-1531 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($) Budget
  • Type: Gourmet Marketplace
  • Products & Services: Candy/Chocolate
Photo by Maura Murnanae

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

Nearby Subway Stops

F, J, M, Z at Delancey St.-Essex St.

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide


  • Candy/Chocolate


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.


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