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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
Phone Number: +1 212-254-1531
10:00 - 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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Great Customer Service...Candy selection for the Young and old😃...Fun for the whole family ...Located in the historic Lower East Side of Manhattan...

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Customer Service...Candy selection for the Young and old😃...Fun for the whole family ...Located in the historic Lower East Side of Manhattan...

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Slough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited New York in October to get married and of course just see what there is to see! All the shops around Manhattan are 7-elevens and pharmacy type shops with really expensive candy. After much frantic googling - I found Economy Candy and the bus I needed to get it! It's in a really scummy part of town but... More 

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Whippany, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great old time candy store with an unbeatable candy selection. They have my favorite candy and also a ton of candy I have not seen since I was a child. Their prices are great and with the unbeatable selection it makes for a great stop for a nostalgic sugar fix. The family that owns the store is... More 

Thank hugedevilsfan
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came in to buy bulk candy for my son's first birthday party. Boy, did I succeed! Maria was extremely helpful in having me pick out the perfect pieces. Great customer service, very knowledgeable, and friendly! I highly recommend this spot for any new or "old-time" candy :-)

Thank j1217
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been a joyful customer of a Economy Candy since the 1950's. I am a world traveler and there is no other candy store comparable in any other country. They're products are the best and the rarest. The help and the owners are all a delight. Their halvah is better tha halvah in Israel Go to a Economy Candy.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I have seen Economy Candy on TV in the UK, and having three children thought we would pay a visit when in the area (we walked from Chinatown, but the Tenement Museum is close by as well). The store does exactly what you would expect - stocking every imaginable American candy at reasonable prices. With $10 a head to play... More 

Thank Ste M
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

i love this place so much. i always bring friends who come in from out of town. i would suggest it to anyone looking for some fun and sweets!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Then this is the place to be. Never have I seen such a vast array or variety of candy from all across the globe. I'm sure they had everything I'd ever want but unfortunately baggage allowance back to the UK stopped me from buying it all. Loved this store.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Everyone in Manhattan always talks about Dylans candy, but this tops it by far. Lined from floor to ceiling with candy from all over the world, I found all the German candy I miss from Europe. There's tons of of candy and everything you could dream for! You don't feel run over by tourists, this place has great chocolate and... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This place is amazing! All the "back in the day" candy you can think of! Maria was so helpful. She helped me choose about 3 lbs of candy for my 13 hour flight the following morning to Dubai. Needless to say, my friends and I were NOT bored! I had the entire plane asking me for a pixie stick! Ha!... More 

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