Two things that anyone can appreciate are a good deal and delicious candy. Enter the very aptly named Economy Candy Market, located on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. This shop is overflowing with an extensive variety of candy (both US made and international), and it’s not short on nostalgia, either – Clark bars, Sugar Babies, Jaw Breakers, they have all of the classics! Make sure your will power is in tact when you visit – trust me, you’ve been warned!
Of course, I hadn’t had my fill when I left Economy, so I decided to swing by Papabubble, a lovely specialty candy shop also located in downtown New York. Papabubble’s history is almost as sweet as their candies. In 2003, founders Tommy Tang and Chris King opened their first location in Barcelona, and have since spread their art of candy making internationally – opening additional locations in Amsterdam, Tokyo, and New York. Walking into their New York location, I was immediately swept off my feet by the intoxicating smell of sugar. After regaining all of my other senses, I noticed their incredible décor. The shop is reminiscent of a classic, tidy apothecary, with simple white tiles and science beakers lining the back wall. It is a perfect backdrop for their playful and vibrant candies – which are truly stunning works of art. Something about this place really sparks the imagination. Yes, their candies are a delight – but the real treat is in seeing and experiencing the great pride and care that goes into their candy-making trade.Economy Candy Market 108 Rivington St
(between Essex St & Ludlow St)
New York, NY 10002
Mon-Fri. 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sat. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sun. 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Papabubble380 Broome St
(between Mott St & Mulberry St)
New York, NY 10013
Tue-Sat. 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sun. 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.