NY – Candy is the new cupcake and specialty candy stores in NYC are popping up all over town. We’ve rounded up a few sweet spots that we think are well worth checking out:
1.The London Candy Company (recently relocated from the UES to the West Village) provides NYC with the best chocolate imports from the UK. You’ll find over 500 types of classic English confectionaries including Cadbury’s Dairy Milk, Quality Streets, Sherbert Dip Dabs and Crunchies, Curlywurlies and Yorkies. For a heartier treat, they also sell fresh Stumptown coffee, cupcakes and biscuits.
2. Sugarpova is tennis sensation Maria Sharapova’s fun, fashionable new candy line which re-interprets her favorite candies, and brings them to several Manhattan locations with a fresh new name and look. We just can’t get enough of her Sporty Mix and Quirky Sours! Even sweeter: a portion of all candy sales will go to The Maria Sharapova Foundation.
3. Radio City Sweets and Gifts — Get your treats here before or after you go to Radio City or stop by any time for iconic memorabilia at this convenient shop, directly next door to the historic music hall.
4. Leave it to designer Cynthia Rowley to come up with a CuRious take on… candy? In two Manhattan locations find Cynthia’s high-end candy in an exotic setting that she calls, “Willy Wonka with a dark side.” The shop downtown on Bleecker is extremely small, but every square inch feels like an instagram shot. They even make their own cotton candy on site in unusual flavors like black licorice, watermelon mint and Champagne. Uptown is a spectacular four floor townhouse boasting all of Cynthia’s wares – you can shop for handbags downstairs then head up to the second floor for peanut butter and jelly bars served on plates made of candy — the forks and knives are even edible! This place is so imaginative and special it’s almost more of a gallery than a candy shop and definitely worth going out of your way to see for yourself, even if you don’t have a sweet tooth!