Economy Candy, the candy store in New York


If you’re looking for “THE” store for candies in New York, go to Economy Candy located in the Lower East Side in Manhattan.
Just 2 steps away from the pretty Orchard Street, it is an old school candy store.
Actually, I’m sure you can even pass by without noticing the location.
And that will be a real shame!
However, I’m pretty sure that as soon as you step in the store, you’ll come out with a bag of candies 🙂

What’s the history behind the store?

Economy Candy opened its doors in 1937 in a Jewish/Italian neighborhood on the lower East Side.
3 generations and 76 years later, this candy store continues to supply New Yorker with sweets and dentists with patients 🙂

What to find at Economy Candy ?

This store is no bigger than 646 ft2 (60 m2) and offers hundreds of different kinds of candies including old fashioned and hard to find but also new candies!!!
You will see that from top to bottom, candies are everywhere. You don’t know where to look when you enter the store for the first time.

You’ll find all sorts of M&M’s, gumdrops, giant lollipops and even PEZ candies just like we had when we were kids. If you pay attention on the picture bellow with Giant PEZ!!! 🙂

It’s best to show you pictures:

How does it work at checkout?

Most candies are priced according to their weight on this old fashioned scale.

You can also buy the candies in individual packages, just like this:

Is this store offering other things?

Yes, Economy Candy is selling old-fashioned games such as farting cushions, harmonicas and more! Everything to make a modern kid happy.

Where’s Economy Candy?

Economy Candy is located in Lower East Side! A very nice neighborhood where I like to wander by Allen and Orchard streets.
Address: 108 Rivington St, New York NY


Economy Candy is a store that will be greatly appreciated by the entire family. On each shelf, you’ll recall some memories and stories about a particular candy.
It’s a great tip in Lower East Side, New York.
Enjoy 😉


My fist trip to New York was in 2007 when I was working for an airline company. I was born in the US, I lived in Mexico, in Europe in between Belgium, Spain and France… Well, let’s say I know about travelling! I bring my experience of NYC to the blog, to provide the best travel tips you could imagine!

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  1. Carolina says:
    Hi! Great post.
    It’s sugar is another good place for getting candy!!