Remember when begging for candy was expected of you? Ah, the joys of childhood. Halloween can still be an adventure in gluttony for adults. Stop by one of these candy shops, buy all your favorites, and eat it all yourself. We won't tell the trick or treaters you're home.
Dylan's Candy Bar
1011 3rd Ave. (@ 60th St.)
Upper East Side 646.735.0078
Nothing beat's Dylan's Candy Bar for candy couture. Pick from plastic paint cans filled with gumballs, candy corn, or jelly beans, or giant tooth-shaped containers filled with everything you need to make a hole in yours.
Toys "R" Us
1514 Broadway (@ 44th St.)
Remember playing Candy Land when you were a kid and wishing it were a real place? Dreams can come true, my friend. Candyland at Toys "R" Us has all the sweet treats you remember overdosing on as a kid: ring pops, candy necklaces, Tootsie Rolls, and the candy that defined a generation, Pop Rocks.
The Sweet Life
63 Hester St. (@ Ludlow St.)
Lower East Side 212.598.0092
This place is so packed with stuff like giant swirl lollipops, chocolate pretzels, and Halloween faves like gummy spiders that you'll feel more like a bull in a
china shop than a kid in a candy store. But since it's all stuff you want to immediately stuff in your face, we'll forgive them.
108 Rivington St. (Ludlow & Essex Sts.)
Lower East Side 212.254.2606
In the 1940s, a penny would have gotten you a Mary Jane at Economy Candy. You can still stop by for the chewy treat, only they now cost $1.59 a pound (inflation, people). The shop is filled with overflowing baskets of chocolates, licorice, candy Band-Aids, and even novelty Pez dispensers.
Time Warner Center, Columbus Cir. (58th & 60th Sts.)
Upper West Side 212.823.9600
If the idea of eating candy brings on a battle between your inner angel and devil, stop by Whole Foods and choose from their array of organic candy on offer at various candy islands. That should shut the angel up for a while.