Cool Candy Stores on Long Island: Fun and Funky Candy Shops to Satisfy Any Sweet Tooth
"I got a golden ticket!” Those were the words that I longed to exclaim as a child after watching Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Knowing that having that one golden ticket would allow me into the grandest of all candy stores was the height of all my childhood dreams. Fast forward to now when many candy stores have found ways to turn the average candy shopping into a experience that would rival Willy Wonka’s factory, from candy piping out of walls, to interactive candy shopping. And sure, there's Dylan's Candy Bar and It's Sugar, but we’ve got some of the best local candy shops on Long Island to satisfy any sweet tooth, and we've listed them here for you.
317 Bedford Ave.
Monday–Thursday 11am–6pm, Friday 12–9pm, Saturday 11am–8pm, Sunday 11am–6pm
My Candi gives a fun and edgy twist to traditional candy stores. This candy store’s motto is “A Sweet Destination” and once you step in, you’ll see why. With swanky glass tables, funky black furniture and a high-tech futuristic lounge with flat screens, visitors might just forget they are in a candy store. The candy selection at My Candi is enormous, with walls upon walls of candy, and features towering candy machines such as the Jelly Belly machine and the Pucker Powder machine. My Candi also specializes in homemade candies and ice cream to really satisfy your sweet tooth while you are there!
Sweeties Candy Cottage
142 E. Main St.
24A Main St
Monday–Saturday 11am–6pm, Sunday 11am–5pm
Sweeties Candy Cottage has an old-time-candy-store feel. From the lively colors of the establishment to the selection of nostalgic candy throughout the store, you will feel like you’ve been transported back in time. Sweeties has candy from every decade and era and they also make homemade candy. There are also some creative candy concoctions and combinations such as the Pop More Volcano, which is a tower of popcorn, M&M’s, chocolate and s'mores that are shaped into a volcano with caramel lava spewing from the top! Or, you can try the fun “Oh Ma Ma” candies that are named after the first utterance after its taste buds hit your tongue!
The Candy Store
1061 Willis Ave.
Have you ever enjoyed a Baby Ruth while lying on a gigantic Baby Ruth? Known as a candy pillow, these comfy pillows are gigantic forms of some of your favorite candies sure to make you have sweet dreams! This is just one of the many cool candy features sold at the Candy Store. Among its plethora of candies, the Candy Store features fun candy favorites such as Wax Lips, Candy Buttons and String Your Own Candy Necklaces.
The Sweet Spot Shoppe
128 Manetto Hill Rd.
Monday–Friday 10:30am–6pm, Saturday 10:30am–5pm
Anybody in the mood for pizza? Candied pretzel pizza that is! This pizza is just one of the many candied creations at the Sweet Spot Shoppe. The Sweet Shoppe offers several different varieties of candies and is known for their own personalized creations. Specialty candy items also featured include a lollipop with an edible picture of a family member or loved one.
Bobb Howard's General Store
581 Lakeville Rd.
New Hyde Park
Bobb Howard's General specializes in vintage candy and toys. Here at this general store, it’s not uncommon to see a particular brand of candy that was popular in the 1920s and 1930s! Bobb’s also features a fun assortment of candy such as siren whistle rings and chocolate spaghetti. Once you step into Bobb’s, you feel an old-time nostalgia that is sure to bring out the candy lover in anyone, regardless of age.
18 East Main St.
Monday–Wednesday, Sunday 11am–7pm; Thursday–Saturday 11am–9pm
You cannot beat the selection at this gourmet candy shop, from candy sushi to a box of bugger candy. The store also has a full selection of gourmet chocolates, candies by the barrel, novelty items and gift baskets. What's more, the store is operated by a nonprofit, the Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk Inc. All proceeds from the store are used to fund programs assisting individuals and groups, improving lives.
197 Main St.
Tuesday–Sat 11am–8pm, Sunday 12–4pm
A "one-stop shop" for all candy needs, this store sells the full line of one Mommy Poppins writer's favorite candy—Jelly Belly jelly beans. That's 31 individual flavors, people! It's also got a huge selection of gourmet chocolates, novelty items, and gift baskets. The store also hosts birthday parties.
Ralph Rotten's Candy Shop
189B Portion Rd.
If you've ever needed a nut gift basket or tray on Long Island, chances are you ordered it from Ralph Rotten's; but did you know it also has a great candy store, that sells, in addition to nuts and chocolates, a full array of candies, including bulk candy, old-fashioned candy, novelty items, and sugar-free candy.