I WANT CANDY!
Whether for your bridal shower, bachelorette party or wedding, here are the sweet shops with the yummiest, and prettiest, favors in town
SUGARFINA Whether you’re looking for a sweet favor to end the night, or the perfect candy to complement a glass of champagne, Sugarfina is the sweet shop for you! Their Cocktail Candy Collection features over 35 flavors and varieties from rose-flavored gummies to malt scotch cordials, guaranteeing you find something to satisfy your sweet tooth. Their sugar experts can also work with you to customize wedding gift and favor packaging, stocked with your favorite picks from their catalog. Some of their wedding-specific items include Sugarfina pearls and candy flowers, but they also have butterfly-shaped candy, martini olive almonds and chocolate cigars to fit any theme and setting. Multiple locations, including 1100 Madison Avenue at 83rd St., (917) 477-6488, sugarfina.com
THE SWEET SHOP NYC With the motto “purveyors and curators of quality sweets” you know the family behind The Sweet Shop NYC means serious business. From sizzling bacon candy to hand dipped chocolate treats, there is something for every treat lover here. They have over 40 types of licorice, 30 different gummy, sour, and chocolate covered Swedish candies, and old time favorites like pop rocks, chuckles and charleston chews. But that’s not all. From handmade marshmallows to black jack gum and big league chew, this shop even sells ice cream, biscotti and gelato. There’s no end to the original favors and gift baskets you can order at here. Inquire about themed favors inspired by different decades. 404 East 73rd St. near 1st Ave., (212) 960-8685, thesweetshopnyc.com
DYLAN’S CANDY BAR We all know Dylan’s Candy Bar, owned by Dylan Lauren (you know, Ralph’s daughter), and home base for many a kiddie birthday party. But did you know they do favors for showers and weddings too? They’ll even host a bridal shower and bachelorette party at their flagship location on the Upper East Side that include candy cocktails! With Dylan’s signature stylish touch anything you get from this sweet mecca will be without a doubt yummy, and some say, “too delicious to eat.” For brides and grooms with a serious sweet tooth Dylan’s Candy Bar can also design and execute a candy buffet at your wedding or bridal shower, and coordinate it with your theme and color palette. That’s what we call a sweet deal! 1011 Third Ave at 60th Street, (646) 619-8646, dylanscandybar.com
JOMART CHOCOLATES A Mill Basin staple since 1946, JoMart Chocolates has one of the largest selections of hand-dipped chocolate treats in the borough. In addition to classic chocolate dipped fruit, cookies and pretzels, you can also find a variety of chocolate molds to fit the theme of your engagement party, bridal shower, bachelorette party, welcome gift or wedding. While some couples may go for the classic heart or mini three-tiered wedding cake, don’t be afraid to think outside the traditional candy box and opt for a shape that matches the season (a skeleton dressed up in a top hat and bow tie), a pet (a sweet version of your pup), your monogram, or even a cake topper with white chocolate accents. In addition to dark, milk and white chocolate you’ll find sugar-free sweets too. 2917 Avenue R at Nostrand Avenue, (718) 375-1277, jomartchocolates.com
DEWEY’S CANDY Walk into Dewey’s Candy and you’ll instantly smile from all of the options in this candy store. From gummies to chocolates, lollipops to gumballs, the possibilities are endless and so are the options for candy favors. The owner, Alison Oblonsky, has a background working at large fashion houses Donna Karan and Victoria’s Secret, so you’ll get candy that not only tastes great, but looks great too (so add a wedding favor shot to the photographer’s shoot list!). 141 Front St. at Pearl St., DUMBO, (718) 422-1333, deweyscandy.com
TREAT HOUSE If you love rice krispie treats look no further than Treat House. They can customize your treats by flavor, design, and even scan an image of the couple on the treats themselves. As favors or dessert tables at weddings, showers, bachelorette festivities or rehearsal dinners,Treat House can deliver sweet goodies in every flavor from the traditional to Cotton Candy Gummy Bear, Salted Caramel, Rocky Road, or PB&J. Even better, for those philanthropist couples out there, Treat House has partnered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society so you can make a direct donation when you order or make a donation to cover the cost of shipping treats to those affected by a blood cancer. 452 Amsterdam Avenue at 81st St., and 1566 Second Avenue at 81st St., (212) 799-7799 treathouse.com