I can close my eyes and imagine being in the middle of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory! The delicious smell of chocolate, the rainbows of colored candy, Oompa Loompas, the Scrumdidilyumptious Bar, and so on. OK, back to reality. Well, fortunately you don't have to win a golden ticket since there are some delicious local sweet shops.
Candy has a sweet way of bringing you back to your childhood. Savor the memories and rediscover the old-fashioned candy of yesteryear. For a real blast to the past, check out vintage-style candies that will satisfy your sweet tooth. It can be fun to share a story with a child about your own memories.
These shops have walls lined with old-fashioned candy jars, shelves stocked with the finest confections from around the world, and treats you probably haven’t seen in years. From nostalgic to new, minty to sour, tiny to giant-sized, liquid to chunky, lavender to silver, hard to chewy, gourmet to gummy boogers, you can find it all!
Let the neighbors start talking about the terrific Trick-or-Treat candy you give out. Check out our favorite sweet shops.
Port Jefferson Frigate
99A Main Street, Port Jefferson (631) 474-8888
They feature a complete line of Godiva chocolates, gift baskets, homemade fudge, nostalgic candies, unique candy and sweets-related gifts and much more!
317 Bedford Avenue, Bellmore (516) 809-7470
The walls are full of different kinds of self-serve candy (sold by the pound); novelty candy, chocolate-covered pretzels, other handmade chocolate items and ice cream are served year-round.
The Candy Store on Main Street
1061 Willis Avenue, Albertson (516) 708-9581
They offer a wide selection of bulk and wrapped candy, nostalgic vintage candy, birthday parties and candy centerpieces.
Sweeties Candy Cottage
Locations in Huntington and Port Washington
Here you will find novelty and nostalgic candies, favors, centerpieces, melting chocolate to make your own treats and handmade, hand-dipped, custom candy creations. This include candy sushi and custom shaped chocolates.
197 Main Street, East Setauket (631) 675-2450
The one-stop shop for candy, gourmet chocolates and hard to find nostalgic candies.
Wrapping It Up
180 Park Avenue, Amityville (631) 598-4400
They carry over 350 kinds of candy. So your favorite will be easy to find.
The Sweet Spot Shoppe
128 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview (516) 942-2639
Their specialty is a "pretzel pizza" - a base of pretzels drizzled with chocolate and caramel as "sauce," and Oreo cookie crumbs, M&Ms and chocolate chips as toppings. It even comes in a pizza box.
St. James General Store
516 Moriches Road, St. James (631) 854-3740
The Saint James General Store is the oldest general store in the United States that is still under operation. Unchanged structurally since 1894, the General store reflects a period between 1880 and 1910, retaining the original counters and cases and selling candy.
Dylan's Candy Bar
52 Main Street, East Hampton (631) 324-6181
Dylan’s Candy Bar carries over 5,000 kinds of candy, so you’re sure to find your favorite.
Bobb Howard's General Store
581 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park (516) 354-9564
This nostalgic candy and toy store is filled with over 1000 retro items.