In this kid-friendly, urban oasis that is nyc, there’s no shortage of candy shops to make you happy (and your pediatric dentist even happier). From gourmet gummies to willy wonka-esque sweet treats, there are famous and not-so well-known shops in every borough to satisfy your sweet tooth, and your little ones’ too.  Whether it’s to fulfill a bribe (hey, we’re not judging) or take care of your own chocolate cravings, click through to see places that are sure to make at least one person in your family smile.

For A Blast from the Past: The Sweet Life

Since 1982 this shop has been selling candies, chocolates, gummies and more to those on the lower east side in-the-know. And while many candy stores offer gummy bears and worms, this store has such unique confectionaries as gummy fried eggs and chicken feet. From chocolates made on the premises to licorice, nuts, organics and cocoa, this place will appeal to your kids and even the most finicky kids at heart. But what’s most unique about this candy shop are the penny candies sold straight from apothecary jars. Charmingly old fashioned, just like great candy should be.

63 Hester Street
Lower East Side

What’s your go-to candy shop? Let us know in the comments!

— Kim Sunshine & Yuliya Geikhman