There isn’t much need to travel to a bookstore, record store or video rental shop when it’s so much easier to shop online. Candy stores, however, will remain because there’s nothing fun about buying candy if you’ve got to wait two shipping days before you can it! Which Long Island Candy Store would make Willy Wonka proud? We bring you this year’s winners for Best Candy Store on Long Island.
Long Islanders Voted Bobb Howard’s General Store in New Hyde Park Best Candy Store on Long Island!
1. Bobb Howard’s General Store
581 Lakeville Rd., New Hyde Park. 516-354-9564. www.bobbhowardsgeneralstore.com
Milk Duds, Dots, Sugar Babies, Pixie Stix—the list goes on and on and on of all the candies and treats available at Bobb Howard’s General Store—the candy of today and from days gone by. If there’s something you remember munching on as a kid and think they don’t make it anymore, they do, and you’ll find it here. How sweet is that?
2. Sweeties Candy Cottage
142 E. Main St., Huntington. 631-423-7625. www.sweetiescandycottage.com
Sweeties Candy Cottage is a true walk down memory lane. The shop offers favorites that you haven’t seen in years, along with some unique custom creations, including candy sushi and chocolate champagne.
84 Hillside Ave., Williston Park. 516-741-0608. www.hildebrandtsrestaurant.com
Whether you’re craving an egg cream or a pineapple sundae, Hildebrandt’s is the place you want to hit up. Don’t believe us? The eatery was featured on the Food Network’s Diners Drive-ins and Dives.
NATIONAL Dylan’s Candy Bar
Roosevelt Field Mall, 630 Old Country Rd., Garden City. 516-877-7060. www.dylanscandybar.com