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Dylan's Candy Bar - 53 Reviews - 1011 3rd Ave, New York, NY - Retail Shopping Reviews - Phone (646) 735-0078

Dylan's Candy Bar

1011 3rd Ave (at 60th Street)
New York, NY 10021
(646) 735-0078
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Dylan's Candy Bar - New York, NY
Dylan's Candy Bar - New York, NY


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They have great chocolate bars. On the upper east side, very rich and upscale, though junk food is by far not healthy. This is located right near fao schwartz. I think that Hershe...


For my daughter's 16th birthday we made a trip to NYC. I had our evening planned with the final stop for birthday dessert at Dylan's Candy Bar. Well, let me say we were majorly di...

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Dylan's Candy Bar 12/3/2006

Dylan Lauren has become the queen of confections, reigning over Dylan's Candy Bar, a two-story flagship store on Manhattan's tony Upper East Side. The shop offers more than 5,000 varieties of fantastic and unusual candy including all kinds of chocolate confections, gummi bears, lollipops of every shape, size, color and flavor, and candies to delight the child in all of us. This is a candy shop to satisfy every sweet tooth! Visit the shop to stroll down memory lane to find Pez candies, Jelly Belly, 21 colors of M&M's and so much more. Order a gift basket for a birthday, wedding or shower, get well thank you, or holiday occasion--you won't be disappointed (neither will the gift recipient). Dylan's even sells clothing with a signature logo design for those folks who want to wear their candy craze! There is a colorful collection of clothing for men, women and kids--even pillows and a few select beauty items. How sweet! more

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Undeniably sweet but overrated 8/31/2006

I trekked east to Dylan's Candy Bar one day and was really disappointed in what I found. Sure, (overpriced) candy abounds, but the place was overrun with people. Local kids squabbling at the soda fountain, tourists gawking... the smell of pure sugar made my headache and I chipped a tooth on a lollipop. Clearly I had a bad experience on this particular day, but I have to say, I've never been motivated to return. I was also not impressed with the presentation. The logo is heavy and dark, I saw several chocolate items that had grown old (I used to work in movie theatre concessions, and if the chocolate gets old that means they're not rotating the stock often enough) or that had been smashed by patrons. I think I really wanted Wonkaland... and I got Dylan's uber-business instead. more

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Candy Heaven 5/22/2006

Dylan learned a lot from Papa. Daddy (Ralph Lauren) taught this girl how to merchandise a store so the customer is transported to another place. Instead of WASP heaven, Dylan's customers are sent to Wonka land. There is so much chocolate here it makes my teeth ache. The selection of jelly beans alone can send a diabetic into shock. There's a old time soda fountain for sweet dates and a ton of candy by the pound (or ounce if you have some restraint). My favorite treat is the chocolate covered cookie dough clusters. more

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Sugar overload 5/16/2006

I finally just caught up with Dylan's Candy Bar. The greatest thing about it, i think is its selection of difficult to find or old-time candies. I was shocked at how many candy items I haven't seen since my childhood are on hand there. I don't think there is any other resource for many of them in New York City. The selection alone is worth the chaos of the swarms of sugar-drunk, stumbling, sticky children on the stairway between the store's two levels. Also, if you need to shop for the Harry Potter fan in your life, they have all the HP candies on the lower level. more

Dylan's Candy Bar 4/14/2006

If you like candy you will feel like you stepped into heaven when you step into this store. It's a very large, lively place that has every type of candy you can imagine. The first time I stepped into this place, I was blown away. They had candy that I haven't seen since I was a kid. I bought quite a few things. It's expensive though. This isn't the kind of store where you would come to buy your bulk Halloween candy. It's just for special treats. My son goes crazy when we go here. more

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Magical... 4/11/2006

Who out there doesn't want to visit Candyland? In my opinion, Dylan's Candy Bar is as close as you're going to get in this city - or any other, for that matter. Founded by Ralph Lauren's daughter Dylan, this place is designed for a fun time for all! Although it is fantastic for kids, its not just built for them. As an adult, I love going there and just losing myself in the energy of the place. Certainly, you can find cheaper candy elsewhere, but the magic of Dylan's isn't in the candy, its in the whole experience. If you are looking for a real treat, take the kids to Dylan's and let them loose. Tell them they can pick one type of candy. They'll have fun for hours picking out the perfect piece to enjoy later on. This place is every child's (and many adults') dream come true! EDIT: Yes, Dylan's has a website:, where you can order the candies if you can't make it in person. Enjoy! more

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I'll take you to the candyshop 4/6/2006

Going to Dylan's candy shop is kind of like going to the Disneyland of candystores; it's really the magical experience that keeps you coming back for more. Definately not a place to go in search of economically priced candy; you can get cheaper candy by the pound just about anywhere in the city. With old school candies like Charleston Chews and Sugar Daddies, and a couple of unique-looking PEZ dispensers on display, Dylan's is the perfect place to window shop. Plus, on holidays or when a specific movie comes out, Dylan's decorates to the tee. I loved going when Willy Wonka was playing in the theaters because the whole shop was so cutely decorated. more

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candy galore 4/5/2006

I feel like I'm in Willy Wonka's chocolate factory everytime I'm here- they carry every kind of candy imaginable in all sorts of shapes/flavors/colors- makes me weak. But Dylan's is also a massive tourist attraction site and it can get incredibly crowded. Yet it's a great place to get something sweet for a lover, a friend, or for yourself :) Neat packing. more

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Feel like a kid in some kind of store! 3/26/2006

Dylan's Candy Bar is an adventure in pricey and brightly colored candy. It is a two-floor child and adult sweet wonderland. Everything is cute and attractive to see and eat and it's hard to go in without buying something. The top floor is for cute custom gifts and make your own box of candy. Downstairs is candy-themes gifts and multicolored m&ms. It's a lot of fun just to walk around in awe. more

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Boutique candy shop 3/26/2006

Dylan's has all those candies you grew up loving. they also have bulk bins of the candies you love today. The music is cute and the decor is great. Stop in for a treat. Make sure you check out the steps filled with candy that lead down to the basement level. They also have a "cafe" on the Third Avenue side where you can order ice cream and baked goods and there's a party room for birthdays and other celebrations. more

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Kid's favorite store 3/21/2006

If you are ever in midtown Manhattan and you have your kids with you then Dylan's Candy Bar is a must for a little treat. Two levels of candy from old favorites from our childhood to the latest candy craze. Dylan's is sure to have it. The service is friendly and the best part is that you get to choose to make a mixed bag of different candies. more

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Nice place to take the kids... 3/17/2006

So that you can go and have an excuse. LOL! It is overpriced, but as with many things, you're paying for the atmosphere and the experience, not just the candy. You can buy the majority of what you see here for practically half elsewhere, so maybe just stop here to look then go to that other store to actually buy the candy and still have some money left. more

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Overpriced Nostalgia 3/9/2006

Dylan's is completely overpriced. Yet I still find myself walking through here. Is it because of the fun windows or the candy filled staircase? I think it has a lot to do with the Pez wall downstairs and the candy themed clothing. If I want to take a trip down memory lane to the penny candy stores of my childhood, I can (sort of) do it at Dylan's. I just have to save A LOT of pennies before purchasing anything. There is a party room on the lower level. Don't know if anyone on here has used it. Fun to window shop! more

Candy 1/12/2006

When my daughter went away to school and she wanted treats, specifically gummy worms and such. I went to Dylan's and stocked up. I had planned to have them ship it but it was only to Philly and to my surprise, the sales person recommended that I go to the post office instead of paying their rates, starting at $18. Slightly overpriced, this is the UES, their selection of loose candy is exceptional and she loves getting her treats from Dylan's. Their signature chocolate bars are fabulous and at 5/$10 not bad for premium candy bars. Service is always exceptional. (PS, I FedEx them for $8) more

go to a vending machine instead 11/14/2005

and save yourself from getting jostled and overpaying. the worst part is its off the shelf candy stuffed into fancy bins and they charge an arm and a leg for it. i think the place would be way better off if they hand crafted some homemade sweets. but all you are paying for is the packaging. i guess if you have kids its fun to let them run around but then take them outside and shove some skittles from your pocket in them to keep em quiet... more

Cavity heaven 11/8/2005

This place is every child's dream and every parent's worst nightmare. They have any and every possible kind of candy you can imagine. It's not cheap though. You'll be paying around $9/lb to help rot your teeth. My personal favorite is the chocolate covered oreo. A lot of the other bulk candy can be purchased for half the price at pretty much any candy store or even grocery store. more

If you like sweets, you'll like this 11/6/2005

This is basically Willy Wonka's candy factory in miniature size. Any kind of candy or chocolate you want, they've got. They also serve amazingly rich and delicious ice cream and cupcake desserts. If you want to treat someone, or even yourself, this is the place to go! more

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Wonderful trip to Candyland! 11/2/2005

I recently took some out-of-towners to this shop and they absolutely loved it, like I do. I think my favorite part (me not being a huge candy fanatic) is when you go downstairs and you look up at the walls and see all the candy history facts. They are very interesting! Like how Mr. Hershey got started, why the candy bar is so popular, etc. Also tucked back downstairs is a kids' party room. If I had kids I'd definitely take advantage of that! more

take out a home equity loan before you go 9/13/2005

yeah, its a candy shop. big deal. they dont have anything particularly unique in here. just lots of weird decor and high price tags. i guess theres a novelty factor for kids but i dont think they had great stuff inside - just fancy packaging. like m&m's which cost way more by the pound than they do at the food emporium. if i were you i'd walk your kids through here and they stuff em with a snickers bar out of the deli around the corner more

Dylan's Candy Bar -- any child's dream!! 9/3/2005

Dylan's Candy Bar is any child's dream . . . no matter what the age of the child (or big "adult" kid!!) They have every kind of candy that you can imagine -- and many that I remember from my childhood as well!! They can also host children's birthday parties there too. It has multi-floors of candy. My favorite is the cases and cases of m&ms -- any color you can imagine!! It is such a fun place to go . . . and the prices are fairly reasonable -- a little pricey, but you are also paying for the experience. Candy is fun and tastes good to "children" of all ages -- stop by for a visit!! A great place to bring out of town tourists as well. more
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  • This rainbow-striped, two-story confection--courtesy of Ralph Lauren's daughter Dylan and Jeff Rubin of FAO Schwartz--attracts crowds of kids and kids-at-heart. Midtowners sweeten their day with double-dip cones, relaxing on a peppermint-swirl stool to a sugar-coated soundtrack of oldies and vintage candy jingles. Stop by the main floor's ice cream parlor for a scoop of "Animal Crackers" or "Candy Bar Blast." Then stroll down the stairs (in which assorted gummy candies seem to float) to the real treat: An entire wall devoted to Pez, another for battery-powered spinning lollipops and endless bins of custom-flavored Skittles and M&Ms.

  • 7/25/2007 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Thu 10am-9pm Fri-Sat 10am-11pm Sun 11am-8pm
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Visa, American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    Midtown, Lenox Hill, Upper East Side