Dylan’s Candy Bar: A Grown-up’s Candy Store
Dylan’s Candy Bar on the Upper East Side is so much more than just a candy store. In addition to a wide array of treats including my favourite, nostalgia candy and cool gifts, there’s a snack bar and ice cream parlour upstairs and a bar serving candy infused cocktails. Dylan’s Candy Bar is basically a candy store for grown-ups. Opened by Ralph Lauren’s daughter, Dylan Lauren, Dylan’s Candy Bar is the best place to pick up personalized gifts, gourmet cupcakes or just bags of bulk candy. I have spent many hours wandering each floor of Dylan’s Candy Bar while waiting for a table at nearby Serendipity.
Check out the cute frog to prince toy I found!
Candy and sweets are even incorporated into the decor at Dylan’s Candy Bar, candy is found under glass under each step on the stairs, there are gumballs inside the tables, and the booths in the cafe are shaped like giant cupcakes.
Upstairs in the cafe, there’s a giant gumball machine and candy encrusted dresses made on Project Runway.
I also picked up a box of gummy nerds. I used to love nerds as a kid, and Dylan’s Candy Bar features a whole display case of different flavours.
You can also buy personalized mini candy jars. There’s a whole shelf of candy jars with names printed on them, if you don’t find the one you’re looking for, Dylan’s Candy Bar also prints them in-store as well. I think they’d make for great party favours for showers, special events or birthday parties.
I spent some time checking out the celebrity candy boxes, each box is filled with candy handpicked by each celeb, the boxes were autographed and labeled with the head shot and name of the celeb. There was even one of Val Kilmer in his skinny days, if he visited Dylan’s Candy Bar less, he might still be skinny.
To quench our thirst, we ordered a couple of smoothies: wild berry and peach.
I saw them dump fresh fruit into the blenders but both smoothies came out tasting like candy. I preferred the peach over the wild berry. I can’t stand seeds inside smoothies. The wild berry smoothie was much sweeter than the peach though.
Next time, I’m ordering a candy cocktail from the bar!