Dylan’s Candy Bar: A Grown-up’s Candy Store

Dylan’s Candy Bar, Upper East Side, 1011 3rd Ave., New York, NY

Dylan’s Candy Bar

Upper East Side, 1011 3rd Ave., New York, NY

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!

Dylan’s Candy Bar, Upper East Side, 1011 3rd Ave., New York, NY

Dylan’s Candy Bar, Upper East Side, 1011 3rd Ave., New York, NY

Dylan’s Candy Bar, Upper East Side, 1011 3rd Ave., New York, NY

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.

Dylan’s Candy Bar, Upper East Side, 1011 3rd Ave., New York, NY

Dylan’s Candy Bar, Upper East Side, 1011 3rd Ave., New York, NY

Upstairs in the cafe, there’s a giant gumball machine and candy encrusted dresses made on Project Runway.

Dylan’s Candy Bar, Upper East Side, 1011 3rd Ave., New York, NY

Dylan’s Candy Bar, Upper East Side, 1011 3rd Ave., New York, NY

Dylan’s Candy Bar, Upper East Side, 1011 3rd Ave., New York, NY

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.

Dylan’s Candy Bar, Upper East Side, 1011 3rd Ave., New York, NY

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.

Dylan’s Candy Bar, Upper East Side, 1011 3rd Ave., New York, NY

Dylan’s Candy Bar, Upper East Side, 1011 3rd Ave., New York, NY

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.

Dylan’s Candy Bar, Upper East Side, 1011 3rd Ave., New York, NY

Dylan’s Candy Bar, Upper East Side, 1011 3rd Ave., New York, NY

Dylan’s Candy Bar, Upper East Side, 1011 3rd Ave., New York, NY

To quench our thirst, we ordered a couple of smoothies: wild berry and peach.

Wild berry and peach smoothies, Dylan’s Candy Bar, Upper East Side, 1011 3rd Ave., New York, NY

Wild berry smoothie, Dylan’s Candy Bar, Upper East Side, 1011 3rd Ave., New York, NY

Peach smoothie, Dylan’s Candy Bar, Upper East Side, 1011 3rd Ave., New York, NY

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.

Dylan’s Candy Bar, Upper East Side, 1011 3rd Ave., New York, NY

Next time, I’m ordering a candy cocktail from the bar!

 

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