Food in East Village & Lower East Side

Economy Candy

Bringing sweetness to the ’hood since 1937, this candy shop is stocked with floor-to-ceiling goods in package and bulk, and is home to some beautiful antique gum machines. You’ll find everything from the kid-worthy …
Food & Drinks in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Murray's Cheese

Founded in 1914, this is one of New York’s best cheese shops. Owner Rob Kaufelt is known for his talent for sniffing out devastatingly delicious varieties from around the world. You’ll find (and be able to taste) al…
Food in SoHo & Chinatown

Aji Ichiban

In Japanese, the name means ‘awesome,’ and it's exactly what sweet-tooths think once inside this Hong Kong candy shop. Defy your dentist with sesame-flavored marshmallows, milk candy jellies, honey candy and preserv…
Food & Drinks in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

McNulty’s Tea & Coffee Co, Inc

Just down from a few sex shops, sweet ­McNulty’s, with worn wooden floorboards, fragrant sacks of coffee beans and large glass jars of tea, flaunts a different era of Greenwich Village. It’s been selling gourmet tea…
Food & Drinks in Union Square, Flatiron District & Gramercy

Whole Foods

One of several locations of the popular, healthy food emporium, Whole Foods is an excellent place to fill the picnic hamper. Drool over endless rows of gorgeous produce, both organic and nonorganic, plus a butcher, …
Food in Midtown

Dylan’s Candy Bar

Willy Wonka has nothing on this dental nightmare of giant swirly lollipops, crunchy candy bars, glowing jars of jelly beans, softball-sized cupcakes, sugar-free and kosher treats, not to mention a luminescent stairc…
Food in Union Square, Flatiron District & Gramercy

Bedford Cheese Shop

Whether you’re after local, raw cow’s-milk cheese washed in absinthe or garlic-infused goat’s-milk cheese from Australia, chances are you’ll find it among the 200-strong selection at this outpost of Brooklyn’s most …
Food in SoHo & Chinatown


In the heart of Little Italy stands fourth-generation Alleva, one of the city's original cheese shops and a deli famed for its mozzarella.
Food in Brooklyn

Mast Brothers

Heavenly scents fill the air at this artisanal chocolate-maker, which creates complex and flavorful perfection in beautifully wrapped chocolate bars. Prices aren't cheap ($9 or so for a 2.5-ounce chocolate bar), but…
Food in Upper East Side

La Maison du Chocolat

The US flagship store of the famed Parisian chocolatier is a dangerous place for chocoholics. Dark sweet decadence comes in many forms here, from powdery, cocoa-dusted truffles to intensely rich bars sourced from th…