By Caroline Biggs

Published on October 13, 2014

Photography by Michael Wiltbank

In celebration of this treat-giving season, we searched downtown Manhattan for the best candy shops the city has to offer. Here are our top picks.

Photography by Michael Wiltbank

Inside Cynthia Rowley’s CuRious Candy, you’ll find a world of whimsy all designed to ignite your imagination—and sweet tooth! “We try to create a fantasy land for every person that walks through the door,” says Design Director (of Cynthia Rowley) Jessica Farrugia.

Photography by Michael Wiltbank

In addition to handmade chocolates and one-of-a-kind decorative lollipops, cotton candy bouquets—in a range of delightful flavors—are all spun daily inside the store.

Photography by Michael Wiltbank

Our CuRious Candy Picks:

We’re obsessed with the vibrant Techno Gummy Bears and Gummy Vampire Fangs for a playful take on traditional Halloween treats.

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Down the street at Papabubble in New York City's SoHo neighborhood, all candy is sculpted daily inside the store—for all visitors to see—from a handcrafted mix of melted sugar, glucose, and natural flavoring.

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Our Papabubble picks:

We can’t get enough of this adorably spooky Trick or Treat Mix with flavors like Passionfruit, Orange, and Blueberry.

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At the West Village Swedish candy shop Sockerbit, Scandinavian "smågodis" (which translates into “little candies”) come in a variety of shapes and flavors, including tiger-shaped black licorice and battleship-inspired marshmallow bits. 

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Our Sockerbit Candy Picks:

 Sockerbit’s sheriff’s-badge inspired fruity sweets (Frukt Sherriff) and sugared gumdrops (Gelehallon) are the perfect addition to your seasonal candy dish— no costume required!