It’s October and that means Halloween is right around the corner. So now that the house is fully decorated with pumpkins, scarecrows and witches, what’s next? Well, the CANDY of course! But instead of stopping at one of those “big box” stores this year, we’ve found some great candy stores on Long Island. These delicious delights from across Long Island can not only provide classic candies, but some unique treats too!
CANDY LAND CREATIONS
Be a “true kid in a candy store” at Candy Land Creations; where they sell any kind of chocolate, M&M’s, jellybeans, and novelty items such as Wax Bottles and Razzles. PLUS, for customers with special allergies, Candy Land Creations has a wide-range of gluten-free candy too!
Where: 197 Main Street, East Setauket, NY 11733
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11 am-6 pm; Sunday 12 pm – 4 pm; Closed Mondays
Contact Info: (631) 675-2450
Got Candy describes itself as “an old fashioned candy store, with a new fashioned twist.” It offers up the classic candy from our childhood such as Bazookas and Dum Dum lollipops. The stores also carries a variety of new and unique items such as Angry Birds candy and the “cricket” in which an edible cricket is encased inside of a lollipop — perfect for October’s big night! Read Long Island Mama’s full review on Got Candy?
Where: 777A Deer Park Avenue, North Babylon, NY 11703
Hours: Monday – Wednesday 11 am-6 pm; Thursday – Friday 11 am-7 pm; Saturday 11am-5pm; Sunday closed
Contact Info: (631) 422-0143
Got Candy Facebook Page
My Candi, located in Bellmore, is a classic candy store with a modern twist. In addition to selling traditional sweets, chocolate-covered pretzels and ice cream year-round, the store touts fun, new candy devices such as an M&M Color Works machine, a Jelly Belly machine, and a Pucker Powder machine sure to tempt the taste buds of any ‘trick or treat-er’!
Where: 317 Bedford Avenue, Bellmore, NY 11710
Hours: Monday – Thursday 12 pm – 6 pm; Friday 12 pm -9 pm; Saturday 11 am – 8 pm; Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm
Contact Info: (516) 809-7470
SWEETIES CANDY COTTAGE
Candy from floor to ceiling from “all eras and decades” can be found at Sweeties Candy Cottage. Sweeties has unique handmade creations for Halloween (and other holidays) including chocolate haunted houses and “funky fingers” chocolate covered pretzel rods. Check out its website for pictures of their “ghoulish” treats!
Where: 142 E. Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743 and 24A Main Street, Port Washington 11050
Hours: Monday – Saturday 11 am – 6 pm; Sunday 11 am – 5pm
Contact Info: Huntington (631) 423-7625 / Port Washington (516) 439-4495
SWEETS FOR SHORE
From their “claim to fame” hand-dipped, chocolate covered pretzels to a large selection of nostalgic candy, Sweets for Shore literally has something “sweet” for everyone!
Where: 68 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY 11561
Hours: Monday – Saturday 10 am-6 pm; Sunday 10 am – 4 pm
Contact Info: (516) 431-2446
THE CANDY STORE
Skittles, Smarties, Gobstoppers, even a good old fashion Sugar Daddy; just some of the treats that line the walls and shelves of The Candy Store in Albertson. The store sells just about everything a sweet tooth could imagine, plus candy apparel and home décor. They can also create custom “creepy” candy baskets to serve as centerpieces for a Halloween gathering.
Where: 1061 Willis Avenue, Albertson, NY 11507
Hours: Monday – Friday 11 am – 6 pm; Saturday 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday closed
Contact Info: (516) 708-9581
THE SWEET SPOT SHOPPE
Looking for those treats that haven’t been spotted since childhood? Head over to The Sweet Spot Shoppe in Plainview. They have goodies galore that can help spook even the littlest ghost in the family and some of the “best chocolate covered pretzels.”
Where: 128 Manetto Hill Rd., Plainview, 11803
Hours: Monday – Friday 10:30 am – 6 pm; Saturday 10:30 am – 5:00 pm; Sunday closed
Contact Info: (516) 942-2639
The Sweet Spot Shoppe Facebook Page
If near Huntington, check out our post on Sweet Treats in Huntington Village to find multiple venues offering smiles to kids in a quaint town.
By Kim Como
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