Candy Store

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Economy Candy Store

Economy Candy opened in 1937 and some of the same candies they sold then are available now!  The selection is incredible along with cute little gift ideas and candies waiting to be sampled.  Take your date through a sea of candy and then maybe off to a movie or the park.  Perfect for the young and young at heart and of course those with a sweet tooth.

Your grandpas favorites and candies not available in other stores.  Come find new treasures waiting to be discovered.  Give your sugar bear some sugar.

TIP:  Split up and have a contest.  Who can find the weirdest thing?

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Hours: 

Monday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday to Friday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Location:         108 Rivington St, New York, NY 10003

 

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Chinatown buns

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Shanghai Asia Manor

If you are in the mood for some delicious buns (and who doesn’t like nice buns?)look no further.  Shanghai Asian Mannor.  The steamed buns are divine, but don’t neglect the pan fried pork dumplings.  Those puppies are also quite satisfying.  Its a bit off the beaten path, but they know how to steam a bun!

Bring your date in for the best buns Chinatown.

PRICE:   $9 each person

TIP: cash only

More info on Shanghai Asian Manor

HOURS:       Daily from  11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

LOCATION:        21 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

(212)766-6311

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Best Soup Dumplings in NYC

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Joe’s Shanghai

A bit off the beaten path in Chinatown lies a secret gem—the best soup dumplings in NYC.  Take your date inside and eat at the large round family style tables.  Order the pork soup dumplings and explore a new fun food together.  They serve delicious dumplings full of soup and a meatball.  They have food there as well but I recommend coming in for 2 orders of the soup dumplings and complimentary tea.

You are your date will have a great time and can explore Chinatown together.  Try a piece of exotic fruit from a vendor or go in a shop and buy some Chinese candies.

Price: $6.75 for the pork soup dumplings

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TIP: cash only.  Also they are hot so don’t burn your tongue on the hot soup inside your dumpling.

Open Daily from 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

10 Pell St     New York, NY Shanghai dishes, soup dumplings, best restaurants in Chinatown NYC in thrillist.com and gothamist.com ; late-night food

(212)233-8888

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Goemon Curry

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Goemon Curry in NOLITA

Often overshadowed by more popular types of curry, Japanese curry is nevertheless a hearty meal for those who are looking for something to stave off the wintry blues.

Located in the heart of Nolita, Goemon curry serves Japanese curry in a rustic interior. Choose among soup, roux, or vegetable based curries with an extensive list of toppings to personalize your meal. Rich and filled with umami, the Premium Classic Curry ($13.5) is a must try for those who haven’t tried Japanese curry before or if you’re feeling adventurous, the Vege Neva Curry ($16) made of natto (fermented soy beans) is a dish you’d be hard pressed to find anywhere else.

Estimated Cost: ~$20 without drinks

Hours of Operation: All week 12:30PM — 10:00PM

Location: 29 Kenmare St, New York, NY 10012

 

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