October is officially the start of the sweet season. The candy craze kicks off with Halloween and continues throughout the remaining holidays when kids are obsessed with candy. Since you’ll be looking for the sweet stuff, here’s where to go to get your share.
Twice as Good
Twin sisters, Hillary Assael and Elissa Weinhoff, opened SugarHi in 2017 fulfilling a lifelong dream of starting a business together. SugarHi has an amazing candy wall and so much more. You’ll find homemade goodies such as Caramel Apple Cheesecake Squares, hand-dipped chocolates, Cake Push Pops, cookie and chocolate platters and custom cakes and gifts. They also have a party room for candy- and cake-themed birthday parties – how sweet is that?
380 Main St., Armonk, N.Y.
Candy for All
The tag line for this modern and edgy shop, “freedom and candy for all” is a hint on what to expect – lots of great retro treats where all ages can act like kids in a candy store. Candy Rox excels in must-have gifts from headphones to PJ’s to the hippest accessories and there’s complimentary gift wrapping too! You’ll find unusual candy here such as the 10-piece box of Candy Sushi. Birthday parties on site are also an option.
66 Pondfield Road, Bronxville, N.Y.
Ice Cream & T-Shirts!
Candy is great, but sometimes you need a little frozen yogurt or ice cream to go with it. This brightly lit, modern venue located in the Golden Horseshoe Shopping Center offers serve-yourself frozen yogurt (and toppings bar) and candy by the 1/4 pound. The hard packed ice cream is egg, sesame and nut free! The real novelty here is customized T-shirts and sweatshirts in addition to other gift items.
1074 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale, N.Y.
An Extra E
The extra e in Sweeets must be for eat because that’s just what you’ll want to do as soon as you walk into this cute, sweet-filled shop. The candy wall is filled with old-fashioned glass containers bursting with candy choices and the tables are stacked with gift sets, chocolates and specialty confections. Make a note that they offer gluten-free, vegan and sugar-free candies. They also create candy bars for your event or customized goody bags for party favors.
1935a Palmer Ave., Larchmont, N.Y.
– Jean Sheff