Ray’s Candy Store Is A New York City Classic

March 31, 2017 | BTSNYC
Dining Ray's Candy Shop Fernanda Paronetto and Ray

Have you heard of Ray’s Candy Store, a New York City classic?! It’s one of New York’s neighborhood sweethearts, located in the East Village.

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The other night we walked into Ray’s Candy Store with a group of friends and we we were lucky enough to bump into Ray himself. It was not only a huge honor to meet him, but so much fun too!

As you pass by, you might not even pay attention to it, since it’s doesn’t have a gorgeous, new, fresh façade! It’s actually a small entrance, but the bright yellow colors might jump out at you! Don’t hesitate and step in! You’ll be warmly greeted!

“That is a superb egg cream.” ~ Anthony Bourdain

The store has been opened since 1974 and they surely make some of the best milkshakes, deep fried Oreos, ice creams, hotdogs and a bunch of other yummy stuff!

We also shot a super fun YouTube video there, about the Most Famous NYC Desserts, if you want to check it out!

It’s the perfect spot when you just want to splurge on your calories and have enjoy the good moments of life!

Not only everything there is to-die-for, but Ray and his beautiful wife are simply the best hosts ever. Believe it or not, they are opened 24h, since the day they opened the place. Amazing!

And, on the image below, is our Founder, Fernanda with Ray! She invaded the counter area the night she was there with friends and started doing funny Boomerangs with him.

You don’t believe us? Take a close look. That’s what happens after eating too much sugar! Kids…lol!

Dining Ray's Candy Shop Fernanda Paronetto and Ray
Yeah, just like we said above…Kids!

We really recommend you passing by to visit and try out this New York City gem! It will definitely be one of your highlights, specially if you have a sweet-tooth like Fernanda.

Enjoy this New York City classic!

Hours: Believe it or not, it’s been 24h since 1974!

Location: 113 Avenue A


Photo Credits: Courtesy of Ray’s Candy Store, Brian Wennersten, Steven Sonnenblick and Peter Brownscombe
*Last Update on Feb/2020.*

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