Stepping into a local candy shop is a quintessential Hamptons summer experience. It immediately makes you feel like a child, overwhelmed by the possibility of indulging in the copious amount of candy so alluringly displayed on the wall for you. Dan’s Best of the Best rounds up the top local candy shops, as voted on by readers, that are sure to bring out your inner child.
The Candied Anchor (721 Main Street, Montauk; 631-668-8038) received the platinum award. Located in the heart of Montauk, The Candied Anchor is a 1950s style sweet shop with a modern twist. Its selection is sure to delight even the most stubborn sweet tooth. Stop by and you will find party supplies, baked confections, ice cream, retro gifts, and all of the candy you could possibly want.
Buddha Berry (43 South Euclid Avenue, Montauk; 631- 669-8393 | 125 Main Street Sag Harbor; 631- 808-3888) is the winner of the gold and a purveyor of some really interesting sweets. A vegan’s dream, Buddha Berry offers gluten free, organic, and vegan frozen yogurt. The also have Bubble Tea, breakfast options, a coffee bar, and of course, tons of candy.
Earning the silver was Fudge and Stuff (41 The Plaza, Montauk; 631-668-4724). On the way out to The End stop by Fudge and Stuff and pick up some award-winning fudge—and stuff! In addition to fudge, they carry ice-cream and candy. The aroma alone will draw you in.
A cult classic, Dylan’s Candy Bar (52 Main Street East Hampton; 631-324-6181) is a sweet lover’s paradise. Recipient of the bronze award, stop by the East Hampton location for some of the most creative candies around. Custom orders, which are great for parties and catered events, can be made on the Dylan’s website.