Walking Tour of DUMBO'S Front Street: Got a Sweet Tooth?
Gigantic lollipops. Vats of candy. Pretty displays of sweets. Who doesn't love a trip to an old-fashioned candy store, with bins of sweets that remind you of your childhood?
Plan to spend awhile mulling over your delicious options at tiny Dewey’s Candy shop. NY Magazine gave it a rave review in an article titled Best Sweet Shops a few years back. It's still excellent —and conveniently located to the subway at the "F" train York Street station.
And, these are nice people. Their treats may tempt the most disciplined dieter, but the kid-friendly owners have taken some socially-responsible steps (unrelated to calories). For instance, they've contributed some profits to an anti-bullying campaign.
Tip for indulgent parents: If a promise of a trip to a candy store is what will get your children to walk over the Brooklyn Bridge with you, then this is your made-in-candy-heaven destination bribe.
A Local, Mom-and-Pop Operation
Dewey's, in case it sounds familiar, is not to be confused with Dylan's, a chain which has shops in Miami, East Hampton, Los Angeles and Manhattan. DUMBO's Dewey's candy store was opened in 2010 by a young woman entrepreneur who lived in the neighborhood. "When I found myself unemployed in late 2008, it gave me the opportunity to assess and redefine my next career move. Having spent over 25 years in the fashion industry working for such powerhouses as Donna Karan International and Victoria's Secret," she says, she discovered that the one retail concept that would make people of any age happy was....candy. The store is named after her father, whose babyhood nickname was "Dewey."
What You Can Do Here: Treat yourself to some candy, then take your bag and go bliss out standing under the Manhattan Bridge, riding the wonderful Jane's Carousel, or wandering Brooklyn Bridge Park. Or have fun with the kids, buy goodies for Easter, birthday parties, and other special occasions, get a souvenir treat to take home.
- Name: Dewey’s Candy
- Address: 141 Front Street
- Phone: (718) 422-1333
- Official Website: http://deweyscandy.com
- Other: Opens 11:30 a.m., Sundays at noon