Co-owned by Dylan (daughter of Ralph) Lauren, this two-level sweet shop is a treat for young and old. The ground floor is meant to resemble a world made out of candy. You’ll see a lollipop tree, a huge chocolate bunny column and a candy encrusted staircase leading to more treasures below. While upstairs you’ll find the signature chocolates and candies of Dylan’s and their ice cream bar.
Downstairs you’ll find the candies you may have thought were long gone from Necco wafers, strips of candy buttons, Bit-O-Honey and Idaho Spuds. You’ll also find current favorites like Jelly Belly jellybeans and candy inspired from the Harry Potter films. Yes, I am a fan of the Harry Potter books and picked up some chocolate frogs, jelly slugs and blood pops during my last visit.
Dylan's can be a fun place to visit. But during times it can get busy among narrow aisles. With the noise and laughter of the crowd, you may find more peace outside on 3rd Ave. But since we were running early, we took a quick tour inside before heading to Serendipity.
Check out www.dylanscandybar.com for more information and other locations. The shop is located across the street from Bloomingdale’s at 1011 Third Ave & 60th Street. Open Mon-Thu 10am-9pm, Fri-Sat 10am-11pm and Sun 11am-8pm.