The place: Billy Reid
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The place: Sockerbit
The space: Only the Swedish can make buying candy feel like a virtue. At least, that’s how it feels at this candy store tucked away on Christopher Street. Opened by Stefan Ernberg and his wife Florence Baras, the shop features a rainbow of bright, bite-sized, Scandinavian candies, or Smagodis, against gleaming, whitewashed walls and floors. Everything from gummies to chocolate is displayed in clear plastic cases where you can scoop to your heart’s delight.
The product: Over 149 different candies are priced by the pound and free of dyes, trans fats, and other genetically modified ingredients. Lest you think all Swedish gummies are created equally, the candy is divided into five categories: sweet, sour, licorice, marshmallow, and chocolate.
Can’t leave without buying: With names like Skumkantareller (strawberry marshmallow), Sura Appelbitar (sour apple), Dumle (licorice), and Minijornarhatton (chocolate gummies), it’s hard not to take one of everything.
89 Christopher St., 212-206-8170, sockerbit.com
(Photo: courtesy of Sockerbit)