Ask a candy lover what their favorite holiday is and the answer usually seems to be Easter — it is, after all, the time of year when cult favorites like Cadbury creme eggs and Peeps are back on the market. But as I learned last year while working on this piece about upgraded Easter sweets, there are also some really unique options.
One of my favorite stops for the story was Sockerbit, a Swedish candy store in the West Village. According to the owners, Swedes have a huge sweet tooth and it's an Easter tradition to give kids paper-mâché eggs stuffed with candy. If you're in the neighborhood this week, make sure to stop by and fill one up.
Sockerbit, 89 Christopher St. between Bleecker St. and Seventh Ave. South (212-206-8170)