Another discovery brought to me courtesy of Martha Stewart, Papabubble is an international cult candy shop with outlets in Barcelona, Amsterdam, Tokyo, and now Manhattan. Their artisanal hard candies are handmade in plain view at each store. You can watch the owners as they knead, beat, stretch and slice the sweet bites into submission. Simple ingredients, a dynamic range of flavours and cute packaging make them hard to resist. While there, I managed to sample almost every flavour, some of them even still warm from the marble slab. My must-have favourites include chili-lime, lavender, caramel apple, and lemon ginger along with the most adorably delicious pink grapefruit.
You can watch a Martha Stewart’s visit at: Martha at Papabubble
380A Broom Street, between Mott St and Mulberry St.
New York, NY
Open seven days a week