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Shane Confectionery

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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The best confectionary

I visited this place for the third time. The staff are lovely and welcoming. They gave me a lovely... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2018
Manchester, United Kingdom
via mobile
Awesome nonpariels

Off the beaten path but tracked it down since we saw it on the Food Channel. Great selection of... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
Middleton, Massachusetts
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Shane Confectionery is the oldest continuously-run confectionery in the United States, established in 1863. The Shane family took over the business in 1911, installing elaborately carved woodwork, stained glass and curved windows to showcase the...more
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110 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3006
+1 215-922-1048
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

I visited this place for the third time. The staff are lovely and welcoming. They gave me a lovely tour and free samples. Its beautiful timeless and perfect. The confectionary and candies are worth every penny!!! All hand crafted by staff who love their jobs....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank sammiejc2003
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Off the beaten path but tracked it down since we saw it on the Food Channel. Great selection of chocolates, especially thick nonpariels in both milk and dark. Wow! Should have bought more of those. The salespeople in the candy area were wonderful - very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DonnaD741
Reviewed September 25, 2018

As my friend and I walked the streets of Society Hill, she asked, "Want to taste the best hot chocolate from the oldest candy store in the country?" How could anyone refuse? I stood starry-eyed as we approached the beautiful store front - decorated with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sheila S
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Oldest candy shop in American... must-see! We had a chocolate liberty bell, cotton candy, loved hearing about the shop from the sweet girls (college aged?) working up front. We also discovered the back area - SHAKES & MALTS! You won't regret it -- visit this...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Coast L
Reviewed July 11, 2018

We bought a box of candies to take home with us, but the beauty of the shop itself is what took me aback! What a sight to see! And of course, the chocolates were awesome also. :)

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Milan54
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in while touring Philadelphia. Smells wonderful when you walk in. Bought a few small packages of chocolate covered espresso beans - delightful. But what was really good was the drinking chocolates. I’m really not a hot chocolate person, and it was a relatively warm...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Acetylcysteine
Reviewed June 10, 2018

The candies were amazing! They make the candies right in the shop so the aroma is truly wonderful. We bought a customizable medium box of chocolates so we were able to pick out about 18 candies. Everything we tried was so good. We are definitely...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Michelle F
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

This was a nice stop as we came from the Independence Hall area and were on our way to Elfreth’s Alley. They have nice chocolates as well as other candies. My daughter chose a small bag of chocolate covered gummy bears for $3.50. If I...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank JWWA
Reviewed March 18, 2018

A walk around the old town brought us to here. The smell amazing. We bought a few chocolates. Out back, (make sure you walk through to the back of the store) they were making real hot chocolate. The smell was soooo good! Good stop a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Rockiroads
Reviewed March 12, 2018

We were in the area for the Liberty Escape Room, and one of the teens in our party remembered "this old candy store" in the area from a field trip she'd taken nearly 10 years ago. It was Shane's. It might take you 15 minutes...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank pauli B
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