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Ray's Candy Store

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American, Fast Food, Street Food
Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner

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An East Village Institution since 1974! Serving up New York City's BEST fries, shakes, ice cream, hot dogs, egg creams, beignets, frozen yogurt and more! Open 24 hours a day! 7 Days a week! Everything made with love!
Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
American, Fast Food, Street Food
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Street Parking
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the trip to the lower east side/East Village to Rays for a good old Milk Shake or an Egg Cream. One of the last old school shops and storefronts of the neighborhood. Treat yourself! Un petit tour chez Rays vous ramera dans le...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank sibag2016
Reviewed April 29, 2019

This place was authentic and made an amazing egg cream. It looks very unassuming but it is worth walking in and getting something.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank louisf777
Reviewed April 5, 2019 via mobile

We stopped in here on a short visit to New York with the kids. I had it on my list of things to check out because Anthony Bourdain stopped here. It was great, we ordered the grilled cheese, a hot dog with nacho cheese, Belgium...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed February 6, 2019 via mobile

My daughter & I found this quirky little place by chance. And what a total delight. The fabulous lady behind the counter served us some fried Oreos & complimentary beignets which were amazing.The self service coffee for $1 was hot&strong. I’ll definitely heading back to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank paular719
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

There are places—and the East Village is certainly one of them—where a lot of people drink a lot of alcohol and need something’s to eat afterward. Ray’s is one of these—and I mean that as a compliment. They deep-fry pretty much anything (if you asked...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank dsikula
Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

Nice sunny day nothing better than grabbing a cherry egg cream from Rays and going and sitting in Tompkins sq park and chill out.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Timeless
Reviewed June 25, 2016

Small and claustrophobic and slightly sketchy - Perfect. Grab a hotdog and a egg cream and head across the street to Tompkins Square Park to watch locals and maybe a local outdoor market. One of my favourite quirky places in NYC.

Date of visit: July 2015
Reviewed May 8, 2016

We found Ray's place by chance, after a night out drinking in East Village this was the perfect spot for some delicious drunken munchies. We had a bag full of his famous deep fried Oreo's which were to die for. The owner Ray (a lovely...More

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank leifstarkey
Reviewed April 25, 2016

There is no place like Ray's Candy Store. Nothing beats walking into Ray's after a night of drinking and ordering fries (at least 4 potatoes worth!), beignets or a black and white milkshake. Having some small talk with Ray makes my night every time! Always...More

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank CaroC1220
Reviewed March 30, 2015

Excellent beignets, hot and piping, a perfect late night snack. Messy lettering on the signs. Friendly folks behind the counter. Full of life and neighborhood spirit.

Date of visit: February 2015
Thank Latinlegend
Matt R, Public Relations Manager at Ray's Candy Store, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2015

THANK YOU!!!!!! Come by again anytime! Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/rayscandystore And on Facebook: http://facebook.com/rayscandystore And on Instagram: http://instagram.com/rayscandystore And check out some awesome Ray Gear on CafePress: http://cafepress.com/saverays :-D

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