Handsome Dan's Stand

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Handsome Dan's Stand
Photograph: Jolie Ruben
Passion fruit snow cone at Handsome Dan's

Overheated Williamsburgers can cool down with an artisanal snow cone at this old-timey sweets shop. Owner Daniel Levin gained fans dishing out the cold treats at Blackbird Parlour, before expanding his offerings to more than 100 candies (gummy worms, Mallo Cups, Warheads), hand-dipped chocolates and soda fountain drinks (egg creams, sarsaparilla) at this brick-and-mortar spot. The petite space exudes '50s nostalgia with a candy-cane-striped pole, fire-engine red ceiling and shelves filled with knickknacks like mini airplanes.


Venue name: Handsome Dan's Stand
Address: 218 Bedford Ave
New York
Cross street: between North 4th and 5th Sts
Opening hours: Mon-Fri noon-10pm; Sat, Sun noon-11pm
Transport: Subway: L to Bedford Ave
Price: Average candy: $5. Disc, MC, V.
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