LES Bites: Economy Candy’s Next Generation, New Amsterdam Returns, Horseradish Season

Rivington Street's Economy Candy started as a shoe and hat repair shop with sweets on the side--in 1937.

Rivington Street’s Economy Candy started as a shoe and hat repair shop with sweets on the side–in 1937.

Some Friday food headlines to round out your week.

  • Economy Candy’s third-generation owner, Mitchell Cohen, says he always knew he’d have to leave his Wall Street job someday to take over the beloved shop “because you can’t let that go away.”
  • The New Amsterdam Market announced this morning it will return Saturday, May 31. Details forthcoming.
  • It’s horseradish time again at the Pickle Guys on Essex Street (which will soon be expanding into the former Painkiller tiki bar space next door).