While Googling diners to eat at in Manhattan, I came across this old and quite lovely, diner. We all love the idea of a new candy shop or hole in the wall place in NYC to try, right? Lexington Candy Shop is not necessarily a candy shop, even though you can get a sweet treat of a milkshake, but it’s a well-known diner in the heart of Manhattan. It’s located on the Upper East Side, three blocks from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, at the corner of 83rd street and Lexington Avenue. The luncheonette shop has lots of history behind it that makes it even more awesome to visit it and engage in! I’m a sucker for good food, great milkshakes, and history behind where I am sitting.
The place was founded in 1925 and has been owned and operated through three different generations of families and partners. Think of it in a sense of walking through a time warp. Being a NYC landmark, and noted to be in the top ten places to visit in the city, it’s the perfect place for a yummy breakfast. They offer sandwiches, sliders, and to die for milkshakes, and more! Some places stop serving breakfast after 11 A.M, but this luncheonette serves it all day! Which is a real treat. The prices are very reasonable and extremely affordable! No strings attached. They are most definitely famous for their freshly squeezed orange juice, pancakes, and milkshakes.
There have been a few movies that have been filmed in the diner before too. The Nanny Diaries, Three Days of the Condor, CBS This Morning, and the Brooks Brothers Catalogs, have all been a part of the experience. They offer their diner for production and private parties. It’s the perfect little venue for it all! So, if you’re visiting New York City, or are just getting settled to live there, swing by Lexington Candy Shop and get the whole spiel and experience yourself of why it’s so great!
By: Brannan Bell