New NYC (Candy) Restaurant: Papabubble
New York always gets the good firsts, and the latest is Papabubble, Europe's cult-favorite homespun candy store, which has just opened its first U.S. location in Nolita. Papabubble will draw you in with the scent of simmering sugar, the main ingredient in their addictive hard candies. The name stems from the happy bubbles that pop up in their molten candy while it's still being molded.
Inside, think science lab-slash-subway with the decor, including white tiled walls and metal counters with beakers containing sweet mixes. Brightly colored lollipops and suckers are for sale and, if you're lucky, you can catch the show too. Boiling sugar water is mixed with natural oils over a metal counter and then pulled, cooled and cut by hand to create the treats. Buy a bag and see how fast your first lasts--we're guessing it won't be long.
· Papabubble [Official Site]
· Cult Candy Shop Papabubble Introduces Itself to Little Italy [NY Mag]
· New NYC Restaurants coverage [Jaunted]