The first confectioner at this site began operations during the Civil War. In recent years, it's been sold and refurbished to beautiful effect. Buttercreams and clear toy candy are signatures.
The Berley brothers, who own the nearby Franklin Fountain, reinvigorated this classic candy shop in their own style. One of the most exciting places to stop into in Philly during the holidays.
Exquisite chocolates made with three generations' worth of know-how..
The ornate sign hanging above the door of this Old City shop declares Shane's to be "America's Oldest Candy Store," and owner Barry Shane has yet to find a confectioner willing to dispute that claim. The shop opened in 1876, has been in his family's hands since 1911. His grandfather Edward handmade chocolates for commuters on their way to and from the nearby Market Street Ferry (which bustled until the Ben Franklin Bridge opened in 1926).
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