Ray's Candy Store
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Ray’s is like a state fair, but without the adults trying way too hard to win stuffed animals. This classic East Village spot’s deep-fried Twinkies, chili-cheese dogs, soft serve ice cream, and banana split sundaes are available for delivery every day until midnight, and takeout until 4am.
Ray’s Candy Store is a small, narrow spot off Tompkins Square Park where the walls are covered with newspaper articles and pictures of all the different things you can order - from ice cream to a variety of fried things like Oreos and beignets. Ray himself, who’s owned the place since the 1970s, may or may not be there when you stop by, but either way, this is a good place for some classic soft serve in a (coffee) cup or cone. It’s also open 24 hours, for all your 3am soft serve needs.