There are many activities that should not be performed on an empty stomach, including swimming, surgery, and swimming 30 minutes after having your appendix removed. Acquire activity fuel with today's Groupon: for $16, you get two basic sandwiches or hamburgers and two ice-cream floats or milkshakes at Lexington Candy Shop (up to a $36.50 value).
For more than 85 years, Lexington Candy Shop has been comforting palates with old-fashioned eats, such as burgers, sandwiches, and ice-cream floats. Guests can belly up to the retro counter or grab a table, then select either two sandwiches from more than 20 basic options or two burgers prepared with 100% Black Angus beef from more than 15 burger configurations. Settle incisor indecision by landing them in a jumbo mozzarella-bacon burger ($10.75), a jumbo Lexington butter burger ($9.50), or veggie-friendly garden burger with cheese and a degree in horticulture ($8.25). If it's not the burger's day, try a classic liverwurst ($5.95) or fresh-sliced turkey sandwich ($11.95) before quenching dessert thirst with tasty ice-cream floats made with Bassetts Ice Cream of Philadelphia and available in root beer, Coke, Cherry Coke, Sprite, or ginger ale, or malted or frosted milkshakes ($7.50, each).
Lexington Candy Shop's front doors bend the laws of physics, sending patrons back in time to dine among Coca-Cola memorabilia, such as trains, trucks, and collectible bottles, as well as vintage milk-shake mixers, classic coffee urns, and the nostalgic soda fountain complete with a goose neck, water arms, and a coal-fired carbonation engine.
Upper East Side
1226 Lexington Ave.
Manhattan, New York 10028