7. Lexington Candy Shop: Lexington Avenue at East 83rd Street Upper East Side, 2019

Lexington Candy Shop
All photos by James and Karla Murray

Lexington Candy Shop is the oldest continuously operating luncheonette in Manhattan where you can still get an authentic NYC egg cream. It was founded in 1925 and is now owned by the 3rd-generation owner John Philis and his partner Bob Karcher. Entering the shop is like stepping back in time as it has a gorgeous vintage interior, which has not been renovated since 1948.