We are a family run chocolate store and local diner
The Original Candy Kitchen, also known to the locals as “Nick’s,” Candy Kitchen, and The Kitchen, has been an institution in the town of Williamson since its origin in 1890. It has been in the Boosalis family for four generations and is currently owned and operated by Mary and Peter Anagnostopoulos.
Originally an ice cream parlor, the business has slowly evolved over the years into a family restaurant/candy store. It offers traditional food with some Greek, Italian, and Dutch specialties.
Williamson is a predominately Dutch community, and selections like Dutch lettuce and a traditional candy known as Sugar Speck, or Sucre Spek, can be found at the Original Candy Kitchen. Sugar Speck is a hard candy made from brown sugar and cider vinegar. Hand pulled candy canes and ribbon candy, available in many interesting flavors, are a traditional favorite at Christmas.
Peanut brittle is another fall and winer candy that can be purchased from October through March. Chocolate has become the main ingredient at the Original Candy Kitchen where customers can choose from an assortment of candies to fill a customized box with creams, truffles, clusters, caramels, and other varieties for a personalized box of favorites.
Molded chocolates made from a variety of over one-thousand molds dating from the 1800’s can also be purchased year round. Unique candy creations are available during the Christmas, Valentine’s, and Easter seasons. The Original Candy Kitchen is one of the final remaining authentic candy kitchens in the upstate New York region and boasts a nostalgia 1950’s era ambiance complete with a soda fountain, chrome-rimmed stools, and wooden booths.
In addition to being a full service candy store, the Original Candy Kitchen serves food specials daily to our community. Offered is a wide selection of comfort foods from classic American breakfasts, lunches, and dinners to cultural favorites. For dessert, you could stop by our fully stocked candy counter or indulge in one of our favorites, like rice pudding made from our very own recipe. Whatever you’re craving, your tastebuds will surely be pleased.