Authentic Greek Food in Hoboken: Greek from Greece Bakery

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If you’ve ever been to Greece or have Greek friends, chances are you’re familiar with many of the heavenly treats the Greek culture has to offer. From savory spanakopita and cheese pies to sweet baklava, for an authentic food experience GFG Bakery has all of that and more — a little something for everyone. And let’s be real, a walk or ride downtown is a bit more budget-friendly than buying a flight to Athens. Here’s a bit more about this Hoboken {Greek} haven:

^Baklava for dayssss via

The Location

 Located at 221 River Street in Hoboken, GFG is perfectly situated right on your way to the water or Pier A. Coming from uptown? Not to worry, GFG offers discounted rates on parking for its customers.

The History

According to their website, in the 1930s in Greece, the great grandfathers of those behind GFG went from selling traditional Greek desserts at the local fairs to opening two of the biggest bakeries in all of Athens. The newly-opened bakery in Hoboken is a recreation of this history, with the mission of making the Mile Square “a bit more like home [Greece] – where you can always count on simply good [Greek] food.”

^ Spinakopita via

The Space

The space at GFG is bright, modern, and well… huge — with lots of tables for groups of any size. They also have high top counter seating facing the windows if you’re making a pit stop alone. Once the weather breaks, we hear the bakery will offer outdoor seating as well. Al fresco, Greek food — just close your eyes and it’s like you’re in Santorini {sort of}.

The Atmosphere

GFG definitely has the European café vibe going, typically buzzing with Hoboken residents coming in and out throughout the day. It’s relaxing, homey, and relatively quiet — the perfect place to connect for conversation or hunker down to get some work done {hellloooo free wifi}. And chances are you’ll hear customers at neighboring tables speaking Greek: the ultimate proof of authenticity.

^And if you’re working on brushing up on your Greek, you’ll be happy to see the walls covered in Greek phrases where you can practice.

The Coffee

Let’s be clear, GFG is not just your average bakery. Besides having great food, GFG also has amazing coffee, too. An HG fave, the freddo cappuccino is a must-try. It’s basically the most refreshing, most beautiful iced cappuccino that turns into an ombré masterpiece once you stir it, mixing the cream and the coffee {please and thank you}. Besides the freddo cappuccino, GFG has a ton of hot and cold coffee options from your standard light, dark, and decaf roasts to mocha, pumpkin, and caramel. Not a coffee person? They also have teas… not to mention milkshakes and smoothies, too.

The Eats

Ah, the food. Where to begin? Greek from Greece has your usual Greek delights — baklava, spanakopita, Greek salad — which are beyond perfection.

But if that isn’t enough, the bakery offers everything from croissants, muffins, and yogurts to sandwiches, salads, cakes, brownies, and ice cream. Some of the HG faves include the chocolate banana croissant {yes, it’s as good as it sounds}, the baklava, the mushroom croissant, and the spanakopita.

^Spanakopita {spinach pie}

We can’t wait to go back and try the salads, sandwiches — and pretty much everything else on the menu {and did we mention they have cakes and greek frozen yogurt?}. The bakery has both full-size and mini cakes that are perfect for bringing something unique to your next party.

So grab a freddo cappuccino and a treat, and enjoy a piece of Athens right here in the Mile Square. Oh, and word on the street is they’re opening two additional locations opening up in downtown Manhattan soon. The more baklava the merrier!

Have you been to GFG yet? Comment and share your favorite treats, below.

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Ohio born and raised (go Bucks!), Jen moved to Hoboken in 2012 and has been in love with the Mile Square ever since. She enjoys how young and lively it is but absolutely adores its old-school, Italian charm that you have to live here awhile to really appreciate. Market researcher by {work}day and foodie by night, Jen loves all things food: cooking, scoping out new restaurants, trying new cooking classes, finding hidden gems for date night or GNO… you name it! She loves advising her friends and followers where to go and what to cook for any type of occasion. {Follow her on Instagram: @EatUpHoboken!} When she’s not working long hours or crafting her next EatUpHoboken post, Jen can be found at home uptown with her fiancé watching SVU, Netflix, or the Food Network, out in Hoboken, JC, or the West Village, or at the barre.

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