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Best Bakeries to Visit in Hoboken + Jersey City

by Jordan and Joelle Hernandez
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Hoboken and Jersey City have no shortage of food options, including dessert. Seeing as though there’s always room for dessert (no matter how much pasta was consumed during dinner…we’re not judging) and there’s always a reason to celebrate, bakeries and sweet shops are a necessity. We’ve rounded up a list of bakeries in Hoboken and Jersey City to fulfill all sweet treat needs. Whether stopping by for a midday treat, grabbing bread for a delicious meal, bringing home a birthday cake, or planning a wedding, these sweet shops have it all covered. Read on to learn more.

Angel Azul Bakery | 460 Central Avenue, Jersey City

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Angel Azul Bakery has been serving the Jersey City community since 1998. This shop specializes in Latin American and South American flavors and traditions. The bakery section of the menu offers various breads, both sweet and savory. Some of the must-haves on the menu are the guava paste-filled bread and the cassava bread. Angel Azul Bakery offers gluten-free options for most bread varieties on the menu. Check out the full menu here.

Read More: Where to Find Gluten-Free Baked Goods in Hoboken + Jersey City

Annie + Em’s Bakeshop | 155 Third Street, Hoboken

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Annie + Em’s Bakeshop is a gluten-free bakery specializing in pastries, cupcakes, bread, pies, and more. Annie + Em’s offers options for custom orders such as celebration and wedding cakes and assorted cookie platters. Those with dietary restrictions are top of mind at Annie + Em’s. In addition to being a fully gluten-free bakery, many dairy-free + vegan options are available as well. Check out the full menu here.

Antique Bar + Bakery | 122 Willow Avenue, Hoboken

Antique Bar + Bakery is a Hoboken mainstay. The bread, known as Hoboken Sticks, was a must-have for music legend and Hoboken native, Frank Sinatra, and the owners today are making sure the tradition of delectable food stays alive. The bakery serves up some of the town’s most famous savory, stuffed bread alongside sweets like the cookie skillet. The family-sized bread pudding is an absolute must-have for either dining in or taking out. Check out the full menu here.

Baking Mama | 88 Hudson Street, Hoboken

When the bakery has the best chocolate chip cookie in the state, it’s at the top of the list of best bakeries to try. Baking Mama’s chocolate chip cookie was given this honor by Yelp back in 2021 and locals agree. The bakery recently expanded beyond the shop on Hudson Street to a larger, commercial space for more capacity and even has a hand in one of Hoboken’s newest coffee shops, Hey Coffee People where the bakers behind the company offer the beloved ube cookie, a nod to owner Tina’s Filipino heritage. The bakery is open but is not currently accepting custom orders until further notice. To keep up with the latest, follow Baking Mama on Instagram here.

Café Unibread | 519 Washington Street, Hoboken


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Café Unibread is home to high-quality breads and pastries. Both savory and sweet treats can be found here in lots of varieties. The menu items have various cultural influences including French and Asian inspirations in items like chocolate croissants and taro pastry buns. Some of the American-inspired savory items can be served as meals like the bacon cheese pizza or the mushroom cheese bun. Check out store hours and the full menu on the Café Unibread site here.

Carlo’s Bakery | 95 Washington Street, Hoboken


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Carlo’s Bakery was thrust into the spotlight back in 2009 when the television network, TLC, created the reality show Cake Boss. However, it was a Hoboken staple well before the cameras. The Valastro family took over the bakery in the mid-1960s about five decades into its existence. Dozens of magazine and television features later, they are still bringing sweet treats to the Mile Square and beyond. Customers in need of custom desserts for big events like weddings and baby showers can speak with master cake decorators while people enjoying a stroll down Washington Street can pop in for a world-famous cannoli or lobster tail. Keep up with the Cake Boss and check out menu items here.

Chip City | 113 Washington Street, Hoboken

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Cookie fans rejoiced when hearing that Chip City was opening a Hoboken location. This cookie bakery is a unique, colorful small shop on Washington Street with over-the-top flavors. The menu changes weekly, but some regular must-haves are S’mores, Confetti, and Milk Chocolate Chip. Weekly specials have included a Mike’s Hot Honey collaboration and Rainbow Cookie that sold out at many locations. Keep up with weekly updates and new menu items on Chip City’s website here.

Choc O Pain | 157 1st Street + 1500 Hudson Street, Hoboken + 530 Jersey Avenue, 330-332 Palisades Avenue + 244 St. Paul’s Avenue, Jersey City

Choc O Pain brings true French café vibes to Hudson County. The menu is filled with buttery, flaky pastries like croissants, fluffy cakes, and cookies as well as savory bread. Be sure to check out the seasonal menu for something extra special to go alongside a café beverage. Keep up with the menu here.

Cocoa Bakery | 475 Central Avenue + 275 Grand Street, Jersey City


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Cocoa Bakery in Jersey City is led by renowned chef, Jessica Isaacs and is a sweet haven for all things cake. Jessica is not your average pastry chef. She has a truly impressive resume having been the head pastry chef at popular restaurants like Nobu, Sushi Samba 7, and three-Michelin-starred Le Calandre in Italy. She brought her talents to Hudson County and opened a shop in 2013. Her menu includes cakes, cookies, pies, ice cream, and more. For those with dietary restrictions or preferences, Cocoa Bakery serves up both vegan and gluten-free treats. Check out the full menu here.

Dolce + Salato | 1101 Grand Street, Hoboken

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Stepping into Dolce + Salato is like taking a quick trip to Italy. Everything on the menu is authentic, especially the pastries and gelato. A must-have dessert is the cannoli filled with the smoothest cream served inside a perfectly crisp shell. The dessert case always has fun treats, so be sure to stop in to look. Read more about Dolce + Salato here.

Dulce de Leche Bakery | 376 Central Avenue, Jersey City

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There’s no such thing as too many cake options and Dulce de Leche bakery in Jersey City is proving that to be true. Flavors like double mousse, coconut mousse, and chocolate chip are fan favorites, but the House Cake is an absolute must-have. Fluffy vanilla cake layers are divided by a smooth dulce de leche filling with a surprising layer of peaches. The crunchy meringue exterior really takes this cake to the next level. Dulce de Leche Bakery has both a café and catering menu in addition to the bakery side of the business. To learn more and to place an order, click here.

Hudson Cakery | 1816 Willow Avenue, Weehawken


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Hudson Cakery prides itself on offering cakes that taste as good as they look and they certainly deliver. This custom, by-appointment bakery has been serving the area since 2009 with the shop officially opening in 2013. For more than a decade, owner and Hoboken-resident, Jennifer Bunce-Timmons, has brought the vision of hundreds of customers to life. The menu offers a variety of cake sponge flavors like chocolate, carrot, lemon, funfetti, and almond to name a few as well as fillings, frostings, and buttercreams. The team at Hudson Cakery will work with each client to understand the needs of the event to ensure the perfect treat at the end of every celebration. To learn more about placing a custom order, read here.

Insomnia Cookies | 56 Newark Street, Hoboken


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The late-night sweet tooth is real, and Insomnia has mastered the art of satisfying that craving at all hours of the day. Insomnia is basically the OG of dessert delivery and having one in Hoboken has made life sweeter. Classic favorites include chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, sugar, and snickerdoodle, but it’s the seasonal menu where things really get interesting. The seasonal menu is known to have both unexpected and nostalgic flavor combinations like peach cobbler and caramel n’ cheesecake. To order pick-up or delivery, click here.

Jam Cakery Events | 326 5th Street, Jersey City


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Occasions of all kinds can be celebrated in style with Jam Cakery Events cakes. These cakes are just as beautiful as they are delicious. Jam Cakery Events has a cake menu with true variety. Flavors range from German chocolate cheesecake to banana pudding cheesecake, mint cookies, and creme and pink champagne just to name a few. Buttercreams and fillings can be customized as well as decor and a written message. The shop offers other desserts and can be contacted online to obtain a full menu. To check out the menu and for contact information, click here.

Losurdo’s | 410 Second Street, Hoboken


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A good, Italian bread bakery is necessary for the perfect sandwich and Losurdo’s makes sure the bread is the star of the show. This family-run business has been a staple in Hoboken for years and locals know it’s a go-to for bread needs. Stop by the shop to pick up bread and learn about Hoboken’s history through the wall art while you wait. Drop by the shop on Second Street or check out the site here to learn more.

Old German Bakery | 332 Washington Street, Hoboken

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Old German Bakery is owned and operated by German-Arminian immigrant, Haytad Urachyan. When he started to miss the bread and pastries from home, Haytad took matters into his own hands and opened Old German Bakery here in Hoboken. The bakery offers traditional, German treats including breads, pretzels, and tarts. Customers can pick up directly from the store on Washington Street or order online for a faster purchasing process. To learn more or place an order, click here.

Prato | 371 4th Street, 150 Bay Street, + 296 Palisades Avenue, Jersey City + 201 Washington Street, Hoboken


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Focaccia, ciabatta, filone, and more is what customers can find at Prato Bakery throughout Jersey City and Hoboken. This Italian-inspired bread shop and bakery is a perfect lunchtime stop for a sandwich or to bring home a sweet treat. The menu is filled with savory sandwiches inspired by local food trends with an Italian flare. A must-try is the Jersey focaccia sandwich that has roasted eggplant, buffalo mozzarella, and prosciutto di Parma between the homemade, garlicky bread. Check out the full menu on the site here.

Red Ribbon Bake Shop | 591 Summit Avenue, Jersey City

Red Ribbon Bakeshop is a national favorite. With nearly four dozen locations across the country, thousands of people rely on Red Ribbon for sweets needs. Full cakes and cake by the slice make celebrating any occasion easy and with flavors like mango supreme, ube overload, and choco mocha crunch, no choice is a bad one. To read the menu in full or to place an order, visit the site here.

Rizzo Bakery | 208 Central Avenue, Jersey City


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Rizzo Bakery runs on two things: bread and family love. This family-run business has been serving some of Jersey City’s best bread and treats for 40 years. This Jersey City staple has a bread lover’s dream menu of bread, pizza, and pastries served throughout the day. Check out the full menu on the site here.

Second Street Bakery | 402 Second Street, Jersey City

Second Street Bakery is a Jersey City classic that never disappoints. The bakery boasts over 100 five-star reviews on Yelp for its consistently spectacular flavor and service. One reviewer even said, “Get one of everything when you go!” The bakery offers breads that are great on their own or when used for one of their large sandwiches as well as sweet pastries. Regulars recommend getting to the shop early in the day as the menu items are so good that they fly off the shelves. The business is keeping it old-school and does not have a site, so be sure to stop by 402 Second Street to learn more.

Sweet | 343 Garden Street, Hoboken

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Sweet is a quaint, neighborhood bakery nestled on the corner of Garden and Third Streets in Hoboken. Best known for its cupcakes, Sweet takes pride in baking its delicate flavors on-site daily. The menu rotates regularly and includes fun flavors like fluffernutter and chocolate coconut alongside cake classics like chocolate, vanilla, and red velvet. Be sure to stop in to see what’s being offered that day. To learn more and to check out the full menu, click here.

The Cookie Connect | 305 First Street, Hoboken

Picture two, NJ-native, college students getting ready to graduate and wondering how they’re going to survive in Corporate America stress baking a few cookies and selling them for cash to travel and you’ll picture the humble beginnings of the New Jersey phenomenon The Cookie Connect. That’s exactly how these massive cookies, bursting with flavor, came to be. Best friends Ali and Andrew started The Cookie Connect in 2016 and have been taking the sweets world by storm ever since. The menu has over a dozen flavors to choose from, many incorporating childhood favorites like Fruity Pebbles, s’mores, PB&J, M&M’s, and more. Check out the full menu on the site here and be sure to stop in for weekly specials.

See More: The Ultimate Guide to Desserts in Montclair

Yuki’s Coffee + Bakery | 720 Monroe Street, Hoboken

Yuki Levinson is an Israeli-born pastry chef who came to the United States for a job opportunity in NYC. With more than a decade of experience in various kitchens, Yuki now serves up her own recipes at Yuki’s Coffee and Bakery on Monroe Street in Hoboken. A menu must-have is Yuki’s famous babka with other favorites being the rugelach and vegan oat and date cookies. To learn more about Yuki’s Coffee + Bakery, click here.

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