One of the best afternoon pick-me-ups is a sweet + surgery treat. Lucky for us, there are a plethora of options in Hoboken + Jersey City. One of those delicious options can be a chocolate chip cookie, which we have plenty of. Beat the midday slump by heading to one of the best spots in Hoboken or Jersey City for sweet, chocolatey, buttery, baked-to-perfection goodness that is chocolate chip cookies.
Baking Mama | 88 Hudson Street, Hoboken
While the colorful macaroon selection might first catch your eye – including a maple bacon delicacy, Baking Mama’s sea salt or classic chocolate chip cookie is the REAL deal. Baking Mama was named Yelp’s best chocolate chip cookie spot in NJ.
Milk Sugar Love Creamery & Bake Shop | 19 McWilliams Place, Jersey City + 394 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City
Ice cream AND cookies — yes, please. This shop (straight out of a sugar-lover’s dream) offers fresh-baked cookies, macaroons, and more on top of 12 daily organic ice cream flavors and frozen treats, too. For those looking to put a unique spin on eating cookies, opt for the best of both worlds and order The Doughboy – a handmade ice cream sandwich with two layers of chocolate chip cookie dough filled with chocolate ice cream, dipped in a chocolate shell, and sprinkles on top.
Insomnia Cookies | 56 Newark Street, Hoboken
Insomnia opened its first location on this side of the Hudson in our very own Mile Square — and we couldn’t be happier. These cookies have that sought-after homemade by your mom taste and come in a variety of flavors and sizes. There’s also ice cream for ice cream cookie sandwiches and have milk in the freezer to really pull the cookie experience together. Don’t feel like going out for cookies today? No problem. Insomnia delivers until 3AM.
Cocoa Bakery | 275 Grand Street, Jersey City
Front and center amongst the impressive plethora of sweets are Cocoa’s Bakery classic chocolate chip cookies. Also creating custom cakes, cupcakes, pastries, and more, this downtown JC bakeshop is owned by pastry chef Jessica Isaacs, who was previously the Head Pastry Chef at Nobu. There are gluten-free cookie options, too!
Sweet | 343 Garden Street, Hoboken
The name says it all: Sweet is a go-to spot for all of your sugary cravings. While they are known for the custom-made cupcakes and cake selection, you can’t forget about the made-from-scratch, baked on-the-premises cookies that will leave you wanting more. These cookies come in all different shapes, designs, and flavors. Along with your favorite cookies, pick up a cup of the homemade hot chocolate, made by melting two different types of solid chocolates together. Drool.
Prato Bakery | Multiple Locations in Hoboken + Jersey City
Rooted in Italian style and with a passion for baked goods, Prato prides itself on bringing a piece of Tuscany to New Jersey. For a unique spin on a chocolate chip cookie, try the handmade chocolate cantuccio which is a delicate, crispy biscuit cookie made simply with chocolate, flour, sugar, eggs, vanilla, natural flavors, and yeast. Savor your selection with freshly brewed espresso or cappuccino.
Bang Cookies | 1183 Summit Avenue, Jersey City
Since this is a holiday after all — why not get a little fancy and dress up your chocolate chip cookie with a little sea salt? Bang Cookies in JC are soft baked, organic, natural… and giant. Visit them online and order whatever cookies you desire OR head to the brick and mortar at 183 Summit Avenue in the Heights. However you get a Bang Cookies, you can count on the fact that they bake them for you fresh, and deliver them to you the same day. And in case you’re looking for something a little outside the cookie box, you should try the s’mores cookie. You can watch a video (yes, a video) of it here for some extra convincing.
WHOS Gluten Free | 80 Mallory Avenue, Jersey City
WHOS Gluten Free is the first 100% gluten-free kitchen in Jersey City, and the cookies are delish. They are made with an organic cane or coconut sugar, organic butter, and non-GMO eggs. Side note: the Nutella sandwich cookies are also musts. And even though the sweet treats are something to write home about, there are also allergy-friendly meals that are more savory if you’re looking for a salty snack.
See More: The Best Frozen Treats in Jersey City
Shaka Bowl | 720 Monroe Street + 110 Washington Street, Hoboken
This Hawaiian poké + açai bowl haven also offers the most delicious chocolate chip cookies. Keeping in line with the store’s ethos of catering to a variety of dietary needs, the cookies here are vegan and gluten-free, so (literally) everyone can enjoy them.
Carlo’s Bakery | 95 Washington Street, Hoboken
If you live in (or anywhere near) Hoboken, then you already know Carlo’s by the famed custom cakes and television shenanigans. Because of the intricacies of the cakes, it’s easy to forget Carlos makes delicious cookies (and cannolis!), too. Head in and bring a box home in honor of the holiday — just remember to show your Hoboken ID to skip the inevitable lines.