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The Best Cupcakes in Hoboken + Jersey City

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Eating a cupcake feels special even if it’s just a post-work treat. Cupcakes can turn anything into a celebration and there are tons of bakeries in Hoboken + Jersey City that make these light, fluffy baked goods for any occasion — including some gluten-free and vegan options. Keep reading to discover where to get the best cupcakes in Hoboken + Jersey City.

Hoboken

ACME | Multiple Locations

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The ACME bakery has an assortment of yellow, chocolate, red velvet, and vanilla cupcakes. Packages of 10-24 cupcakes are available for parties + individual cupcakes are available for a little treat.

Annie + Em’s Bakeshop | 155 3rd Street

Annie + Em’s is a great option for gluten-free cupcakes. The bakery does not have retail hours but the cupcakes can be ordered for pickup. The cupcakes can be made vegan, dairy-free, nut-free, egg-free, or soy-free, and specialty designs can be requested for events. Cake flavors like coconut, carrot, chocolate, Funfetti, pistachio, and vanilla are available. Cream cheese frosting or chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, or raspberry buttercream and sprinkles can top the cupcakes.

Read More: Where to Get the Best Brownies in Hoboken + Jersey City

Baking Mama | 88 Hudson Street

Baking Mama is a local bakery founded by the talented Tina Rivera in 2015. The small-batch bakery has a selection of cupcakes with flavors like carrot with cream cheese frosting, purple yam with purple yam frosting, red velvet with cream cheese frosting, and chocolate or vanilla with chocolate, vanilla, dulce de leche, strawberry or raspberry frosting. The bakery also sells mini chocolate, vanilla, and red velvet cupcakes.

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Cafe Unibread | 519 Washington Street

Cafe Unibread makes fresh bread + Asian-style cakes daily. The menu has chocolate, vanilla, and red velvet cupcakes sold in four-packs.

Carlo’s Bakery | 95 Washington Street

 

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Carlo’s Bakery is well-known for its elaborate, custom cakes and Italian pastries. Fresh-baked chocolate and vanilla cupcakes decorated with colorful sprinkles are available individually or by the dozen.

For Cup Sakes | Hoboken + Jersey City Delivery or Pick-up

 

 
 
 
 
 
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For Cup Sakes is a local bakery that makes custom cookies, cupcakes, + novelty cakes. Mini boozy cupcakes can be ordered on the website for delivery or pick-up in Hoboken + Jersey City. A minimum of two dozen cupcakes must be ordered. Flavor options are Fernet Chocolate Mint, Applejack Apple Pie, Campari Olive Oil, Borghetti Espresso Martini Amarula Cream, and Amaretto Gingerbread Whiskey.

Sweet | 343 Garden Street

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Sweet is a corner bakery that has been a Hoboken staple since 2008. Cupcakes, custom cakes, and other bakery items are made from scratch on-site. Cupcakes are available in regular + mini sizes in a variety of rotating flavors like vanilla, red velvet, lemon, carrot, banana, and peanut butter.

 

 

Jersey City

Busy Bee Organics | 451 Palisade Avenue

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Busy Bee Organics is a gluten-free bakery, cafe, + meal delivery company in Jersey City Heights. The rotating menu often includes gluten-free cupcakes, like the Valentine cupcakes made with avocado + topped with vegan buttercream or vanilla rose chai, carrot cake, and peanut butter chocolate cupcakes for Mother’s Day.

Carmen Rosa’s Bakery | 37 Coles Street

Carmen Rosa’s Bakery is a mother-daughter bakery in downtown Jersey City that is well-known for creating delightful Dominican cakes. Cupcakes are available in addition to the creative custom cakes. Vanilla, chocolate, almond, mocha, and coconut cupcakes are on the menu and these can be made with or without fillings.

Cocoa Bakery | 275 Grand Street + 475 Central Avenue

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Cocoa Bakery is a top-notch dessert shop with two locations in Jersey City. Custom cakes can be ordered in advance but the pastry case often features brownies, truffles, and, of course, cupcakes. Cupcakes are sold individually or in boxes of six and 12. Seasonal flavors rotate but vanilla, chocolate, red velvet, carrot, and chocolate salted caramel cupcakes are almost always available. Anyone looking for gluten-free or vegan cupcakes can find them here.

Cupcakes by Jeannine | Food Truck

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Cupcakes by Jeannine is a Latinx-owned dessert food truck that pops up around Jersey City. Flavors vary for specific holidays but this red truck has a display case that is often filled with chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, dulce de leche, + cookies and cream cupcakes.

Dulce De Leche Bakery | 376 Central Avenue

 

 
 
 
 
 
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This Argentine-style bakery and cafe in Jersey City Heights makes custom cakes + has a pastry case filled with delectable treats. Seasonal cupcakes, decorated with glitter and mini champagne bottles for New Year’s Eve or spiders and orange frosting for Halloween, are sometimes available.

Milk Sugar Love Creamery + Bakeshop | 19 McWilliams Place

Milk Sugar Love Creamery + Bakeshop may be best known as an ice cream shop, but this confectionary has other desserts on the menu — including cupcakes. These cupcakes are sold by the half-dozen and the box comes with two vanilla, two chocolate, and two red velvet cupcakes.

Olivia Organic | 138 Newark Avenue

Olivia Organic is a bodega on Newark Avenue with a pastry case right by the front door. The selection sometimes features large cupcakes decorated with tons of icing, sprinkles, and candy.

Sugartown Bakery Cafe | 437 Jersey Avenue

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Sugartown Bakery Cafe makes custom cookies, cakes, and cupcakes for any occasion. Browse the website for inspiration, which has a gallery of everything from engagement to unicorn-themed cupcakes, or reach out to the team to discuss some ideas.

See More: The Ultimate Guide to Desserts in Montclair

Stop + Shop | 232 Central Avenue

The Stop + Shop Bakery has a variety of two-bite mini cupcakes, gluten-free cupcakes, and six-packs of gold cupcakes with colorful frosting. These are great when grabbing a quick and easy dessert to brighten someone’s day.

Whole Foods Market | 135 Greene Street

The Whole Foods Market in Jersey City sells gluten-free chocolate and vanilla cupcakes from By The Way Bakery in packs of four. The bakery department has a display case with individual cupcakes that are often decorated seasonally.

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