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A Definitive List of Hoboken Desserts You Must Eat ASAP

by Jennifer Tripucka
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There’s something to be said for desserts in Hoboken. They’re like Italian restaurants: available on every block. But when it comes to the cream of the crop in dessert land, there are a few that surpass the rest, whether it be due to the classic, been-around-for-years quality, or just amazing taste in general. Here, we’re sharing our favorite desserts that you must try at least once in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Icebox Cake at Augustino’s | 1104 Washington Street


For those lucky enough to get a reservation at this coveted Italian restaurant, make sure you get the icebox cake: chocolate mousse cake with whipped cream. While you’re there, the chicken parm + everything else on the menu is a must as well.

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Nutella Cannoli Cream Pizza at Blue Eyes Cafe | 525 Sinatra Drive

This one is pretty self-explanatory, but it’s pretty much as delicious as it sounds and it will make your head spin with sugary happiness. If you haven’t been to Blue Eyes, you’re missing out.

The Snowboken at Dino + Harry’s | 163 14th Street


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Before there was Instagram #Snowboken during blizzards, there was this Dino and Harry’s delicacy. If you haven’t been to this 14th Street gem, you’re not a true Hobokenite until you do. At the end of the evening, after you’re stuffed with a 48 oz. sirloin, pinot noir, and listening to the piano player tickles the ivories is the best part: vanilla ice cream, chocolate fudge, marshmallow, crumbled Oreo cookies, and shaved coconut.



Warm Doughnuts at Anthony David’s | 953 Bloomfield Street


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This BYO spot on 10th and Bloomfield has numerous must-have delicacies, but the absolute standout dessert is definitely the warm doughnuts. Choose from Nutella-drizzled or bourbon-glazed, or go halfsies with a choice of both on the plate. You really can’t go wrong.

Bread Pudding at Antique Bar + Bakery | 122 Willow Avenue

The seasonal menu at this downtown hot spot varies on the reg, but when it comes to a staple dessert, the Antique Bread Pudding is something you’ll be thinking about for days to come. It’s perfectly crusted on the outside with a softer interior, and the caramel drizzle on top is quite literally the icing on the cake.

Rainbow Cookies at Alessio’s | 539 Park Avenue


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Located in the heart of Hoboken, Alessio’s has an expansive Italian breakfast and lunch menu while serving delicious coffee and a flavorful selection of gelato for our sweet-tooth crowd. You can’t go wrong with the Nutella pizza or rainbow cookies!

Zeppoles at Bin 14 | 1314 Washington Street


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Bin14, located in uptown Hoboken, has a wonderful ambiance and hardly a dish or wine that isn’t delicious. A great treat on the brunch menu is the zeppoles — an Italian pastry consisting of deep-fried dough balls topped with sugar and served with a dipping sauce like Nutella.

Cannolis from Carlo’s Bakery | 95 Washington Street


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Owned by Buddy Jr., star of the reality show Cake Boss, everything in the shop is created with precision and the cannoli is no exception. The crisp pastry is filled with a smooth, sweet filling and dusted with sugar. An Italian classic, done right.

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt at Baking Mama | 88 Hudson Street + 600 Newark Street

Baking Mama is known for its assortment of desserts. Think: cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and all kinds of sweet treats. A dessert that shouldn’t be missed is the chocolate chip cookies with a special touch of sea salt on top. There’s a gluten-free option available as well.

Frozen Cocoas at Merry Hot Cocoa | Pier A

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This spot is known for its decadent cocoa-flavored creations, such as frozen cocoas, smoothies, shakes, and ice cream. Merry Hot Cocoa also has a “Bites” section on its menu, which features s’mores, churros, and cookies. The sweet treats can be perfectly paired with a frozen hot chocolate drink — from The Merry to Funfetti options for the ultimate chocolatey sweetness overload.

Paletas at Morelia Paletas | 932 Washington Street

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At this local spot, Mexican frozen desserts called “paletas” are created in a different assortment of flavors. Strawberry cheesecake, cookies and cream, and Greek yogurt are just some of the options to choose from. These paletas can also be made into a creamy, fruity, or filled form.

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Fruity Pebble Panna Cotta at Flour | 500 Jefferson Street

If you’re a fan of Fruity Pebbles, this dessert will make you ditch the regular cereal bowl. Flour has created a Fruity Pebbles Panna Cotta, an homage to the classic cereal. It is made with cereal milk, lemon curd, and Fruity Pebble crunch.

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