• Best of Hoboken {2015} Guide

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    Another wonderful year in our mile-square town has {already} come & gone–can you believe it?! It seems like just yesterday we were writing our Best Of 2014 Guide and now here we are…on the brink of saying hello to 2016! Sheeeeesh! In light of the approaching new year, we’re showcasing our #HobokenGirlFaves of 2015 & can’t wait to hear your personal favorites in the comments below! {Please note: our decisions were not easy so if your business isn’t on our list, know that we still love you dearly!}

     

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    Without further ado, here’s the Best of 2015 list:

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    .:: BEST BLOW OUT ::.

    Salon Gatto {they do early AM blowouts and serve locally made cappuccinos and coffee!}


    .:: BEST MASSAGE ::.

    Surrinder at Massage Envy


    BEST MASSAGE ON A BUDGET

    Cortiva Institute {$30 for an hour for Hoboken residents}


    .:: BEST MAKE-UP APPLICATION ::.

    Artist Makeup Academy


    .:: BEST MANI/PEDI::.

    Modern Nails


    .:: BEST EYEBROW THREADING ::.

    Dreamz Salon


    :: BEST WAX ::.

    European Wax Center 


    .:: BEST HAIR {cut & color!} ::.

    Rebellations {we recommend Ashley!}


    .:: BEST FACIAL ::.

    EC Beauty Studio {we recommend the oxygen facial – 3rd year in a row as winners, they are amazing!!}


    :.: BEST ORGANIC AIRBRUSH TAN ::.

    Splash of Sun


    .::BEST AIRBRUSH TAN with a side of Skinny Wraps!::.

    Dina’s Kiss and Makeup  {seriously, it was a tie between these two, so we couldn’t decide!}


    .:: BEST {ANY-OCCASION} GIFT STORE ::.

    Washington General Store


    .:: BEST CLOTHING BOUTIQUE ::.

    Mint Market {2nd year in a row as winner!}


    .:: BEST ACCESSORIES BOUTIQUE ::.

    Aaraa


    .:: BEST LUXURY ACCESSORIES ::.

    The Golden Carrot


    .:: BEST PET STORE ::.

    Cornerstone Pets


    .:: BEST CYCLING STUDIO ::.

    Prime Cycle


    .:: BEST YOGA STUDIO ::.

    Real Hot Yoga


    .:: BEST {QUICK} WORKOUT STUDIO ::.

    35 Minute Bootcamps


    .:: BEST TOTAL BODY WORKOUT ::.

    Iron Plate Studios HIIT Classes


     .:: BEST DINER {with parking!} ::.

    Malibu Diner


    .:: BEST BREAKFAST {and lunch, and …you get the picture}::.

    The Little Grocery


    .:: BEST BRUNCH ::.

    Anthony David’s


    .:: BEST DINNER for a Night With Friends ::.

    The Cuban


    .:: BEST NEW DINNER SPOT {with a view} ::.

    Del Frisco’s


    .:: BEST PLACE FOR A CUP O’ JOE ::.

    Green Pear Cafe {such a cute little spot downtown with authentic Italian espresso!}


    .:: BEST PLACE FOR FRESHLY BAKED GOODS ::.

    Choc-o-Pain


    .:: BEST JUICE BAR ::.

    Simply Juiced {delicious juices and raw food meals!}


     .:: BEST SPOT FOR A LATE NIGHT SNACK ::.

    Tony Boloney’s


    .:: BEST SPOT FOR A LATE NIGHT SNACK ::.

    Mamoun’s {they’re quick and so so yummy}


    .:: BEST SUSHI SPOT ::.

    Illuzion


    .:: BEST SUSHI For DELIVERY::.

    Robongi


    .:: BEST {OFF-THE-BEATEN-PATH RESAURANT} ::.

    Cucharamama {their quinoa chicken fingers are deeelish}


    .:: Best {Vegan/Gluten-Free} Baked Goods ::.

    Om Sweet Home


    .:: BEST BAR WITH LIVE MUSIC ::.

    Willie McBrides


    .:: BEST MIXED DRINKS ::.

    Turtle Club {you have to have your first Moscow Mule here}


    .:: BEST SPOT FOR A GLASS OF RED {or white!} ::.

    The Brass Rail {they even have wine kegs, and their food is awesome}


    .:: BEST SPOT FOR WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY::.

    Onieals {Wine down Wednesday is no joke}


    .:: BEST DELI ::.

    Vitos {their mutz is no joke!}


    .:: BEST BYOB ::.

    Charritos {the BYOB-OG: they make margs and sangria for you if you BYO-tequila and/or wine!}


    .:: BEST GLUTEN-SENSITIVE MENU ::.

    Schnackenberg’s Luncheonette


    .:: BEST PIZZA ::.

    Blue Eyes Cafe {if you haven’t been, stop everything and go}


    .:: BEST BAGELS ::.

    Hoboken Hot Bagels {close second is JP’s, but HHB snuck by this year} 


    .:: BEST HEALTH FOOD {on the go} SPOT ::.

    Honeygrow


    .:: BEST FIRST DATE SPOT ::.

    The Hudson Table 


    .:: BEST WIFI SPOT ::.

    Ganache {they have a huge space uptown and you never have to fight for a seat!}


    .:: BEST PARK WITH A VIEW ::.

    Pier C {you get gorgeous views of east & west, so beautiful}


    .:: BEST {JERSEY CITY} SPOT YOU MUST TRY ::.

    The Hamilton Inn


    .:: BREAKOUT BUSINESS OF THE YEAR ::.

    Little City Books {such a wonderful addition to the neighborhood!}


    If your business was a winner or you love any of these businesses, make sure to share this post! 

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    Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hoboken Girl. She started the site to discover and share the wealth of things happening in Hudson County. Her roots in the area extend to her maternal grandparents, who owned two textile factories in Weehawken and North Bergen. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event/volunteer project or editing her life away, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog + rescue pup, or watching the latest murder doc on Netflix with her husband.