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Best of Hoboken + Jersey City 2021 —Winners ANNOUNCED!

by Hoboken Girl Team
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The wait is finally over: we have the winners for the Best of Hoboken and Jersey City 2021! After weeks of voting and local businesses working hard for your support, we have finally closed the polls and have tallied the votes to see who has won the title, and of course the bragging rights, of being the “best” in town.

Winners – please note: an email will be going out with your virtual decal + link to use plus instructions on how to obtain your physical decal in the new year. Please email hello@hobokengirl.com so we have your most up-to-date email address. Thank you and congratulations to all who were nominated!

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Best Accessories Boutique: Brooke + Bel 

Best Acupuncture Practice: Classical Acupuncture and Wellness

Best Art Gallery: Roig Collection

Best Avocado Toast: Tosti Cafe

Best Bagel: O’ Bagel

Best Bar: Finnegan’s Pub

Best Barbershop: Stags Only Barbershop

Best Beer Selection: Pilsener Haus Biergarten

Best BlowOut: Up & Out

Best Botox / Fillers: Evolve Med Spa

Best Breakfast Sandwich: O’Bagel

Best Breakout Hoboken Business 2021: Tipsy Tie Dye

Best Brunch: Anthony David’s 

Best Burger: Onieals

Best BYOB Spot: Otto Strada

Best Chicken Parm: Augustino’s 

Best Chiropractor: Hudson Family Chiropractic & Physical Therapy

Best Clothing Boutique: Brooke + Bel

Best Cocktails: Antique Bar & Bakery

Best Coffee Shop: bwè kafe

Best Community Event: St. Ann’s Feast / Festival

Best Cookie: Baking Mama

Best Covid-Born Business: Cre8ive Crayonz

Best Date Night Spot: Grand Vin

Best Daycare: Urban Jungle Play

Best Deli: Vito’s Italian Deli

Best Delivery Restaurant: Alfalfa

Best Dentist: Dental Associates of Hoboken

Best Dermatologist: Schweiger Dermatology Group

Best Dessert Shop: Baking Mama

Best DIY Experience: Hudson Table

Best Dog Walker: Playful Paws

Best Espresso Martini: Il Tavolo

Best Eyebrow Spot: Mystique Beauty 2

Best Facial: EC Beauty Studio & Spa

Best Woman-Owned Business: MOJO Coffee Company

Best Fitness Studio: Jane DO

Best Floral Design: Park & Bloom

Best Food Truck: Taste Buds

Best Fries: Elysian Cafe

Best Gift Shop: Washington General Store

Best Gluten-Free Menu: Bin 14

Best Hair Salon: Up & Out

Best Hair Stylist: Chris of Up & Out

Best Hangover Food: Tony Boloney’s

Best Healthy Food Spot: Alfalfa

Best Hidden Gem: Barbes Restaurant

Best Home Decor: Luna Rose

Best Kids’ Activity: The Little Play Co.

Best Kids’ Boutique: Little Hoboken

Best Lashes: Deka Lash

Best Liquor/Beer Store: Sparrow Wine & Liquor Co.

Best Local Influencer: @hashtagfoodpic

Best Local Maker/Artisan: Handy Andy Hoboken

Best Local Performer: James Calleo

Best Mac n Cheese: Zack’s Oak Bar & Restaurant 

Best Makeup: Up & Out

Best Margarita: Orale

Best Massage: Moonlight Spa

Best Mutz: Vito’s Italian Deli

Best Nail Spot: Modern Nails & Spa

Best New Dinner Spot: Olivia’s 

Best Nutritionist: Lauren Cadillac

Best Outdoor Dining Set-Up: Sorellina

Best Pasta: Otto Strada

Best Personal Trainer: Susan Tee Fitness

Best Pet Groomer: Erica Li

Best Pet Shop: Cornerstone Pets

Best Photographer: Marie Papp Photography

Best Physical Therapist: Hudson Family Chiropractic & Physical Therapy

Best Pizza: Tenth Street Pasta and Pizza

Best Plant Shop: Soho Flower and Garden

Best Restaurant: Antique Bar & Bakery

Best Restaurant with a View: Halifax

Best Seafood: Sirenetta

Best Sports Bar: Mulligan’s

Best Spot for a Late Night Snack: Tony Boloney’s

Best Spot for Visitors: Anthony David’s

Best Spray Tan: Blushtan Hoboken

Best Steak: Dino and Harry’s 

Best Stroller-Friendly Restaurant: Pilsener Haus Biergarten

Best Sushi: Saku

Best Sustainable Business: bwè kafe

Best Taco: Orale

Best Tailor/Dry Cleaner: AAA Organic Dry Cleaners

Best Therapist: Anchor Therapy

Best Vegan/Vegetarian Menu: Northern Soul

Best Virtual Service: Culina Health

Best Wedding Business: Up & Out

Best Wellness Business: Hudson Family Chiropractic & Physical Therapy 

Best WFH Spot: bwè kafe

Best Wine Bar: Bin 14

Best Wings: Carpe Diem

Best Yoga Studio: Urban Souls Yoga

Noteworthy Non-Profit: Mile Square Theatre

Person the Year: Caroline Haines of For Cups Sake

Caroline Haines is a local Hoboken mom, owner of baking company For Cups Sakes, and is a legend around Hoboken for her custom cookie art. This year, she’s attempting to build the largest gingerbread village based on the city of Hoboken. Currently, a man by the name of Jon Lovich holds the Guinness World Record for the largest gingerbread village. This record was set in January 2017 after Jon completed a village of 1,251 structures. Her plan is in motion as she builds Hoboken businesses, landmarks, parks, and homes. She’s replicating each business or building in cookie form in Hoboken, which totals over 1700 buildings. In creating this village, she’ll not only be breaking a Guinness Book World Record if completed, but she’s also raising money and awareness for local non-profits including the Hoboken Shelter, Hoboken Food Pantry, and Hoboken Public Education Foundation with her project. She is our Hoboken 2021 Person of the Year.


Best Accessories Boutique: Kannibal & Co. 

Best Acupuncture Practice: Erin Kumpf Acupuncture and Herbs

Best Art Gallery: Mana Contemporary

Best Avocado Toast: Short Grain

Best Bagel: Wonder Bagels

Best Bar: Dullboy 

Best Barbershop: Virile

Best Beer Selection: WurstBar

Best BlowOut: Love Lane Salon

Best Botox / Fillers: Evolve Med Spa

Best Breakfast Sandwich: Sam a.m

Best Breakout Jersey City Business 2021: Gaia & Loki

Best Brunch: Kitchen Step

Best Burger: White Star Bar

Best BYOB Spot: Corto

Best Chicken Parm: Laico’s 

Best Chiropractor: Brian P. Corrigan

Best Clothing Boutique: Kanibal & Co.

Best Cocktails: Dullboy

Best Coffee Shop: Lackawanna Coffee

Best Community Event: HDSID All About Downtown Street Festival 

Best Cookie: Bang Cookies

Best Covid-Born Business: Tia Planta

Best Date Night Spot: Battello

Best Daycare: The Brunswick School

Best Deli: Cangiano’s Marketplace

Best Delivery Restaurant: The Hutton

Best Dentist: Modern Family Dentistry 

Best Dessert Shop: Torico Ice Cream

Best DIY Experience: Bambino Chef

Best Dog Walker: Sofia to the Rescue

Best Espresso Martini: Mathews Food and Drink

Best Eyebrow Spot: Suite Tee

Best Facial: Gaia’s Cavern

Best Woman-Owned Business: Busy Bee Organics

Best Fitness Studio: Jane DO

Best Food Truck: Angry Archie’s 

Best Fries: WurstBar

Best Gift Shop: Kanibal & Co.

Best Gluten-Free Menu: Busy Bee Organics

Best Hair Salon: Love Lane Salon

Best Hair Stylist: Meg Chase at Love Lane Salon

Best Hangover Food: The Hutton

Best Healthy Food Spot: Busy Bee Organics

Best Hidden Gem: 15 Fox Place

Best Home Decor: Kanibal & Co.

Best Home Organizer: Space Composer

Best Kids’ Activity: British Swim School

Best Kids’ Boutique: Hazel Baby & Kids

Best Lashes: The Lash Gallery

Best Liquor/Beer Store: CoolVines

Best Local Influencer: @msgiggles

Best Local Maker / Artisan: The Lucky HoneyBee

Best Local Performer: Apollo Sonders

Best Mac n Cheese: White Star Bar

Best Margarita: Taqueria Downtown

Best Massage: Salvation Wellness

Best Mutz: Cangiano’s Marketplace

Best Nail Spot: Cuteticles West Side

Best Outdoor Dining Set-Up: Dullboy

Best Pasta: Corto

Best Pet Groomer: Grooms by Tash

Best Pet Shop: Fussy Friends

Best Photographer: Photography by Esohe

Best Physical Therapist: Liberty Physical Therapist
Best Pizza: Razza

Best Plant Shop: Tia Planta

Best Restaurant: Corto

Best Restaurant with a View: Battello

Best Seafood: Just Beclaws

Best Sports Bar: Hudson Hall

Best Spot for Visitors: Battello

Best Spray Tan: Suite Tee

Best Sushi: Domo Domo

Best Sustainable Business: The Lucky HoneyBee

Best Taco: Taqueria Downtown

Best Tailor/Dry Cleaner: DeCarlos Bespoke

Best Therapist: The Me Project

Best Vegan/Vegetarian Menu: Plant Base

Best Wedding Business: A Petal to Peddle

Best Wellness Business: SW3AT

Best Wings: The Hamilton Inn

Best Yoga Studio: Surya Yoga Academy

Noteworthy Non-Profit: York Street Project

Person the Year: Elizabeth Schedl, Executive Director of Hudson Pride Center

Elizabeth Schedl is the Executive Director of Hudson Pride Center, as well as a community activist devoted to LGBTQ+ rights and equality. Schedl has been a member of the Hudson Pride Center team since 2013, serving as the Chief Operations Officer and Deputy Director before stepping into her current role. Schedl is also the Chairwoman of the Early Identification of Individuals with HIV/AIDS (EIIHA) Committee and an active member of both the Executive and Minority AIDS Initiative Committees in Hudson County. She is a committee member of both the Municipal Alliance to Combat Alcoholism and Drug Abuse in Jersey City and Union City and also serves as a committee member on both the Hudson County Alliance to End Homelessness and the Human Service Advisory Council. She is our Jersey City 2021 Person of the Year. 

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Winners, feel free to save this decal to post on your social media (we’ll also be mailing them – so reach out to hello@hobokengirl.com with a specific address if needed):

Congrats to all of the winners and to those who were nominated, and thank you to everyone who voted!

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

Our team will be in touch with the winners to send you your decal to display for all to see.  

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