The Best Valentine’s Day Sweets in Hoboken

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It’s safe to say that regardless of your relationship status, everyone likes a little something sweet to nosh on now and then. With Valentine’s Day almost here, we thought it was only appropriate to share our favorite spots for a sweet treat in Hoboken. Here are some fave places to get dessert {for your Valentine or yourself — not judging} locally this V-Day:

Baking Mama 

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If you’re looking for a “ma + pa”-type shop, Baking Mama is your downtown go-to, that’s for sure. Baking Mama herself, Tina Rivera, opened this shop after her son decided to go to Steven’s Tech in the Mile Square. As far as sweets go, her best-seller is her macaron selection is seriously amazing and makes for a great gift to give your S.O. or yourself {#teamnojudgement}. She also makes cake balls {chocolate, red velvet, and vanilla}, cupcakes, and cookies {opt for her heart-shaped cookies for something particularly festive} to satisfy any sweet tooth craving.

Carlo’s Bakery 

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If your Valentine has cannolis on the brain, then go to this Washington Street spot. Carlo’s Bakery added a little pizzazz to their decadent cannolis with a much-needed blanket of chocolate chips. Don’t want to wait in line?. This famous bakery offers Hoboken residents a jump in the line — just flash your resident ID.

Choc O Pain 

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This French bakery is filled with flourless chocolate cake and delicious heart-shaped treats for every type of guy or gal. As you can imagine, they’re pulling out all of the stops for Valentine’s Day. Anything from this local spot will make you feel like you’ve time-traveled back to a vacation in Paris — complete with a cafe au lait. Try their macarons, croissants, their heart-shaped mini raspberry cakes, other heart-shaped pastries, and other Valentine’s Day treats.

See More: Unique Things To Do On Valentine’s Day in Hoboken + Jersey City

Giorgio’s Pasticceria 

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Italian cookies, apple turnovers, and cannolis — oh my! This spot, popular among locals for being family-owned and filled with authentic Italian desserts, is a must-visit for sweet treats this V-Day.

Insomnia Cookies 

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For the cookie {and Insomnia} lover, the red velvet or chocolate chunk cookie cake is a stellar option. Also on the menu: ya know, just their rows and rows of chocolate chip cookies — perfect for a V-day evening in as it comes delivered in a pizza “cookie” box {until 3:00AM!}.

Lepore’s Chocolates 

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For the choc-o-holic, Lepore’s is a Hoboken staple you can’t miss. Opt for their mouth-watering chocolate-covered Oreos {some even have bacon on top!} or chocolate peanut butter cups. Too delicious.

Sugarsuckle 

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If you haven’t had Sugarsuckle’s skillfully crafted sugar cookies, then you haven’t really lived a true Valentine’s Day of sweets. Jennifer Choi is a master of her dessert decorating craft — and her sugar cookies are really unmatched in their creativity, delicateness, and taste. This year, you can also enjoy some seriously tasty Hogs  + Kisses French macarons, too, for something truly indulgent.


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Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of HobokenGirl.com. With deep entrepreneurial roots in Hudson County — as her grandparents owned textile businesses on Tonnelle Ave in North Bergen dating back to the 50s — she started the site as a Hoboken resident to discover the amazing things happening in the area. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event or #HobokenGirlHelps volunteer project, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her two pups, or watching Bravo TV and ordering takeout with her husband.