A Guide to Cereal-Inspired Treats in Hoboken + Jersey City

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it is also quite arguably the tastiest. Ron Swanson from Parks & Recreation was on to something when he deemed his favorite food to be breakfast food. Of course, here in Hudson County, we have no shortage of breakfast options to satisfy any craving. But there’s one standout dish among them all — cereal.  It is equal parts crunchy, sweet, and satisfying, and lucky for us, HC has plenty of places serving cereal-inspired treats {so you can have it any time of the day, not just in the morning}. Read on for seven cereal-inspired treats in Hoboken and Jersey City.

Hoboken

Amber Maple Doughnut at Alfalfa {1110 Washington Street}

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Schnackenberg’s fans will be pleased to know that the luncheonette’s doughnut legacy lives on at the salad shop that replaced it earlier this year. Alfalfa rounds out its menu of healthy greens, grains, and soups with indulgent desserts, including a rotating tribute doughnut called The Schnackie and an amber maple doughnut that’s topped with Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

Cereal-Stuffed French Toast at Madd Hatter {221 Washington Street}

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This sports bar has an underrated brunch selection, including cereal-stuffed French toast. Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cap’n Crunch, or Fruity Pebbles are combined with a cream filling, and each piece is coated in more cereal for extra crunch.

Cookie Monster Milkshake at Birch {92 River Street}

Known for its crazy milkshakes, order the Cookie Monster milkshake to get your cereal fix: It’s cookie dough ice cream and whole milk with chocolate chip cookies, chocolate-covered pretzels, Cocoa Puffs, and a chocolate-chip rim.

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Jersey City

Fruity Pebble Mac Daddy at Milk Sugar Love Creamery + Bakeshop {394 Palisade Avenue and 19 McWilliams Place}

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This isn’t a typical ice cream sandwich: the filling is a six or eight-inch wheel of cereal-infused ice cream that’s rolled in Fruity Pebbles, then sandwiched between two giant French macarons. Chocolate frosting holds the Instagrammable creation together like glue. Bonus: it’s available for delivery through Uber Eats for those extreme late-night cereal cravings.

Cereal Stuffed Pancakes at Buddy Who’s {247 Washington Street}

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Cereal-stuffed pancakes are the go-to order here. The batter is loaded with cereal as it cooks on the griddle. All the childhood staples are available: Trix, Fruity Pebbles, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms, Cap’n Crunch, and Cocoa Pebbles. The sweet creations are completed with toppings like jam, syrup, and cinnamon butter. 

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Ice Cream at Luigi’s Ice Cream {218B Newark Avenue}

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Boozy ice cream is the draw at this “ice cream speakeasy” inside Ani Ramen. But the parlor could just as easily be known for cereal. Customers of all ages can enjoy the Saturday Morning {vanilla, Fruity Pebbles, Froot Loops, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and cereal marshmallows}, while the 21+ crowd can try flavors like horchata {RumChata, vanilla, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch}.

Lucky Charms Latte at Lil’ Dove Cafe {589 Palisade Avenue}

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Get your caffeine fix topped off with something sweet. The Lucky Charms Latte comes topped off with, you guessed it, Lucky Charms. It’s sweet and satisfying.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Smoothie at Shaka Bowl {720 Monroe Street, Hoboken + 110 Washington Street, Hoboken}

A smoothie with, well, a crunch. Shaka Bowl offers a Cinnamon Toast Crunch smoothie to get your cereal and smoothie fix, all in one.

Which of these treats are you most excited to try? Tell us in the comments! 

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Francesca is an editor in the features department of a national food magazine, where she writes about everything from the latest grocery and restaurant trends to the strange history of ketchup. She grew up on the Jersey Shore and couldn’t bear to leave her home state when she got her dream job in the Big Apple. After eating an unforgettable bagel sandwich in Hoboken, she decided to make the Mile Square her new home. She enjoys new books, Villanova basketball, and long walks through Trader Joe’s.