Before major chain stores, people used to fill their prescriptions at drug stores and small pharmacies, many of which were family-owned. These shops had soda counters, were decorated like apothecaries, and were neighborhood staples. There are still many places that have withheld the test of time in Northern New Jersey, with mom-and-pop pharmacies still offering personalized care in unique spaces. Check out our list below of family-owned pharmacies in Hoboken, Jersey City, and beyond below.
Albini Pharmacy | 401 Adams Street #1, Hoboken
This long-running family business was established in 1880. The space itself feels antiquey and like an old-time pharmacy, adding to the charm of the business. It prides itself on patient relationships, offering consultations for medicines, medical conditions, and even possible side effects. The company boasts that it will even help patients clean out medicine cabinets by providing free consultation services, examining and organizing the medicines in your cabinet, and returning everything to you after completing this evaluation.
American Pharmacy | 509 West Side Avenue, Jersey City
Complete with a mobile app, this one-stop-shop offers refills on-the-go and pill reminders straight to patients’ phones. It also carries a wide selection of medical equipment, ranging from ambulatory aids to nebulizers and bathroom equipment. The pharmacy also runs wellness classes for both diabetes and quitting smoking.
HB Pharmacy | 98 Ridge Road, North Arlington
Three generations of the Bellitti family have run this pharmacy, which was established in 1964. It has seen expansion and renovation since Gaspar G. Bellitti first opened it, including the addition of weight loss clinics, drug compounding facilities, and sports medicine practice. The expansions have served the pharmacy well, as it earned both local and national recognition by winning the 2016 Good Neighbor Pharmacy of the Year award.
Hoboken Family Pharmacy | 307 1st Street, Hoboken
Old fashioned customer care is this family-owned business’ focus, according to its website. It prioritizes pharmaceutical care, one-on-one patient counseling, and medication management, aiming to offer quality health care to its patients of all ages. Free statewide delivery and pickup are available for prescriptions, too. It also currently has both Rapid and PCR Covid testing as well as J&J, Pfizer, and Moderna vaccines and boosters.
Sparta Pharmacy | 61 Sparta Avenue N, Sparta
This family-owned pharmacy offers free statewide delivery, and the brick-and-mortar space is open seven days a week. Sparta Pharmacy accepts all major insurance providers, but also offers competitive pricing on prescriptions and medications not covered by insurance. Vaccines and testing are also available.
Valley Pharmacy | 107 Route 10 E, Succasunna
Founded in 1955, Valley Pharmacy is one of the oldest businesses in Roxbury and is proudly family-owned and operated. Greeting cards and gift wrap are available at the pharmacy, alongside prescription refills, vitamins, supplements, and over-the-counter medications. The company prides itself on providing personal service, often remembering customers’ names.