Greeting Carbs, Cascade Cafe, + Dairy-Free Ice Cream in JC

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Whether it’s carbohydrates or a quick-and-delish grab-and-go OR coconut peanut butter, it’s clear that this week’s Thursday 3 has definite food on the brain. We’re sharing where to get the cutest greeting cards locally — just in time for Valentine’s Day, an awesome and ‘hidden gem’ of a food spot for the downtown Hoboken dwellers, and the best peanut butter you’ve probably ever tasted. Here’s this week’s Thursday 3 from the Hoboken Girl team:

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1. Greeting Carbs {Made in Hoboken}

Greeting Carbs

Catslock Cards is a one-woman greeting card studio in Hoboken, NJ. All of her cards are filled with groan-worthy-yet-endearing puns about pasta, bread, and anything else carb-related. Sizewise, they’re 4.25 x 5.5 inches and printed on FSC-certified stock — carefully packed with cute yellow envelopes. Perfect for Valentine’s Day or any other day for that matter. A perfect way to shop locally for some snail mail and support the anti-Keto lifestyle, just sayin’.

2. Cascade Cafe in Downtown Hoboken {38 Hudson Place}

Cascade Cafe Thursday Three

A newer grub locale to the scene, this grab-and-go downtown spot definitely deserves a mention, especially for those working or living near the Hoboken PATH. While there are a plethora of lunch and quick-food-grab spots for those working in the area or stopping by on the way to or from work, Cascade Cafe has a huge selection of items for any taste or craving. Ranging from a build-your-own salad bar, home-made sandwiches, and a DIY pasta bar that is quite delectable. It’s a budding local gem in our eyes, hidden in part by the fact that it just appears to be another convenience store downtown {though they do have the traditional convenience offerings if that’s your thing, too}.

3. Dairy-Free Ice Cream from Milk Sugar Love

Milk Sugar Love Thursday Three

Milk Sugar Love is no stranger to the Hoboken Girl blog or social media, as we tout them on the regular for the delicious homemade offerings they provide. But this here is serving as a serious reminder that if you’re vegan or dairy-free and in-need of an ice cream fix, Milk Sugar Love is a safe bet. They often have dairy-free flavors {as well as regular, OFC}. Fun fact for our JC Heights readers: They’re opening another location on Palisade Avenue this spring — stay tuned for more details!

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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.