From fried chicken to barbecue to an upscale dog grooming salon, a variety of new businesses opened in Hoboken and Jersey City in 2022. Some of the businesses are New Jersey-based chains, others are an expansion of an existing business, while still others are brand new ventures. Read on to learn more about the businesses that opened in Hoboken and Jersey City in 2022.
Aspen Prime Medspa | 74 Hudson Street
The medspa provides full-service anti-aging services including botox, facial treatments, body sculpting, and laser hair removal, as well as augmentation services
Bear Brook Dentist | 727 Adams Street
Dr. Tommy Lee and his team at Bear Brook Pediatric Dentistry have helped thousands of children keep their beautiful, healthy smiles and overcome the anxiety associated with dental care through the use of cutting-edge technology employed in a vibrant, child-friendly environment.
Blue Skies Pottery | 720 Monroe Street
Blue Skies Pottery is an art space in Hoboken that provides pottery classes for kids and adults from beginners to experts.
Bon Banh | 506 Washington Street
This fast-casual spot offers Vietnamese classics like banh mi sandwiches.
Dear Maud | 205 1st Street
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This bar has a heavy Irish influence with an emphasis on food and drinks, serving cocktails, craft beers, dinner, and a big brunch menu on the weekend.
Glosslab | 537 Washington Street
This nail salon offers memberships as well as a cutting-edge approach to nail services. All of the services are waterless so there are no washing hands in between a manicure and dipping feet in water during a pedicure.
Just Salad | 114 Washington Street
Just Salad is all about eating healthy and sustainably. Customers who dine in-house will notice that the restaurant offers $1 reusable salad bowls.
il Labortorio del Gelato | 500 Washington Street
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il Laboratorio del Gelato follows the original artisanal Italian method of gelato-making in order to create exceptional gelato and sorbet which includes dense texture, superior consistency, and pure flavors.
Madewell | 202 Washington Street
Known mostly for its denim, Madewell also sells clothing, shoes, bags, and accessories, as well as home and wellness items for both women and men.
Madison Pizza Lab | 152 Newark Avenue
Dave Carney, the owner of Madison Bar and Grill, opened Madison Pizza Lab earlier this year. The BYO space has a dedicated pizza oven.
Merry Hot Cocoa | Pop-up
Merry Hot Cocoa is a mobile gourmet hot cocoa bar founded by Cariana Fasciano, a self-proclaimed ‘hot chocolate connoisseur.’
Mighty Quinn’s BBQ | 322 Washington Street
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Founded by pitmaster Hugh Mangum, this popular BBQ restaurant is about the experience just as much as it’s about “quality BBQ”.
MOJO Coffe Company (Second Location) | 230 Willow Avenue
The MOJO owners are Hoboken natives and coffee lovers who clearly love being a part of the local community. Their mission was to create vibrant cafes that reflect, improve, and inspire our communities.
Spear Physical Therapy | 111 Washington Street
This practice is a brand-new, modern clinic with a team of medical professionals who are enthusiastic about caring for the community in Hudson County.
Sticky’s Finger Joint | 112 Washington Street
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Sticky’s uses antibiotic and hormone-free chickens and locally-sourced ingredients; thus, often earning Sticky’s the moniker of “gourmet fried chicken.”
The Lola | 100 Sinatra Drive
The Lola is brunch and craft cocktails, and American-style lunch and dinner menus that consist of small plates, sandwiches, entrees, and more.
Arcos Upcycled Boutique | 521 Jersey Avenue
The downtown JC boutique curates Italian silk neckties and other items (preowned) and upcycles the prints into accessories like handmade headbands, including Hermes, smartwatch wristbands, hair scrunchies, phone cases, and more.
Artichoke Basille’s Pizza | 246 Bay Street
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Artichoke Basille’s is known for its authentic New York slices and larger-than-life whole pies in eight varieties, including signature styles like the namesake Artichoke Pie that’s made with artichoke hearts, spinach, cream sauce, mozzarella, and pecorino romano cheese.
Babka Bailout x Boomerang Bites | 476 Central Avenue
Boomerang Bites, a woman-owned artisanal bakery founded by Australian-born Andrea Rizvi, is opening up alongside Babka Bailout in a shared brick-and-mortar space. Boomerang Bites specializes in small, sweet bites that come in a variety of flavors. Babka Bailout was founded by Michal Prevor as a way to help her housekeeper to stay employed during the pandemic.
Basile’s Pizza | 116 Newark Avenue
Basile’s (pronounced Basil’s, like the herb) is a no-frills pizzeria that focuses on one thing: serving quality pizza.
Bourke Street Bakery | 180 Morgan Street
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This Australian bakery serves award-winning pies, seasonal + breakfast sandwiches, a host of different pastries, and even freshly-made challah
Bon Vivant | 295 Johnston Avenue
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Bon Vivant is a bakery that specializes in exquisitely designed petit fours and other baked goods. The store features delightful French architectural details and displays a collection of fine teas, luxurious gift boxes, and elaborate celebration arrangements.
Bubbakoo’s Burritos | 896 Bergen Avenue
Bubbakoo’s is a New Jersey-based fast-casual chain that specializes in Mexican and Mexican-inspired dishes. The menu is catered to everyone including kids and people who follow a gluten-free, vegetarian, keto, or whole plant food lifestyle. There are also catering options for large parties of 10 or more.
Club Pilates Jersey City | 171 Morgan Street
The local pilates studio provides high-quality training in classes that are designed for any age and fitness level.
ELA Greek Kitchen | 179 Newark Avenue
Ela Greek Kitchen serves classic Greek cuisine including chicken, souvlaki, gyro, steak, spanakopita, Greek salad, olives and hummus dip, the classic stuffed grape leaves, tzatziki, and pita bread.
Into the Void | 117 Brunswick Street
This coffee shop and antique store has 1,800 square feet of antique products from couches to art to dinnerware and everything in between.
Kings of Kobe | 30 Mall Drive West
Kings of Kobe features dishes made with American Waygu beef products, and the menu features 13 signature burgers and 6 premium hot dogs.
Kura Sushi | 525 Washington Boulevard
Kura offers unique dishes and a fun dining experience that includes a revolving sushi bar.
Leila’s Plants | 351 Martin Luther King Boulevard
Jersey City local Mariel Acevedo sells common and uncommon house plants, plant care tools, and offers educational workshops and plant styling consultations.
Maman | 70 Hudson Street
Maman offers a selection of baked goods, coffee, juices, teas, fresh breakfast, and lunch options including bowls, platters, and parfaits, as well as seated lunch that features soups, brunch on weekends, and a full bar at selected locations. A kid’s menu is also available and features classics like grilled cheese, PB+J, and breakfast potatoes.
Marty’s Burgers | 488 Central Avenue
Marty’s is known for its incredible burgers. Patrons can build their own burgers using the five-and-a-half-ounce beef patty, and choose add-ons like avocado, smoked bacon, sauteed mushrooms, and fried egg
Muteki Ramen | 100 York Street
Muteki Ramen is known for its classic ramen and donburi dishes. And the appetizer buns are not to be missed.
ONDO | 3 2nd Street
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Operated by the same team who owns DomoDomo, Jae Park, and Brian Kim, Ondo is a Korean restaurant with a modern vibe, complete with lots of wooden structures and open space
Ruff to Fluff | 580 Central Avenue
Ruff to Fluff upscale bathing + grooming services for dogs in Hudson County.
Sage Veterinary Clinic | 229 10th Street
Sage Veterinary Center was founded by two former colleagues, Ashley Beard and Kira Purdon, who worked together in general practice in New York City. The founders are both passionate about making connections with their clients and realized that there was “definitely a need in the area” to expand vet clinics.
Salt + Ginger | 313 Grove Street
This downtown Jersey City restaurant serves Shangaiese cuisine, including a variety of dumplings.
Sophie’s Nails | 160 Morgan Street
Longtime nail technician and Jersey City resident Sophie Nguyen opened her own salon this year. Services include anything from a basic manicure to gel tips to acrylic nails and nail designs.
Terra E Mare | 2 Chapel Avenue
Terra E Mare, which translates to “Land and Sea,” is an upscale restaurant at the ground level of Hudson House by Landmark in Port Liberte. Think — luxe, modern meets rustic vibes on the outside, and sleek, high-end vibes on the inside.
Torta Truck | 413A Central Avenue
The beloved food truck opened a storefront in summer 2022, serving tortas and other traditional Mexican food. The shop’s concept is similar to a Mexico City-style taqueria, where customers eat their meals while standing at a bar inside the restaurant.