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Hoboken + Jersey City Businesses Opening Soon

by Erica Commisso
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In the midst of a pandemic, opening a new business can be a scary experience. But, across Hoboken and Jersey City, there have been many businesses that recently opened, and there are plenty more to come this spring. From restaurants to boutiques, residents and business owners are finding new ways to bring their passions to life, starting new ventures, and coming up with many new ideas — some people are even launching first-of-its-kind businesses! Read on to discover our list of businesses that have just opened and businesses that will open this spring in Hoboken and Jersey City.

Recently Opened

Automat Kitchen {525 Washington Boulevard, Jersey City}

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Comfort classics, reinvented is the motto of this new eatery. The business is open 10 to 8 Monday through Friday, 10 to 6 on Saturday, and closed on Sundays. The business offers a touchless experience, offers online ordering and scheduled pickup. 

Brick Lane Curry House {136 Newark Avenue, Jersey City}

Brick Lane Curry

With locations in New York City and Montclair, Brick Lane Curry House has already been in business for 18 years. The menu consists of their signature curry offerings which vary from mild to very spicy. There are also plenty of rice and bread dishes, and vegetarian and vegan options.

Joyo Yogurt

Marina Chianese and Matt Christmas launched their company with the goal of helping customers easily feel energized while on-the-go. The caffeine and yogurt product is kosher, non-GMO, and gluten-free–and the first of its kind. Shipping is available in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. 

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Hello Hydration Sidebar

Hilsa {822 Newark Avenue, Jersey City}

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Korai Kitchen’s new grocery store offers specialty Bangladeshi fish, spices, snacks, halal meat, and more. Online ordering is available, too, for items like natural Dahi yogurt, spices, kalijira rice, vegetable lentil dumplings, beverages, bread, and more.

Zap Fitness

Life of Pie {437 MLK Drive} 

life of pie jersey city

Life of Pie will be a full-service pizza restaurant with authentic dishes. Jermaine Robinson {a local councilman} and Anthony Sharpeson {a firefighter} were childhood friends and founded Life of Pie together to help revitalize MLK Drive. 

One12 {112 Willow Avenue, Hoboken} 

one12 hoboken

This new artisan kitchen is serving up Italian to-go dishes and endless antipasti plates. Food is available for breakfast, lunch, and takeout. 

Shake Shack {107-111 Washington Street, Hoboken} 

shake shack hoboken

After a years-long battle, Shake Shack finally opened its doors on Washington Street on March 29th. Known for its cheesiest of cheese fries and loaded shroomburger option for vegetarians, Shake Shack will be open from 11AM to 10PM Sunday through Thursday, and 11AM to 11PM on the weekends. 

The Sinatra Room Speakeasy {36-42 Newark Street, Hoboken}

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The Sinatra Room is located where the infamous Clam Broth House first opened in 1899. Complete with small share plates, the cocktail menu is a blend of classic, modern, and seasonal {top-shelf} cocktails. 

Stop Crying Studios {564 1st Street, Hoboken}

Based in Kuwait and Hoboken, trainer Jon P. opened up an outpost to bring a passion to Hoboken. Classes feature boxing, kickboxing, personal training, and yoga. Students can attend class in the studio or join via Zoom.

Yuki’s Bakery {720 Monroe Street, E-101, Hoboken}

Yuki Open Hoboken

Yuki’s specializes in baked goods like babka, a sweet braided bread that originated in Eastern Europe in the early 19th century, as well as challah, burek, rugelach, and hamentashen {a seasonal treat sold during Purim}. Coffee will come from Counter Culture Coffee and organic teas are also available.

Opening Soon

BK Lobster {322 Washington Street, Hoboken}

bk lobster hoboken opening

This restaurant is, naturally, based around lobster dishes–think mac and cheese, rolls, and pasta. The vibe is fast-casual-meets-upscale, and the eatery has opened locations across New York City after opening its first outpost in Brooklyn in 2019. 

Brooklyn Dumpling Shop {514 Washington Street, Hoboken} 

This automat-style restaurant offers a zero interaction service, and 32 dumpling flavors to choose from, including pastrami, Philly cheesesteak, lamb “gyro”, turkey club, cheeseburger, chicken satay, peanut butter, and jelly. As a result of the pandemic, the Brooklyn Dumpling Shop showcases metal detectors scanning customers’ temperatures and glass compartments with food that open by scanning your smartphone.

Cafe Lafayette {74 Maple Street, Jersey City} 

cafe lafayette

This new eatery will be open between 7AM and 6PM seven days a week and menu options include breakfast sandwiches, omelets, breakfast toasts, pastries, salads, and lunch sandwiches. It will also feature made-to-order smoothies + cold press juices for fresh and healthy options. 

Camp Bow Wow {1414 Grand Street, Hoboken} 

camp bow wow hoboken

In April, Camp Bow Wow will be opening a new, 7,300 square-foot space with four play yards for teacup, small, medium, and large dogs, 54 spacious cabins including three luxury suites, and a climate-controlled atmosphere. Camp Bow Wow offers live webcams, allowing parents to check in on their furry friends at any time, during the day, overnight or boarding visits. 

Chip City {113 Washington Street, Hoboken} 

chip city hoboken

The New-York based cookie company is taking over the Imago Beauty location and the menu includes over 30 flavors of cookies, ranging from classics like a chocolate chip to cutting-edge concepts like the signature s’mores flavor. Holiday cookies are also available. 

Impact Hoboken {603 Willow Avenue, Hoboken}

impact hoboken

Caroline Lellouche has been working in this industry for seven years and believes that value and effectiveness come from working out with the right instructor, in the right environment. The company treats physical wellness as a form of mental health and offers a variety of workout classes.

Fruiti Fi {1404 Grand Street, Hoboken} 

fruiti fi

Residents Isa Carrington and his wife Georgina Wood are opening their first venture in the food industry, and their menu will focus on juices and smoothies to add to the health food scene in town. Essentially, they want to make healthy food easy and enjoyable. 

Gaia + Loki {346 Grove Street, Jersey City}

vegan restaurant gaia loki jersey city

This vegan restaurant will be opening a brick and motor location in downtown Jersey City, and the doors will be open in spring of this year. 

La Boheme {233 Clinton Street, Hoboken} 

Offering a slice of the French Riviera, La Boheme will offer a light and open ambiance and will have a big outdoor-esque vibe. The cuisine will be the first of its kind in Hoboken and will present an extensive wine and cocktail menu to pair with the Southern French cuisine. 

No Dogs Left Behind {10 Webster Avenue, Jersey City}

Founded in 2016, this dog rescue is opening its first USA Base Station in Jersey City. The all-vegan location will accept up to nine dogs that have been given medication, rehabilitated, and flown in from China to be adopted or fostered, which will serve as a hub for many of the programs. The nonprofit is now accepting volunteers.

Olivia’s {1038 Garden Street} 


While the menu has yet to be revealed, Olivia’s has an “opening mid-April” sign hung in the window. The eatery will join Zack’s, Bin14, Grand Vin, and more as a cocktail bar and restaurant in the area. 

South Lions Dim Sum Coffee and Tea {514 Washington Street, Hoboken} 

This dim sum space is opening its second location in New Jersey in the former Off the Wall Chinese spot. While the menu has yet to been released, the East Hanover location offers spring rolls, steamed pork buns, baked egg custard buns, beef short ribs with black bean sauce, bamboo shoots and pork roll, pan-fried or steamed dumplings, pork buns, sticky rice, scallion pancakes, and more. 

Sweat + Glo {80 River Street, Hoboken}

Sweat + Glow

This new infrared sauna studio is coming to Hoboken in April as a part of the Meridian Properties openings. Two specific sauna services are available, the Quickie and the Power Hour. Packages and new customer rates are also available. 

Tacoria {208 Washington Street, Hoboken}


Owned by the same group of friends, Tacoria has several locations across New Jersey. The restaurant is now taking over the Frankie and Ava’s space on Washington Street and will open its doors in June or July. 

Tacombi {124-134 Bay Street, Jersey City} 

This New York-style restaurant will be opening on the 2,700 square foot ground level of the Warren at Bay office and retail building that is currently under construction in the Powerhouse Arts District of Jersey City. Tacombi’s menu is rife with Mexican classics like tacos, quesadillas, burritos, and savory apps, and starters include corn esquites, salsa, and guacamole.

The Vitamin Shoppe {312 Washington Street, Hoboken} 

A year after GNC closed, The Vitamin Shoppe is taking over Hudson Paperie’s former space. Supplements, proteins, healthy weight support, and more will all be available at the new outpost.

Wicked Scents {163 2nd Street, Hoboken} 

wicked scents hoboken

As a response to the lack of essential oil and candle stores in the area, Hoboken resident Miguel Goncalves is opening Wicked Scents. His store will specialize in candles, essential oils, soaps, and more. The shop will officially open its doors on Saturday, April 10. 

Woodhouse Day Spa {225 River Street, Hoboken} 

Operating out of the W Hotel’s amenity space, Woodhouse Day Spa will replace Bliss Spa and will include locker rooms for men and women, facial and massage treatment rooms, and carry high-end skincare and wellness products. Woodhouse Day Spa has three other locations across New Jersey. 

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