• Where to Find Late-Night Desserts in Hoboken + Jersey City

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    If you’re jonesin’ for a post-dinner {or post happy hour} treat before calling it a night — sometimes it just takes a little bit of ice cream or some fresh-baked cookies to send us right off into sleepy-land with a smile on our faces. Here are some great spots that are open late in Hoboken, Jersey City, and beyond to satisfy that late-night sweet tooth and get some midnight{ish} dessert:

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    Hoboken

    Jun’s Macaron Gelato {410 Washington Street}

    Open until 11:00PM

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    The only thing better than a cup of gelato is topping it with a fresh macaron, amirite? Open until 11:00PM, Jun’s features homemade gelato as well as rolled gelato in an array of flavors like Gianduia {dark chocolate hazelnut} and Caramel Cashew Crunch. Customers will also be happy to know that gelato can be rolled up in a crepe {with Nutella} OR sandwiched in between two macarons. Another winning dessert here is the milk snowflake ice cream, a Taiwanese treat made from shaved condensed milk.

    Birch {92 River Street}

    Open until 10:00PM

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    Late-night milkshake lovers unite. Open until 10:00PM, choose from any of the six ah-mazing milkshakes at Birch to satisfy that appetite, and throw some booze in for good measure {hey, it’s kind of like a nightcap, no judgment}.

    Antique Bar and Bakery {122 Willow Avenue}

    Open until 11PM Sunday – Wednesday and until 12:00AM on Fridays + Saturdays

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    Open till 10:00PM Sunday – Wednesday, 11:00PM on Thursday and 12:00AM on Fridays & Saturdays, this is not only an excellent spot for dinner but an awesome location for dessert as well. Notable options include the Daddy’s Decadent Cookie with Sweet Milk Ice Cream baked to order {and made with peanut butter}, the Antique Bread Pudding {#swooon} OR the gluten-free and vegan chocolate macaroon shake, pictured above with coconut milk ice cream.

    Malibu Diner {257 14th Street}

    Open 24/7

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    Photo: @malibudiner on Instagram

    With plenty of treats available 24/7 including Danish, pies, cheesecakes and old-fashioned milkshakes, Malibu Diner is a great place to satisfy a sweet tooth any time of day. Bonus: PARKING!

    Spa Diner {74 Hudson Street}

    Open 24/7

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    Located close to the PATH and Hoboken Train Terminal, this tiny-yet-classic diner is ideal for all manner of nighttime food needs, including pies ranging from cherry to blueberry {get it topped with ice cream}, cheesecake, and chocolate layer cake.

    Ben & Jerry’s {405 Washington Street}

    Open until 11:00PM

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    This fan favorite ice cream shop in Hoboken is open until 11:00PM to satisfy that evening Brownie Batter craving – and bonus, the shop also offers froyo, non-dairy and sorbet options to satisfy all dietary needs.

    16 Handles {1185 Maxwell Lane}

    Open until 10:00PM

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    16 Handles is sure to satisfy any froyo craving, and they’re open relatively late {till 10:00PM}. With a large amount of froyo to choose from including Red Velvet Cake and Cold Brew Gelato, dump on the toppings and go almost guilt-free.

    Insomnia Cookies {56 Newark Street}

    Open until 3:00AM

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    With insomnia in the name, you know this is one of the top spots to get that cookie fix at the end of the day. Open for delivery until 3:00AM {not kidding}, order 2 cookies with a glass of milk or if you’re really feeling ravenous, boxes range from a six-pack all the way up to “The Insomniac,” a mix of 24 cookies ranging from Double Chocolate Mint to Peanut Butter Chip. They even have ice cream to create the perfect cookie sandwich. 

    READ: The Best Frozen Treats in Jersey City

    Jersey City

    Bucket & Bay Craft Gelato Co. {150 Bay Street}

    Open until 10:30PM on weeknights and until 11:30PM on Fridays + Saturdays

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    Indulge in all the fresh gelato goodness until 11:30PM on Fridays & Saturdays {10:30PM on all other weeknights} – fresh flavors like Deep Dark Chocolate and coffee-infused Red Eye {with gluten-free cones, too} will keep you coming back for more.

    Ample Hills Creamery {200 Greene Street}

    Open until 10:00PM

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    This Brooklyn-favorite is located inside the Urby in downtown JC. Ample Hills has its own certified dairy plant that does all pasteurization on premises and makes just about everything from scratch — pretty impressive if you ask us. Open till 10:00PM, the creamery offers unique flavors such as Ooey Gooey Butter Cake and Nonna D’s Oatmeal Lace {brown sugar cinnamon with oatmeal lace cookies} – sounds nothing short of delightful.

    Torico Ice Cream {20 Erie Street}

    Open until 11:00PM 

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    This neighborhood staple with fresh ingredients and tons of flavors to choose from including Banana Peanut Butter Chunk and Praline + Cream is open until 11:00PM during the summer and 10:00PM Sun-Thurs during the fall/winter season.

    #Baonanas {Available in Jersey City & Hoboken}

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    Available at various locations in the area, find this fluffy banana pudding {also available in other flavors like lychee rose and matcha} in JC locations including Ahri’s Kitchen Korean Food, Dark Side of the Moo and Hooked JC, all open until 10:00PM on weekends and some weeknights. #Baonanas can also be found at Baking Mama in Hoboken. 

    Downtown Yogurt {126 Newark Avenue}

    Open until 11:00PM

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    Let’s face it, some nights you just need to pile as many toppings as possible onto that froyo. With an assortment of flavors including peanut butter and blackberry, the other draw here is the edible cookie dough {yes, serious} in a variety of mouthwatering combinations, all available until 11:00PM.

    Angel’s Recipe Ice Cream & Crepes {312 Central Avenue}

    Open until 10:00PM

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    Angel’s Recipe features both rolled and regular ice cream as well as a whopping 14 different dessert crepe combos {which can be made with regular batter, Nutella batter, OR gluten-free} including pear & brie cheese and strawberry mascarpone. The ice cream & crepe combo here proves to be the ultimate treat — loaded with toppings.

    Bang Cookies {1183 Summit Avenue}

    Open until 11:00PM {12:00AM for delivery of 6 or more cookies}

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    Located in the Heights, Bang Cookies specializes in organic, homemade deliciousness that can be purchased at their store until 11:00PM or is available for delivery in JC & Hoboken until midnight {for 6 or more cookies}. Choices include the Stuffed PB&J, the Kitchen Sink {toffee, pretzels, chocolate, the works} and S’mores with vegan marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate chunks, to name a few, and ALL are delish.  

    The Cheesecake Factory {30 Mall Drive – Newport Centre Mall}

    Open until 11:00PM on weekdays and until 12:30AM on Friday + Saturday

    After a hard day of shopping at Newport Mall, this is a splendid place to enjoy a quick treat. For those not the biggest fans of cheesecake, there are flavors here that just about anybody can appreciate, including the Ghirardelli Chocolate Cheesecake, the Coffee and Cream Cheesecake with mascarpone mousse, and the Hershey’s Chocolate Bar Cheesecake.

    City Diner {31 Montgomery Street}

    Open 24/7

    Open 24 hours with an extensive menu, the dessert selection at City Diner does not disappoint. Choose from a range of cakes including Salted Caramel Cheesecake, Chocolate Blackout Cake or Bananas Foster — and curb that dessert urge any time of day.

    Krispy Kreme {95 Christopher Columbus Drive}

    Open until 10:00PM

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    When after-dinner doughnuts are calling your name, make your belly happy with Krispy Kreme, open until 10:00PM. Choose from an extensive assortment of doughnuts including Glazed Sour Cream Cake, Dulce de Leche, or the classic Original Glazed and maybe get a hot chocolate to wash it all down {just sayin’}.

    Neptune Bakery and Deli {1612 John F. Kennedy Boulvard}

    Open 24/7

    Another establishment that is open 24 hours, this unassuming little deli is a good spot for some late night {or early morning} pastries, featuring black and white cookies, turnovers, delectable custard cups, eclairs and so much more.

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    Edgewater

    Brownstone Pancake Factory {860 River Road} 

    Open until 10:00PM

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    With a sister site in Jersey City {although that location is only open until 9:00PM}, the home of tasty pancakes has delectable desserts too and is open until 10:00PM. Choose from any number of cheesecakes, cupcakes, homemade bread pudding or a mini waffle tower {mini waffles with vanilla ice cream, fruit, caramel, chocolate and graham crackers – sold} OR deep-fried challah French toast with Nutella. BOOM.

    What’s your favorite late-night dessert spot? Share with us in the comments below and tag us in your foodie pics on Instagram @HobokenGirlBlog + #HobokenGirl <3

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    Lauren originally hails from Nutley, NJ but is happy and proud to have called Bayonne her hometown for the past 5 years, where she can always find a beautiful park to walk or run in and a great place to eat. Lauren has a deep appreciation for a good bar, a great glass of red wine, and good food, and often frequents Jersey City for dining, where she worked for 4 years. Now working in NYC, Lauren still gets her Jersey City fix on the weekends or after work, and then goes back to her apartment where she lives with her husband, a Bayonne native, and her awesome kitty, Lola. You can also find her at yoga class in Jersey City or Hoboken, writing, or reading {and continually running out of space for all of her books} in her spare time.


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