The summer heat is still on. A zesty, refreshing, and appetizing lemonade might be a perfect drink for New Jersey’s swampy summer. Better still if it comes frozen. Frozen lemonade can be easily found in fast food chains and big-box retailers, but local shops and restaurants also offer a large variety of lemonade-flavored teas, sorbets, and Italian ice. Read on to find where to get a delicious lemonade in Hoboken and Jersey City.
Alessio’s | 539 Park Avenue
This Italian pizzeria and cafe has some of the best gelato around – imported from Italy itself! Check out the lemon-flavored gelato next time you stop in for a cappuccino.
Ali Baba | 912 Washington Street
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This longstanding Mediterranean eatery serves up one of the most unique renditions of the classic drink. The mint lemonade is as delicious as it is Instagrammable.
Black Rail Coffee | 800 Jackson Street
This quaint cafe serves up a mean avocado toast and cold brew, but don’t sleep on the lemonade that comes in a classic and a lavender flavor.
Choc O Pain | Multiple Locations in Hoboken + Jersey City
A go-to for fresh pastries, bread, and coffee – Choc O Pain is a local staple. Pick up a housemade lemonade to pair your favorite viennoiseries.
Rita’s Italian Ice | 121 Washington Street
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The shop is known for its old-schooled frozen desserts. The Italian ice, lemonade flavor available, is topped with whipped cream and can be layered with frozen custard. Sugar-free options (sweetened with Splenda) are also available.
The Shepherd & the Knucklehead | 1313 Willow Avenue
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One of Hoboken’s must-try spots for craft beer, The Shep’s signature spiked raspberry lemonade is something new to try the next time you stop in.
Baonanas | 210 Hudson Street
Known for its delicious banana pudding, Baonanas also serves up fun lemonade choices. Patrons can choose from the Calamansi Fizzie and a Watermansi Fizzie. Yes, they are sparking drinks! They are also created with housemade syrups made with real fruit.
Light Horse Tavern | 199 Washington Street
This is a Popular modern American restaurant with a full bar. The soft drink menu offers strawberry lemonade and a variety of smoothies.
Lizzmonade | 34 Exchange Place
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The name explains it all. You can get a classic lemonade, or try various cold teas with lemonade twists. Find the drinks in the Harborside store, or in farmers’ markets across the region.
Milk and Cream |175 Newark Avenue
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The uber-popular dessert shop known for blending premium ice cream with breakfast cereal also makes frozen lemonade for the summer. The drink comes in a Ziplock-shaped bag with a neon-colored swirly straw, so you can squeeze and sip on the go.
Milk Sugar Love | 19 McWilliams Place
Original flavored ice cream and good vibes, that about sums this gem. The lemon olive oil flavor is a must-try and it comes by the pint!
New Thanh Hoai | 234 10th Street
Try the “salty pickled lemonade,” a traditional Vietnamese drink with salted preserved lemons. The salt adds complexity to the sweet drink, and the tartness makes the drink extra appetizing in the summer heat. Full bar available.
Saigon Cafe | 188 Newark Avenue
This is another place to get salty lemonade. The menu offers other Southeast Asian-style desserts, such as coconut rice pudding.
Sam A.M | 112 Morris Street
Come here for gourmet breakfast dishes made with local ingredients in a very homey atmosphere. The homemade limeade is blended with fresh berries.
Sol Azteca | 328 Montgomery Street
The restaurant has almost all kinds of classic Mexican classics, from quesadillas to tortas and tacos. The drink menu offers lemonade as well as a variety of tropical fruit juices.
Torico | 20 Erie Street
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This ice cream parlor has been a favorite spot for scoops and ice cream cakes in Jersey City since 1968 and is as busy as ever year-round. Lemon sorbet and lemon poppy seed ice cream are available for the spring and summer seasons. Other tropical flavors such as guava and tamarind are also delicious.