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Spots for Locally-Made Halloween-Themed Sweets

by Hoboken Girl Team
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If you’ve got a serious sweet tooth, then Halloween is probably on the top of your favorite holiday list. While eating bags of candy from the drug store usually does the trick, we can’t forget that Hoboken is home to so many local bakeries and sweet shops who go all out for the holidays. Halloween is no exception, so we’ve rounded up a list of our favorite spots to grab a Halloween-themed treat (or custom order) in Hoboken, Jersey City, and Weehawken.

Baking Mama | 88 Hudson Street, Hoboken

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Baking Mama’s very own Tina Rivera (owner and you guessed it, mama [of a local Stevens student!]), bakes up some of the yummiest sweets in town. Macaroons, chocolate chip cookies, cape pops — you name it, Tina bakes it. So, if you’ve finished your bag of candy from CVS and need something different to satisfy that sweet tooth, head downtown and pick yourself up a treat (or two, or three).

Carlo’s Bakery | 95 Washington Street, Hoboken

Carlo’s Bakery

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Bring one of the most famous bakers in Hoboken right to your kitchen this holiday. The bakery is offering holiday-themed cannolis, cakes, and more, in addition to fall-inspired treats.

Choc-O-Pain French Bakery and Cafe | Multiple Locations

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This beloved bakery has everything from croissants to quiches and is best known for its warm, flaky French pastries, bread, delicious lunch items, and quality coffee. This old-fashioned “corner store” charm to the café also boasts hard-to-find French specialty items and cooking ingredients such as French candies and artisanal chocolate, spices, mustards, salts, French sugar cubes, local Honey, and Alain Milliat jams. Arguably the best thing at this bakery is the themed bread, and this Halloween, they will be serving up delicious bread with classic witches on brooms and more.

Cocoa Bakery | 475 Central Ave, Jersey City

Cocoa Bakery

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If you have an idea, a holiday treat, or a non-denominational but seasonal idea, Cocoa Bakery can help. The bakery has the cutest ghost and pumpkin cookies.

Read More: A Guide to Pumpkin Spice Coffee Drinks in Hoboken 

Hudson Cakery | 1816 Willow Avenue, Weehawken

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Although Hudson Cakery isn’t technically in Hoboken, it is close enough (right over the Weehawken bridge), and it would be a crime not to include this bakery on our list. The sweets here (from custom cakes to cookies to cake pops to macaroons and beyond) are just too good, and owner Jennifer Bruce comes to impress during Halloween time.

Insomnia Cookies | 56 Newark Street, Hoboken

Patrons can purchase the Spooky DIY Cookie Decorating Kit available for shipping nationwide. Each kit includes 12 Classic cookies in your fave flavors, green + orange buttercream icing, colorful icing tubes for decorating, spooky fun toppings like candy corn, zombie eyes, M&M’S, and rainbow sprinkles.

Jam Cakery Events | 326 5th Street, Jersey City

Jam Cakery events

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This company is based out of downtown Jersey City, offers gluten-free treats, and is allergy-friendly as their treats are dairy, egg, soy, and nut-free. Jam Cakery Events can cater to all events, including weddings and birthdays. They are offering Halloween-themed cakes, donuts, and cookies, as well as savory eats. To place an order {strictly ahead of time} email jamcakeryevents@gmail.com, through the website, or by calling 917-586-1107.

Lepore’s Homemade Chocolates | 105 4th Street, Hoboken

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When a store has been serving homemade chocolate for over 30 years, you know you’re going to get some. Lepore’s specializes in custom-made chocolates, gift baskets, and simple sweet treats that you can grab on the go.

Milk Sugar Love | 19 McWilliams Place, Jersey City

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This gem serves up fresh, locally sourced ice cream flavors that change on the regular as well as outside-the-box ice cream sandwiches, cake creations, and more. Some of their most popular flavors are Matcha Brownie, Red Velvet Dream, Lemon and Olive Oil, Earl Grey Fudge, and their number one seller, Salted Caramel. This Halloween season, check out their cute holiday cookies, perfect for any occasion.

Sweet Hoboken | 343 Garden Street, Hoboken

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Sweet Hoboken is the perfect spot to order an impressive custom cake OR to casually pop-in for a cupcake — and they always go out for the holidays. Halloween is no exception, and here you can get spooky {and cute} quick treats and custom items.

The Cookie Cake Co. | Delivery, Jersey City

The Cookie Cake Co.

The Cookie Cake Co. is handmade customized cookie cakes, baked to order and delivered right to your door. Customers can choose the size of the cake (8 or 10 inches) and the type of cookie, with options such as chocolate chip, peanut butter, triple chocolate, confetti sprinkle, and red velvet. Frosting options include salted vanilla chocolate, peanut butter, and confetti sprinkles. The Cookie Cake Co. does fun Halloween-themed cakes topped with candy corn and other traditional Halloween candy.

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