Spots for Locally-Made Halloween-Themed Sweets

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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.

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.

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}.

Sugarsuckle {600 Newark Street, Hoboken}

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Sugarsuckle is a local favorite for customized cakes, and owner Jennifer Choi is {of course} whipping up some Halloween-themed treats to celebrate the spooky season. From macaroons, to cake pops, dessert jars, and even this adorbz cake pictured above — Sugarsuckle is your one-stop shop to satisfy that Halloween sweet tooth.

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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.

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.

Cupcakes By Jeannie {Food Truck & Delivery, Jersey City}

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Cupcakes by Jeannie is a pastry business with a food truck that parks in Jersey City, mainly in the downtown area or McGinley Square. Owned by Jeannie Colon and operated alongside her sister Sonia Vasquez, the Jersey City BNR sisters create unique cakes, cupcakes, kits, and other unique treats for personal and corporate celebrations as well as holidays. Holiday treats are one of the duo’s specialties, and Halloween is no different!

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.

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 sandwich, 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.

Jam Cakery Events {326 5th Street}

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 themed eats. To place an order {strictly ahead of time} email, through the website, or by calling 917-586-1107.

Choc-O-Pain French Bakery and Cafe {530 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City + 330-332 Palisade Avenue +157 1st Street, Hoboken + 1500 Hudson Street, Hoboken}

choc o pain bakery

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 their themed-bread, and this Halloween, they will be serving up delicious bread with classic witches on brooms and more.

Where’s your favorite local spot to grab a Halloween treat? Share with us in the comments below and tag us in your foodie pics on Instagram @HobokenGirlBlog + #HobokenGirl <3


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