Monteleone’s Bakery: A Sweet Gem in Jersey City Since 1946

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No matter where you are located in Hoboken or Jersey City, you can be sure that you are never too far away from a cannoli or lobster tail. When it comes to satisfying a sweet tooth, Hudson County has an abundance of delicious bakeries from which to choose. Monteleone’s Bakery in Journal Square is no exception, and one of the originals. Monteleone’s has been putting smiles on the faces of Jersey City residents for over 70 years, and they are nowhere near stopping. Read on to learn more about this sweet gem in Jersey City, Monteleone’s Bakery.

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The Background

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Monteleone’s has been in business since 1946 and is a third-generation family-owned bakery. Guido Monteleone first came to America from Sicily in 1909 and brought his family over to the states a few years later after the First World War. Guido opened Monteleone’s bakery in Jersey City with his family in 1946, which was passed down to his sons after he passed away in 1959. The grandchildren, Guido {the third}, Pete, and Mark Monteleone now run the whole operation.

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The Goodies

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Monteleone’s uses the same recipes that Guido Monteleone used when the bakery first opened, and they still use the same suppliers out of Brooklyn. Everything is made fresh, and from natural ingredients such as strawberry filling rather than strawberry preserves, and sometimes even fresh strawberries per customer request. Monteleone’s even makes their own cannoli shells. 

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When it comes to baked goods, there is nothing that Monteleone’s doesn’t have available. They sell cakes, cookies, pastries, brownies, cupcakes, pies, and more. In the mornings, stop by for a warm bagel and coffee while you order dessert for later. Assorted cookies and cannolis start at $9 a pound. Larger brownies and pastries are about $0.70 cents to one dollar each. 

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Monteleone’s is most known for their cakes for parties or special events. They bake about 50 birthday cakes on any given Saturday. A 10” square cake that feeds 20 people starts at $25 or $40 for an eggless cake. A small sheet cake for 25–30 people starts at $30 and $55 for eggless. A half sheet for 50–60 people starts at $50 and $75 for eggless. A full sheet cake that feeds 80–100 people starts at $90 or $120 for eggless. Cakes can be specially ordered over the phone or in person. 

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The Details

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Monteleone’s sticks to its old-fashioned ways when it comes to booking and buying their goodies. They do not have a website, so all orders can be placed over the phone at 201-798-0576 or in person and all purchases are cash only. This gem is located in Journal Square, about a five-minute walk from the PATH station, so easy to access from anywhere in Hudson County. Take it from us, the brownies are worth the commute if you live outside of Journal Square. 

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Alexis moved to Hoboken after she graduated college in 2015 and fell in love with the area right away. She currently lives in Jersey City with her boyfriend, Ewan, and works in New York City as a fashion buyer by day and an aspiring entrepreneur by night. In her spare time, when she is not exploring the new, trendy spots around town, you will find her working out at one of her favorite local classes, singing along to the soundtrack of Wicked, or creating macrame wall art and home decor that she sells on Etsy.