• Schnackenberg’s Hoboken: Milkshakes, Doughnuts, + Vintage Vibes

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    Restaurants are a dime a dozen in Hudson County, but when it comes to sweet treats, Schnackenberg’s is a Hoboken spot that satisfies any sweet tooth {with a definitive old-school charm}. Think: premium ice cream, homemade doughnuts, classic milkshakes, and more — all offered on its seriously enticing menu surrounded by decor dating back over 80 years. Find out what all the fuss is about over at Schnackenberg’s and why it’s a must-visit the next time any sugary cravings hit:

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    Originally established in 1931, this mom + pop shop was opened by Dora and Henry Schnackenberg at its current location, 1110 Washington Street. Their daughter, Dorothy Novak took it over until it was recently renovated and reopened with its original name intact {by Eugene and Joyce Flinn}. The new owners also are former owners of Amanda’s and Elysian in Hoboken, two very popular restaurant spots that most of us know and love. They opted to restore the location to its original “look,” but keep it in tune with the times as far as parts of the menu go, etc. {Think: there’s gluten-free french toast and vegan sausage on the breakfast menu!}

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    A picture of the original owner front and center in the current decor.

    Noteworthy Sweets Picks

    Champagne Chocolate Truffles

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    There’s nothing better than champagne AND truffle in one out-of-this-world combination. Beyond this delightful delicacy, Schnackenberg’s makes its own chocolates, making any store-bought treats a really great gift or item to bring to a friend’s house {or to treat yourself with at the end of a long day}.

    Mascarpone Doughnuts

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    As delicious as it sounds.

    Dulce De Leche Jelly Doughnuts

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    {Editor’s Note: These were like crack – think jelly filling, but instead in the form of CARAMEL GOODNESS}.

    Jelly Beans

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    It’s always a fun treat to buy jelly beans from an old-school shop like Schnackies {and yes, that’s what Hoboken residents originally called it}. 

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    Now, on to the milkshakes. Flavors aside, a milkshake from Schnackies is all about the experience {how could it not be with the vintage feel of the shop!}. Served in massive float glasses, they’re served topped with whipped cream and a touch of old-school charm.

    Schnackenberg Shake

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    On top of it all, the decor is simply adorable –  a mix of old and new, beautifully restored and displayed throughout the shop, with high counter tops and bright red high chairs bringing us back to the mid 20th century. Even the staff, who, we might add, are V friendly and helpful, rock pinstripe aprons and bowties to keep in line with the fun, nostalgic theme.

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    See what we mean?

    The savory food menu is just as delectable as the sweets one. It boasts classics like eggs bene, grilled cheese, an egg cream, and even gluten-free french toast! Schnackies serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner {dinner is only Fridays and Saturdays}, so it won’t be difficult to find a time to stop by and try all that it has to offer.

    PS: At nights during the week, Alfalfa has popped up and is serving up salads for the masses. Def stop by to support this local start-up.

    Have you been to Schnackenberg’s? What did you think?

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    Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of HobokenGirl.com. She started the site to discover the wealth of fun things happening in Hoboken and Jersey City and surrounding Hudson County areas. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event or #HobokenGirlHelps volunteer project, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog Pierre + rescue pup Finn, or watching some really bad {but oh-so-good} reality TV and ordering takeout with her husband.

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