There’s something nostalgic about eating a s’more: the campfire vibes, the perfect mix of gooey goodness and crispy crackers, and who can forget the sticky fingers. S’mores are messy enough to bring back childhood memories but tasty enough to eat at every possible opportunity. Thankfully, restaurants have started to introduce variations onto the dessert menus, and you don’t even have to leave the neighborhood or have a bonfire to enjoy the classic chocolate, marshmallow, and graham cracker combination. Read on for the best places to enjoy s’mores in Hoboken and Jersey City.
Carlo’s Bakery | 95 Newark Street
Hoboken’s most famous bakery offers trays of s’mores as a catering option and sometimes offers them stocked on its shelves. Order them to bring home and toast over a fire or sit inside the original location on Newark Street to enjoy a s’more.
Northern Soul Kitchen | 700 1st Street
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The interactive Make Your Own S’mores dessert at Northern Soul pays homage to the gooey treat in its purest form. Add as much chocolate as you want, slap on a marshmallow, and enjoy the original treat as a post-brunch treat.
The Hive | 1000 Park Avenue
The Hive has created a next-level, summer-themed cookie/s’more remix that is definitely a must-try! The Hive has included the classic ingredients and has added a new twist to this delectable dessert. Pack this portable treat for your next picnic or movie al fresco.
Turning Point | 1420 Sinatra Drive North
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With a variety of heavenly hot chocolate options to choose from, the Turning Point has come up with the perfect s’mores drink recipe for your summer needs. This drink comes with toasted marshmallow syrup, whipped cream, and crushed graham crackers.
Amelia’s Bistro | 187 Warren Street
The S’mores Flatbread from Amelia’s has captured hearts and tastebuds all over New Jersey and New York City. Served with Nutella, graham crackers, marshmallows, and mascarpone cheese, this shareable dish is sure to leave you satisfied.
Angel’s Recipe Ice Cream | 312 Central Avenue
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Nothing can go wrong when you take two beloved desserts and put them together, and Angel’s did just that with the s’mores crepe. Made with graham crackers, melted chocolate chips, melted marshmallows, hot fudge, whipped cream, and powdered sugar, this sweet treat can definitely satisfy a craving. Angel’s Recipe added a brownie s’mores crepe for added chocolatey goodness. Try the Jake’s S’mores ice cream for another twist: it’s made of milk chocolate with Reese’s, graham cracker, and toasted marshmallow.
Baonanas | 210 Hudson Street
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Jersey City locals Trisha and Lloyd update banana pudding with their s’mores version. It’s got a decadent chocolate mousse with swirls of homemade Ube marshmallow fluff, layers of softened graham crackers, and freshly sliced bananas. It’s probably the most unique version of s’mores you’ll ever try.
Milk + Cream Cereal Bar | 175 Newark Avenue
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This dessert bar has a signature combination that’s sure to be a s’mores lovers delight: blend the s’mores and Krave flavors then top it with chocolate Teddy Grahams, chocolate drizzle, and chocolate chips. Delicious.
The Cottage | 136 Monticello Avenue
The Cottage’s Gimme Gimme S’More Cookie Cake is next-level amazing. The chocolate and marshmallowy goodness come in soft layers, perfect for a large group!
The Kitchen Step | 500 Jersey Avenue
Chef Ryan DePersio rounds out his locally-driven menu with smores, alongside a diverse and delicious dessert menu. The often-changing menu is jam-packed with seasonal favorites (like s’mores) and treats for every kind of foodie. The unique miniature bonfire experience where patrons can toast their marshmallows over a small flame and drop them into the spiked hot cocoa is a must-try.
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Two dads from Maryland, like many, had jobs affected by the pandemic, but they turned their time spent with their families into an adorable small business. City Bonfires offers a bonfire and s’mores kit that can be used outdoors to create a unique experience with family and friends while allowing for social distancing.