• Sweet Tooth Satisfied: Old School Schnackenberg’s {is Schnacking Pretty}

    When it comes to sweet tooth cravings, I’m known to grab some light fro yo to go with a variety of healthy toppings, but I am not one to shy away from the real deal {think: premium ice cream and gooey donuts from time to time}. So, after an early dinner and drinks at Bin 14, I walked by Schnackenberg’s and just had to experience what all the fuss was about.

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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 & reopened with its original name in tact {by Eugene and Joyce Flinn}. The new owners also own Amanda’s and Elysian in Hoboken, two very delicious and popular restaurant spots. 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. I hear they have 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.

    Although I didn’t get a chance to eat a meal there, I did get to sample some chocolate and a donut or two with my friends while chatting with the workers {sitting pretty in their bowties and old-school attire}.


    A few things that stuck out {in both by taste AND name}:

    Champagne Chocolate Truffles.

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    I mean, you can’t really get better than those two in a combo. Kind of reminds me of a stop during this glorious day. Schnackenberg’s makes their own chocolates, which is 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 Donuts.

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    Need I say more?

    Dulce De Leche Jelly Donuts.

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    Errrrmagherrrrd. These were like crack, and I couldn’t stop myself. Luckily I was only sharing a half of each donut with my schnackie buddy. Think jelly filling, but no, instead it’s CARAMEL GOODNESS.


    Jelly Beans.

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    It’s so fun to buy jelly beans from an old-school shop like Schnackies {yes, that’s what Hoboken residents originally called it}. And as I said, their homemade chocolates are nothing to scoff at either.

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    While I didn’t get to try their milkshake yet, my fiancé—a seasoned milkshake-lover, did, and thought it was very delicious. The milkshake was $6.50, so not cheap, but personally I think it’s more about the experience than the actual shake {he would kill me for saying that, whoops}. But, how could you not with the vintage feel of the shop:

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    The decor is really just adorable. A mix of old and new, beautifully restored and displayed throughout the shop. As far as service, employees were extremely friendly and helpful, especially as I was in my indecisive donut and chocolate decision-making mode.

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    See what I mean?

    From what I saw, the portions were moderately priced and a good size; I’m excited to come back and try a few things on the menu including: eggs bene, grilled cheese, an egg cream, and maaaaybe even the gluten free french toast! Since they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, I don’t think that finding a time to stop by again soon will be too difficult.

    Also: MAJOR plus that you can get a side of avocado with your meal. Avocados are my jam. Not to be confused with jelly…did someone say jelly donuts?!

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

    Written by:

    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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