The Thursday {3}: Thai Coconuts from Sobseys, Buffalo Shrimp from 10th and Willow, and a Gatto Salon Blowout

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We’re back on our favorite day of the week — Thursday! Not only is it the day of TBT, but it’s also Thirsty Thursday, the day before Friday, and of course — time for the Thursday Three.  Here’s our list of faves for the week:


1. Thai Coconuts from Sobsey’s

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Sobsey’s and I are having a moment — maybe it’s the small town feel of the store, the friendly staff, the fresh organic produce, the lack of a wait on Sunday afternoon when Shoprite is packed or their Thai coconuts for $3.99, but regardless, I love it. I discovered these coconuts when perusing the coconut water section of the fridge, and have been dreaming about them ever since. Yes, you have to watch a quick youtube video {well I did} to figure out how to open it, but I’ll explain here.

1} Cut the top of the coconut down to the opening {it will come off in small pieces and the top will be a bit brownish an inch or two down}.

2} Take a hammer or the back of your knife to dig into the coconut and break the skin.

3} Create a small hole in the skin, and stick a straw in for a refreshing drink! Delicious, and so good for you. VOILA.

2. Buffalo Shrimp from 10th and Willow

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This right here is seriously my jam. I actually ordered takeout from 10th and Willow {who does that?} and these bad boys were included. THEY ARE PERFECT. Enough said.


3. Salon Gatto Blowouts

While there are a ton of great blowout spots in town, one that we recently tested out and LOVED was Salon Gatto {located near the PATH at 22 Hudson Place Suite 1N}. Here’s a little peek at my head {sorry for the blurry pic, we were wedding bound}:

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Opened and owned by Master Stylist and Colorist Christine Gatto, the salon boasts a comfortable, relaxed vibe with an upscale salon feel. I loved their 7am blowout option that they offer weekly, and they also serve only locally made coffee, cappucino, and wine {think Empire Coffee & Tea products + various local wine stores’ offerings}. So great. Word on the street is that for the rest of the month, they’re offering 15% off of any extensions – jump on it! Totally hooked on being #gattofabulous {as their latest IG hashtag has just surfaced, and we’re loving it!}.

And with that, we bid you adieu on this beautiful fall Thursday. Have you tried any of these faves?

Don’t forget to enter our #FallinLoveWithHoboken contest this weekend!

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Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hoboken Girl. She started the site to discover and share the wealth of things happening in Hudson County. Her roots in the area extend to her maternal grandparents, who owned two textile factories in Weehawken and North Bergen. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event/volunteer project or editing her life away, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog + rescue pup, or watching the latest murder doc on Netflix with her husband.