Top 10 Hoboken Girl Blog Posts of 2017

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As the new year approaches, it’s important to pause for a second, reflect back on 2017, and appreciate all the great things that happened this year. As we are winding down on 2017, we took a look back at 10 of our greatest hits from 2017. Keep reading for the best places to get Italian food in Hoboken, one of the most anticipated openings in 2017, an insta-worthy restaurant opening in Jersey City, and more. Here are our top 10 Hoboken Girl blog posts of 2017:

 

#10: 7 New Jersey Apple Orchards & Pumpkin Patches {Near Hoboken and Jersey City}

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We love fall {basic betches 4Lyfe} — especially fall-filled weekends escaping the city to pick apples, run through a pumpkin patch, or enjoy a fresh apple cider doughnut. Check out our post for our top 7 picks near Hoboken for apple orchards and pumpkin patches. For a more comprehensive list, visit our interactive apple orchard/pumpkin patch map.

 

#9: Gringo’s Jersey City is Open {+ It’s a Taco Joint to Remember}

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Gringo’s Jersey City opened this year — but proved to be more than just a taco joint. Situated in an old mechanic shop in downtown Jersey City, you’ll find a piñata room {where you can actually beat piñatas}, cocktails on tap, and sombreros/maracas for the best Insta snaps. Keep reading here for more details on the space, and, of course, the tacos.

 

#8: Downtown Hoboken’s Getting a Sephora {…This is Not a Drill}

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In April of this year, we first got wind that Hoboken is getting a Sephora in 2018. That means no more trekking to the Newport Mall for a makeup run {scorrrre}. The new location is at 319 Washington Street in downtown Hoboken between the old Crepe Guru and S&B Plumbing. As of right now, the Sephora intends to open end of this year. We will fill you in once we have more details.

 

#7: 26 Reasons Hoboken is {the Best} Place to Live

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Whether you’re moving to Hoboken or have lived in Hoboken your whole life, there are so many reasons to love the Mile Square. Where else can you see a plethora of dogs {#5}, have several wine bars within a few blocks, AND enjoy the Hoboken Arts and Music Festival {#10}? We didn’t think so. Click the link above for even more reasons to love Hoboken.

 

#6: Antique Bakery Reopens as Antique Bar and Bakery

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Antique Bakery once was a staple bakery in Hoboken that relocated to Jersey City as a bakery and bar. Still expect to see the specialty breads we all know and love, along with cheeses, meats, and a cozy coffee-house vibe. Read more about Antique Bar and Bakery here.

 

#5: 9 Italian Restaurants in Hoboken for the BEST Pasta

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It’s no surprise with Hoboken’s Italian roots that there are a lot of awesome places for a great plate of pasta. Head over to Lisa’s Italian Deli for mind-blowing penne vodka, Leo Grandevous for gluten-free options that have a slice of Frank Sinatra within their walls, and all the other great options in this post.

 

#4: Where You Can Donate Used Clothing in Hoboken and Jersey City

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The end of 2017 means thinking about New Year’s Resolutions and getting rid of clothing you don’t wear anymore. Why not give your old clothes to someone in need, especially when clearing the clutter for 2018. Visit the post to learn about all of places to donate clothing in Jersey City and Hoboken.

 

#3: It’s True…Trader Joe’s is Coming to Hoboken {and Opens May 19th!}

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After waiting and waiting, it finally happened. Trader Joe’s opened in Hoboken on May 19th, and we couldn’t have been more excited. No more hiking to Edgewater for vegetable potstickers or salmon burgers! Check out the post to learn more about one of the most anticipated new openings of 2017.

 

#2: Our Trip To Sojo Spa Club in Edgewater {The Ultimate Staycation}

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Sojo Spa Club in Edgewater is not your average spa experience. To start, the club is 250,000 square feet and 8 stories tall. You’ll find all the traditional spa amenities such as massages and facials as well as outdoor hot tubs (open in the winter), carbon rich bathes, five different saunas, and Japanese hot stone therapy. Visit the post to learn more.

 

#1: The Best Bottomless Brunch Spots in Hoboken and Jersey City

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You know the Hudson County takes bottomless brunch very seriously. There is no shortage of restaurants to knock your brunch-loving socks off, no matter what you’re in the mood for. Looking for waterfront views, beautiful ambiance and small plates and champagne for $32? Check out Halifax Hoboken.  Looking for traditional Mexican food in funky atmosphere with $25 bottomless drinks? Check out Orale Mexican Kitchen Jersey City.  Check out the article for the rest of our boozy brunch recs.

So there you have it – our top searched and viewed posts of 2017.

What’s your favorite Hoboken Girl blog post? Share the link with us on Facebook @HobokenGirlBlog or in the comments below.


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Cait lived in Weehawken for three years before moving to Jersey City a year ago. Coming from a family of restaurateurs and chefs, Cait loves everything food-related. Her passion lies in connecting and learning about people through food, whether it’s cooking, eating at a local hole-in-the-wall, or serving a meal at a homeless shelter. During the day, Cait is an inventory planner at Macys. At night, you can find her at a new art opening, immersive theater, improv comedy show, or a live music venue.