• The Best Valentine’s Day Sweets in Hoboken

    It’s safe to say that regardless of your relationship status, everyone likes a little something sweet to nosh on now and then. With Valentine’s Day here, we thought it was only appropriate to share our favorite spots for a sweet treat in Hoboken. Here are some fave places to get dessert {for your Valentine or yourself — not judging} locally this V-Day.:

    Sugarsuckle {Sugar Cookies}

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    If you haven’t had Sugarsuckle’s skillfully crafted sugar cookies, then you haven’t really lived a true Valentine’s Day of sweets. Jennifer Choi is a master of her dessert decorating craft — and her sugar cookies are really unmatched in their creativity, delicateness, and taste.

    Choc O Pain {Heart-Shaped Chocolates and Breads}

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    This 1st Street French bakery is filled with flourless chocolate cake and delicious heart-shaped treats for every type of guy or gal. As you can imagine, they’re pulling out all of the stops for Valentine’s Day. Anything from this cake will make you feel like you’ve time travelled back to a vacation in Paris — complete with a cafe au lait. Try their macarons, croissants, and other Valentine’s Day treats.

    Insomnia Cookies {Red Velvet Heart Cookie Cake}

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    For the cookie {and Insomnia} lover, the red velvet cookie cake is a stellar option. Also on the menu: ya know, just their rows and rows of chocolate chip cookies — perfect for a V-day evening in as it comes delivered in a pizza “cookie” box {until 2am!}.

    Lepore’s Chocolates {Chocolate Covered EVERYTHANG}

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    For the choc-o-holic, Lepore’s is a Hoboken staple you can’t miss. Opt for their mouth-watering chocolate-covered oreos {some even have bacon on top!} or chocolate peanut butter cups. Too delicious.

    The Hudson Cakery {Mini-Cakes and Emoji Cookies}

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    The delicious little Weehawken made-to-order bakery is offering 6-inch heart-shaped cakes — perfect for your cake-loving other half. Jenn’s cakes come in several flavors including red velvet, chocolate, vanilla — and the emojis come in several faces, in addition to the cookies and other goodies. Make sure to order ASAP {no walk-ins!}. Call (201) 319-0363 to get your cakes. 

    Baking Mama {Macaroons}

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    If you’re looking for a ‘ma & pa’-type shop, Baking Mama is your downtown go-to, that’s for sure. Tina Rivera opened this shop after her son decided to go to Steven’s Tech in the Mile Square. As far as sweets go, her best-seller is her macaroon selection: salted caramel, lemon, maple bacon, and pistachio are just a *few* of the delicious ones that can grace your lips {read: knock your socks off}. She also makes cake balls {chocolate, red velvet, and vanilla}, and cupcakes and meringues [see the full list here]. But seriously, can we just get back to the maple bacon macaroons? O.M.G. they are so. good.

    Schnackenbergs {Doughnuts, Milkshakes, and Chocolates}

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    This old-school luncheonette boasts a variety of sweet options for your Valentine, including {but deffffinitely not limited to} heart-shaped doughnuts, root beer floats, milk shakes, chocolates, and a variety of other must-have treats. If you’re looking for an in-house experience, this may be your spot — the location allows for in-house dining and all of the servers wear {tastefully 50s} outfits.

    Giorgio’s Pasticceria {Cannolis, Italian Cookies, and Turnovers}

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    Italian cookies, apple turnovers, and cannolis — oh my! This spot, popular among locals for being family-owned and filled with authentic Italian desserts, is a must-visit — even if just to watch Giorgio {who’s pushing 85, at least} and his daughter interact. They’re so cute {Editor’s Note: last time there, Giorgio wanted me to eat an apple turnover so he shoved it in my mouth — might I say I willingly obliged!}.

    Jarets Stuffed Cupcakes {Cupcakes, duuuhhh}

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    If you haven’t had a cupcake from Jarets, then…basically, you’re missing out. Featuring little minis or a full-size cupcake stuffed with icing and pudding goodness, these cupcakes are worth the splurge. Our favorites: Nutella, banana creme, and oreo! This uptown spot {located at 14th and Hudson} is the perfect place to quickly pick up dessert. Oh, and did we mention they DELIVER? #YoureWelcome

    honeygrow {The Honeybar}

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    ^Yes, that’s actually good for you.

    For the Valentine who is opting for a more organic experience, honeygrow offers sweet and satisfying options from its honeybar. This decadent healthier dessert is a tasty alternative to those who are opting for less white sugar. They offer three types of honey, granola, coconut shavings, fruit, chocolate chips, whipped cream, and other scrumptious toppings. Think organic {not frozen} fro yo without the chemicals. So basically the opposite of most fro yo. And it’s soooo good.

    Carlo’s Bakery {Cannolis and Cakes}

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    Does your Valentine have cannolis on the brain? Carlos Bakery added a little pizzazz to their decadent cannolis with a much-needed blanket of chocolate chips. Don’t want to wait in line?. This famous bakery offers Hoboken residents a jump in the line– just flash your resident ID.

    These spots are just a few of our favorites — where will you be indulging this Valentine’s Day?

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    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, or watching some really bad {but oh-so-good} reality TV and ordering takeout with her husband.


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