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  • Bucket & Bay Craft Gelato Opening Today in Hoboken at 2pm

    Downtown Hoboken is getting a new location for handcrafted gelato, and it’s opening today at 2PM! The ever popular Bucket & Bay Craft Gelato Co. in Jersey City is opening the doors of a second location at 153 First Street in Hoboken. As a way of saying hello to the Mile Square, they’re serving buy-one-get-one FREE gelato this weekend only. Bye bye, Bagel Smashery, and hellooooo gelato.

    Today at the new Hoboken location, they’ll be serving 12 different gelato and sorbet flavors — all made from scratch at their spot in JC, but they’ll be hand making gluten-free cones right onsite. And hey there, dairy-free and vegan friends — Bucket & Bay also serves drool-worthy DF sorbet flavors like strawberry basil and lemon thyme, AND they offer a vegan sorbet! Available flavors depend on what ingredients are ready and fresh {swoon!} so you don’t have to feel guilty about going once or twice {or five} times a week. No judgement here.

    Also coming to Hoboken will be their Amish dairy selection, fresh pasture raised eggs, and 100% grass-fed, organic milk. And speaking of 100% grass-fed, organic milk, this is exactly the type used in making the gelato at Bucket & Bay. It comes from Oasis at Bird-in-Hand farmers’ cooperative, and is more nutrient-dense and has a higher butterfat content with a uniquely clean, fresh taste {and costs over $12 a gallon!}. And the big difference is in the taste — trust us, we took a gelato making class at the JC location and we were wowed.

    If you’re unfamiliar with the JC location or the Bucket & Bay story, here’s a little about the power-house married couple, Boris and Jen, who own Bucket & Bay. Both graduates of the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, AZ, Jen and Boris met at an alumni event in Chicago. Each held executive positions before eventually following a path to food. After 17 years in finance, Jen found herself looking for a more creative outlet that involved her passion for food and healthy cooking. When she started making gelato at home for their two daughters, the result reminded her of her grandfather Poppy’s homemade ice cream, triggering a desire to learn more. She took courses at the Institute of Culinary Education in Manhattan {as well as any gelato and ice cream class she could find}. Boris, a marketing executive, jumped at the chance to launch a new business with his wife and Bucket & Bay Craft Gelato Co. was born.

    The new Hoboken location will be open daily from 2PM – 10PM, but don’t forget that they’re celebrating their grand opening this weekend with buy-one-get-one free gelato! Run, don’t walk, to 153 First Street, because we’re sure it’ll be packed today {and since it’s Hoboken, if you’re not running, someone else definitely will be running and you might miss out on your favorite flavors. So, get moving!} Welcome to the neighborhood, Bucket & Bay!

    Share your pictures from opening weekend with us on Instagram @HobokenGirlBlog or#HobokenGirl!

     


    Written by:

    Michele is Hoboken Girl’s Managing Editor. Though she’s been a Jersey girl since her mother danced on a chair at a Bruce Springsteen concert while 8-months pregnant, Michele’s life is anything but basic. When not working in cosmetic design and marketing, Michele can be found eating her way around the Mile Square and JC, so it’s a good thing she's also a marathoner and soccer player. Aside from adding to her already extensive collection of throw pillows, Michele enjoys a good beer, a chai tea latte, and chillin’ with her kitties, Bo and Samson.


    One comment

    • Totally wish these guys the best of luck but saying I’m sad to see the Bagel Smashery go is an understatement. I’m sure there are thousands of others who would agree. That place was a Hoboken institution and Hoboken is really lacking in a quality bagel place. This place was it. I know in the transition the new owners offered meat, egg and cheese breakfast sandwiches, but even with more quality sourced meats and cheeses, $8 for a taylor, egg and cheese was a bit obscene (even the cashier felt bad telling you the damage). While the new gelato place looks artisan and has more of that refurbished look Hoboken needs, sad to see the Smashery go. It’s retirement didn’t get its due appreciation.

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