• Grocery Stores in Hoboken: A Comparison

    We all need groceries, but when it comes to figuring out which store is best for you {based on your budget, dietary restrictions, and so on} it can be hard to figure it out. And since the closest option may not always be the best choice for your needs, we’ve rounded up a list of grocery stores in Hoboken, comparing the prices of a select group of products as well as some other factors. Here are the price comparisons, offerings, and other must-knows for local grocery stores in Hoboken:

    shoprite hoboken

    We took the information below into consideration when comparing each grocery store:

    Price of avocados
    Price of a dozen organic large eggs
    Fresh bread selection
    Do they have a hot bar or salad bar?
    Is there a bakery with fresh desserts?
    What alternative milk options do they offer?
    Is there an organic/allergy friendly section?
    Is there parking?

    So, without further ado, let’s dive in:

    Shoprite {900 Madison Street}

    shoprite hoboken

    Price of avocados: 3 for $5

    Price of a dozen organic large eggs: $5.99

    Fresh bread selection:: Yes, including gluten-free options.

    Fresh bakery: Yes! Huge bakery with lots of options for customized cakes and plenty of other desserts.

    Do they have a hot bar or salad bar? No, but there are prepared foods such as sushi and fresh cut fruit, plus salads behind the deli counter.

    What alternative milk options do they offer? Almond, coconut, oat, Lactaid, soy, flax, cashew, peanut, hazelnut, plant-based.

    Is there an organic/allergy friendly section? Yes – large gluten-free section and many other options throughout the store.

    Is there parking? Yes – big lot.

    Bonus: This is the only grocery store in Hoboken that also sells alcohol {so you can do all your party shopping in one spot!}

    Trader Joe’s {1350 Willow Avenue}

    trader joes hoboken

    Price of avocados: $1.49 each ($1.99 organic) $3.99 for 4, $5.99 for 4 organic

    Price of a dozen organic large eggs: $2.69 for large cage free brown eggs.

    Fresh bread selection:: Yes, there is a small fresh bread section with baguettes, bagels, focaccia, and more. 

    Is there a bakery with fresh desserts? No, there is no bakery at Trader Joe’s, but they are plenty of desserts to purchase.

    Do they have a hot bar or salad bar? No, but there is a good selection of cold prepared foods {great if you need a quick lunch} and dinners that can be easily heated up at home.

    What alternative milk options do they offer? Lactose free, almond milk, soy milk, goat milk, coconut milk, rice milk.

    Is there an organic/allergy friendly section? – There are many organic options but no specific allergen-free section, so be sure to read your labels!

    Is there parking? There’s a garage underneath and if you park for under an hour, TJ’s will validate your ticket with purchase.

    Kings {325 River Street + 1212 Shipyard Lane}

    kings hoboken

    Price of avocados: 2 for $6

    Price of a dozen organic large eggs: Free range large organic eggs $6.19

    Fresh bread selection: Yes, though it is small

    Is there a bakery with fresh desserts? Yes, but also a small section

    Do they have a hot bar or salad bar? – Yes — this is the place to go if you’re in the area and need a quick bite! They have salad and fruit bar ($8.99/lb), hot foods and mezze bar ($8.99/lb), an olive bar ($10.99/lb), and hot soup ($4.99/cup, $6.39/pint, or $10.99/quart).

    What alternative milk options do they offer? Lactaid, almond milk, coconut milk, soy.

    Is there an organic/allergy friendly section? Not specifically

    Is there parking? Uptown has pull-in (20-min) slots but very limited, and downtown is just metered street parking.

    READ: Where to Find Late-Night Desserts in Hoboken + Jersey City

    Organic Basic Food  {204 Washington Street}

    basic food hoboken

    Price of avocados: $2.99 each for organic avocados

    Price of a dozen organic large eggs: $5.99

    Fresh bread selection: No

    Is there a bakery with fresh desserts? No

    Do they have a hot bar or salad bar? No, but they have some prepared foods to take on-the-go

    What alternative milk options do they offer? Hemp, soy, cashew, coconut, almond, hazelnut, oat, macadamia, rice, plant-based

    Is there an organic/allergy friendly section? Not specifically, buy the whole store is a health food store, so there are plenty of allergen-friendly and organic options

    Is there parking? Just metered street parking.

    Whole Fresh Marketplace {101 Marshall Drive}

    whole fresh market hoboken

    Price of avocados: $2.89 each

    Price of a dozen organic large eggs: $6.99

    Fresh bread selection: Yes, right from Choc O Pain

    Is there a bakery with fresh desserts? No fresh bakery, but desserts from Choc O Pain

    Do they have a hot bar or salad bar? No, but again, there are prepared foods from Choc O Pain available

    What alternative milk options do they offer? Cashew, peanut, hazelnut, almond, oat, macadamia, coconut, soy, plant-based

    Is there an organic/allergy friendly section? Not specifically, but the whole store is filled with healthy options

    Is there parking? Just street parking.

    Sobsey’s {92 Bloomfield Street}

    sobseys produce hoboken

    Price of avocados: 2/$5 or $2.99 each; for organic, $3.49 each

    Price of a dozen organic large eggs $6.99

    Fresh bread selection: Yes, a small selection

    Is there a bakery with fresh desserts? No

    Do they have a hot bar or salad bar? Olive bar $8.99/lb

    What alternative milk options do they offer? Almond, coconut, cashew

    Is there an organic/allergy friendly section? No, not specifically

    Is there parking? No, just metered street parking.

     

    Natural Plus {97 Washington Street}

    natural plus hoboken

    Price of avocados: 2 for $5 or $2.99 each

    Price of a dozen organic large eggs: $5.49

    Fresh bread selection: Yes, a small selection of fresh rolls and pastries

    Is there a bakery with fresh desserts? No

    Do they have a hot bar or salad bar?  No, but there are cut fruit and some prepared foods available

    What alternative milk options do they offer? Almond, coconut, soy 

    Is there an organic/allergy friendly section? No, not specifically 

    Is there parking? No, just metered street parking.

     

    ACME {614 Clinton Street}

    acme hoboken

    Price of avocados: 2 for $4

    Price of a dozen organic large eggs: $4.39-$5.99 depending on the brand

    Fresh bread selection: Yes

    Is there a bakery with fresh desserts? Yes {+ from experience, very yummy}

    Do they have a hot bar or salad bar? Yes, salad bar $7.99/lb, olive bar $9.99/lb, and fresh soups are available daily

    What alternative milk options do they offer? Coconut, soy, plant-based, almond, cashew, macadamia, rice

    Is there an organic/allergy friendly section? Not specifically, but there are organic parts of aisles and signs everywhere for gluten-free and organic products

    Is there parking? Yes – a lot on Clinton Street.

    Aspen Marketplace {226 Washington Street}

    aspen marketplace hoboken

    Price of avocados: 2 for $5

    Price of a dozen organic large eggs: $5.99

    Fresh bread selection? Yes

    Is there a bakery with fresh desserts? Yes

    Do they have a hot bar or salad bar? Yes — hot bar buffet $7.99/lb salad bar $7.99/lb, olive bar $7.99/lb

    What alternative milk options do they offer? Rice, macadamia, almond, oat, soy, coconut, cashew, walnut, hazelnut

    Is there an organic/allergy friendly section? Not specifically, but there are healthy options all around!

    Is there parking? No, unless you’re willing to find a spot on Washington Street {good luck}

    **Keep in mind that grocery store prices constantly change, so use these prices as a close estimate for your next shopping trip.

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    Written by:

    Arielle, a lifelong Jersey girl, has been “the crafty friend” for as long as anyone can remember. She is always working on something, whether it be a knitting project, a homemade card, or a delicious dinner - because why buy when you can DIY? When she’s not creating something new, Arielle can be found down the shore with her husband, laughing way too hard at her own jokes, reading whatever historical books she can get her hands on, or enjoying a beer or a bourbon with friends!


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