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Top bakery recommendations from locals

Bakery
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“Carlo's Bakery is the best in the area with many famous treats and delights, as seen on the TV show.”
  • 84 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Delicious bakery that has a nice assortment of French breads and pastries. Espresso bar highly recommend”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bagel Shop
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“Wonder Bagel is the only bagel game in town, but it’s a good one at that. Bagels are baked all day on premises, and just like any good bagel shop, there’s an endless variety of flavors and cream cheeses. But unlike NYC bagelries, this proud NJ business has the cult favorite local tradition of Taylor ham. Beware of extra-long lines on the weekends. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bakery
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“No more than five people can pack into this tiny deli/bakery that has been around for almost 100 years. Longtime locals — usually Jersey City police officers, firefighters, or other neighborhood workers who have been stopping by for years — go for the filling and relatively inexpensive Italian sub sandwiches. Don’t miss the loaves of meat-stuffed bread, or the cinnamon dessert variety, though. Cash only.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Delicious pastries and coffee! Fun place to hang out and work with your laptop or read a good book.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“The Chang Mi Sandwich with the Voodoo Zapps chips and an Iced Coffee! --The best!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
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“Bright cafe offering creative coffee drinks & light bites in a contemporary space with a back patio.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Just a block away by Hamilton Park, this ice cream shop has rotating unique and homemade flavors. Definitely worth a stop!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“BYOB, family friendly neighborhood pizza restaurant with generous portions. They make their own mozzarella in house and overall excellent value for the quality. Sausage broccoli rabe appetizer, portobello salad and a Margherita pie make for a complete midweek meal. Sometimes their crust can be little undercooked so we always ask for it well done. Best bang for buck is to grab one of their gigantic slices for like $3, at the takeout counter on 5th street.”
  • 11 locals recommend
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“Named after birthplace of cantucci, more widely known as biscotti, in Prato, Italy. This bakery/cafe has amazing, authentic focaccia sandwiches made with high quality imported Italian products. My faves are Spicy Porchetta which they roast in house, Manhattan, Sienna and La Boscaiola sandwiches. Paired with fresh squeezed OJ or limonata makes for exceptional breakfast or lunch. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bakery
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“BJ's Wholesale Club, commonly referred to simply as BJ's, is an American membership-only warehouse club chain operating on the United States East Coast, as well as in the state of Ohio.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Longtime chain serving a variety of donut flavors & shapes, plus coffee & frozen drinks. Opens 6am”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
“Quaint storefront with breakfast pastries, classic baked goods & espresso drinks, plus a snug patio.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Originally open for 35 years in Hoboken (it’s now under new ownership), Antique Bakery took over Pecoraro in JC in 2016, bringing its breads (everything from sesame to pepperoni- and mozzarella-stuffed), mini pizzas, and Italian sandwiches and cookies with it. It was an institution over in Hoboken — garnering fans such as Frank Sinatra — and the quality is no less here in Jersey City. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
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“** recently moved across the street down from the McDonalds. Coffee, donuts, bagels etc.”
  • 4 locals recommend