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Craving Holiday Cookies? Visit These Jersey City Bakeries


There’s no tasty holiday tradition quite like holiday cookies, when we finally get the chance to enjoy those classic sugar cookies, gingerbread men, shortbread, thumbprint cookies and more. But, as anyone who has anguished over a mixing bowl knows, baking cookies is no easy task!

If baking isn’t exactly your thing, leave the holiday cookies to the experts this year and instead, visit these local bakeries before your cookie exchange. No one needs to be the wiser that your cookies didn’t come from your Beacon oven!

Cocoa Bakery, located at 275 Grand St, Jersey City which is five minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a quaint storefront with breakfast pastries, cookies, classic baked goods and espresso drinks, plus a snug patio.

Since their opening in 2013, Cocoa has been a popular spot for cookies, pastries, coffee and made to order cakes for all occasions. Residents and visitors, as well as Jersey City eateries, have been loyal customers. Owner and Chef Jessica Isaacs is directly involved in all aspects of its creative, culinary and business operations. 

Prato Bakery, located at 371 4th St, Jersey City which is five minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a quaint Italian cafe with handcrafted, sweet and savory Tuscan specialties and cookies, plus espresso and cappuccino.

Prato Bakery opened in 2015 after four years in New York City. The goal has always been the same: to bring the Italian and Tuscan authentic baking tradition to the U.S. The bakery, named after the hometown of the owner and baker Simone, offers a variety of baked goods handmade every day in the premises.

Cocoa Bakery

275 Grand St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 830-3430

Prato Bakery

371 4th St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 798-8900

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