bakeries

Love Cider Doughnuts? Here’s Where To Get Them Near Your Beacon Apartment

06Oct

There are a million ways to use apple cider, but one of the favorite ways of those with a sweet tooth has long been to enjoy apple cider doughnuts. However, you don’t need to be an expert baker to get this fall favorite – just head to the local bakery.

Luckily for those craving a bite of these tasty treats, the options of bakeries offering apple cider doughnuts near our Beacon apartments are endless. Here are just a few you can head to for a doughnut – or a dozen!

The LoDG, located at 7 Bleecker St, Jersey City which is 10 minutes from your Beacon apartment, offers doughnuts that are as unique as they come, all made entirely from scratch. Expect doughnuts that are locally-made yet inspired from all over the globe here!

The founders are a couple who happen to be as in love with each other as they are with delicious food. This biomedical engineer and lawyer realized there weren’t any decadent craft doughnut spots in the area, so they decided to fix that problem when they opened the LoDG.

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

Chef Jessica Isaacs is the owner of Cocoa Bakery Cafe and is directly involved in all aspects of its creative, culinary and business operations. She served as executive pastry chef at the internationally lauded Nobu and Nextdoor Nobu restaurants for more than a dozen years, as well as executive pastry chef at Sushi Samba 7 after an apprenticeship at the Three-Michelin-starred Le Calandre in Italy. 

The LoDG

7 Bleecker St, Jersey City, NJ 07307

(201) 301-5465

Cocoa Bakery

275 Grand St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 830-3430

Pi Day is March 14! Here’s Where To Get Pie Near Jersey City

14Mar

Pi Day on March 14 might celebrate the mathematical constant π, but there’s a much tastier way to enjoy the holiday here in Jersey City than doing any math problems – with a delicious, homemade pie, whether it’s blueberry, apple or pumpkin.

Within only minutes of our Beacon apartments are tons of locally-owned bakeries which are the experts when it comes to a perfect pie. Place your order now and you won’t even need to turn on 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, classic baked goods, pies, espresso drinks, plus a patio.

Chef Jessica Isaacs is the owner of Cocoa Bakery Cafe and is directly involved in all aspects of its creative, culinary and business operations. She served as executive pastry chef at the internationally lauded Nobu and Nextdoor Nobu restaurants for more than a dozen years, as well as executive pastry chef at Sushi Samba 7. 

Monteleone’s, located at 741 Newark Ave, Jersey City which is five minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a traditional bakery turning out Italian pastries from cakes and cannoli to pies and eclairs.

For over 70 years, Monteleone’s has been a staple in Jersey City, and you’ll taste that in every bite of their delicious pies which come in varieties including apple, blueberry, pumpkin and more. It’s a third-generation family business which still uses the same recipes that founder Guido Monteleone used when he opened the bakery after immigrating from Sicily.

Cocoa Bakery

275 Grand St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 830-3430

Monteleone’s

741 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306

(201) 798-0576

Craving Holiday Cookies? Visit These Jersey City Bakeries

09Dec

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

Satisfy That Sweet Tooth on Thanksgiving Day With These Local Pie Shops

14Nov

Thanksgiving is coming up on Thursday, Nov. 22, and we’re all ready for the big feast full of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce. However, for those with a sweet tooth, there’s an even better part of Thanksgiving – dessert!

Thanksgiving desserts typically are full of pies in every variety, including apple, pumpkin and blueberry. Luckily for us here in Jersey City, our area is full of tasty pie shops, which will certainly come in handy after you’ve already spent hours cooking Thanksgiving dinner!

If you want to keep your guests happy after the main meal is over on Thanksgiving Day, then make sure you stop by these bakeries well before the big day. Hurry though, they’re taking orders as soon as possible!

GFG Bakery Café, located at 221 River St, Hoboken which is about 12 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a reincarnation of the owners’ Greek culinary and baking past on a mission to make their neighborhood seem a bit more like home – where you can always count on simply good food!

To find out what they’re baking up in the pie department, stop by their shop to see what’s been freshly made. However, classic apple pies and apple pie crumbles are always on the menu, so you can always count on these staples here.

Choc O Pain French Bakery and Café, located at 157 1st St, Hoboken which is about 12 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a comfy French cafe offering homemade breads and desserts plus a menu of sandwiches and other light fare.

At Choc O Pain, they bake all of their desserts in the traditional European way, using only basic, fresh ingredients which you can taste in every slice of pie that you bite. Plus, they also offer catering as well as baking classes, if you would like to learn how to bake their pies yourself!

 

GFG Bakery Café

221 River St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 533-1040

gfg-bakery.com

 

Choc O Pain French Bakery and Café

157 1st St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 710-5175

chocopainbakery.com

Hosting a Party? Get Your Cake at These Jersey City Bakeries

20Aug

Birthdays, graduations and summer celebrations… there’s no time to host a party like in the summertime, when everyone is ready to unwind with some sunshine and pool time, and if you’re hosting a party, then it can’t be complete without an amazing cake.

Here in Jersey City, there’s no reason to settle for a run-of-the-mill supermarket cake – we have lots of amazing bakeries here in town that can make amazing custom cakes that are sure to stun your party guests. Check out these bakeries before finalizing your party details!

Dulce de Leche Bakery, located at 376 Central Ave, Jersey City which is about 10 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a stylish, bright cafe offering Latin American lunch fare, plus gourmet pastries, cakes and cookies.

Refusing to compromise on quality and craftsmanship has been the “secret” to their success. Each day, they work diligently to continue learning, improving, and evolving. You will definitely taste the difference if you visit this shop!

Philippine Bread House, located at 530 Newark Ave, Jersey City which is seven minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a venerable Filipino bakery producing traditional breads and cakes, with a separate hot lunch counter.

For more than 30 years, Philippine Bread House has proudly developed a deep love and satisfaction from making our customers happy by producing exactly what they want: delicious, quality products with an original homemade taste! What initially began long ago as a simple one-time request for their popular sweet roll grew into an enormous following that continues to grow to this day.

 

Dulce de Leche Bakery

376 Central Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07307

(201) 626-1888

 

Philippine Bread House

530 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306

(201) 659-1753