Coffee & Treats in Jersey City

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If you were to trace the origin of one of Jamba Juice?s freshly squeezed juices, it wouldn?t take long before you ended up face to face with its most important supplier: Mother Nature. Whole fruits and vegetables from her gardens, groves, and orchards fill Jamba Juice's stores: kale, apples, pineapple, carrots, beets, and other produce. Although it?s serious about filling cups with wholesome, natural ingredients, the company is a little more playful when it comes to the palate.

Sure, there are classic juices on the juice menu. Purely Carrot, for instance, which is as elemental and straightforward as it sounds. But there?s also the Tropical Greens, which combines apple juice and pineapple with super greens and chia seeds. And there?s Kale Orange Power, loaded with kale, bananas, and orange juice?all of which are packed with a serious helping of vitamins and manganese. Regardless of which flavor you choose, each 12-ounce juice packs in at least 1.5 servings of fruits and veggies, making it a convenient way to restore energy and get nutrition on the go. The same commitment to simplifying healthy eating can be found throughout the Jamba Juice menu, from its Fruit and Veggie smoothies to its Artisan Flatbreads.

In addition to providing healthy options to customers, Jamba Juice sponsors Team Up for a Healthy America. The initiative is focused on improving childhood nutrition and fitness by encouraging fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to helping the nation stay fit?which you can do by visiting the main Jamba Juice website.

With over 500 stores serving the full freshly squeezed juice menu, Jamba Juice is the perfect way to blend in the good.

30 Mall Dr. W
Jersey City,
NJ
US

Maybe you'll be drawn in by the window, displaying baskets filled with rustic baguettes and sweet tarts. Or perhaps the enticing aroma of freshly baked bread will beckon you inside. Either way, it's hard to walk by Choc O Pain's storefront. Step inside one of the bakery's two locations, and you'll be greeted with glass cases displaying French treats such as flaky croissants, fresh fruit tarts, and cookies just like the ones hanging on the walls of the Louvre. Though the menu abounds with treats for sweet teeth, guests can stop in for simple, yet elegant meals of veggie quiche and sandwiches served on homemade ciabatta.

530 Jersey Ave.
Jersey City,
NJ
US

Founded in 1976, the Coffee Beanery has wafted the enticing aroma of its beans not only throughout the United States but also over foreign soil. At each location, baristas brew the company's specially roasted beans and decaf coffee, which expels caffeine via the Swiss water process rather than with harsh chemicals. In addition to steaming espresso drinks and blending icy frappalattes, the staff stocks their shelves with bags of flavored coffees such as french toast, chocolate mint kiss, and Michigan cherry. Although guests are welcome to cozy up at a table or grab a cup to go, the beanery also lures shoppers inside to peruse a selection of coffee gifts, perfect for birthdays or Monday mornings.

701 State Rt 440
Jersey City,
NJ
US

The Little Sandwich Shop stacks a small legion of fresh ingredients on fresh homemade bread to form belly-filling sustenance and provide maximum lunchtime satisfaction. Gain the upper hand over hunger after cycling the Tour de France on a penny-farthing with the advertising advantage sandwich made with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, roasted peppers, red onion, and basil with balsamic vinaigrette on a french baguette ($6.95). Southern sauce can be savored within the safety of a toasted roll with the BBQ chicken special sandwich, a tasty conglomerate of grilled chicken, melted pepper-jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayo, and barbecue sauce ($6.95).

333 Grove St
Jersey City,
NJ
US

Made With Love is an organic bakery and café that creates fresh, healthy, and organic sweets and savories while stirring up an undercurrent of social and environmental responsibility. With today’s deal, customers can tease their sweet tooth’s taste buds with a dozen cupcakes, crafted by French Culinary Institute–trained owner Celeste Governanti from the finest of locally obtained, certified-organic ingredients. Five cupcake styles are available: vanilla with either chocolate- or vanilla-flavored buttercream, chocolate with the same two buttercream options, or CocoVelvet, Made With Love’s dye-free version of red velvet, smeared with a mouth-seeking missile of cream-cheese frosting.

530 Jersey Ave
Jersey City,
NJ
US

Draped in fondant flowers and bright swirls of buttercream, Buddy Valastro's cakes would catch anyone's eye?but that's especially true for fans of reality TV. The master baker and his visually stunning creations both star on TLC's Cake Boss, which has filmed at the Valastro family's Hoboken confectionery, Carlo's Bakery, since 2009.

Buddy's cakes have also won national notice beyond the show, including features in publications such as The Knot and Brides. And beyond designing delectable cakes for special occasions, Buddy shares his secrets through hands-on cake decorating classes, which are taught by his dedicated team of bakers at locations throughout New Jersey.

A cake decorating specialist for Carlo's Bakery, Gabby Parisi, talked to us about what it's like to attend the bakery's fondant cake decorating classes (buttercream cake decorating classes are also available).

Are the fondant classes beginner-friendly?

?People find fondant intimidating because the tools and know-how aren?t readily available, but when you come to the class, you realize it?s even easier than working with buttercream."

What types of decorations can students put on their cakes?

"We use water and a paintbrush to apply flowers, fall leaves, bows, and other shapes. It?s super easy once you know all the tricks?you can do almost anything [with fondant], it's really kind of magical. Buddy likes to describe it as the Houdini of cake decorating.?

Are classes available at all Carlo?s Bakery locations?

"Classes are available at our Morristown, Red Bank, and Ridgewood New Jersey bakeries as well as at our Jersey City/Lackawanna Cake Factory. There are no classrooms at our Hoboken, Westfield, or Las Vegas bakeries."

What?s the craziest cake ever made in Carlo's Bakery?

"I?m sure a lot of people will be familiar with the cakes from the TV show, Cake Boss. Buddy always says the craziest cake we?ve ever made was the Transformer, or the life-size Nascar cake."

631 Grove St.
Jersey City,
NJ
US

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