All things to do in Garden Street in Hoboken



Local businesses, lush green parks, and incredibly gorgeous apartments are just a few of the many reasons why a walk down Garden Street in Hoboken is an absolute must. Located a few blocks behind Washington Street (considered one of the busiest and liveliest in the neighborhood) is Garden, a street that brings together quaint cafes and quaint homes that make it feel like a neighborhood intimate community.

We are delighted to continue with our latest ‘Street Series’. Read on to learn more about the hidden places to visit along Garden Street in Hoboken. We’ll take you from downtown to the upscale neighborhoods and share all the local businesses and sights to see.

Downtown Garden {Newark Street – 4th Street}

Greek city {86 Garden Street}

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Hoboken has a plethora of dining options and one of the best parts of this neighborhood is the local hidden gems that can be found on every block. Greek Town has an exquisite menu with a variety of dining options, and the Greek salad with feta cheese topped with olive oil might just be the best lunch accompaniment for those zoom gatherings.

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Manicure workshop {168 1st Street}

Everyone deserves perfectly formed nails and artistic designs that will keep compliments flowing. Mani / Pedi sessions are a great time to relax and take care of yourself, and Nail Atelier’s management and nail technicians are attentive, friendly and accommodating. The living room is spacious and offers a variety of nail colors.

Soft {343 Garden Street}


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Have you ever found yourself staring at a cupcake that’s too pretty to eat? This is exactly what Sweet’s menu does. Owner Angela Park opened the bakery in 2008 and has since won the hearts of the community. They come in a standard size as well as miniature cupcakes for all the celebrations to come with irresistible flavors such as peanut butter, red velvet, lemon, and fluffernutter. They also specialize in personalized cakes for weddings, genre parties or any other occasion.

Tastebuds Tacos {400 Garden Street}

Taste buds

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New York may be the mecca of the food truck movement, but Hoboken surely got lucky with this Taco truck. Located on the corner of Garden and 4th, Tastebuds Tacos has a mouthwatering menu and options for veg and meat lovers.

Church square park

Church Square Park has it all: a basketball court, lush green grass for a morning workout or a mid-day picnic, a dog park, and a children’s playground. It is also conveniently located near the Hoboken Library, restaurants and cafes in the area. The famous “farmer’s market” also takes place here during the summer.

Midtown Garden {5th Street – 9th street}

Hidden land {700 Garden Street}

Hidden ground cafe

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Hidden Grounds was launched in 2013. Patel and Kumar took a chance on their coffee and it became an instant hit. Trust the hidden grounds to deliver the perfect ambiance, freshly brewed coffee and delicious pink chai that will keep you coming back for more. They also offer jugs of your favorite Hidden Grounds drinks which include chai, rose, and matcha latte.

St. Mary’s Lawyers Thrift shop {536 Garden Street}

Second-hand store St Mary Advocates Inc.

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One of the most exciting things about visiting a thrift store is that you often don’t expect anything and come out with some unique finds at extremely reasonable prices. The staff here are extremely friendly and helpful and they have a variety of clothing options (for men and women) as well as kitchen jewelry that are worth a look and let’s face itthrift stores are good for the environment, your wallet and your wardrobe.

Mario Pizza {742 Garden Street}

Mario's Pizza

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Mario’s Classic Pizza is family owned and has been in business since 1985, and is today a staple in the Hoboken community. Mario’s Classic Pizza offers a menu of over 40 different options, from pizzas to salads and sandwiches to submarines.

Moran Pub {501 Garden Street}

Moran Pub

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Moran’s has been home to the best pint of Guinness on this side of the Atlantic for over 25 years. Overlooking Church Square Park on the corner of Garden and 5th, the bright red doors and friendly staff are hard to miss. Besides the dinner menu, they also have a well-designed brunch menu and the ambiance is a perfect setup for enjoying a mimosa on the hot days ahead.

Mr. Wraps {741 Garden Street}

Mr. Wrap's

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Whether it’s the BBQ Chicken Wrap or the Taco Wrap, Mr. Wraps will always be there to satisfy your wrap cravings.

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Uptown Garden {9th Street – 14th Street}

Olivia {1038 Garden Street}


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Olivia’s, a new Mediterranean + Latin fusion restaurant in a picturesque corner has just opened and an upscale dining and cocktail experience. HG tip: The interior is very Instagrammable.

Dino and Harry Steakhouse {163 14th Street}

Steakhouse Dino + Harry

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This steakhouse embraces its heritage while enjoying the historic building in which it operates – a building dating from the late 1800s. Built like a longshoreman’s lounge, the atmosphere has been preserved by retaining most of its original architectural details . The renowned restaurant has also been rated as one of New Jersey’s top three steakhouses and is worth a visit for its exclusive menu and experience.


Written by: Risha Jagadish

Originally from India, looking for a place she could call home, Risha finally found her place in Home Sweet Hoboken. She currently works in advertising in New York City and loves writing about mindfulness and positivity. Her happiness lies in her morning routine – catching a sunrise in Maxwell Park, doing yoga by the pier followed by a hot cup of Joe before starting the day. She also enjoys her happy hours and can be found sipping a beer (or a few others) at local spots. His guilty pleasure is Garlic Naan and a large bowl of frozen yogurt enjoyed by the Skyline.



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