As the New Year approaches, there’s a lot to look forward to in Hoboken and Jersey City. 2022 brings many new restaurants and businesses to the area, from an antique and coffee shop to a Vietnamese-French fusion restaurant and everything in between. The Hoboken and Jersey City area is home to many diverse offerings, and the exciting range of different businesses will continue to open in 2022. Read on to see the list of businesses that will open this year.
Good Banh | 506 Washington Street
Owners Tony Kim and Kathy Kim, a couple from Creskill, NJ, said Hoboken girl “Vietnamese cuisine is very strongly influenced by French culture”, which is the inspiration behind the restaurant. Before Bon Banh, the Kim’s owned a grocery store in New York called Angela’s Sandwich Shop, located at 1428 6th Avenue. Due to Covid-19, the owners, who have worked in the food business for 12 years, were forced to close the store in March 2021. “We made Banh Mi sandwiches at our house in New York. It worked really well, so we took that idea and brought it to Hoboken, ”says Kathy. “We figured we could take the Banh Mi sandwich and do something where we could incorporate more Vietnamese food and bring it to Hoboken.”
Disco Dillas | Food truck
Disco Dillas, owned by siblings Lexi Cassitto and Joe Cassitto, made a pop-up appearance in Hoboken from Thursday November 11 to Sunday November 14, 2021. Hoboken girl has learned that the pop-up is a trial period and that the truck will return full time in the spring. “The goal for us is to create creative versions of quesadillas, like recipes that no one would think of putting in a quesadilla,” Joe Recount Hoboken girl. “Now we’re going to spend the winter tweaking some of them or adding new ones. Our plan is to rotate certain recipes throughout the season and just mix them up and keep them interesting. ”
Glosslab | 200 Washington Street
Membership-based manicure studio will be open at one of Federal Realty’s properties later this year. Founded by Rachel Apfel, GLOSSLAB has become a hotspot for many people on the go and in need of a quick manicure. Even celebrities have taken a liking to the nail salon that uses a waterless concept. “We will of course be incorporating our iconic Polish wall (see below) and all the usual Instagram-worthy moments. Stay tuned! ”Apfel said Hoboken girl.
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Madison Pizza Lab | 152 Newark Street
Dave Carney, owner of Madison Bar and Grill, has a new project coming up in 2022. The Madison Pizza Lab will take over the space that once housed Verizza Pizza. “My pies will be a cross between the Neapolitan and jersey style – they will have that look but will be crisp. I will also be making individual Sicilian pies – a thick crust but super crispy ”, Carney Recount Hoboken girl. “I will use all imported products, including San Marzano tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella. The sit-down menu will be tight: five or six starters, three starters. We will cook everything in the Marra Forni pizza oven, and the focus will be on the pizza. Doors open in January 2022.
Nike | 222 Washington Street
We learned that Nike would take over the storefront of another major chain that has been operating in town for several years – Baby Gap. A closing date for Gap and an opening date for Nike have yet to be announced, however, we do know that Gap will close this month. The signage document provided to the Historic Preservation Commission includes photos as evidence Nike would reclaim the space – stay tuned for more details.
For love | 123 Washington Street
When Latin Rotisserie’s plans never materialized in this space, Massimo and Nico Aronson stepped in and Pour Amour’s plans began. Massimo is the owner of Bagels on the Hudson and Massimo and Nico own Buon Appetito in Bayonne. According to the cafe’s Instagram page, it will feature “specialty coffee from around the world, every batch roasted to order.” This guarantees blissful freshness and exquisite taste.
Sticky finger joint | 112 Washington Street
This famous New York restaurant will be open its fourth New Jersey location in Hoboken, taking over the former Cluck-U space. The fried chicken focused menu serves antibiotic- and hormone-free chickens and locally sourced ingredients, which often earns Sticky’s the nickname “gourmet fried chicken”. The fast food restaurant is known for its chicken fingers, but it also offers chicken and waffles, chicken poppers, and more.
Crab Of The Day | 125 18th Street
Located inside Newport Plaza, this chain of Cajun seafood restaurants will open right between Popeye’s and Papa John’s. The restaurant already has outposts across New York City and the United States, and Jersey City is getting the Xpress version of the restaurant, which includes take-out options as well as indoor dining. “Delicious, homemade seafood with generous portions is what you can expect at every meal,” according to the company. The Xpress menu offers convenient take-out options for guests inspired by classic Cajun recipes. Crab, crayfish, squid and lobster are prepared fresh daily.
High ceiling living room | to be determined
While the exact location has yet to be announced, Headroom’s Joseph Cameron has revealed that he has secured permanent space for the LGBTQ + bar. In the meantime, Joseph has hosted live pop-up events at 116 Newark Avenue in Jersey City, and patrons can expect the same vibrant energy from the old space to be carried into the new space, which will open later this year.
In the void | 117 Brunswick Street
This cafe and antique store will display 1,800 square feet of antique products from canapes to art to dishes and all the rest. Owners Greg Yannalfo and Andy Schulz Recount Hollow jersey as furniture and antiques on display at the store will be a range of “rare, weird, exciting and beautiful with an emphasis on 20th century modern design”. Coffee and espresso will be sourced from Forty Weight Coffee Roasters in Ithaca, and the menu will feature a rotating selection of other New Jersey-made coffees and pastries.
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mom | 70 Hudson Street
This New York-based French-inspired restaurant also has locations in Toronto and Montreal, Canada, and now expands to a waterside outpost in Jersey City. Founded as a “Soho Cafe Loft” in 2014 by Benjamin Sormonte and Elisa Marshall, Mum has quickly become a local favorite for parents, businessmen and everyone else. Its versatile design, products and general atmosphere come together to create the Mom experience. Mom offers you a selection of baked goods, coffee, juices, teas, fresh breakfast and lunch options featuring bowls, platters and parfaits, plus a sit-down lunch that features soups and weekend brunch.
Marty’s burgers | 488, avenue du Center
This Fort Lee burger restaurant is expanding into Jersey City, taking over the former Firehouse Pizza space in the heights. The restaurant serves burgers, a chicken sandwich, grilled cheese, a dog a la plancha, a macaroni and cheese and a variation of fries, as well as desserts like a chocolate milkshake, and will soon be expanding to Jersey City.
Ondo | 3 2nd Street
Operated by the same team that owns DomoDomo, Jae Park, and Brian Kim, Ondo is a Korean restaurant with a modern vibe, with lots of wooden structures and open space. The windows provide natural light. The minimalist decor of the dining room is punctuated with greenery throughout. DomoDomo is a Jersey City favorite for sushi, and the Korean menu at Ondo promises an upscale dining experience.