17 Sweet Dessert Spots To Satisfy Any Craving


When it comes to dessert, the Garden State is full of delicious sweet treats that will make your mouth water. Whether you are looking for a yummy macaron cookie-topped cupcake from It Started With a Cupcake in Lyndhurst, petite vanilla custards with fruit at Antoinette Boulangerie in Red Bank, or drool-worthy combinations of sweets with a bit of spice at Dulce Artisanal Pastry in Collingswood, we’ve gathered the most gram-worthy desserts in NJ. Scroll down for delicious desserts to satisfy any sweet tooth—and if you’re craving dessert but need it to be gluten-free, check out these bakeries and restaurants. (featured photo credit: Antoinette Boulangerie)

Choc • O • Pain Bakery and Cafe

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This French-style patisserie has four Hudson County locations and does delivery and nationwide shipping. Try one of their famous tarts, like spiced almond cream pear tart or vegan chocolate almond.
Locations in Hoboken Downtown and Uptown, Jersey City, and Jersey City Heights

It Started With a Cupcake

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This whimsical bakery is known for its yummy flavor combinations (Chocolate PB Snickers, anyone?) and cool French Macaron and Fatcaron style cookies, a double-filled version.
242 Stuyvesant Ave, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
(201) 935-2100

Liv Breads: Artisan Bakery and Coffee Bar 

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This family-owned bakery brings a little bit of European cafe culture to downtown Millburn where cookies, cakes, and specialties like chocolate babka are made from scratch with organic and gourmet ingredients.
184 Essex Street, Millburn, NJ 07041
(973) 218-6922

Double Batch Bakery

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At the moment, you have to preorder for pickup (no walk-ins), but that shouldn’t keep you from trying their lush, fresh-from-the-oven cakes, tarts, brownies, and cookies, with a selection that changes daily.
1102 Avenue C, Bayonne, NJ 07002
(201) 208-0872

Bourbon Street Beignet 

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Bringing Bourbon Street to New Jersey, you’ll find authentic beignets, fresh-baked croissants, cookies, and other delicious treats.
301 Center Avenue, Westwood, NJ 07675
(201) 497-8429

Soul Sweet Boutique

Soul Sweet Boutique New Jersey

Inspired by recipes from the owner’s childhood in Brazil, this boutique bakery has yummy layered desserts in a jar, stuffed brownies, and traditional Brazilian Brigadeiros (truffles).
162-164 Van Buren, Newark, NJ 07105
(973) 585-7532

Styertowne Bakery

Styertowne Bakery New Jersey

Since 1949 Styertowne Bakery has been serving some of NJs most mouth-watering baked goods, even winning four times for NJ’s best Crumb Cake.
1039 Bloomfield Ave, Clifton, NJ 07012
(973) 777-6193

Erie Coffee Shop and Bakery

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Enjoy this small-batch bakery with unusual treats like Olive Oil Citrus Cakes, Rosemary Thyme Cookies, and Brown Butter Oaties with fresh coffee roasted in Brooklyn, NY.
10 Franklin Place, Rutherford, NJ 07070
(201) 460-0073

Brownie Points Bakery sweet treats NJ

This homemade bakeshop is known for classic treats like frosted sugar cookies and a donut-meets-muffin treat, known as a Duffin, in flavors like cappuccino, salted caramel, and red velvet.
3 Beechwood Rd, Summit, NJ 07901
(908) 464-2253

The Pastry Room

The Pastry Shop Sweet Treats in NJ

Stop by and pick up sweet treats like mousse, panna cotta, tiramisu, and fruit tarts. They also specialize in small cakes and pastries.
6 Spring St, Princeton, NJ 08542
(908) 455-5990

Papa Ganache

Papa Ganache sweet treats NJ

You’ll be drooling over these classic favorites like donuts, cookies, cakes, and brownies, all made with strictly vegan ingredients and gluten-free.
Locations in Matawan, Cranford, and Manasquan

Maeberrie Market

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Breakfast, brunch, lunch, and yummy cakes, cookies, and sweets are available at this Insta-worthy market and cafe in Monmouth County.
504 Main Street, Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ 07717
(732) 807-3279

Antoinette Boulangerie

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This boutique French Bakery has everything you’d expect to find in Paris—fruit and almond tarts, creme brulee, and dark chocolate mousse.
32 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
(732) 224-1118

502 Baking Company 

502 Bakery Sweet Treats

They are known area-wide for their award-winning key lime pie as well as high-quality scratch-baked pies, brownie and carrot cake squares, and many other unique treats.
502 Brick Blvd, Brick, NJ 08723
(732) 477-4502

Dulce Artisanal Pastry

DulceCollingswood Sweet Treats New Jersey

From a Milk Chocolate Bacon Caramel Tart to Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Whiskey Mousse Cake to Chocolate-dipped Coconut Macaroons, there are delicious artisanal cookies, cakes, and desserts to try at this South Jersey bakery.
740A Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08108
(856) 942-0254

Casciano Coffee Bar & Sweetery

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From delicious freshly roasted coffee to sweet treats like biscotti, cheesecakes, danish, and cake pops, Casciano has something for everyone at their coffee bar and bakery.
212 Bellevue Ave, Hammonton, NJ 08037
(609) 561-2600

Sweet T’s Bakeshop 

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You can’t go wrong here with a menu of bar cookies, cake pops and bombs, cupcakes, and more. Order one of their custom-decorated cakes for your next occasion in flavors like champagne, white chocolate caramel, tres leches, or blackberry cabernet (yum).
14 Kings Court Haddonfield, NJ 08033
(856) 428-0222

Where will you be getting a sweet treat this season?

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