March 23 – March 29: Jersey Strong!
We know that these are trying times.
There is so much information out there and it can get overwhelming. Just know that the Historic Downtown Special Improvement District is here to help residents, business owners and employees alike. Please follow our various social media pages for any updates regarding the curfew and any business news. Also, follow the City of Jersey City’s official page for the official news regarding the Coronavirus and updates.
Jersey City is indeed a City but with a small town, neighborhood feel. We are here for our small business owners and residents that have chosen to call JC home.
Let’s all be safe, continue to support one another, and be kind!
Most activities (if not all) are either postponed or canceled as a precaution and due to the City’s executive order.
The vast majority of the HDSID’s businesses are owned, operated and staffed by residents. So, there is a curfew and dining out is prohibited, but there are still many ways you can support local businesses during these worrisome times.
You can purchase a gift card, have a meal delivered or go pick up some coffee. These are just some of the ways you can show love and help keep the local shops afloat.
Most stores offer a gift card option! So why not purchase a gift card for a haircut or a treatment from The Hair Room, JC Shampoo or ETIKET.
Why not check out Salvation Wellness, Massage and Prosper or Zahara Day Spa for some amazing treatments after the restrictions are lifted?
Kanibal & Co, Hazel Baby & Kids, Noellery, WORD Bookstore (you can get your books through their window!) and many more shops have robust online stores or you can purchase a gift card for a loved one. You can shop and support local businesses all from the comfort of your home!
So even though you are cooped up inside your apartment, you still can help out your local, small businesses! Get a book from Word, a gift card from Kanibal & Co and you know you are helping your fellow JC citizen and neighbor.
After all of that online shopping, you’re probably a little parched and/ or hungry. Who can blame you? Between trying to take care of work and your human and fur babies, it’s a tiring time! Why not get something yummy for your troubles?
Whether you are looking for breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, smoothies, ice cream… anything really, the District has you covered! Restaurants are offering only pick-up and delivery for now. Coffee shops know that people still need their caffeine for the day and, honestly, people always save some space for dessert!
For the most current list of shops offering pick-up and delivery services check out our Facebook page.
Take a look below for just a small taste of some good eats during these crazy times:
Latham House is here for your elevated comfort food needs! Starting from 11:00 am to 8:30 pm you can place your order and have it delivered right at your door. Granted, you’ll miss out on the beautiful ambiance of Latham House, but the delicious food will more than make up for that! If you live in the downtown area, you can call the restaurant directly and the LH staff will deliver or use Uber Eats!
Check out www.lathamhousejc.com
Latham House Tel: 201-479-8432
Want to continue with your health kick and not succumb to the curfew blues? Subia’s Vegan Café is here with their juices and smoothies on Doordash.com, from 9:30 am to 7:00 pm. This is no time to sacrifice your good health because you’re stuck inside!
How about The Big Straw! We can all use a healthy kick and what better way than with a smoothie? Order via UberEats!
Caffeine is… life. Nothing can stop the need for some caffeine. Sober Shot is here to take care of us addicts! Stop by and pick up your coffee or tea!
Need a nice delicious, warm bagel? Wonder Bagels is here with their everything, cinnamon, whole wheat, salt, sesame bagels, breakfast sandwiches and everything else carb from 6:00 am – 3:00 pm. Just remember: pick-up only.
Bring some of Portugal into your Jersey City apartment courtesy of BROA Café Tasca & Mercado!
Enjoy some soup, fritters or some egg custard… oh, yummy!
Call and place your order on 201-463-1467 for pick up or Doordash for delivery.
How about a delicious acai bowl? C’mon, there’s a reason everyone loves that Insta-food: it’s yummy, customizable, refreshing and the toppings…oh, the toppings are endless! Sweetberry Bowls is taking care of your smoothie, poke bowl, and salad needs! Take a look at their website and you can imagine being far away in Hawaii… take us with you!
You can order pick up and on the major food delivery services (Uber Eats, GrubHub, Door Dash.)
Maybe, instead of Hawaii, you want to transport to the 3rd Arrondissement? Ah, Paris in the almost springtime is a beauty to behold. Luckily for you and your taste buds, CHOC·O·PAIN Bakery & Café is here to help with their croissants, breads, tarts and many other délicieux desserts! Order from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on https://www.chocopainbakery.com/
Another French gem is L’atelier Du Chocolat! Get your hot chocolate, tarts, croissants, Pain au Chocolat and many more delicious items either for pick up or delivery on seamless.com
Maybe you want a more Italian spin to your breakfast, coffee, and desserts? Check out 9 Bar Café online and for pick up 10:00 am–3:30 pm on Grubhub.com or call ahead at 201-209-1915 for pick up. s
Since we are traveling all over the world it seems (can’t complain!) Frankie Jersey City is making some of their delectable menu options available for pick up or delivery! From 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, you can call to schedule an order as early as 3:00 pm! Also, the restaurant will be on UberEATS, GrubHub, and Seamless for all of your ordering needs!
Some other places that are open for pick-up or delivery are:
The Little Sandwich Shop http://littlesandwichshopjc.com/ Pick-up and Delivery
Helen’s Pizzeria http://www.helenspizza.com/ Pick-up and Delivery
Stella’s Pizzeria https://www.stellaspizzanj.com/ Pick-up and Delivery
Bang Cookies https://www.bangcookies.com/ Pick-up available at the window on 128 Newark Avenue
Torico Ice Cream http://www.toricoicecream.com/ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm Order at the store on 20 Erie Street
WÜRSTBAR https://www.wurstbarjc.com/ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm Pick-up and delivery via Seamless, GrubHub or UberEATS
Koro Koro Rice Ball Café https://korokorocafe.com/ Pick-up and Delivery, call: 201-432-2033
South House https://southhousejc.com/delivery/ Delivery or call for pick up: 201-209-1316
Luna Restaurant https://www.lunajc.com/ Delivery or Call for pick up: 201-333-0032
Orale https://oralemk.com/menus/food-delivery-menu Delivery or Call for pick up: 201-333-0001
Pasta dal Cuore https://pastadalcuorejc.com/ Delivery and take out beginning at 3:00 pm/ 201-332-8505
Pokay https://www.po-kay.com/menu Delivery and take out, call 201-356-9555
Roman Nose https://www.romannosejc.com/ Call for pick up: 201-360-2176
Saigon Café Call http://saigoncafejc.com/wordpress/ for pick up 201-332-8711
Residents of Downtown JC have a wealth of choices when it comes to exquisite cuisines!
Don’t let your fitness go to the wayside during this time! The best thing to do is to keep your routine but maybe modify it slightly.
Check out JivamuktiYogaLive.com for some great yoga classes! You can view and participate in previous live-streamed classes on the site- 30 classes are available currently. Keep up with your Jivamukti practice with Austin and the other incredible teachers from the comfort of your home.
Also, in between lessons from the school, the kids need to get some exercise as well. Here comes JC Taekwondo Academy to the rescue. They are going to live-stream their classes from Monday to Friday and on the weekends! Here’s the schedule:
-Little Dragons will be streaming at 4 pm.
-Juniors and Junior Black Belts (White Belts – Blue with Red Stripe Belts) will be streaming together at 5 pm.
-All Senior Black Belts (Red Belts – Black Belts) will be streaming together at 6 pm.
Check out the link:
Help the Community:
In these uncertain and scary times, the financial burden of the situation hits everyone differently. Mathews Food and Drink is running a fundraiser for their tipped employees. Please consider donating at:
We are still scheduled to have these events. If anything changes, we will update our Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Plan ahead with some future events:
Autism Acceptance Events
*** Light it Up Blue and Easter Funday are cancelled for 2020***
Let’s celebrate Bastille Day! Join The French American Academy and some of their HDSID members/ sponsors like CHOC·O·PAIN French Bakery and Café and Atlas Public House on Saturday, July 11th from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm at The French American Academy located on 209 3rd Street, Jersey City! Vive le 14 juillet!
For more information, check out https://www.faacademy.org/community/bastilledayjc/
If you are interested in being a sponsor, here’s the information you need: https://bastilleday.sponseasy.com/bastille-day-in-jersey-city-2020
Are you a vendor?
Are you an artist?
How about a singer or musician?
If you are interested in vending or performing at any of our events please visit: https://jcdowntown.org/for more information. Our website has the guidelines for each event and information on how to apply. Please review the guidelines prior to applying to ensure that you and your business meet the qualifications.
Event season begins in April!
Stay Safe Jersey City!
Take a look at the 2020 Media Kit: