{Silent Sunday: Hoboken, NJ}

If you are from the Tri-State area, you’re probably familiar with the incredible transformation that Hoboken has gone through over the past 15 years.  Due to inflated NYC rental prices, Hoboken has turned into the twenty-something’s dream: easily accessible to “the City”, a lively nightlife, and, for those who like to eat, restaurants galore!

Last weekend, I spent the day with my sister (Happy Mother’s Day, Sis!), her husband, Eric (not to be confused with my Eric… yes, we both married people with the same name), and my niece.  It was an unseasonably warm spring afternoon and everyone was in a particularly good mood.  A football game was taking place in the park, dogs were being walked, and the food trucks (oh the food trucks!) were out in full force.

We stopped by The Cinnamon Snail, which only sells “vegan organic” dishes and baked goods.  Their burrito was mind-blowingly good.  And I have to say, I was skeptical.  But the combination of the kale, tofu scramble, tempeh, and garlic “mayo” was a magical combination.

But besides the trucks, you can find just about anything to eat: from authentic Belgian fries to German baked goods (see picture above).  So, if you ever have the opportunity to spend some time in Hoboken, I can’t imagine you’d be disappointed… or left hungry.

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Nelly RodriguezMay 8, 2011 - 12:03 am

You need to do some sort of photography exposition in Boston, ASAP. A wonderful, not so silent but oh so gorgeous Sunday post.

EthanMay 8, 2011 - 2:20 am

Thanks for the tour of Hoboken! I could go for one of those burritos

MikeVFMKMay 8, 2011 - 6:29 am

It’s great to see a place through the eyes of your lens. Especially one that I had preconceived ideas about it. And now thoroughly put to rest with these beautiful pictures.

It looked like the perfect spring day where everybody was out enjoying the weather and the company they were with. Yourself included.

Another great SS! Happy Mother’s Day to the women in your life.

AdrianaMay 8, 2011 - 6:35 am

And looks a relaxing peaceful sunday too.
Delicious. Thanks. Beautiful pics.

Chef DennisMay 8, 2011 - 6:59 am

hi Brian

although I do live in Jersey, I have not been to Hoboken in decades, I had no idea it changed so much. Your photographic journey as usual sparks my interest to get out an explore! Thanks so much for taking us on a tour of the new Hoboken, looks like a day trip is in order!
Cheers
Dennis

MichelleMay 8, 2011 - 8:16 am

My best friend lives in Hoboken so I’m always there. Love this neighborhood!

Angela@RecipesFromMyMomMay 8, 2011 - 8:16 am

I love grabbing my cup of coffee and scrolling through your Silent Sunday post. Such a relaxing and fun way to start my day.

Marian (Sweetopia)May 8, 2011 - 8:18 am

Morning Monsieur!
I love it – Silent Sunday… A picture is worth a thousand words… (again, sorry, had to say it). Thank you for sharing and look forward to more. xo

foodwanderingsMay 8, 2011 - 8:35 am

I like those duo sephia benches shots. Such a pleasant day to spend with your sister and her family. Pre Mother’s Day celebration for her:).

Maris (In Good Taste)May 8, 2011 - 8:46 am

Great tour of the city I lived in for almost 3 years!

Michael RichardsonMay 8, 2011 - 8:47 am

Very nice shots. Makes me want to jump the river. Burrito makes me hungry.

The Yummy MummyMay 8, 2011 - 9:02 am

I love Hoboken…even though I’m a little older than 20-something. Beautiful photo essay.

JamieMay 8, 2011 - 9:07 am

I have never been to Hoboken but I know how it has grown since so many New Yorkers have moved there. I’d love to go exploring…

GeorgieMay 8, 2011 - 9:14 am

Beautiful photography, beautiful family, beautiful day!

BukycooksMay 8, 2011 - 10:36 am

Wow…Hoboken has changed. I think it’s awesome when when these cities come to life again. Enjoy your Sunday.

YuriMay 8, 2011 - 11:25 am

Brian, you are my favorite photographer :)

MiriamMay 8, 2011 - 11:26 am

Hoboken’s certainly changed a bunch – and for the better! Have been hoping to try The Cinnamon Snail for a while – great to know it does not disappoint. Great photographs too!

naomiMay 8, 2011 - 11:31 am

I love your silent Sundays! Great pics and the food sounds awesome.

Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.May 8, 2011 - 12:48 pm

This looks like so much fun! I love your silent sunday too!

JeanMay 8, 2011 - 2:43 pm

I’ve never been to Hoboken but something tells me you’ve captured well some of the city’s best attributes. :-) Great images!

Andrew FrishmanMay 8, 2011 - 4:58 pm

Mnnn. . . I LOVES me some ‘boken, especially when there aren’t too many Hobos around.

Nueva Jersey es el estado de jardines.

KristenMay 8, 2011 - 9:47 pm

Heck – I think you could photograph anywhere in the US and make me want to go there!

SMITH BITESMay 8, 2011 - 10:25 pm

great job – makes me want to visit!

Lindsey @ Gingerbread BagelsMay 9, 2011 - 10:03 am

Such beautiful photos once again! I just LOVE Silent Sundays. :)

Julie@browncookieMay 9, 2011 - 7:54 pm

Beautiful photos! They are also perfectly sized for your blog. You have to teach us how you do that! Julie

Lora @cakeduchessMay 9, 2011 - 8:08 pm

I love how they are both Eric:D This makes me want to visit Hoboken…especially the Cinnamon Snail:)Such pretty photos!

sarabeth levineMay 10, 2011 - 7:21 am

Your were almost in New York. Hope you will come and visit next time. As usual your photos are a tell all and that vegan looks delicious.

JoanneMay 10, 2011 - 8:32 am

(a) Why have I never been to Hoboken?

(b) Next time you are THAT close to NYC…we need to have another date. Just saying.

(c) GORGEOUS photos! That burrito looks incredibly delicious, mostly due to your stellar photography skillz.

RainaMay 10, 2011 - 10:30 am

Beautiful pictures! Sounds like a great place to visit:)

EgleMay 11, 2011 - 12:06 am

I just found your blog. I can’t believe myself how it happened that I’ve never seen this gorgeous blog before? It’s crazy. Nonetheless I’m so happy that I stopped here, the work you’re doing it’s just amazing. keep doing it guys.
From now on you have one more committed reader :)

Take care, Egle

LirenMay 13, 2011 - 11:31 pm

Beautiful images, they make me homesick. I caught the early transformation of Hoboken before I left NY, it really has changed incredibly. And what a cute coincidence that you both married Erics!

ElleMay 19, 2011 - 10:01 am

I swear I read “dogs were being walked” as “dogs were naked.”

Whaa? Double take! Thinking, of course they’re naked! They’re dogs! giggle.

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