Old German Bakery: Update

1/24/2011 Update:

Old German Bakery opens in Hoboken, NJ

Yep – the Old German Bakery everyone was waiting for finally opened up this past weekend.

I tasted some kind of custard pastry concoction – as well as a mini peach/blueberry crumb-ish cake with average feelings about them (i.e., nothing outstanding, just average). From what I heard from several residents also who tried the place out – they thought the opening weekend was a bit hectic there. From long lines, to a person behind the counter who was coughing up a lung, and cash register issues – made the initial visit a bit less than pleasant.

Either way – see photos below – and will check back with the new bakery once the hype has settled down and they can work whatever kinks they discover out.

Did you try the new Old German Bakery out yet?

See previous updates after the jump…

12/1/2010 Update:

Old German Bakery hopes to open in December

Spoke with the owner of the upcoming Old German Bakery, which is currently taking shape at 332 Washington Street yesterday.

He hopes to open his first American version of his bakery sometime this month (I won’t quote specific time frames, as you know they’re very “loose.”) He said that his company owns bakeries in several other countries!

What should you expect? 109 different German-style bakery offerings, that’s what! 25 various breads, dozens of different cakes and a pizza-like meat-bread that “won’t be over-stuffed the way Americans are used to,” the owner said. That means that the emphasis will be on taste and texture, rather than exclusively expanding your waist line.

Sounds fun, can’t wait!

9/16/2010:

German venues gaining strength in Hoboken

Hoboken used to have a strong German presence back in the day – but for the most part, Helmers (11th and Washington) was all we had to choose from in today’s times.

But that is changing – we have the Pilsener Haus & Biergarten on the way (even though it’s owned by Czechs) which will have that ethnic “flair,” and now the upcoming Old German Bakery taking the place of the odd (and dumpy) Joon Lee Gifts at 332 Washington Street.

Ironically – Carlo’s Bakery (home of the Cake Boss) – used to be a German Bakery before they took the space over in the late 80’s!

Description: German Bakery
Address: 332 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Web: http://www.myoldgermanbakery.com
Phone: 201-683-8644 Fax: 201-683-8643

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46 Comments on "Old German Bakery: Update"

escaped68
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My father lived across the street from Giorgio’s and whenever him came down to visit all of his grandkids he would stop in Giorgios for a full box of cookies. The box never seemed full when he arrived, so he told the kids he gave some to the squirrels. That excuse worked until they got older, right now I would love to have a few of those cookies they are good.

sasha
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sasha

Giorgio’s has the best cookies_ rasberry filled with chocolate sprinkles- delicious!!!!

elvisroberts
Member

this place is as German as I am Cuban – and btw I am the whitest dude you ever saw. I’m every nerdier than that. The stuff here tastes ok, but seems largely just-thawed-out. Maybe it should change it’s name to Old Turkish Bakery or Olde Middle Eastern Bakery – I’d be more likely to try it again. Until then, Giorgio’s for my sweet tooth 🙂

pawzclawz
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pawzclawz

Giorgio’s,Sweet and Carlo’s when there is not a line. [quote comment=”204293″]this place is as German as I am Cuban – and btw I am the whitest dude you ever saw. I’m every nerdier than that. The stuff here tastes ok, but seems largely just-thawed-out. Maybe it should change it’s name to Old Turkish Bakery or Olde Middle Eastern Bakery – I’d be more likely to try it again. Until then, Giorgio’s for my sweet tooth [/quote]

tomada
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tomada

I think they’d be much better if they prepended “Ye” and appended “Shoppe” to their name. Yes, that should do it.

nacholibre
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nacholibre

Don’t forget “Olde” and maybe spell a “U” or two out with a “V”.[quote comment=”203854″]I think they’d be much better if they prepended “Ye” and appended “Shoppe” to their name. Yes, that should do it.[/quote]

joe_afternoon
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joe_afternoon

I had a slice of some kind of raspberry cake, a brownie and some other pastry. I thought the cake was dry. The texture on the brownie was all wrong, and all of the items were bland. I don’t know what they cost as my wife bought them, but I think I won’t be going back with such low quality treats.

design_chick
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I agree. I had a chocolate layer cake and my husband had something like a strawberry shortcake… both were dry. I was not impressed. I should have gone to Crumbs![quote comment=”203863″]I had a slice of some kind of raspberry cake, a brownie and some other pastry. I thought the cake was dry. The texture on the brownie was all wrong, and all of the items were bland. I don’t know what they cost as my wife bought them, but I think I won’t be going back with such low quality treats.[/quote]

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