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Shop Local Saturday

Every Saturday, celebrate small businesses with CBS2!

These shops have worked nonstop while spreading joy to the community.

Milltown, N.J. 

Revilla Grooves and Gear
Darren Revilla has been in business for more than two decades. 

Shop Local Saturday: Revilla Grooves and Gear


Revilla is committed to keeping things out of landfills and has a listening room for testing used audio gear. 

Shop Local Saturday: 115-year-old record player


Milltown Environmental Commission
Local restaurants are feeding volunteers who are cleaning up parks around town for Earth Day. 

Shop Local Saturday: Milltown Environmental Commission


Ridgewood, N.J. 

Manymoons Children’s Clothing (formerly Borobabi)
This is America’s first circular retailer, which means they’re focused on sustainability of products and materials. 

Shop Local Saturday: Manymoons



Stationery and Toy World

Antoine Ragland says communities thrive when locally-owned stores like this are supported.

Shop Local Saturday: Stationery and Toy


Zen Medica
Zen Medica sells supplements and vitamins to help people find alternative ways to stay healthy.

Shop Local Saturday: Zen Medica


Zen Medica has natural alternatives for allergy season.

Shop Local Saturday: Supplements for allergy season


The New York Auto Show

There are innovations and local companies around every corner at the New York Auto Show. 

Shop Local Saturday at the New York Auto Show


Wrap Envy Academy in Syosset

Phenomenal Vinyl in Syosset

Formula Motorsports in Long Island City

Brooklyn Campervans

Union, N.J.

Hannon Floors

Hannon Floors has been in business since 1928.

Shop Local Saturday: Hannon Floors


Carpenters Local 251

Pine Brook, N.J.

Lindeblad School of Music

Playing the piano is the ultimate workout for both the brain and the body.

Shop Local Saturday: Lindeblad School of Music


Lindeblad Piano Restoration
The Lindeblad family has been in the piano restoration business for more than 100 years. They’ve refurbished around 5,000 pianos to date. 

Shop Local Saturday: Lindeblad Piano Restoration


Lindeblad is giving away a piano on March 29 at 1 p.m for World Piano Day. Click here for details

Shop Local Saturday: Piano giveaway

It’s never too late to start learning to play the piano. 

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Little Italy, the Bronx

Dua Gourmet Market
2344 Arthur Ave
The Bronx, N.Y. 10458
Inside the historic Arthur Avenue market, a young woman is making history by honoring her family’s history.

Shop Local Saturday: Dua Gourmet Market


Egidio Pastry Shop
622 E 187th St
The Bronx, NY 10458

Owner Maria Carmela Lucciola has been running the pastry shop in Little Italy for 40 years and says her recipes date back even further.

Shop Local Saturday: Egidio Pastry Shop


Gino’s Pastry Shop
580 E 187th St  
The Bronx, N.Y. 10458
Owner Jerome Raguso says he’s been helping in the shop since he was five years old.

Shop Local Saturday: Gino’s Pastry Shop


Clifton, N.J.

The Shannon Rose Irish Pub
98 Kingsland Road
Clifton, N.J. 07014
Regan DeBenedetto says it’s always a party at The Shannon Rose. 

Shop Local Saturday: The Shannon Rose Irish Pub


Kerri Smith Academy of Irish Dance
108 Bright Street
Jersey City, N.J. 07302

These young dancers are as much athletes as they are dancers. 

Shop Local Saturday: Kerri Smith Academy of Irish Dance


Shop Local Saturday: Irish step dancing at The Shannon Rose


Atlantic Highlands, N.J.

The Little Chicken Store
This shop is the number one retailer of children’s Levi’s jackets, said owner Lauren Kuebler. 

Shop Local Saturday: Little Chicken


Party Animals at Little Chicken
Diane Chabak’s business hosts all kinds of parties for children. The space transforms into whatever they need it do be. 

Shop Local Saturday: Party Animals


The Monmouth Moms

This website is a resource for busy parents looking for activities and events in Monmouth County. 

Shop Local Saturday: The Monmouth Moms


Happy Hour Gummies
Anessa Mitchell believes more women should own businesses. 

Shop Local Saturday: Happy Hour Gummies


South Orange, N.J. 

Elitist Coffee
154 Valley Street, Upper Level
South Orange, NJ

Shop Local Saturday: Elitist Coffee in South Orange


Shop Local Saturday: Supporting Black-owned businesses at Elitist Coffee


Shope Local Saturday: Elitist Coffee


Village Babies Development Center
401 Valley Street
South Orange, NJ

Shop Local Saturday: Village Babies Development Center


IDT Integrated Document Technologies

Shop Local Saturday: Integrated Document Technologies


Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.

Orchid & Elm

These shop owners turn other people’s trash into treasures.

Shop Local Saturday: Orchid & Elm


Leigh Fludd-Smith says working with wood brings her “an inner peace.”

Shop Local Saturday: Orchid & Elm’s Leigh Fludd-Smith


Mahopac, N.Y.

EMY Custom Flowers

Florist Sherry Grimes-Jenkins is working around the clock for Valentine’s Day.

Shop Local: EMY Custom Flowers


Nyack, N.Y.

Black Parakeetz Paint, Swig and Sing!

Terry and Naomi Clarke’s drinkery celebrates anything that involves culture, art, music, dance and drama. 

Shop Local Saturday: Black Parakeetz Paint, Swig and Sing!



A retired music professional and martial artist is now in the tea business. 

Shop Local Saturday: Teagevity


Rebecca’s Paradise

Annie Rebecca Roberts creates organic and plant-based skin care products. 

Shop Local Saturday: Rebecca’s Paradise


Montclair, N.J. 

deVINE Plantery

Owners Maya Haynie and Kelly Brown have been friends since they were 8 years old. 

Shop Local Saturday: deVINE Plantery


Montclair Brewery

Beer from Montclair Brewery is available at Whole Foods in New York and home delivery in 47 states. 

Shop Local Saturday: Montclair Brewery


Nyack, N.Y. 

Hickory Dickory Dock
45 South Broadway
Nyack, NY

This shop sells handmade items from all over the world that are handpicked by Loreen Costa and her family.

Shop Local Saturday: Hickory Dickory Dock


Pickwick Bookshop
8 South Broadway
Nyack, NY

A world of books piled sky high covers nearly every inch of the narrow expanse that was once the Hotel Everett, built in 1872. 

Shop Local Saturday: Pickwick Bookshop


Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

TALEA Beer Co.
TALEA Beer Co. is partnering with Billion Oyster Project, which is hard at work restoring oyster reefs around New York Harbor.

Shop Local Saturday: TALEA Beer Co. and Billion Oyster Project


Click here for more information about the partnership and their event on Jan. 26. 

New Rochelle, N.Y.

New Rochelle Council on the Arts
The city has a historic connection to art, highlighted by a mural program. 

Shop Local Saturday: New Rochelle Council on the Arts


Pop’s Espresso Bar, Maria Restaurant, Fratelli Pizza & Pasta
These popular spots on Huguenot Street are owned by the Cucullo family. 

Shop Local Saturday: Pop’s Espresso Bar, Maria Restaurant, Fratelli Pizza & Pasta


The Curtain Shop & General Store
The family behind this shop says customer service is the secret to success in the small business world. 

Shop Local Saturday: The Curtain Shop & General Store


This family-owned restaurant brings a taste of the Caribbean to New Rochelle. If you want to know how good the food is, just ask anybody in line. 

Shop Local Saturday: Krave


Cedar Grove, N.J.

Macedonian Orthodox Church

Toni Kocevski said the church has a number of programs for kids.

Shop Local Saturday: Macedonian Orthodox Church


The world-famous Meadowbrook, now a community center next to Macedonian Orthodox Church, opened in 1923. 

Shop Local Saturday: The Meadowbrook


Saturday, Jan. 7 is Orthodox Christmas, which is based on the Julian calendar. 

Celebrating Orthodox Christmas at Macedonian Orthodox Church


Cedar Bean’s Coffee Joint

The secret to success at Cedar Bean’s is creating amazing conversations, communications and connections with people from all walks of life. 

Shop Local Saturday: Cedar Bean’s Coffee Joint


West Caldwell, N.J.

Embodi Fitness
Facebook: @embodifitness

Embodi Fitness opened less than a month ago. 

Shop Local Saturday: Embodi Fitness


Diego Poma from Embodi Fitness has a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Rutgers University. 

Shop Local Saturday: Importance of exercising correctly


Embodi Fitness has the tools needed for a fundamental workout and trainers, like Michael Almeida, to make sure exercises are done safely. 

Shop Local Saturday: Working out at Embodi Fitness


Working with a trainer can be an efficient way to maintain a routine. 

Shop Local Saturday: Working with trainers


Morristown, N.J. 

Just Jersey Goods

Shop Local Saturday: Just Jersey


Shop Local Saturday: Just Jersey carries Garden State goods


Shop Local Saturday: Just Jersey highlights locals artisans and farmers


Shop Local Saturday: On The Rocks Infusions at Just Jersey


Forest Hills, Queens

Aigner Chocolates

Aigner Chocolates and other businesses on Metropolitan Avenue are giving back this holiday season. 

Shop Local Saturday: Aigner Chocolates


Mark Libertini from Aigner Chocolates says you shouldn’t store chocolate in the refrigerator. 

Shop Local Saturday: Chocolate tips & tricks from Aigner Chocolates


Dee’s Restaurant

Artist Susan Zatt 

Zatt’s artwork is on display at Dee’s Restaurant for a special community event called “Deck the Walls.” 

Shop Local Saturday: Dee’s Restaurant & Artist Susan Zatt


Studio E Dance Studio

Nicole Siegel-Toruno’s family has owned this dance studio for about 18 years. It’s been around since 1969. 

Shop Local Saturday: Studio E Dance Studio


Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Dutchess Handmade Pop-Up Shop
Arts Mid-Hudson

Arts Mid-Hudson is hosting a fundraiser at the Poughkeepsie Trolley Barn on Saturday, Dec. 3. 

Shop Local Saturday: Arts Mid-Hudson


Sixty local artists have their work on display at Art Mid-Hudson’s fundraiser.

Shop Local Saturday: Local artists on display in Poughkeepsie


Roger D’Aquino with Arts Mid-Hudson says the arts are the center of entertainment and improve neighborhoods in Poughkeepsie. 

Shop Local Saturday: The arts in Poughkeepsie


Gabriella Fryer with Bear Hugs is raising money for three nonprofits in Dutchess County that support Hispanic families and individuals who just moved to the area with food, housing, transportation and more. 

Shop Local Saturday: Bear Hugs


Trolley Barn Gallery
The Art Effect manages the Poughkeepsie Trolley Barn. 

Shop Local Saturday: The Art Effect


Ashley’s Bakeshop

Ashley’s Bakeshop uses organic, farm fresh ingredients from local farms & businesses. 

Shop Local Saturday: Ashley’s Bakeshop


Englewood, N.J. 

Toy River
6 North Dean Street
Englewood, NJ

Glenda and Alberto Paula started their business in June 2022. 

Shop Local Saturday: Toy River


Marcia’s Attic
29 North Dean Street
Englewood, NJ

Marcia’s Attic carries clothes, accessories and toys for newborns up to juniors. 

Shop Local Saturday: Marcia’s Attic


Portage & The Jewelry Box
17 North Dean Street
Englewood, NJ

Patrice Schaffer says her business carries products that are sustainable and made by local designers. 

Shop Local Saturday: Portage & The Jewelry Box


Parsippany, N.J.

Cycle Craft

When you support a local business like Cycle Craft, that money goes back into the community. 

Shop Local Saturday: Cycle Craft


Denville, N. J. 

Smartworld Coffee 

Smartworld Coffee joined CBS2 in supporting the Community Food Bank of New Jersey’s annual turkey drive. 

Shop Local Saturday: Smartworld Coffee


Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J.

The Shooting Zone

Every court at The Shooting Zone has a machine that tosses a basketball to the shooter and tracks their stats.

Shop Local Saturday: The Shooting Zone


Shop Local Saturday: Coaching at The Shooting Zone


Shop Local Saturday: The Shooting Zone


Lax and Lift
This is one of the only sports performance centers in the country primarily for lacrosse players. 

Shop Local Saturday: Lax and Lift


Hackensack, N.J.

Shooting Zone Archery Range 

Shop Local Saturday: Shooting Zone


New York City

Davey’s Ice Cream
East Village, Brooklyn, Queens, Moynihan Train Hall

This local business is a sweet success! 

Shop Local Saturday: Davey’s Ice Cream


Fairfield, N.J.

The Balloon Boss

Balloons make everybody happy! 

Shop Local Saturday: The Balloon Boss


Palisades Park, N.J.

My Deco Balloon
The folks at My Deco Balloon work seven days a week. 

Shop Local Saturday: My Deco Balloon


Glen Cove, N.Y. 

John Elliott chats with Glen Cove Mayor Pamela Panzenbeck


John Elliott chats with “RickRam” in Glen Cove, N.Y.


The Shoppe by Trubee Hill 
100 Village Sq.
Glen Cove, NY 11542  
(516) 280-2044 

John Elliott chats with Ian Siegel


John Elliott talks pickleball with Ron Menzel


Henry’s Confectionary
8 Glen Street
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 671-3222 

John Elliott learns more about Nosh Delivers


Union, N.J.

Dee’s Cookies
Instagram: dees_cookies

Dee’s Cookies just celebrated its Grand Opening after the owners said the idea “blew up” on social media. 

Shop Local Saturday: Dee’s Cookies


Hannon Flooring

Carpenters Local 251

Montclair, N.J.

Yarnia is women-owned. Many of the items on the shelves come from other small businesses around the country. 

Shop Local Saturday: Yarnia


East Rutherford, N.J.

Rosie’s Empanadas
Rosie’s Empanadas doesn’t have a restaurant or a store. They rely on fairs and other events in New Jersey and New York for business. 

Shop Local Saturday: Rosie’s Empanadas


The New Park Tavern

The New Park Tavern, a family-oriented business, has been in East Rutherford for 88 years and is known for its world-famous pizza. 

Shop Local Saturday: New Park Tavern


South Seaside Park, N.J.

Bum Rogers Crab House 
South Seaside Park, NJ

Shop Local Saturday: Bum Rogers


Berkeley Cut Steakhouse
South Seaside Park, NJ

B & B Department Store

Shop Local Saturday: B&B Department Store


Beach Plum Festival at Island Beach State Park

Shop Local Saturday: Beach Plum Festival at Island Beach State Park


Morristown, N.J.

J&J Beard Co.

Josh Leuci started J&J Beard Co. in 2014 after he was frustrated with beard products that were on the market. 

Shop Local Saturday: J&J Beard Co.


Scotch Plains, N.J.

Park Avenue
The revitalization of Park Avenue in Scotch Plains is a big boost to the community.  

Shop Local Saturday: Park Avenue


John’s Meat Market

The hand-sliced bacon is one of the most popular cuts at John’s Meat Market, a Scotch Plains institution.  

Shop Local Saturday: John’s Meat Market


Apple Blossom Flower Shop

Lisa Mohn’s shop has been in business on Park Avenue for 28 years. 

Shop Local Saturday: Apple Blossom Flower Shop


Farmers Market 

Shop Local Saturday: Scotch Plains farmers market


Black Drop Coffee
Black Drop Coffee has just one location and is committed to serving the Scotch Plains community. 

Shop Local Saturday: Black Drop Coffee


Paterson, N.J.

Greater Paterson Chamber of Commerce 
Orlando Cruz says about 50 or more new businesses have opened in Paterson since the beginning of the pandemic. 

Shop Local Saturday: Greater Paterson Chamber of Commerce


Beyond the Classroom Shop
232 Vreeland Avenue
Paterson, NJ

Brittany Boddie-Blackmon opened her shop after parents reached out and said they needed help with their kids’ at-home learning.  

Shop Local Saturday: Beyond the Classroom Shop


Cafecito Restaurant
27 Park Avenue
Paterson, NJ 

During the pandemic, Cafecito opened in Paterson to share the flavors of Dominican cuisine with the diverse community. 

Shop Local Saturday: Cafecito


Shop Local Saturday: Visiting Paterson


Livingston & Mount Pleasant, N.J

Bee Indulgent 

Shop Local Saturday: Laila Apiary


Shop Local Saturday: Bee Indulgent


Shop Local Saturday: Bee Indulgent products


Shop Local: Eisenhower Center


Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter 
Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter has helped tens of thousands of animals over the last 50 years. 

Shop Local Saturday: Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter


Shop Local Saturday: Dogs for adoption



“Free Puppies!” documentary
Sam Wishman’s new movie takes a thoughtful and unique look at the crisis involved in rescuing dogs. It’s in theaters now. 

Shop Local Saturday: “Free Puppies!” documentary


Cinema Village
“Free Puppies!” premiered at Cinema Village in Bushwick. 

Shop Local Saturday: Cinema Village


Bushwick Bark
Bushwick Bark is big on animal welfare and heavily focused on healthy pet foods and diets. 

Shop Local Saturday: Bushwick Bark


Animal rescue
Click here
This Brooklyn nonprofit has rescued more than 3,400 dogs from high-kill shelters in rural parts of the country. 

Shop Local Saturday: Brooklyn animal rescue


Newark, N.J.

GI Go Fund
The GI Go Fund is all about empowering veterans to start their business. 

Ironbound Boxing Academy
Iron Mike Steadman wanted to bring the best of the Naval Academy boxing program to the heart of the inner city. 

Shop Local Saturday: Ironbound Boxing Academy


Whitehouse Station, N.J.

The Rail at Readington
157 Main Street
Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889
Locals refer to this restaurant as the “Cheers” of Whitehouse Station. 

Shop Local Saturday: The Rail at Readington


Goshen, N.Y.

Orange County Bagel
151 Greenwich Avenue
Goshen, NY

Stagecoach Inn
268 Main Street
Goshen, NY
Visiting the Stagecoach Inn is like visiting a private home. This stately home has been owned by six families since 1747. 

Shop Local Saturday: Stagecoach Inn


East Harlem

Urban Garden Center
1640 Park Ave
New York, NY 10035
The Urban Garden Center has been in Dimitri Gatanas’ family since 1959.

Shop Local Saturday: Urban Garden Center


Sara Gatanas says a lot of people tend to overwater their plants without even realizing it. 

Shop Local Saturday: Watering tips from Urban Garden Center


Almost all tropical plants like bright rooms, but not direct sunlight. 

Shop Local Saturday: Tropical plants at Urban Garden Center


Asbury Park, N.J.

Frank’s Deli & Restaurant

Frank’s opened in Asbury Park in 1960. 

Shop Local Saturday: Frank’s Deli & Restaurant


Workers at this boutique want to provide an old-school shopping experience and build relationships with customers. 

Shop Local Saturday: Interwoven


St. Laurent Social Club
This hotel dates back to the 1880s, but now it’s ready for its next chapter. 

Shop Local Saturday: The St. Laurent


Hot Sand
Every customer who walks in says, “That’s so cool!”

Shop Local Saturday: Hot Sand


Confections of a Rock$tar
The treats here are all rock star-inspired.

Shop Local Saturday: Confections of a Rock$tar


Clifton, N.J. 

Rutt’s Hut
417 River Road
Clifton, NJ
A Clifton classic and deep-fried paradise, Rutt’s Hut has been serving the community for 94 years. 

Shop Local Saturday: Rutt’s Hut


Silk City Distillers
321 River Road #5
Clifton, NJ

Ghost Hawk Brewing
321 River Road #6
Clifton, NJ
Silk City Distillers and Ghost Hawk Brewing are literally right next door, but the owners say they’re not competitors. 

Shop Local Saturday: Silk City Distillers & Ghost Hawk Brewing


Sugamama Bakery Cafe
457 Clifton Avenue
Clifton, NJ
Sugamama Bakery Cafe is all about dessert and quality. 

Shop Local Saturday: Sugamama Bakery Cafe


Westfield, N.J. 

The community in Westfield has a long-standing tradition of supporting downtown businesses. 

Shop Local Saturday: Downtown Westfield Corporation


Patricia & Paul
20 Elm Street
Westfield, NJ 07090
The olive oil business has picked up over the last few years as people become more familiar with the quality of different oils.

Shop Local Saturday: Patricia & Paul


Italian Sole
201 E Broad Street
Westfield, NJ 07090
Anna Mastroianni loves Westfield and won’t stop until you find the perfect pair of shoes. 

Shop Local Saturday: Sole Shoes


Westfield Soccer
P.O. Box 582
Westfield, NJ 07091
Volunteers with the Westfield Winners program are helping other soccer players with developmental disabilities play.

Shop Local Saturday: Westfield Soccer


Twin Boro Physical Therapy
1124 S Ave W
Westfield, NJ 07090
Maria Heston’s son has been part of the Westfield Winners program for six years. 

Shop Local Saturday: Twin Boro Physical Therapy


New Jersey

Riker Hill Art Sale
Former military buildings were converted into the beautiful art installation at Riker Hill Art Park. 

Shop Local Saturday: Riker Hill Art Park


Matheny Hospital
Matheny started in 1946 as a school for children with cerebral palsy. Over the decades, it grew to include a hospital and group homes. It now has a nationally renowned creative arts program. 

Shop Local Saturday: Matheny Hospital


The school at Matheny is just one piece of the picture. After students graduate, Matheny offers an adult-services program. 

Shop Local Saturday: Matheny’s adult-services program


Friends of Matheny
Second Chance Thrift Shop helps people get rid of treasures they no longer have room for and raises money for Matheny. The store has raised $4 million over 40 years. 

Shop Local Saturday: Second Chance and Friends of Matheny


Bex Kitchen
Bex Kitchen is a simple food, nutritious, delicious offering. 

Shop Local Saturday: Bex Kitchen


Spring Lake, N.J.

Spring Lake Business Development Corp.
Small businesses near the Jersey Shore rely on big events during the summer. 

Shop Local Saturday: Spring Lake Business Development Corp.


Spring Lake Seafood
1300 3rd Avenue
Spring Lake, NJ
Spring Lake Seafood opened in Feb. 2022. 

Shop Local Saturday: Spring Lake Seafood


Water Lilly Shop
1202 3rd Avenue
Spring Lake, NJ
High school friends Abbey Holloway and Catherine Spinosa have been in business together for 15 years. 

Shop Local Saturday: Water Lilly Shop


Terra Earth + Surf
1226 3rd Avenue
Spring Lake, NJ
The courtyard retail space at Terra Earth and Surf is a favorite among customers. 

Shop Local Saturday: Terra Earth and Surf


Roseland, N.J.      

Roseland Free Public Library
20 Roseland Avenue
Roseland, NJ
The Roseland Free Public Library is hosting an indoor, mini golf fundraiser on May 21.

Shop Local Saturday: Roseland Free Public Library


The mini golf fundraiser supports dozens of monthly programs at the library.

Shop Local Saturday: Library mini golf fundraiser


Fur Finder
184 Eagle Rock Avenue

Roseland, NJ
Fur Finder is a nuisance wildlife management company that handles squirrels, bats, raccoons and other small animals humanely.

Shop Local Saturday: Fur Finder


Fairchilds Marketplace
171 Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ
Fairchilds is a gourmet marketplace that has everything from sandwiches to butchers to produce and groceries.

Shop Local Saturday: Fairchilds Market


Total Home
183 Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ
Total Home Technologies is a go-to place for smart home and home automation.

Shop Local Saturday: Total Home


Roseland Eye Care
178 Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ

New Providence, N.J.      

Bagel Cafe
Owner Craig Bass says you can “taste the passion” at local businesses.

Shop Local Saturday: Bagel Cafe


Salt Box Museum
1350 Springfield Avenue
New Providence, NJ
The New Providence Historical Society craft fair at the Salt Box Museum is getting the young and old excited about local history.

Shop Local Saturday: New Providence Historical Society


Linda’s Creative Gifts
1259 Springfield Avenue
New Providence, NJ
Linda Tribuna works hard to support local artists.

Shop Local Saturday: Linda’s Creative Gifts


Elefante Music and School for the Performing Arts
1790 Springfield Avenue
New Providence, NJ
Elefante Music has been helping people make beautiful music in New Providence for 25 years.

Shop Local: Elefante Music and School for the Performing Arts


Palisades Park, N.J.      

Palisades Park has the highest density of Korean Americans of any town in the U.S. 

Shop Local Saturday: Borough of Palisades Park


When it comes to dining in Palisades Park, it’s about a 70/20/10 split between restaurants, cafes and coffee shops, and other places to enjoy. 

Shop Local Saturday: Broad Avenue food tour


Palisades Park has become a mecca for Korean food since the 1980s.

Shop Local Saturday: Korean BBQ


Cafe Mocha
125 Broad Avenue
Palisades Park, NJ
Cafe Mocha is the oldest little cafe in Palisades Park. 

Shop Local Saturday: Cafe Mocha


Grand Shilla Bakery & Cafe
234 Broad Avenue
Palisades Park, NJ
This is the oldest Korean bakery in town. 

Shop Local Saturday: Grand Shilla Bakery & Cafe


Rodeo Plaza Screen Golf
225 Broad Avenue #101
Palisades Park, NJ

Hankook Home
301 Broad Avenue
Palisades Park, NJ

Shop Local Saturday: Rodeo Plaza Screen Golf and Hankook Home


College Point, N.Y.

Aerial Haven
Aerial arts is like dancing and gymnastics, except in the air. Students at Aerial Haven start at 4 years old.

Shop Local Saturday: Aerial Haven


Genaro’s Pizzeria

Cedar Grove, N.J.

Morgan’s Farm
903 Pompton Avenue
Cedar Grove, NJ
Morgan’s Farm is selling 10,000 native plants to raise money to preserve the historic property.  

Shop Local Saturday: Morgan’s Farm


The native plant sale is designed to attract pollinators to more backyards.   

Shop Local: Morgan’s Farm native plant sale


Volunteers say Morgan’s Farm is “a hidden gem” in Essex County.  

Shop Local Saturday: Morgan’s Farm, “a hidden gem”


Everything sold on Morgan’s Farm goes to support the Cedar Grove Historical Society.

Shop Local Saturday: Morgan’s Farm, connecting with history


Amy Rehbein from the Cedar Grove Historical Society says native plants are critical to bringing bees and pollinators back to the area.

Shop Local Saturday: Cedar Grove Historical Society


New Milford, N.J.

New Bridge Farm & Garden
563 River Road
New Milford, NJ
Mark Hartmann says business boomed to an 80-year high during the pandemic as many turned to gardening for the first time.

Shop Local Saturday: New Bridge Farm And Garden


Fresh & Fancy Farms
575 River Road
New Milford, NJ
Megan Nobile says everything here is seasonal and fresh, from farm to table. They host events for kids, cooking classes and other activities to bring people together and help get back to normal.

Shop Local Saturday: Fresh & Fancy Farms


Fresh & Fancy Farms is always coming up with new ideas.

Shop Local Saturday: Easter Bunny arrives at Fresh & Fancy Farms


Goshen, N.Y.

Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame
240 Main Street
Goshen, NY

Staten Island, N.Y.

South Shore Food Pantry
7558 Amboy Road
Staten Island, NY 10307
(718) 227-2485
Click here for their website
The South Shore Food Pantry says, even as we’re working our way out of the pandemic, the need for food is very real.

The Bagel Bin
This Staten Island bagel shop has only been closed once in recent memory.  

Shop Local Saturday: The Bagel Bin and South Shore Food Pantry


Staten Island Food and Art Market
20 Cebra Avenue
Staten Island, NY 
Organizers of the Staten Island Food and Art Market said they want to help educate people who may be interested in starting a business.

Shop Local Saturday: Staten Island Food and Art Market


Art Flow Design Studio
During the pandemic, Maria Longo started an art business that raises awareness for mental health, human rights and conservation.

Shop Local Saturday: Art Flow Design Studio


Tori Belle Cosmetics 
Barbara Longobardi lost her job during the pandemic, so she changed careers.

Shop Local Saturday: Tori Belle Cosmetics


Spark Posh Jewelry
Debbie Bosco says her jewelry business is a work of love.

Shop Local Saturday: Spark Posh Jewelry


Sparta, N.J. 

The Bagel Station
354 Lafayette Road
Sparta, NJ  07871
(973) 383-3666

Shop Local Saturday: The Bagel Station


Sussex County Technical School
105 No. Church Road
Sparta, NJ  07871

Shop Local Saturday: SkillsUSA


Staten Island, N.Y. 

Castellano’s House of Music
1013 Richmond Avenue
Staten, Island
(718) 982-8548

Shop Local Saturday: Castellano’s House of Music


Keyport, N.J.

Restaurant guide: Visit Keyport, New Jersey
Between local restaurants, shops and other attractions, Keyport is proud to have something for everyone. 

Shop Local Saturday: #VisitKeyport


Lenora’s Cafe
18 West Front Street
Keyport, NJ 07735
People will stop you on the street to say how much they love Lenora’s cooking. 

Shop Local Saturday: Lenora’s Cafe


The Metal Music Stop
35 West Front Street
Keyport, NJ 07735
This business opened during the pandemic and specializes in heavy metal, classic rock, punk and horror. 

Shop Local Saturday: The Metal Music Stop


Keyport Funhouse
81 Broad Street
Keyport, NJ 07735
Keyport Funhouse offers open crafts during the week with local crafters and others in the community who don’t have a brick and mortar setup.

3BR Distillery
7 Main Street
Keyport, NJ 07735
This establishment is run by twin brothers who, by using their grandfather’s recipe, figured out a way to make delicious vodka out of peas. 

Shop Local Saturday: Keyport Funhouse, 3BR Distillery, Salt Cave


Dolores Rilho / Salt Cave
8 Main Street
Keyport, NJ 07735
There are all kinds of things to do in Keyport!

Keyport Fire Museum & Education Center
86 Broad Street
Keyport, NJ 07735
If you’re into the history of fire departments, this is the place for you. The museum opens for the 2022 season on March 19! 

Shop Local Saturday: Keyport Fire Museum & Education Center


Ramsey, N.J.

Ramsey Outdoor
835 NJ-17
Ramsey, NJ 07446
This family-owned business has been serving outdoor enthusiasts for 68 years.

Shop Local Saturday: Ramsey Outdoor


Shannon Rose Irish Pub
1200 NJ-17
Ramsey, NJ 07446
The pandemic took a toll on the restaurant industry, but the future looks bright at the Shannon Rose Irish Pub.

Shop Local Saturday: Shannon Rose Irish Pub


Finch & Co
105 East Main Street
Ramsey, NJ 07446

Blended Bowls
100 East Main Street
Ramsey, NJ 07446

Shop Local Saturday: Blended Bowls, Finch & Co.


Rutherford, N.J.

22 Union Ave Suite 4
Macbooks4Less sells used and refurbished Apple computers.  

Shop Local Saturday: Macbooks4Less


92 Park Avenue
Lorien takes a curated approach to vintage and sustainable fashion, giving some older garments new life. 

Shop Local Saturday: Lorien


Mason’s Cellar
32 Ames Ave
In addition to the everyday business, Mason’s Cellar has an event space for private gatherings and fundraisers. 

Shop Local Saturday: Mason’s Cellar


The Rutherford Irish American Association
Rutherford hosts its 5th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 6.

Shop Local Saturday: Rutherford Irish American Association


New Jersey Home & Garden Show

It’s all about home improvements at the New Jersey Home & Garden Show in Edison!

Shop Local Saturday: New Jersey Home & Garden Show


Ed Iarrapino
First Choice Heating & Air-conditioning
Metuchen, NJ
Ed Iarrapino started his company 12 years ago, but he’s been in the industry for three decades.

Shop Local Saturday: First Choice Heating & Air-conditioning


Anthony Barbagallo
Pro-Fit Outdoor Living
Staten Island, NY
Pro-Fit Outdoor Living is debuting new technology that lets customers design their own kitchen online!

Shop Local Saturday: Pro-Fit Outdoor Living


Rick Taddio
RTI Builders
Holmdel, NJ

Rene Nadeau
Murphy Beds by Brother Rene
Spring Lake, NJ
Murphy Beds by Brother Rene is introducing a first-of-its-kind design featuring a murphy bed, work station, computer monitor and bike storage.

Shop Local Saturday: Murphy Beds by Brother Rene


Jennifer Wylie
Floor Coverings International
Clifton, NJ

Nutley, N.J.

Underground Skate Shop
66 Franklin Avenue
Nutley, NJ 07110
CBS2 rolled into Underground Skate Shop on National Skate Shop Day to explore the growing popularity of the sport that used to be known as sidewalk surfing. 

Studio Bliss Clothing & Gift Bar/
Art on the Ave Paint your own Pottery Studio
165 Franklin Avenue
Nutley, NJ  07110
Nicole Randazzo and her mom own these creative, connected shops. 

Pretty Handy Makerspace and Gift Shop
165 Franklin Avenue Suite 202
Nutley, NJ  07110
Instead of competing for customers, this unique shop collaborates with other local businesses. 

Kingsland Manor
3 Kingsland Street
Nutley, NJ  07110
Kingsland Manor adds to Nutley, New Jersey’s rich history.

Walt’s Beef Jerky
78 Franklin Avenue
Nutley, NJ  07110

Fort Lee, N.J.

Dancing Petals Floral Design Studio
406 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Everything at Dancing Petals Floral Design Studio has a personal touch. 

Center Pharmacy
251 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Loyal customers are just what the doctor ordered at Center Pharmacy. 

Saigon Kitchen
2024 Center Avenue
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Saigon Kitchen benefits from the support of Fort Lee’s vibrant Asian community.

Marty’s Burgers
2021 Center Avenue
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Burgers and Vietnamese food may not seem to go together at first, but there’s a reason why these two restaurants are so close. 

Pet Story
1625 Lemoine Avenue
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Pet Story sells all-natural, homemade jerky for pets. 

Patchogue, N.Y.

Mademoiselle Patisserie
61 N Ocean Ave
Patchogue, NY 11772
Mademoiselle Patisserie recently opened a satellite boutique at the Bayport-Blue Point Public Library. 

Cryology Patchogue
73 N Ocean Ave
Patchogue, NY 11772

More and more people are discovering the benefits of really cold temperatures. Cryology Patchogue was the first cryotherapy center on Long Island. 

7 Village Green Way
Patchogue, NY 11772

Thred is a contemporary women’s clothing boutique. 

Paper Doll Curiosity Shoppe
33 E Main St
Patchogue, NY 11772

This retro novelty and gift shop has been creating fun experiences and bringing original products to Patchogue for five years. 

Super Pet Expo, Edison, New Jersey

New Jersey Convention Center
97 Sunfield Ave.
Edison, NJ 08837
For tickets or more information, click here

The pet expo runs from Jan. 21-23. 

Beth Hocke, Outcast Rescue
Catasauqua, PA
Outcast Rescue focuses on pit bulls and Rottweilers, which Hocke says are misunderstood breeds. 

541 Hwy 22 East
Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889
Elicia & Wayne Kessler’s business is based in New Jersey, but they ship gifts all over the world.

NJ Pet Supply
1288 Hwy 33, Unit 2
Farmingdale, NJ 07727
NJ Pet Supply sells collagen for dogs! Frank Frattini says it’s more digestible than rawhide. 

Bing’s Barkin’ Bakery
0 Ionia Ave
Staten Island, NY 10312

Business is booming at Aimee & Paul Colletti’s all-natural dog bakery. 

K9 Doodie Patrol
Multiple Locations

East Hanover, New Jersey

Sew Jersey
36 NJ-10
East Hanover, NJ 07936
Believe it or not, sewing machines are becoming more popular among millennials. 

Westwood, New Jersey

Goldberg’s Bagels
90 Westwood Avenue
Howie Goldberg talks with John Elliott about the importance of supporting family owned and operated businesses. 

Music Merchant
157 Westwood Avenue
John Schlapak of the Music Merchant talks with John Elliott about the value of shopping in person as opposed to online. 

Stack Creamery
287 Westwood Avenue
CBS2’s John Elliott checks out Stack Creamery, which opened just after the start of the pandemic. 

Ginger N’Cream
350 Center Avenue
CBS2’s John Elliott speaks with Sue Bahng, the owner of Ginger N’Cream, which might be described as a department store that occupies four houses in Westwood, N.J. 

Market House
172 Center Avenue
CBS2’s John Elliott talks with Chelsea Bogart of Market House, which sells unique treasures in Westwood, N.J.

Here are some other businesses in Westwood:


114 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
This Swedish espresso bar has a full menu and is a popular spot in the neighborhood. 

Exit9 Gift Emporium
127 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
This gift shop works with vendors in the Tri-State Area to spread the “Shop Local” message.

Something Else on Smith
144 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
This boutique specializes in items you probably won’t find at big department stores.

DNA Footwear
141 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
This family-owned company sells shoes designed in Brooklyn at affordable prices. 

Paisanos Butcher Shop
162 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
This family-owned Italian butcher shop opened in 1960. 

Free People, clothing boutique
113 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Bloomfield, New Jersey

On Dec. 11, Bloomfield hosted the Bloomfield Center Holiday Hunt. If people visited five or more local stores or made a $20 purchase, they could be entered to win some holiday prizes. Santa and an ice sculptor showed up too! For more information, click here

J.T. Murdoch Shoes
623 Bloomfield Ave. 
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
The oldest store in Bloomfield was founded in 1888 and it’s still family owned and operated.

Civilized Nation
549 Bloomfield Ave #3301
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Bloomfield’s newest shoe store has an amazing selection of Nike and Air Jordan sneakers (sportswear too).

Jalapeno Cycling
57 Washington St.
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Bike supplies remain low, but this full service bike shop has great gift options.

Anthony’s Cheesecake
71 Washington St.
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Anthony’s Cheesecake features amazing cheesecake (of course) and a full menu, too. The business flooded during Ida, but the community rallied to keep it open. 

Bury the Hatchet
672 Bloomfield Ave.
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Nothing says, “Happy holidays!” like a night of ax throwing with family and friends.

Six Points Pub
574 Bloomfield Ave.
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Six Points Pub opened in the middle of the pandemic. 

Save & Rave Consignment Shop
615 Bloomfield Ave.
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Owner Alonya Holley sells gently loved luxury goods and her own line of original clothing.

Pharm-D Rx
312 Glenwood Ave.
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
This independent pharmacy competes with big box stores by offering delivery services and a juice bar.

Vega Palace Jewelry
572 Bloomfield Ave.
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Forest Hills

Aigner Chocolates
103-02 Metropolitan Ave
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Mark Libertini, a trained pastry chef, described the challenges of running a chocolate shop and owning a small business.

 Rachel Kellner discusses how she and her husband came to own Aigner Chocolates. 

Wagging Tails
105-22 Metropolitan Ave
Forest Hills, NY 11375
James, the owner of Wagging Tails, says “the purpose of having a mom and pop shop is to support the community.” 

Nick’s Bistro
104-20 Metropolitan Ave
Forest Hills, NY 11375
At Nick’s Bistro, “We’re all partners in this. Every one of our employees is an intricate part of making this the success that it is.” Alfred, the owner of Nick’s Bistro, says community support “was the only reason that we survived throughout the pandemic.” 

96-09B 72nd Ave
Forest Hills, NY 11375
JLTC is another way to treat yourself. It’s more of a clinic than a spa, says the owner. 

Brilianna Photography
105-21 Metropolitan Ave
Queens, NY 11375

Cinemart Movie Theater 
106-03 Metropolitan Ave
Queens, NY 11375

Royal Collectibles
9601 Metropolitan Ave #1
Flushing, NY 11375

Eddies Sweet Shop 
105-29 Metropolitan Ave #1
Queens, NY 11375

Madison, New Jersey

Madison Pet Shop
26 Main Street
Madison, New Jersey
Madison Pet Shop has been a staple on Main Street since the ’50s. 

Prima (menswear)
44 Main Street
Madison, New Jersey
Prima is busier than ever now that weddings and special events postponed because of the pandemic are resuming. 

Tons of Toys
64 Main Street
Madison, New Jersey
Despite supply chain problems, there’s no toy shortage at Tons of Toys. 

Once and Again (consignment)
52 Main Street
Madison, New Jersey
Consignment shopping is good for the environment because it encourages the community to recycle, renew and reuse items. 

Delikositas Madison (restaurant)
42 Main Street
Madison, New Jersey
Arepas and empanadas are some of the most popular Colombian specialties at Delikositas Madison. 

54 Main Street (restaurant)
54 Main Street
Madison, New Jersey

Celtic Golf
19 Central Avenue
Madison, New Jersey

The Snooki Shop
52 Main Street
Madison, New Jersey

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