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Soda Fountains & Sweet Shops

Deantown Mar 5, 2012 03:12 PM

Recently returned to NJ after almost half a lifetime elsewhere. I know there's still Holstens in Bloomfield, but are there any other "old-fashioned" or new fangled soda fountains in the state?

There used to be that place in Hoboken on Washington Ave. that as the years passed was open less and less frequently. I know what's no longer (Gruning's); looking for what still is. Neighborhood sweet shops that still have a seltzer line and know how to make a soda or a milk shake are fine. Looking to take a 7- and a 2-year-old.

Willing to travel.

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    roro1831 Mar 7, 2012 05:28 PM

    You are talking about Schnackenberg's (sp?). One of the sister's that owned it died, but they have been open regularly again. Now I haven't tried going there in a few months so you may want to call. It does still look exactly the same though.

    1. Tapas52 Mar 7, 2012 03:36 PM

      The Popshop has been a favorite we had a nice time there ...Bobby Flay did a show there also....nice place..


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        PuniceaRana Mar 5, 2012 06:11 PM

        There is a wonderful one at the pharmacy in Far Hills. Dang, now I am craving an egg cream....

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          nizza Mar 5, 2012 03:36 PM

          I've always gone to Holsten's, but, I have always heard good things about
          Bischoff's Ice Cream & Candy
          468 Cedar Ln


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          1. re: nizza
            lhmom Mar 5, 2012 04:47 PM

            I agree with nizza. I've been going to Bischoff's in Teaneck for years. It really hasn't changed at all- a great old fashioned ice cream shop, with great candy also! Plus, it's on the main drag and has some really neat shops as well as a movie theater.

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            cwdonald Mar 5, 2012 03:26 PM

            Just across the river in Philadelphia, the Franklin Fountain is a great old time soda fountain.


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