1. Head east on County Road 510/Market St/Rte 510 toward Broad St Continue to follow Market St
2. Slight right onto Ferry St
3. Slight right to stay on Ferry St
4. Continue onto Wilson Ave
5. Turn left to merge onto U.S. 1 Truck N/US-9 Truck N
6. Merge onto U.S. 1 N/U.S. 9 N
7. Continue onto NJ-139 E
8. Turn left onto Jersey Ave
9. Continue onto Newark Ave
10. Continue onto Observer Hwy
11. Turn left onto Washington St
12. Turn left onto 4th St
13. Turn left onto Garden St
14. Destination will be on the left


When I envision Newark, New Jersey, I immediately think of the Prudential Center. I love going to concerts, and of course I’m a Devils fan, so this is definitely one of my favorite spots. However, being the largest city in NJ, it has much more to offer than just one great attraction. There is also the great New Jersey Performing Arts Center, which I have been to so many times I can’t count them anymore, and tons of great locations for dining out or finding a special treat. In fact, last weekend a buddy of mine told me about a cool bakery he found called Sweet, while walking around on his lunch break.

I often visit Newark, so I decided to try out this bakery for myself, and it didn’t disappoint. I tend to be a bit boring when it comes to desserts, because I usually stick to what I know and love. I figure that if you know you love chocolate, than why try anything else. My sister is always the one trying out crazy flavors, and taking what I would call the risky choices on the menu. But somehow when I walked into Sweet I found myself wanting to be a bit risky for a change myself. The smell of all the cupcakes and treats was so delicious that I decided to try a couple of things.  First I tried a mini Peanut Butter cupcake, which was a chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting. It had just the right amount of richness to it, with a silky icing that I couldn’t get enough of. Plus I ordered a mini Coconut Cupcake (totally not my usual comfort zone), and Cheesecake Bar for my girlfriend. Both were exceptional as well. My girlfriend loved the cheesecake bar, and I found the coconut cupcake to be refreshingly different from my ordinary chocolate addiction. It was a vanilla cake with the choice of chocolate or vanilla frosting, I choose chocolate (no surprise there), finished off with shredded coconut. The mini sizes worked perfectly for me because I could try out a flavor knowing that it wouldn’t be wasted if I didn’t like it. Next time I go I will be getting the regular size cupcakes for sure though.

Overall, I think Sweet is a great place to try if you are ever in Newark, because it has a good selection of flavors and baked goods to choose from. Not to mention, that the prices are as low as $1.25 for a cupcake, so there really is no risk if you want to try out something new.