Ich bin ein Berliner

By on Thursday, May 10th, 2012 at 6:00 am

Plum jelly filled donut / berliner from the Old German Bakery in Hoboken, NJ

German style jelly donuts are known as Berliners.

Its a lesson John F. Kennedy famously learned during a speech in Berlin attempting to say, “I am a Berliner,” or as he actually said in the German, “I am a Jelly Donut.”

The German bakery is an unassuming little shop on Washington Street in Hoboken. Sadly, most Hoboken tourists would rather wait in line for two hours at the overrated Carlo’s Bakeshop, made famous on the TLC show Cake Boss.

The Berliners were available in chocolate, berry and plum. I chose the least obvious: plum jelly. The plum jelly was thicker than I expected, and I’d probably rather have berry next time.

Plum Jelly in a Berliner

Old German Bakery
332 Washington St
Hoboken, NJ 07030


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