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Things to Do on Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair

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There is a popular saying around that one no longer needs to go to Manhattan because Montclair has it all, and here at The Montclair Girl, we agree. With a variety of restaurants serving Mexican, Italian, Japanese, Indian, French, Lebanese, and Southern food, dozens of retail stores, and several train stations, Montclair has a little something for everyone. This edition of The Montclair Girl’s Street Series will showcase restaurants, retail stores, exercise spots, art galleries, and movie theaters along Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair’s almost two-mile-long main street. Read more to learn all about what you can do on Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair.

Arts + Culture

Pinot’s Palette | 351 Bloomfield Avenue


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Pinot’s Palette is Montclair’s go-to paint and sip spot. This venue is BYOB so make sure to bring your favorites. Check out the Event Calendar to find out what painting sessions are available. Pinot’s Palette has space for children’s painting parties, team-building events, and other celebrations like bridal showers and birthday parties.

Studio Montclair | 127 Bloomfield Avenue + 641 Bloomfield Avenue


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Studio Montclair is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting culture, education, equality, and tolerance through the showcasing of art. The Studio Montclair Gallery is located at 127 Bloomfield Avenue and the Studio Montclair Leach Gallery is located at 641 Bloomfield Avenue. Stay up to date on Studio Montclair’s hours and artist showings by visiting the organization’s website here.

The Clairidge | 486 Bloomfield Avenue

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The Clairidge is an independent nonprofit cinema looking to keep Montclair’s century-old movie theater alive and open for business. This spot has six screens and shows the newest features and a variety of classics like Scarface (1932), The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and It’s A Wonderful Life.

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Anytime Fitness | 312 Bloomfield Avenue

Anytime Fitness is a gym open 24 hours a day. Members can enter the building through secure tap access. This spot features weight racks, cardio machines, and open space for exercise.

CycleBar | 656 Bloomfield Avenue

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CycleBar is an inclusive and inspiring low-impact/high-intensity indoor cycling experience for all ages and body types. This location is open daily from 5AM to 8:30PM. View Montclair’s CycleBar schedule here.

JaiPure Yoga | 575 Bloomfield Avenue


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Jai Pure Yoga is a compact studio featuring Vinyasa, restorative, aerial, and several other yoga styles. Check out the schedule of classes here.

Row House Fitness | 638 Bloomfield Avenue

Row House Fitness has high-energy, music-driven group classes that combine rowing and floor-based exercises with ultimate all-in-one, low-impact, cardio-enhancing, and full-strength workouts for all fitness levels. Row House Fitness has six types of rowing classes: Signature, Strength, Full Row, Restore, Intervals, and Foundation. Check out the class schedule here.

Self Care

Arc Beauty Salon | 295 Bloomfield Avenue

Arc Beauty Salon offers professional hair removal and beauty services such as eyebrow tinting and waxing for one’s face and body. This spot also has eyebrow threading.

Hand + Stone | 648 Bloomfield Avenue

Hand + Stone has facials, cryoskin, hair removal, and massages. Massages here include Deep Tissue, Swedish, Hot Stone, Himalayan Salt, Sports, Couples, Oncology, and Prenatal.

Hair491 | 491 Bloomfield Avenue Unit 101

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Hair491 is a premier hair salon in Montclair that has chemical services, haircuts, styling, curling, extensions, blowouts, and coloring.

Moxie Salon + Beauty Bar | 505 Bloomfield Avenue


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Moxie Salon and Beauty Bar features everyday beauty and everyday transformations. Hair services include cuts, shaping, blowouts, extensions, full-color highlights, Keratin treatments, men’s cuts, and women’s cuts. Beauty services include nails, makeup, spray tans, threading, and eyelash extensions.

Nail Fitness | 461 Bloomfield Avenue

Nail Fitness is a nail salon that provides nail art, pedicures, and manicures. This spot uses name brands like OPI and Essie, offering top-notch services. Nail Fitness also does gel pedicures and manicures.


Giftbar | 465 Bloomfield Avenue


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Giftbar has a little something for everybody, but don’t be shocked if you end up wanting everything for yourself. Giftbar has games, puzzles, party supplies, jewelry, cups, bath bombs, sunglasses, socks, and unique candies like Hot Chocolate Cotton Candy.

Parcel | 608 Bloomfield Avenue

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Parcel is Montclair’s go-to store for all things stationery. Perfect for gifts and decor as well, this spot has candles, calendars, notebooks, envelopes, tassels, buttons, and so much more.

Just Kidding Around | 507 Bloomfield Avenue


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Just Kidding Around is a toy store focused on engaging children in unique ways. This spot caters to children under 12 and features bath toys, train sets, puzzles, dolls and dollhouses, art supplies, blocks, and so much more.

Rocky’s Crystals + Minerals | 559 Bloomfield Avenue


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Rocky’s Crystals and Minerals features a large selection of crystals, minerals, and gemstones. This spot also carries dreamcatchers, candles, and jewelry.



Where to Eat

Bareburger | 480 Bloomfield Avenue

Bareburger is the spot for gluten-free diners, vegans, vegetarians, and chicken lovers. Here, one can find organic grass-fed burgers, vegan burgers, buttermilk fried chicken, salads, fried pickles, milkshakes, and french fries. We suggest ordering the gluten-free fried pickles, something so delicious and hard to find in North Jersey.

Belgiovine’s Italian Deli | 714 Bloomfield Avenue

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Belgiovine’s Italian Deli makes some of the best sandwiches in Essex County. This spot also has pizza, salads, soups, and desserts. We suggest ordering the MKA Special which includes a chicken cutlet, prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, shredded lettuce, and balsamic vinegar. Of course, you can’t leave without ordering a cannoli.

Boomchia | 427 Bloomfield Avenue Suite 101

Boomchia is New Jersey’s premier superfood cafe located in Montclair’s historic Madison Building. This is a vegan spot and even has gluten-free granola. One can choose between seven different bases, four granolas, five fruits, twelve toppings, four nut butters, three syrups, and five powders to create a custom Superfood Bowl.

Catfe Montclair | 356 Bloomfield Avenue Suite 5

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Montclair is home to a range of cafes, and welcomed a new, unique one to its lineup in January 2024. Catfe Montclair is not a typical cafe — customers can enjoy coffee, tea, and other beverages all while in the presence of cats here. The cafe is also a space that prepares cats for adoption through social interactions.

Chatni Indian Restaurant | 381 Bloomfield Avenue

Chatni Indian Restaurant is full of classic and flavorful Indian dishes. This spot serves biryani, lamb, goat, paneer, naan, and numerous chicken dishes like Tikka Masala, Curry, and Vindaloo. We suggest ordering the Matar Paneer, a dish containing green peas and homemade cheese cooked with cream sauce, and pairing it with naan.

Faubourg | 544 Bloomfield Avenue

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Faubourg is a French brasserie in the heart of Montclair serving classic and flavorful dishes like Steak Frites, Beef Bourguignon, oysters, French toast, Sirloin steak, and Branzino. This spot also serves numerous red, white, and sparkling wines.

Fujiya Ramen | 413 Bloomfield Avenue

Bloomfield Avenue wouldn’t be complete without a ramen spot, and Fujiya Ramen is where it’s at. This restaurant features menu items like Shoyu Ramen, Spicy Miso Ramen, and Chashu Ramen. We suggest ordering the Spicy Miso, because who doesn’t love a little spice? This dish includes pork broth with noodles, spicy miso with corn, pork belly chashu, bamboo shoots, and scallions. Diners can also add additional toppings like broccoli, seaweed, rice, chicken, and shrimp tempura.

Kreme + Krumbs | 147 Bloomfield Avenue

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Everybody loves ice cream, and Kreme + Krumbs is just the place to get a scoop or two along Bloomfield Avenue. The menu here is seasonal and ever rotating bringing you new creations.

Porta | 499 Bloomfield Avenue

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Porta is an authentic Neapolitan pizza restaurant in Montclair. The menu features dishes like Cast Iron Corn Bread, House-made Mozzarella, Marinated Olives, Vegan Focaccia Pizza, Chicken Parm Sandwiches, and Cacio e Pepe Pasta. Breakfast-oriented plates include Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, Almond-Crusted French Toast, and Eggs in Purgatory. For dessert, Porta serves up creamy Gelato, Cheesecake, Tiramisu, Nutella Pizza, Flourless Chocolate Cake, and Maple Budino.

Sweet Kitchen | 533 Bloomfield Avenue

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Since 2000, Sweet Kitchen has been serving the Montclair community. The spot is known for its baked goods, toast dishes, sandwiches, salads, and burgers. This eatery also has free WiFi and plenty of tables, chairs, and outlets.

Sweet T’s Southern Eatery | 387 Bloomfield Avenue

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Sweet T’s Southern Eatery is a spot serving up delicious Southern eats in the heart of Montclair. Diners can taste Georgia-style okra, Catfish and Grits, Candied Yams, Lamb Cheesesteak, and Corn Bread. Dessert includes Sweet Potato Pie, Lemon Bundt Cake, Donna’s Treats So Sweet Banana Pudding, and Seasonal Three Berry Cobbler.

Tacoria | 367 Bloomfield Avenue

Tacoria is a must when it comes to Mexican food in New Jersey, and has a spot right here in Montclair. From tacos to quesadillas and burritos, it features spicy meat, chicken, and even vegetarian options. Make sure to order a side of chips.

Teglia Pizza Bar | 438 Bloomfield Avenue

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Teglia Pizza Bar is a spot where Italian comfort, fresh scratch cooking, and flavor come together. Diners can order salads, sandwiches, desserts, meatballs, and pizza like the Pomodoro, Queen Margarita, White Pie, Parma, Mushroom Pie, and Stracciatella.

The Eclectic Chic Boutique | 547 Bloomfield Avenue

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This boutique has been selling handmade, locally sourced, and small-batch goods since 2018. Not only does this boutique provide a different kind of shopping experience, but the team also mentors over 30 artists from New Jersey to help build and grow their brands. The Eclectic Chic Boutique does a lot to make this possible by hosting virtual shopping experiences, virtual + in-person workshops, and creating custom goods.

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Trend Coffee + Tea House | 411 Bloomfield Avenue


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Trend Coffee + Tea House is located in one of Montclair’s oldest structures, an 1860 home. This spot is great for a coffee date, work from home, or a little morning pick-me-up cup of joe. Diners can custom-order a crepe or omelet or sip on a cup of milk bubble tea.

Uncle Momo | 702 Bloomfield Avenue

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Uncle Momo is a French Lebanese Bistro with a chic atmosphere, serving up scrumptious French Toast, gluten-free Crepes, Shawarma sandwiches, Baklava, Omelettes, and more.

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