Photo Credit: William F. Spencer Photography
Jersey City, NJ – Angel Azul Bakery has served Hudson County residents for twenty years and the owners commemorated the milestone with a ribbon cutting event on Friday, July 20th. Customers who came out to help celebrate were treated with free coffee/ café con leche between 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Coffee was sold for $.20 per cup the remainder of the day.
Angel Azul Bakery is a small family owned business which was first opened on Central Avenue in 1998 by Zolia and Luis Gallo. The bakery first opened at 434 Central before moving up the block to its current home at 460 Central Avenue. When Luis passed away in 2005, Eddy (son) and Jenny (daughter) stepped up to help run the business.
“We thank God and our very loyal customers for our successful bakery,” says Zolia. “Our family came from Ecuador to chase the American Dream and we are living it here in Jersey City.” Zolia also has help from longtime staff including Evelyn (daughter), Carlos (baker), and Marisol (manager) who have kept the business running smoothly for two decades.
Today, the popular Colombian and Ecuadorian bakery is a staple in the community and draws a large crowd every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Patrons come far and wide in search of freshly prepared baked goods including bread, pastries, empanadas, café con leche and so much more.
Zolia noted that the business continues to grow with the community. “Customers new and old want good food and service. We aim to be the best at providing both. We take pride on only using the best ingredients and baking fresh products seven days a week.”
The best part of this bakery is that their prices have barely changed in twenty years. Angel Auzl Bakery has a huge following and every reason to celebrate the twenty-year anniversary with the community.