Explore Belmont Shore’s Side Streets

Belmont Shore’s Second Street is a well-loved stretch of boutiques, restaurants, and small businesses worthy of window shopping, and several are tucked around corners on side streets. As you enjoy your promenade down Second, don’t miss these businesses that are just off–or above–the main drag.


Foodologie (195 Claremont Ave), which opened in Belmont Shore in 2023, is the place to go for delectable cookies and brownies. Owner Maria Leyesa blends her love of Filipino and American baked goods into creations like uniquely purple ube brownies and indulgent s’mores cookies made with graham cracker, chocolate, and marshmallows. You can also share a goodie box with a loved one who lives out of town because Foodologie ships nationwide via USPS.



Quinn’s Pub & Grill (200 Nieto Ave Ste A) has been a fixture off Second Street since WWII, when it was a deli. The Quinn family turned it into a pub in 1982, and today it’s a great place for craft beer and a burger. “The Little Pub Around the Corner” offers a constantly changing slate of more than two dozen beers on tap to go with a full lunch and dinner menu of satisfying pub food. Its cozy wood and brick interior with just a handful of seats at the bar makes it a favorite of neighborhood locals.



Get your vibe right at Z Fabrique (191 Argonne Ave), where owner Nancy Scott seeks to help people create their own sacred spaces and find respite from a chaotic world. In addition to spiritual items like tarot cards, crystals, and candles, she stocks clothing and accessories, skincare and fragrance products, incense, and home decor from around the world.


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