Shopping in Chester

From heirloom-quality furniture and upholstery (hand-crafted by artisans) to brand name fashions, jewelry and exceptional gifts, Chester is a great place to shop for quality, variety and value. Explore the historic downtown retail district—as well as three shopping malls—to find great deals in designer clothing and specialty merchandise. Chester also has an astounding variety of boutiques, craft stores, antiques, pet stores, candy shops, tea room and art galleries.

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Alstede Farms

1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

908-879-7189 908-879-7815

Open year round: 9am - 6pm |Website for seasonal hours

*Experience fresh discoveries all year round on our family owned farm*
Pick your own fruits and vegetables, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program, farm store, food festivals, children's activities, farm animals, corn maze, pancake breakfasts, baked goods, seasonal items, homemade ice cream, farm camp and more!

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Antiques by Chester Crafts & Collectibles

28 Main St., Chester, NJ 07930


Open Daily: 11:00-5:30 | Call for extended holiday hours.

Affordable Antiques in Chester!

The ultimate destination for quality antique furniture, artwork, glassware, ceramics, metalware, toys and much more. Have your old furniture custom-painted in the color and finish of your choice. Custom painting done the right way-with quality products and techniques that give old furniture a new, refreshed look.

Black River Candy Shoppe

44 Main St. (rear), Chester, NJ 07930

908-879-1233 908-879-1905

Mon: 11:00-5:00 | Tue-Fri: 10:00-5:00 | Sat:10:00-5:30 | Sun: 11:00-5:30

Over 1,000 candy items including bulk sold by the pound, gift tins, all your old time favorites and more in a nostalgic atmosphere.

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Boehs Cabinet Shop

85 Main St., Chester, NJ 07930


Mon: Call first | Tues-Sat: 9:00-5:00 | Sun: 11:00-5:00

A wood lover's delight! Featuring birdhouses, puzzle boxes, whirligigs, wooden gifts, and unfinished and barn wood furniture for adults, children, and dolls. This Fall (October 2024) marks our 61st year in business at this location!

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Chester Candle Company

76 Main St., Chester, NJ 07930


Mon - Fri: 11am - 5pm | Sat: 10am -5pm | Sun: 11am-5pm
Call for extended Holiday Hours

Hand-poured small-batch artisan soy candles made by our family right here on Main Street! Can't find the scent you are looking for? No problem! Choose from over 100 scents in our scent library and make your own candle at our Pour Your Own (PYO) Bar. No appt necessary. We offer classes too See website for more details.

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Chester Country Furnishings

60 Main St., Chester, NJ 07930

908-879-4288 908-879-6366

Mon-Tues: 12:00-4:00 | Wed-Sat: 10:00-5:30 | Sun: 11:00-5:30

Our shop has something for everyone! We carry a variety of furniture, lighting, home décor, upholstery, etc. and we are constantly updating our inventory with new arrivals. Featuring two floors of unusual handcrafted accessories and unique gifts.

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Chester Crafts & Collectibles

28 Main St., Chester, NJ 07930


Open Daily: 11:30-5:30 | Call for extended holiday hours.

"Chester's Essential Shopping Destination"
Let us spark your imagination with our extensive, innovative and fine quality collections of home decor, baby, jewelry/accessories, gift and seasonal products. Celebrating 30 Years in business! Our experience gives us a unique ability to bring extraordinary products to our valued customers.

Chester Meat Market

27 West Main St., Chester, NJ 07930


Mon-Fri: 8:00-5:00
Sat: 7:00-3:00

*Old Fashion Service and Premium Quality*
Behind the 40 foot glass showcase that holds an array of delectable meats - ranging from hot dogs to kielbasa to mouth watering rib eye steaks - are four individuals ready to serve! Master Butchers Glen, Jon, Nick and Joe are passionate and dedicated to exceeding their customer's expectations.

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Club Rince Irish Gift Shop and Dance Studio

125 Main Street, Chester, NJ 07930


Please see website for class times and opening hours

Home of Club Rince (pronounced Ring-ka) the Irish Dance Club and Pop up Ireland, a unique Irish gift shop offering a beautifully curated collection of authentic Irish Gifts and Imports. Traditional Irish Dance classes for all ages. Explore, learn and embrace Irish culture and tradition.

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Comfortably Chic

47 Main St., Chester, NJ 07930


Mon-Fri: 11:00-5:00 | Sat: 10:00-6:00 | Sun: 11:00-5:00
Call for extended holiday hours

Wonderful selection of home decor, furniture, kitchen and garden items! Home of Chester Candle Company retail offering candles, diffusers, wax melts and room sprays.

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E. Christopher and Sons Metalsmith Studio

30 Main St., Chester, NJ 07930


Thu-Sat: 11:00-4:00
Sun: 11:00-4:00
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Step into our workshop and see our own designs in jewelry, tote bags, cutting boards and mobiles, fabricated with the highest quality craftsmanship. Expert jewelry repair. Custom Design. Knife sharpening.

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El Monte Coffee Roasters

45 Perry St, Ste. D, Chester, NJ 07930


Open Daily 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Enjoy the freshest coffee ever! We roast our own coffee and make our own baked goods. Tea, latte, cappuccino, Chai and delicious smoothies.

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Frank Anthony Salon

154 Route 206, Chester NJ 07930


Tues-Thurs: 9:00-8:30
Fri: 8:30-5:30

Frank Anthony Salon, celebrating 53 years in business, is a full service hair salon & spa. Our mission is to provide the best customer experience welcoming each guest as if they were family. We continually train with the highest caliber of artists to give you the best service in the industry.

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Fresco Mexican

137 Main St., Chester, NJ 07930


Mon- Thu:10:30-9:00 | Fri:10:30-10:00 |Sat: 7:00am-10:00pm|Sun: 7:00am-9:00pm

Fresh Mexican on Main Street Chester. Summer porch dining. Vegetarian options. Artisan boutique. A unique dining and shopping experience.

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Grouse in Pearls

54 Main St., Village Square Ste. 3, Chester, NJ 07930


Wed-Sun: 11:00-5:00

A unique store with a signature mix offering antique, vintage, and contemporary furniture, home decor, art, fine jewelry, LV, Chanel, Hermes, glass, lighting, etc.

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Handmade By Melinda

20 Main St., Chester NJ 07930


Tues-Sun: 10:00-5:00

Greeting cards, unique, dimensional, boxes, signs, shirts, watercolor paintings, classes for handmade cards, boxes, paper & fabric

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Home Coming: The Mental Health Shop

41 Main Street, Unit B


Thu - Fri: 11:00am-5:00pm |Sat: 10:00am-6:00pm |Sun: 11:00am-5:00pm

A shop for all of your mental health needs - journals, weighted blankets, mental health awareness apparel, stickers and more!

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Linda's Gourmet Biscotti

30 Main St., Chester, NJ


Tues-Fri: 8:30-5:00 | Sat-Sun: 8:30-6:00

Gourmet biscotti shop serving delicious treats, coffee, artisan breads and more. Great for gifts, catering or a quick snack. With traditional crunchy and signature soft biscotti, Linda's offers something for everyone!

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Mercantile on Main

76 Main St., Chester, NJ 07930


Mon-Fri: 11:00-5:00 | Sat: 10:00-6:00 | Sun: 11:00-5:00
Call for extended holiday hours

Jewelry, Cards, Gifts, Accessories and more

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Midnight Owl

75 Main St., Chester, NJ 07930


Please call the store for current hours

"Live your own myth"
A whimsical lifestyle boutique packed with unique & inspirational finds! Mackenzie-Childs, Patience Brewster, crystals, incense, tarot, Halloween, socks (a wall of 'em), clothing, chimes, books and more.

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NinaLou Patisserie

57 Main Street


Tue - Sat: 7:00am-5:00pm | Sun: 7:00am - 4:00pm

Authentic French Bakery

Objects of Desire

57 Main Street


Tue - Sat: 11:00am-5:00pm | Sun: 12:00pm-5:00pm
Call for extended holiday hours

Affordable luxury and infinite possibilites in an upscale boutique. Located in Chester for over 18 years, carrying artisan handcrafted jewelry, unusual handbags and exclusive lines of clothing.

Ours Flowers Balloons, Events, Decor

38 Main Street


All kinds of Event Decor, Balloons and Flowers

Penny Lane

87 Main St., Chester, NJ 07930


Fri:12:00-5:00 | Sat-Sun: 11:00-5:00

This unique shop offers a wide selection of vinyl records (original and re-issue), plus a vast collection of CD's and DVD's at great prices. Worth the drive from anywhere!

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Perfect Treasure

35 Main St., Chester, NJ 07930


Mon-Fri: 10:30-5:00 | Sat-Sun: 10:30-6:00 | Extended holiday hours.

"Something for all ages"
Byer's Choice Carolers, clothing & accessories to fit the American Girl doll, Heritage lace, fine tabletop lace, Yankee Candle and much more...

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Pleasant Market General Store

128 Main Street


Mon.-Thurs 6:00am-9:00pm | Fri: 6:00am-10:00pm | Sat.-Sun. 7:00am-10:00pm

Featuring Ice Cream, Convenience Store Items, Fresh Farm Produce and much more!

Rows of PurL

44 Main St., Chester, NJ 07930


Tues-Sat: 11:00am-5:00pm | Sun: 11:00-4:00

Walk this way to Rows of PurL for the finest of knitting and crochet fibers, needles, and supplies. Group classes and private lessons available at all levels including many other fiber sports. Original artworks and handmade gifts offered for purchase.

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Sally Lunn's Tea Shoppe & Restaurant

15 Perry St., Chester, NJ 07930


Tues-Fri: 10:30-5:30 | Sat-Sun: 10:30-6:00

VOTED #1 Restaurant by NJ Monthly for 5 Years in a Row!
Celebrating 30 Years - Chester’s Most Famous Location! Serving scrumptious homemade lunches, afternoon teas, desserts, and our world famous scones. Catering services, online shopping, and a huge selection of loose teas and China.

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Serendipity Toys and Books

25 Main St., Chester, NJ 07930


Tues-Fri: 11:00-5:00 | Sat: 10:00-6:00 | Sun: 11:00-5:00
Call for extended holiday hours

The place for toys and books in Chester! High-quality toys, games, puzzles, baby gifts and more. Serendipity has Chester's largest selection of children's books, including modern titles and classics. Make your own stuffy! Lots of furry friends to choose from!

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Smooth as Glass Designs

44 Main St., Chester NJ 07930


Tues-Sun: 11:00-5:00

We are not just an art glass shop, but also a boutique with unique gifts for all. Come in and join us for a workshop on kiln-formed glass and create a stunning art piece.
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Steam Soapery

76 Main St., Chester, NJ 07930


Mon: Mon-Fri: 11:00-5:00 | Sat: 10:00-6:00 | Sun: 11:00-5:00

Handcrafted clean customizable bath, shower, beauty and body products. We specialize in creating products onsite that are personalized just for you.

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Stone House Studio



Wheel thrown, handmade, functional ceramic work made in small batches in Chester available online

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Stony Hill Farms (Farm Market)

15 North Rd., Chester, NJ 07930

908-879-2908 908-879-5876

June 1st-Dec 23rd 10:00am-6:00pm

Farm market selling homegrown produce, baked goods and seasonal items. Pick your own strawberries, flowers, raspberries, blueberries, apples, pumpkins and vegetables. 10 acre Corn Maze. See website for what is available by season.

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Stony Hill Farms (Greenhouses)

8 State Route 24, Chester, NJ 07930

908-879-2696 Fax: 908-879-5876

Hours vary by season. Visit website for hours.

Greenhouse with seasonal plants, cut flowers, orchids, house plants and home decor

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Taylor's Ice Cream Parlor

18 Main St., Chester, NJ 07930


Open Daily:10:30-Close | Changes seasonally

48 flavors of homemade hard ice cream, soft-serve, sundaes, banana splits, shakes, malts, floats, egg creams, smoothies, yogurt, no-sugar/dairy free options. Ready to go cakes and novelties. Comfortable inside seating with views of up- beat Main Street.

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The Olive and The Stone

58 Main St., Chester, NJ 07930


Wed-Fri: 11:00am-5:00pm |Sat-Sun: 11:00am-5:00pm

Premium flavored Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars. "A unique tasting bar experience." More than 70+ varieties of premium olive oils and balsamic vinegars to try before you buy. Related accessories, gifts and more available.

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Winky's Pet Boutique

15 Perry St., Chester, NJ 07930



Best store for your "Best Friend' featuring specialty toys, all natural treats and chews, clothing, leashes and collars. Lots of other unique items! Pets of all sizes welcome! Adoption events and holiday photos.

You're Not In Kansas Anymore

35 Perry St., Chester, NJ 07930


Thur-Sat: 11:00-5:30 | Sun: 12:00-5:00 | Call for extended holiday hours

*You're not in Kansas*
Where fashionistas flock! A phenomenon that's been rockin Perry Street since 2000. Jewelry, from Sorrelli to Alexis Bittar, and duds for divas. There's so much fabulousness!

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Zapped by Jay

87 Main Street


Mon-Wed: By appointment only |Thu-Sun: 11:00am-6:00pm

Permanent jewelry boutique. permanent jewelry is a necklace, anklet or bracelet that doesn't have a typical clasp. Instead, both ends are welded together.

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