How lucky are we? The LHT doesn’t just run through spectacular woodlands and wetlands, but through bustling town centers and business districts. We wanted to shout out some of the incredible small businesses off our trail in a series of mini-itineraries. Here now: Lawrenceville Main Street.
Lawrenceville Vintage Treasures is an antiques and gift shop run by Donna and Tom Rago. It is the place for antique and vintage art and décor alongside creations from local artists and makers, local bits of history and ephemera (look for charming vintage pennants from your alma maters), and a fun selection of CDs, records, jewelry, books, holiday items, and other treats. The cozy shop is packed with fun stuff — something for everyone and always great for a hunt. Donna told us: “we are just grateful to be a part of this community. It’s such a blessing to us to share, assist, and offer our store with Lawrenceville. We love the trails, the people, and the overall quality of life.” We love to hear it!
Lawrenceville Vintage Treasures is at 8 Gordon Avenue in Lawrenceville.
The Gingered Peach is a much-loved bakery featuring small batch, hand-crafted treats including olive oil cakes, zucchini breads, and all kinds of incredible danishes, croissants, and muffins. The spot has been gracing Lawrenceville with the finest baked goods since 2011 — when it opened as the Let Them Eat Cake Bake Shop. Cakes just weren’t enough, though — today, the Gingered Peach offers classic and innovative treats (alongside wonderful cakes, of course) made from the finest ingredients. Whether you’re craving sweet (poundcake, cinnamon buns, a cranberry scone), or savory (a fill bialys menu, a pork roll, spinach, and cheese-stuffed brioche called the Trenton Volcano) — they got you covered. Don’t forget the dog treats!
The Gingered Peach is located at 2 Gordon Avenue in Lawrenceville.
Acacia is the spot for inventive new American cuisine right on Main Street. A longtime, local favorite, the spot is now owned and operated by Chef Chris Voightsberger — who trained at Manhattan’s Eleven Madison Park under Chef Daniel Humm and, more recently, was sous chef at Hopewell’s Blue Bottle Café. He presents simple, seasonal dishes using the finest ingredients. Try an array of house-made pastas, a smash burger, a brick chicken sourced from the beloved Griggstown Farm, and some interesting takes on classics like his tuna nachos and buffalo cauliflower. Acacia is BYOB, offers heated outdoor dining, and even has family-style meals to go.
Acacia is located at 2637 Main Street in Lawrenceville.
Final Boss Comics & Games is new to Lawrenceville — Lawrence resident Floyd Bennett opened the spot in November 2021; a sort of sequel to his Jersey City shop FJB Comics, which closed after a ten year run in 2017. On offer: comic books and graphic novels, video games, trading cards, tabletop and board games, and action figures. Floyd mans the shop himself and is happy to make recommendations no matter where your interests lie — he often starts by asking about your favorite movies or TV shows and goes from there. Or just browse: Final Boss is spacious and there is a packed wall of comics to peruse, alongside Pokémon and Yu-gi-oh cards, paperback books, and retro video games. Floyd told us: “The LHT is amazing … A fun way to get around town while getting exercise!”
Final Boss Comics & Games is located at 10 Gordon Avenue in Lawrenceville.