Maple bacon donuts and its own rap song: 7 reasons we love Montclair

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Donuts at Montclair Bread Company

Montclair, New Jersey has many claims to fame and reasons to adore it. Here are 7 things we love about Montclair!

1. Donuts at Montclair Bread Company

Need we say more? Okay, we’ll tell you that the donut menu at Montclair Bread company includes flavors like maple bacon, Boston cream, Nutella, Fruity Pebbles, tres leeches, turtle and many other tempting tastes.

2. Montclair has its own rap song

Singer Samad Savage wrote rap song “The Clair” about his happening hometown.

3. Real Housewives of New Jersey star Melissa Gorga’s store Envy

You can get your fashion fix at Envy, the boutique owned by ‘RHONJ’s Melissa Gorga. Check out our tour of the store.

4. Montclair Art Museum

The Montclair Art Museum includes the George Inness Gallery and an exhibit of New Jersey Native American art.

Artwork of the week: In "Garden Beach," artist Gifford Beal invites us to join the people in the foreground, looking down onto the curving sweep of the vivid blue sea against the sandy shoreline. Beal was acclaimed as an American Scene painter of people at work and play near the sea. Make sure to see "Garden Beach" and many other pieces before "American Visions: 1870–1940, Works from the Bank of America Collection" comes to a close June 19! You can also see Gifford Beal's work in "Work and Leisure in American Art: Selected Works from the Collection." Image: Gifford Beal "Garden Beach," c. 1925 Oil on canvas Bank of America Collection Courtesy of Kraushaar Galleries & The Estate of Gifford Beal @bankofamerica #americanvisions #mammontclair

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5. Cuban Pete’s restaurant

For a delicious meal, try Cuban Pete’s. recommends their tapas selection as well as their pollo con mango (pictured below) and toasted coconut shrimp.

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6. Ice cream at Applegate Farm

Enjoy a delicious cone or scoop of ice cream at Applegate Farm. You can choose from flavors such as black forest crunch, cappuccino crunch, cherry vanilla, extreme chocolate, graham central station, mint chocolate chip, orange pineapple, peanut butter fudge brownie and more.

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7. Celebrity sightings

Many celebrities make their home in Montclair, so hang out long enough and you’re likely to run into a famous face, such as comedian Stephen Colbert, makeup maven Bobbi Brown or actor Patrick Wilson, who all call Montclair home. Plus restaurant Fresco is a favorite haunt of many of the stars of Real Housewives of New Jersey. Try their wood-fired pizza — your mouth will thank you!

Montclair Film Festival Presents Celebrity Nerd-Off: Stephen Colbert & J.J. AbramsPhoto by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images for Montclair Film Festival

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