The Best Restaurants in Jersey City (2022)

This article was last updated on February 1, 2022. It was originally published on January 9, 2019.

The blossoming of downtown Jersey City as a dining destination can be traced to the opening of Marco & Pepe, across the street from City Hall, shortly after the trauma of 9/11 (and partly in response to it). Since then, the pace of adventurous openings has quickened, spurred by an influx of young adults and refugees from New York City.

Marco & Pepe is gone, but the scene barrels on. Now things have reached the point where virtually any cuisine you can think of can be had in downtown. Lately, soaring rents have pushed new residents into neighborhoods like the Heights and Bergen-Lafayette, where new restaurants have opened to serve them.

Here is what you need to navigate it all—our top picks for the best restaurants in Jersey City, in alphabetical order.

Ani Ramen

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Ramen at Ani Ramen is among the best in New Jersey. Photo by Liz Clayman, courtesy of Ani Ramen

Since opening in 2017, this bustling ramen joint (a favorite in our 2021 Jersey Choice Restaurant Poll) has lured crowds with steaming bowls of hand-rolled ramen noodles and bao buns that are among the best in the state. Unlike the Montclair original (which opened in 2014), the Jersey City Ani Ramen location has a liquor license. The sizable bar serves highballs and other craft cocktails, and boasts an extensive list of Japanese whiskeys. There’s even an ice cream speakeasy in the back, run in collaboration with Luigi’s Ice Cream. —Shelby Vittek
218 Newark Avenue, 201-408-9811

Battello

In Italian, a battello is a boat, often used to ferry people ashore from a ship. Chef Ryan DePersio’s Battello sits right on the Hudson River shore—and, in 2021, became a new addition to New Jersey Monthly‘s annual 30 Best Restaurants list. Since reopening after the reconstruction of its pier, the view of the city is better than ever. Battello serves the “Italian without borders” cuisine that DePersio developed at the mother ship, his first restaurant, Fascino, in Montclair. Battello is one of the premier wedding venues in the state, so a la carte tables are often hard to come by, especially on weekends, but worth it if you can get one. —Eric Levin
502 Washington Boulevard, 201-798-1798

Bread and Salt

Pizza lovers have been flocking to Bread and Salt in the Heights, opened in 2019 by renowned baker and pizzamaker Rick Easton, for its laden slices and simple, elegant sides. There’s no guarantee what either the pizza or “not pizza specials,” as a handwritten sign dubs them, will be: There’s no menu, and offerings also change throughout the night as things sell out. You head to the counter, point to whatever’s in the pizza case, order your not-pizza dishes, find a seat in the fairly bare bones dining room and, if you’ve BYO-ed, crack open your wine. BYO. —Sophia F. Gottfried
435 Palisade Avenue

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Cellar 355

There may not be another restaurant in the state that so well combines high concept—tiki bar, luau, hipster hangout in a basement boite—with genuine comfort, elegance and a terrific menu. At Cellar 335—which is on our2021 Best Restaurants list— treat yourself to seductively fanciful cocktails and fun food that successfully riffs on Asian and Latin influences. —EL
335 Newark Avenue, 201-222-1422

Corto

House-made pasta is the draw at Corto, an understated Italian BYO in the Jersey City Heights. Go elsewhere for spaghetti and red sauce—the open kitchen is better known for churning out underdog pasta shapes such as ditalini, malfadini or ditli in sauces with herbs, chilis, artisanal cheeses, seasonal vegetables and even wild boar or wagyu beef. Simple and seasonal “cucina povera,” or peasant-style Italian cooking, is the motto at the cozy one-room Corto; The menu, from the cheese and salumi plate to the entrees, changes often (but get a sneak of the day’s offerings from their artful Instagram gallery). —SFG
507 Palisade Avenue, 201-420-6290

Frankie

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Grilled garlic shrimp, lamb kofta kebab and natural wine are some of the offerings at Frankie in Jersey City. Photos by Shelby Vittek

Aussie vibes meet natural wines at Frankie, which always offers a brief and welcome respite from urban living. Dishes feature influences from Southeast Asia, Britain and the Mediterranean, flavored with spices like za’atar, turmeric and cumin, as well as ginger, garlic, chilies and cilantro. Owners Rowen McDermott (a Sydney native) and Rebecca Johnson opened the Art Deco-meets-surf-culture space in 2017, with an exciting wine list that revolves around natural wines made by small producers. —SV
264 Grove Street, 201-333-0170

Hamilton Pork

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The “gigantic beef rib” at Hamilton Pork is a must-try. Photo by Brent Herrig

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Located around the corner from Hamilton Park, Hamilton Pork gets a thumbs-up just for its name. But grab a table or seat at the bar and the fun has just begun. The barbecue here is lusty and rich. In addition to the classics, specialties include lamb belly, brisket sausage and a $25 “gigantic beef rib.” There are long lists of sides, salads and tacos, also beer, wine, cocktails and tequilas. For dessert, it’s hard to pass up the churro waffle ice cream sandwich. —EL
247 10th Street, 201-957-7245

Harry’s Daughter

A go-to spot for Bergen-Lafayette residents as well as diners and revelers from downtown, this Caribbean gastropub is popular for its cheerful, relaxed atmosphere, tropical cocktails and fusion fare. On the menu, owner Ria Ramkissoon’s Trinidadian family recipes meet bar food—nachos get their kick from scotch bonnet peppers, while roti flatbread, folded and stuffed with cheddar and pineapple, becomes a gooey quesadilla. For sticklers, Harry’s, named for Ramkkissoon’s father, also offers more traditional Caribbean dishes, from jerk chicken to whole red snapper to stewed peas and rice. Whatever your preference, wash it down with a house rum punch or a cocktail featuring the house-made ginger beer. When there’s a live band or DJ set, as there often is during weekend brunch service or backyard barbecues, there’s stiff competition for photo ops in the bar area’s swinging wicker chairs, in front of the palm-print wallpaper or at the bright pink patio tables. —SFG
339 Communipaw Avenue, 201-433-2471

Hooked JC

A handwritten sign outside Hooked JC simply reads, “You should eat here.” Seafood lovers across the city would agree. Inside the funky shack, located a few blocks off the Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood’s main drag, there’s a no-frills nautical vibe, thanks to beleaguered wood paneling and many a decorative fish wall hanging. Order up front like so: Choose your fish (there are three fresh catches that change daily, shrimp, and scallops); whether you want your order grilled, blackened or fried; and if you want your meal in the form of a po boy sandwich, served alongside a platter of French fries, hushpuppies and coleslaw or over salad. There are house-made sauces, from the classic remoulade and tartar to pineapple soy ginger, and menu items that lean more heavily towards comfort food, such as mac and cheese and polenta poppers. One thing Hooked doesn’t offer is drinks—it’s BYO. —SFG
467 Communipaw Avenue, 201-946-4177

Hudson & Co.

Take in the view across the Hudson from virtually any seat at the bar at Hudson & Co. The 300-seat facility in the Plaza 10 office tower offers a range of dishes, from coal-fired pizzas to filet mignon to specialty sushi rolls. The cocktails are strong and generous, and there are over 100 beers to choose from. —SV
3 2nd Street, 201-685-7330

Korai Kitchen

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Everything at Korai Kitchen is served family style. Courtesy of Korai Kitchen

When Nur-E Gulshan Rahman and her daughter, Nur-E Farhana Rahman, were scouting locations, they avoided blocks packed with Indian restaurants. Though India and Bangladesh share a border, the cuisines differ, and the Rahmans wanted to bring their food out of India’s shadow. In 2018, they opened Korai Kitchen near Journal Square. Everything is served family style in a buffet in the cozy storefront. The menu, which changes twice a day, might include creamy chicken korma, pumpkin shrimp curry, begun bhaja (fried eggplant), and various spiced vegetables. Hilsa, considered the supreme fish, is flown in from Bangladesh. Everything is cooked by Nur-E Gulshan, including the stellar bhorthas, flavorful mashes made from eggplant, potato, tomato or egg. BYO. —SV
576 Summit Avenue, 201-721-6566

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Latham House

Owned by a husband and wife team, chef Daniel Latham and Kris Yettra, Latham House opened in 2016. Expect modern American dishes—roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon; cast-iron truffled mac and cheese, lamb meatballs, pan-seared scallops—and some excellent desserts prepared by pastry maker Yettra. —SV
299 Marin Boulevard, 201-479-8432

Light Horse Tavern

The handsome Light Horse Tavern, restored from an 1850s tavern, exudes a great deal of historic charm. The raw bar offers fresh oysters, clams, Maine lobster tail, shrimp cocktail and poached mussels, and chef John Holm’s serves elevated takes on traditional gastropub dishes like bavette steak, crispy fish and chips, and hake with English peas. —SV
199 Washington Street, 201-946-2028

Luna

Last year, the family who owns Paisano’s in downtown Rutherford brought their Italian cooking to downtown Jersey City, where they also gained a liquor licenses. The specialty cocktails, come of which include locally-made spirits like Jersey City’s Misunderstood Whiskey, are good, and the house-made pastas are great—especially the pappardelle Bolognese and the cavatelli with basil pesto, walnuts and ground chorizo. Don’t leave without trying the grilled polenta, topped with silky and savory mushrooms. —SV
279 Grove Street, 201-333-0032

Madame Claude Bis

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Madame Claude Bis in a “speakeasy” in Jersey City.Courtesy of Madame Claude Bis

This “speakeasy” is indeed tucked away on a side street on the outskirts of the bustling downtown district, a smattering of twinkle lights the only indication you’re headed towards a Parisian-style bistro. Once inside, an unpretentious menu of French classics in hefty portions—pâté, French onion soup, coq au vin, crepes, mussels, duck leg confit, and a wide selection of French wine, of course—awaits. For an added vacation-without-leaving-home experience, Francophiles can slurp $1 oysters with classic French films rolling in the background on Wednesdays. —SFG
390 4th Street, 201-876-8800

Maritime Parc

Overlooking the marina in Liberty State Park, the patio of Maritime Parc offers views of boats, Jersey City skyscrapers and the tip of Lower Manhattan. The restaurant received a makeover in 2019, with more comfortable seating. The draw, however, is the modern American menu of chef/owner Chris Siversen. Seafood is a particular strength, but the salads, pastas, sides, meat dishes (including the MP burger) and desserts, give reason to visit as well. —EL
84 Audrey Zapp Drive, 201-413-0050

Mathews

Having visited Charleston, South Carolina, and fallen in love with its food and hospitality, Mateusz Kopec transplanted that easygoing grace and generosity to Jersey City when he opened Mathews in 2016. The menu, cocktails and the space itself all harmonize, whether you order a Low Country seafood boil, a plate of falafel bites with green tahini, a short rib ragu or a slice of smores pie with whiskey ganache. —EL
351 Grove Street, 201-333-1258

Órale

A Mexican restaurant that is as cheeky and stimulating on the menu as it is in its vibe and décor. The guacamole menu alone is worth delving into. There are 11 kinds, with meaningful differences. Order one of the samplers. Taco and enchilada ingredients go beyond the traditional, and then there are irresistible pigouts like the barbecued pork nachos and the everything-but-the-kitchen sink black Caesar. Beer, wine and fun cocktails, too. —EL
341 Grove Street, 201-333-0001

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Pinwheel Garden

Brothers Steve and Albert Tseng opened this charming dumpling and noodle bar in 2018, bringing a much-need plant-focused menu to the Bergen-Lafayettte neighborhood. The mood inside the small space is intimate, with an exposed brick wall, dim lighting and wood tables. Start with an order of dumplings (bacon and vegetable, or spinach pie) and don’t skip the $4 scallion pancake. For mains, you can pick from an excellent Indian-spiced coconut curry (add lemongrass chicken, mushroom seitan, garlic shrimp or char siu pork), beef or veggie Bolognese, and the Trinity ramen, made with a rich beef, chicken and pork broth. BYO.—SV
318 Communipaw Avenue, 201-413-5333

Porta

There’s no shortage of great pizza in Jersey City. Chow down on classic Neapolitan pies at Porta, a bustling, three-story restaurant with a popular rooftop bar. Much like its Asbury Park location, Porta offers more than just pizza, including arancini, salads, roasted vegetables, pastas, and mozzarella and ricotta that are made fresh daily. Both locations made NJM’s Best Pizza in New Jersey list in 2021. —SV
135 Newark Avenue, 201-544-5199

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You can’t go wrong with a pepperoni pie or a Margherita at Razza. Photo by Erik Rank

Razza

Long before the New York Times anointed Razza “the best pizza in New York,” NJM had explained why people begin lining up outside the restaurant an hour before its 5 pm opening. The reason Razza is one of the best restaurants in Jersey City is the fanatical attention to detail of owner and master pizzaiolo Dan Richer. He maintains long checklists for every component, from tomatoes to crust to cheese and more. Not only are Razza’s wood-fired pizzas terrific, (and, by the way, Richer considers them Jersey pizzas, not Neapolitan), but so too are the salads, meatballs with ricotta, salumi, cocktails and more. —EL
275 Grove Street, 201-356-9348

Sam A.M.

Sam Kirk was inspired to open this hip breakfast-and-lunch spot in 2013 by memories of lazy Sunday mornings in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and his dad’s slow-cooked bacon and chipped beef. Rustic and homey, Sam A.M. elevates the tried-and-true. If you’re tired of bagels and lox, go for the Atlantic breakfast sandwich, with smoked salmon, cucumber-onion cream cheese and lettuce. The BLT, with thick bacon fried crispy, is decadent and delightful. BYO. —SV
112 Morris Street, 201-432-223

Taqueria Downtown

The low, dark ceilings; the strings of Christmas tree lights lit year-round; the small, closely spaced tables and compact bar; every inch of wall space packed with framed pictures of all sizes—somehow, all this adds up not to clutter but to a jangling merriment. A merriment reflected on the faces of the patrons, a mostly young crowd feasting on excellent tacos, enchiladas, burritos, guacamole, tamales and more. —EL
236 Grove Street, 201-333-3220

Würstbar

There’s no place in Jersey City—or anywhere in New Jersey—quite like Würstbar. In addition to a solid selection of craft beers, Würstbar also carries an impressive number of ciders, on tap as well as by the bottle. As for food, there’s a robust offering of fine sausages (beef, rabbit, duck, lamb, venison, kielbasa and veggie options), burgers and poutine. It’s the kind of place that will make you want to stay awhile. —SV
516 Jersey Avenue, 201-479-8396

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What kind of food is Jersey City known for? ›

Jersey City was known for its Indian food long before it was a pizza destination, and for good reason—Asian-Indians account for more than 11% of the city's population (a higher rate than any other major American city).

What is New Jersey's most famous food? ›

Pork Roll. This might be New Jersey's most iconic food. Created by John Taylor back in 1856, this pork-based meat product is typically sliced and pan-fried or grilled, then used in a breakfast sandwich with eggs and cheese (but it's not limited to breakfast—we've seen it used in everything from burgers to ice cream!).

What is the national dish of New Jersey? ›

Invented at the Belmont Tavern by the mysterious chef Stretch, chicken savoy has been designated by some as New Jersey's unofficial state dish. Nearby restaurants have all tried to make the dish—roast chicken rubbed with garlic, cheese, herbs, and finished off with vinegar—but none have quite matched the original.

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What movie stars live in NJ? ›

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Why is NJ famous for diners? ›

The state didn't invent the diner, but New Jersey did popularize it. Nonestied believes that New Jersey had all the right ingredients for diners to flourish and proliferate. "It had a very early, highly developed transportation system. When people drove, they needed to stop and eat," he said.

What is the most popular drink in New Jersey? ›

New Jersey: Jäger-bombs

New Jersey doesn't have a true official cocktail or state drink, but college students across the state (especially along its iconic Jersey Shore) know their way around Jäger-bombs.

What is the top snack in New Jersey? ›

According to FoodandWine.com, the best snack in New Jersey is crumb cake.

What's New Jersey famous for? ›

What Is New Jersey Known For? New Jersey is known for its beautiful beaches, casinos, entertaining boardwalks, and untouched nature. With its crucial role in American history and distinctive culture today, there is much to discover. New Jersey is also famous for its food.

What is NJ known for dessert? ›

Favorite? Glossy, red, and sweet, candied apples, also known as jelly apples, were invented in New Jersey in 1908, when William Kolb, a candy maker from Newark, made a syrup with melted sugar, red coloring agent, and cinnamon flavoring. He dipped some apples into the syrup and placed them on his shop's window display.

Is Wildwood Crest a dry town? ›

It is a dry town, where alcohol cannot be sold, affirmed by the results of a referendum held in 1940. Wildwood Crest joins Cape May Point and Ocean City among municipalities in Cape May restricting the sale of alcohol. Adjoining Wildwood allows the sale of alcohol, including at bars on its boardwalk.

Does Wildwood NJ have a boardwalk? ›

The Wildwoods' award-winning Boardwalk features 38 blocks packed end to end with shops, waterparks, eateries, entertainment and amusement piers with over 100 rides and attractions.

What time does Seaside Heights Boardwalk open? ›

Boardwalk is open at 6am the businesses start opening at 9am.

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  • Jefferson Diner - Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey.

Who is Guy Fieri's wife? ›

Are they still filming Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives? ›

Though the Hollywood Reporter didn't explicitly state which shows were a part of the deal, the entertainment magazine did point out that Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Guy's Grocery Games, and Tournament of Champions all aired new episodes in 2020 despite the pandemic and all appear slated to continue.

Where do celebrities live in NJ? ›

Four upscale boroughs — Alpine, Cresskill, Franklin Lakes, and Saddle River — are home to a slew of wealthy celebrities living in lavish mansions, sometimes on the same street. It helps that the area is relatively secluded yet still a short drive from New York City.

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Think about it, Frank Sinatra, Whitney Houston, Bruce Springsteen, Meryl Streep, and John Travolta all were born in the Garden State. The list keeps going, Danny DeVito, Jack Nicholson, Jon Bon Jovi, and Queen Latifah were born in the great state of New Jersey too.

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Young Tom spent his boyhood always on the move, and by the time he was 14 he had attended 15 different schools in the U.S. and Canada. He finally settled in Glen Ridge, New Jersey with his mother and her new husband.

What is the nicest county in New Jersey? ›

1 Somerset. Somerset County is the best county in New Jersey, according to Niche. Somerset is the best New Jersey county for families and outdoor activities. The reported median household income is $106,046.

What city has the best diners? ›

1. Tops Diner in East Newark, NJ. Jersey might as well be known as the Land of Diners, considering how many top-notch ones dot the state. Of all of them, Tops is a statewide legend, its shinily retro steel exterior calling in eaters like a beacon seven days a week.

Where are the most diners? ›

Diner food

New Jersey is renowned for its multitude of diners, which number over 500, more than any other state.

What was the first diner in NJ? ›

A business is about people. The O'Mahony-made Summit Diner first opened on its current site in 1939, just across the road from the town's train station. It is widely said to be the oldest working diner in the state.

What is the number 1 selling soda? ›

According to Beverage Digest, Coca Cola is by far the best selling soda in the United States.

What is New Jersey's signature drink? ›

New Jersey's original cocktail.

What is certain is that the Jack Rose is a New Jersey cocktail through and through. Its American apple brandy base, applejack (a.k.a. “Jersey Lightning”), is one of the country's oldest continuously-produced spirits and Laird's in New Jersey remains its largest producer to this day.

Where is Dr Pepper most popular? ›

ALABAMA: Dr Pepper

A tried-and-true classic, Dr Pepper (yes, it's stylized without the period) has many fans in Alabama. And while Alabamans may claim this soda now, its roots lie in Texas.

What is New Jersey State snack? ›

New Jersey: Saltwater taffy.

What is the favorite food of horses? ›

Grass – horses love grass. It's their natural food and great for their digestive system (although beware of your horse eating too much lush grass in spring as this can cause laminitis).

Why do people live in New Jersey? ›

According to U.S. News & World Report 2019-2020, New Jersey ranked #4 for the lowest property crime and violent crime rates. If you already have kids or are thinking about starting a family, we're sure safety is a top priority for you. New Jersey suburbs also offer much more indoor and outdoor living space than a city.

What do people from NJ sound like? ›

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What is the most popular dessert to eat? ›

What is the most popular dessert in America? Cheesecake, cupcakes, jell-O, carrot cake, apple pie, ice cream, brownies, chocolate chip cookies and chocolate cake are the most popular desserts in America.

What state is known for cheesecake? ›

New York: Cheesecake

New York is so obsessed with cheesecake that the state has its own way to serve it: dense, with cream cheese and served without fruit.

Is Wildwood or Ocean City Better? ›

The best! Both have boardwalks that kids will love. Wildwoods is much larger, with more amusement parks, but Ocean city has a couple too, and will not disappoint.

What is the difference between Wildwood and Wildwood Crest? ›

Wildwood Crest is the southern-most section of the Wildwoods (besides Diamond Beach). It is a quieter, family-friendly part of town, filled with motels that are set back-to-back on each block to allow for wide-open views of the ocean.

Can you smoke on Wildwood beach? ›

WILDWOOD CREST -- The Borough of Wildwood Crest Board of Commissioners has passed ordinances that ban smoking on the beach and impose some restrictions on recreational marijuana use. Wildwood Crest previously offered designated smoking areas on its beach.

Is Wildwood boardwalk Open 2022? ›

May 5, 2022 ~ WILDWOOD, NJ – Wildwood Mayor Pete Byron announced today that the Boardwalk Rehabilitation Project stretching three blocks from Oak to Maple Avenues is set to be open and be fully accessible by 3:30 pm this Friday.

What is the biggest boardwalk? ›

Atlantic City Boardwalk, New Jersey

First opened in 1870 and now spanning 5.5 miles, the Atlantic City Boardwalk is both the oldest in America and the longest in the world, garnering plenty of attention from East Coast visitors.

Is Wildwood beach free? ›

The Wildwoods' beaches stretch for five miles across the shores of North Wildwood, Wildwood and Wildwood Crest. Our sparkling, clean beaches are spaciously wide and completely FREE!

Which is nicer Seaside Heights or Seaside Park? ›

Seaside Park is a wonderful town near Seaside Heights. It is the cleaner, nicer version of the Heights.

Is Seaside Heights Boardwalk free? ›

Seaside Heights charges a beach fee to help defray expenses related to providing visitors one of the cleanest and safest public beaches on the East Coast. Season badge - Pre-season rate is currently $45, however the pre-season rate will increase to $50 on April 1st. Regular rate of $60 is effective May 16th.

What is Seaside Heights known for? ›

The Classic American Boardwalk

The Seaside Heights Boardwalk is home to Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach, two great attractions for kids and families. Hours upon hours of fun can be had on this Ocean County boardwalk!

Why is NJ famous for diners? ›

The state didn't invent the diner, but New Jersey did popularize it. Nonestied believes that New Jersey had all the right ingredients for diners to flourish and proliferate. "It had a very early, highly developed transportation system. When people drove, they needed to stop and eat," he said.

What is the top snack in New Jersey? ›

According to FoodandWine.com, the best snack in New Jersey is crumb cake.

What is the state sandwich of NJ? ›

1. The Taylor Ham, egg, and cheese sandwich is designated as the New Jersey State Sandwich.

What is NJ known for dessert? ›

Favorite? Glossy, red, and sweet, candied apples, also known as jelly apples, were invented in New Jersey in 1908, when William Kolb, a candy maker from Newark, made a syrup with melted sugar, red coloring agent, and cinnamon flavoring. He dipped some apples into the syrup and placed them on his shop's window display.

What city has the best diners? ›

1. Tops Diner in East Newark, NJ. Jersey might as well be known as the Land of Diners, considering how many top-notch ones dot the state. Of all of them, Tops is a statewide legend, its shinily retro steel exterior calling in eaters like a beacon seven days a week.

Where are the most diners? ›

Diner food

New Jersey is renowned for its multitude of diners, which number over 500, more than any other state.

What was the first diner in NJ? ›

A business is about people. The O'Mahony-made Summit Diner first opened on its current site in 1939, just across the road from the town's train station. It is widely said to be the oldest working diner in the state.

What is the most popular drink in New Jersey? ›

New Jersey: Jäger-bombs

New Jersey doesn't have a true official cocktail or state drink, but college students across the state (especially along its iconic Jersey Shore) know their way around Jäger-bombs.

What products is New Jersey known for? ›

Nationally, New Jersey is one of the top 10 producers of blueberries, cranberries, peaches, tomatoes, bell peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, apples, spinach, squash, and asparagus.

What is New Jersey State snack? ›

New Jersey: Saltwater taffy.

Why is pork called Trenton? ›

From Wikipedia: Taylor ham is the common name for pork roll, a food developed by John Taylor of Trenton, New Jersey, late in the 19th century. Taylor is the brand name for pork roll made by Taylor Provisions, Inc., of Trenton. Taylor also manufactures pork roll under the Trenton brand.

Is pork roll only New Jersey? ›

Where is it sold? It can be found at almost every bagel shop, deli, or diner in New Jersey in the form of a pork roll, egg, and cheese sandwich. The packaged meat itself can be purchased at almost any supermarket or corner store in New Jersey, into Pennsylvania, and parts of Maryland.

Why do people say Taylor ham? ›

John Taylor created pork roll in Trenton, New Jersey. He originally sold his pork product under the name Taylor Ham, which is what North Jersey still calls it today.

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What is the most popular dessert in America? Cheesecake, cupcakes, jell-O, carrot cake, apple pie, ice cream, brownies, chocolate chip cookies and chocolate cake are the most popular desserts in America.

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New York: Cheesecake

New York is so obsessed with cheesecake that the state has its own way to serve it: dense, with cream cheese and served without fruit.

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