Jersey City is killing when it comes to the food scene


This New Jersey town has been named one of America’s most foodie towns

Photo by Joey Pedras on Unsplash

Photo by Joey Pedras on Unsplash

When you talk about returns in this state, several cities come to mind. Atlantic City and Asbury Park have made incredible progress.

And of course, the jewel in the crown of NJ’s “revival” towns. Unsurprisingly, Jersey City has just been named one of the nation’s 11 “Next Great Food Cities,” according to Food & Wine Magazine.

While a few years ago this might have come as a huge surprise, the restaurant scene has grown rapidly in Jersey City, making it the Northeast’s new hotspot for a bite to eat. It seems that small towns in America have started to rise above their competitors, as Boise, Idaho and Omaha, Nebraska were two of the other most cited cities.

According to Food & Wine Magazine, what makes Jersey City’s food scene so special is its diversity. The article states that “Jersey City’s huge Asian and Indian population makes up a quarter of its residents (one of the highest percentages in the country), and the food scene features a mix of delicious cuisines.”

It seems that the diversity of the population living in New Jersey has put New Jerseyans on a whole different playing field when it comes to meal choices and as a result, the dining scene is unmatched.

Some of the restaurants highlighted in the article were Philippine Bread House and Red Ribbon Baker House for baked goods, Rosai and Freetown Road Project for Indian food, and Razza and Pasta Dal Cuore for some Italian.

The article also dives deeper into the can’t-miss dessert shops, but the biggest takeaway is that New Jersey is killing the foodie scene game, and if you haven’t taken advantage of it, you probably should do it.

We can expect a ton of restaurant openings and fun this summer for sure.

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