When you think of NJ – what is best?

What do you think the best food/drink in NJ is?

We all know New Jersey gets a bad rap – but as you saw this week, the Little Town NJ owners don’t think so.

Little Town New Jersey has so much faith in the Garden State, that they’re opening a waterfront bar / restaurant that will not only focus on NJ flair – but feature as many great Jersey businesses, farmers, beer and wine producers as possible. We even took a 3-day trip to find them (day 1, day 2, day 3.)

But here’s two questions for you all:

  1. When you think of New Jersey – What is the best, tastiest, favorite, most unique food or drink item? Or what about location?
  2. In other words – if you had friends visiting the state for the first time – and wanted to impress them with something they can’t get anywhere but Jersey – what and where would that be?

13 Responses

  1. emarche says:

    1. Taylor Ham.
    2. See #1.

    And no, it’s not “pork roll” – it’s Taylor f’ing Ham.

  2. Adam_C says:

    There isn’t much you can only get in NJ that isn’t done somewhere else in some shape or form. You can pick what was done first, like taffy or blueberries.

    But I’d suggest highlighting some of NJ’s ethnic diversity or food that is done well in this area (Italian, Jewish). But it looks like these guys have a little bit of everything which is a nice start. Funnel cakes should be on the dessert menu, even though they’re from PA I think. My family enjoyed them on the boardwalk each summer. What about Orange Creams?

  3. MidnightRacer says:

    Rutt’s Hut

    fish and chips at Point Pleasant, Arnold Street entrance to beach on left

  4. escaped68 says:

    1. Taylor ham,egg &cheese- at charlie’s lunch truck port newark , a 6 napkin sandwich
    2. cheese steak,bacon & homes fries– abin’sin the iron bound section of newark but biggies is in the running.cardiac special
    3. dirty water dogs–almost any where but they must be sabbrets
    4. thin crust pizza ,a tie–pete & eldas in neptune and brothers in red bank, thick pizza is
    not pizza its tomato pie
    5. deep fried dogs–ruts huts rippers
    6. italian dogs p&o& potatoes– a place? in vailsburg and a little dump in port
    monmouth near the beach, names escape me but the flavor lingered for days

    7. board walk fries– the fry place in keansberg and a place in wild wood that has a hint
    in them
    8. root beer– any stewarts where they served it in frosted mugs.

    • Ed A says:

      I agree with Biggies and Ruts Hut but let’s not forget the fabulous roast beef and mutz from Fiores. We’re also very creative in displacing all the mercury in this town. [quote comment=”216927″]1. Taylor ham,egg &cheese- at charlie’s lunch truck port newark , a 6 napkin sandwich 2. cheese steak,bacon & homes fries– abin’sin the iron bound section of newark but biggies is in the running.cardiac special 3. dirty water dogs–almost any where but they must be sabbrets 4. thin crust pizza ,a tie–pete & eldas in neptune and brothers in red bank, thick pizza is not pizza its tomato pie 5. deep fried dogs–ruts huts rippers 6. italian dogs p&o& potatoes– a place? in vailsburg and a little dump in port monmouth near the beach, names escape me but the flavor lingered for days 7. board walk fries– the fry place in keansberg and a place in wild wood that has a hint in them 8. root beer– any stewarts where they served it in frosted mugs.[/quote]

  5. hoboken411 says:

    Maybe we can add this to the list of “best” in NJ? Jersey Shore canceled… (I never got to watch one episode.. boo hoo!)

    http://tv.yahoo.com/news/-jersey-shore–canceled.html

    • homeworld says:

      Bennies go home![quote comment=”216929″]Maybe we can add this to the list of “best” in NJ? Jersey Shore canceled… (I never got to watch one episode.. boo hoo!)[/quote]
      [quote comment=”216929″]Maybe we can add this to the list of “best” in NJ? Jersey Shore canceled… (I never got to watch one episode.. boo hoo!)[/quote]

  6. mooshu says:

    Hot: Joe Leone’s, Hoffman’s

    Not: Cake Boss

  7. nbm3 says:

    Hirams in Fort Lee, is also very similar to Rutts Hut. Rippers

  8. paco says:

    Is it any wonder why NJ got a bloated govna ! HOLD THE MAYO. 😯

  9. animal_lover says:

    I’d take them to Seabras in Perth Amboy.

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