Best of NJ 2017: Food & Drink

Where are the best places to chow down in New Jersey? Our readers picked the best spots to find candy, cupcakes, wine and more!

Cake shots from Confections of a Rock$tar in Asbury Park.
Cake shots from Confections of a Rock$tar in Asbury Park.
Photo courtesy of Confections of a Rock$tar

We asked our readers to vote for their favorites in 41 categories. Here are the winners in the Food & Drink category. (Winners are listed for three regions: north, central and south. In the event of a tie, multiple winners in a region are listed.)


North: Perrotti’s Quality Meats, Cranford
Central: Hind & Fore, Bridgewater
South: German Butcher, Forked River

Candy & Chocolatier

North: Enjou Chocolat, Morristown
Central: Thomas Sweet, New Brunswick/Princeton/Montgomery
South: Original Fudge Kitchen, Multiple Locations

Cupcake Baker

North: Bovella’s Pastry Shoppe, Westfield
Central: Confections of a Rock$tar, Asbury Park
South: Mueller’s Bakery, Bay Head

Gourmet Shop

North: Dash of Thyme, Denville
Central: Delicious Orchards, Colts Neck
South: Joe Leone’s, Point Pleasant Beach/Sea Girt

Health Food Store

North: Grassroots Natural Market, Denville
Central: Whole Earth Center, Princeton
South: Nature’s Cupboard, Cherry Hill

Ice Cream Shop

North: Denville Dairy, Denville
Central: Bent Spoon, Princeton
South: Kohr’s Frozen Custard, Multiple Locations
South: Skipper Dipper, Beach Haven

Wine Shop

North/Central: Bottle King
North: Cambridge Wines, Morristown
Central/North: Gary’s Wine & Marketplace, Bernardsville
Central: Wine Cellar, Red Bank
South:  Gerard’s Wine and Spirits, Point Pleasant

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