Bubbakoo’s Burritos, Fair Lawn
This popular, fast-casual Mexican-fusion chain originally opened in Point Pleasant, and now has more than 100 locations across 15 states. Bubbakoo’s sells everything from burritos, tacos and salads to loaded French fries, chicken and cauliflower wings, and deep-fried Oreos.
20-26 Maple Avenue
Cuban Eddies, Paramus
Located in the food court of Paramus Park Mall, this is the Cuban joint’s third location. The family-owned restaurant’s menu features a variety of classic Cuban dishes, including Cuban sandwiches, croquettes, white bean soup, sandwiches and bowls. Many items are gluten-free.
700 Paramus Park
Daily Grounds, Wenonah
A new coffee shop has replaced local favorite Chompsky’s Cafe, which closed in September. Daily Grounds, owned by Ilias Tsakiris, serves classic cafe staples plus unique items like lavender chai lattes, butterbeer frappes, pickle-fusion breakfast sandwiches, and blue smoothie bowls.
1 East Mantua Avenue
King’s Pub, Atlantic City
The beloved Pic-A-Lilli Pub sat just a block off the boardwalk on Tennessee Avenue for more than three decades before shuttering late last year. New owners have reopened the former hotspot as King’s Pub, serving beer, craft cocktails, bar bites and seafood dishes.
229 South Tennessee Avenue