Quick Bite

HoopHouse in Bordentown Boasts All-Day Breakfast and More

Former "Chopped" star Christine Wendland churns out from-scratch entrées, pastries, house-made breads and soups.

Fried chicken on a sourdough-scallion waffle with spicy maple syrup at HoopHouse in Bordentown.
HoopHouse's fried chicken on a sourdough-scallion waffle with spicy maple syrup.

STYLE

The rustic décor centers on a visible kitchen, where entrées, pastries, house-made breads and soups are prepared. Tables in the generous dining area are graced with fresh flowers and plants.    

THE SCOOP

Established in 2018 by executive chef/owner Christine Wendland, a Culinary Institute of America graduate who won an episode of Chopped on the Food Network in 2017.

THE MENU

For breakfast, try chicken and waffles on a sourdough-scallion waffle served with a boneless, buttermilk-brined fried thigh with spicy maple syrup, or have house-made buttermilk biscuits with sausage-and-white-pepper gravy. Vegan options include pan bagnat (oil-cured tuna, roasted peppers, tomato, olives, hard-boiled egg, fresh herbs and a spritz of vinaigrette on French bread) and the panzanella (sourdough, white balsamic vinaigrette, seasonal vegetables, mixed greens and pickled red onions). For dinner, the popular Petunia is slow-roasted pork with Tuscan spices, caramelized onion, vinegar slaw and biscuits.

HEADS UP

Breakfast served all day. The catering menu includes pasta favorites with choice of sauce, plus staples like wine-braised beef short ribs and potato-and-cheese pierogies. BYO.

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Restaurant Details

  • Cuisine Type:
    Bakery - Breakfast - Brunch - Café - Dinner - Lunch
  • Price Range:
    Moderate
  • HoopHouse
    353 Farnsworth Avenue
    Bordentown, NJ 08505
  • Hours:
    Wednesday–Sunday, breakfast served all day; lunch and dinner, daily; brunch, Saturday–Sunday
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