Author: Sophia F. Gottfried

Sophia F. Gottfried is a North Jersey native. She's happiest when discovering hole-in-the-wall food gems, traveling and trying to visit every coffee shop and farmers market in Jersey City, where she lives.
Enjoy decadent scoops at these top-notch spots around the Garden State.

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Lauren Turk combs through eccentric closets to stock her playful shop, the Hangout, with designer pieces of all styles and prices.

Seen in: Home Design, Tastemakers

Jersey City is home to one of the most exciting restaurant scenes in the state. Here are our top picks for where to eat.

Seen in: Eat & Drink, Top Restaurants by City

For aspiring food entrepreneurs, these increasingly popular spaces provide a reasonably priced, community-centered launchpad.

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New Eyes for the Needy supplies eyewear to adults and kids across the nation who would be unable to afford it otherwise.

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Amid the pandemic, an updated automat brings touchless ordering to Jersey City.

Seen in: Eat & Drink

Juliana Phillip of Josephines Miniature Pies felt called to honor the legacy of her ancestors—and generations-old family recipes.

Seen in: Eat & Drink

Since 2013, founder Essie Bartels, a native of Ghana, has showcased West African spices in her line of dry rubs and sauces.

Seen in: Table Hopping

Helmed by slow-fashion sage Maggie Emma, the thoughtfully curated Margo Market helps customers procure lasting clothes and goods.

Seen in: Style & Shopping

The renowned chef, a Verona resident, died from complications due to Covid-19 in March. Afterwards, his wife, Barkha, worked to bring his spice project to life.

Seen in: Table Hopping