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.
Continuing in his grandfather's footsteps, Zach Winzelberg and his wife Sophie opened a gourmet market in Long Branch's Pier Village last summer.

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When Rachel Garcia opened her Maplewood shop in February, she had no idea a global pandemic would soon strike. But that hasn't stopped her from helping customers reduce food packaging waste.

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While more traditional means of helping out aren't on the table right now, you can still support restaurants, food workers, grocery stores and farmers in meaningful ways.

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After winning the popular cooking competition last year, former Porta chef Claude Lewis has stepped out with a place of his own in Jersey City.

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These rookie standouts bring variety and vivacity to a statewide scene that hits for power and average.

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The ceramics designer made a name for himself among chefs. Now Pandolfi's handmade dinnerware is growing popular among home cooks.

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Five years ago, Michelle Berckes started a plant-based prepared foods business for busy bees like her. Now you can get a host of grab-and-go meals and fresh baked goods from her new storefront in Jersey City's Heights neighborhood.

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In 2016, renowned baker and pizzamaker Rick Easton closed his Pittsburgh bakery and moved to New York. Earlier this year, he opened in the Heights, where crowds happily wait for his Roman-style slices.

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The sustainable butcher shop, opened by Will and Erica Messmer in April 2018, offers an array of beef, pork, lamb, and poultry cuts—plus a solid selection of stellar $10 sandwiches.

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The Hudson Valley-based Community Compost Co. offers a pick-up service for home cooks and restaurants in Hoboken and Jersey City that want to compost, but don't have the space.

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