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.
Last year, Hoboken resident Andrea Rizvi launched a company specializing in baked Aussie treats that gives back to local causes.

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The Harborside food hall, backed by Mack-Cali Realty Corp., boasts 13 food vendors that are all local Jersey City businesses.

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Diverse culinary delights await in neighborhoods throughout the state.

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The Mangia Hoboken! Food and Culture Tour is a delicious way to experience the city.

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Located in the Jersey City Heights neighborhood, the modern café puts a flavorful twist on savory pastries, beignets, chicken and waffles and more—and in the process, fosters a sense of community.

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At Maggie's Farm Espresso, opened by native Australian Sam de Burgh, savor a proper coffee and smashed avocado toast in a calm and cozy environment.

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After going vegan five years ago, Marcell Portes found that many eateries in Jersey City lacked suitable choices. So last May, he opened his own vegan restaurant, More Life Cafe.

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For rewarding food, atmosphere, variety and value, these new restaurants have earned enthusiastic followings.

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There's a shortage of Persian restaurants in Hudson County. So in October, longtime Hoboken resident Maryanne Fike opened one to share her cuisine with the community.

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Run in collaboration with Ani Ramen in Jersey City, this sweet speakeasy probably won’t stay secret much longer.

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