Jersey City is bigger than Downtown, and there are hundreds of restaurants and shops that are worth your money and time. Some of the best food and drinks are out there, waiting for you to try them out. Here are our top 15 picks for food spots outside of Downtown Jersey City.
Corto – Heights
507 Palisade Ave
Corto is a cute Italian restaurant on Palisade Ave, perfect for a quiet lunch or relaxing dinner.
More Life Cafe – West Side
191 Mallory Ave
With some of the best food you’ll ever try, More Life Cafe is heaven for vegans and anyone looking to try something new. It’s a cafeteria-style spot with anything from mac and cheese to BBQ jackfruit.
Vinnie’s Pizza III – Greenville
431 Danforth Ave
One of the best pizza spots in Jersey City is off of 440. Vinnie’s Pizza III is a great spot for anything from a plain pie to Chicken Sorrentino.
The Franklin – Heights
159 New York Ave
Right on the corner of New York Ave and Franklin St, The Franklin is a BYOB spot perfect for brunch and dinner.
Harry’s Daughter – Bergen-Lafayette
339 Communipaw Ave
Amazing Caribbean food and tasty drinks come together at Harry’s Daughter. It’s a great spot for any occasion – date nights, girls’ nights, family dinners, dinner for one.
Milk Sugar Love – Heights
394 Palisade Ave
Milk Sugar Love’s second location is a great spot to sit and enjoy some of the best ice cream flavors and treats you could imagine. Pick up their well-known Mac Daddy or grab a scoop of their Carmen Rose Dominican Cake ice cream.
Sapthagiri – Journal Square
804 Newark Ave
All-vegetarian Sapthagiri serves up delicious Indian food. It’s the perfect spot to open yourself up to different cuisines.
Ozu Foods – Heights
106 Hutton St
Who doesn’t love Japanese food? Sushi, bento boxes, noodles, and more are all available on Ozu Foods’ menu.
Cherry’s Lounge – Greenville
102 MLK Drive
As a great place to kick back and enjoy yourself, Cherry’s Lounge has amazing food and drinks with specials throughout the week.
Hooked JC – Bergen-Lafayette
467 Communipaw Ave
Get your seafood fix at Hooked JC, a spot with vintage decor and some of the freshest seafood you’ll ever eat.
Shawn’s Table – Greenville
271 Ocean Ave
Comfort food is best in the form of soul food. Nothing sounds better than a lunch or dinner with baked mac, candied yams, oxtails, and even some of their seafood salad.
Laico’s – Greenville
67 Terhune Ave
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The pairing of drinks and an Italian dinner is best from this local favorite. Laico’s is family-owned and has been around for nearly 50 years.
Paulie’s Brickhouse – Heights
264 Central Ave
As a sports bar with great pizza and happy hour specials, Paulie’s Brickhouse is a great stop for a chill night to watch a game or grab pizza and beers with friends.
Morgan Fish Market – Journal Square
2801 JFK Blvd
Sit down and enjoy some amazing Egyptian food, especially seafood, at Morgan Fish Market right off Tonnelle Ave.