'Jersey City' on Serious Eats

Vegetarian Indian at Sapthagiri Worth a Trip to Jersey City

Visiting Jersey City's Newark Avenue is a treat; the steeply-pitched street is lined with dozens of restaurants and a handful Hindu temples, and strands of multicolored lights hanging from the street lamps and power lines lend the area a festive air. The atmosphere alone is worth a trip; the excellent food at Sapthagiri is just one more reason to go. More

An Afternoon Tour of Jersey City with Executive Chef of The Dutch, Jason Hua

"Am I really going to live in Jersey City?" Jason Hua, the executive chef at The Dutch, asked himself before moving from Manhattan. But after spending a day across the Hudson river in New Jersey's second most populous city, with its Brooklyn-resembling tree-lined streets and sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline and Ms. Statue of Liberty, you'll start to understand why. Especially when you get to eating. More

Sugar Rush: Feed Your Soul Cookies

A bakery automatically gets my approval when they sell pumpkin desserts year-round. The Jersey City-based cookie cafe Feed Your Soul doesn't care if it's not November—the pumpkin pie flavor is just one of 25 fun ones they bake, and... More

Kenyan Street Food in Jersey City

Thanks to the Orange Democratic Movement, Kenyan immigrants have taken residence in Jersey City, and Robert Sietsema approves of the mandazi (a sweet fritter commonly sold on Nairobi streets) that they've brought with them. Available for $1 at Mallory Coffee... More

John's Pizzeria in Jersey City, New Jersey

John's of Jersey City 87 Sussex Street, Jersey City NJ 07302 (near Washington Street; map); 201-433-4411; johnspizzerianyc.com Pizza Style: New York–Neapolitan Oven Type: Coal-fired Strangers are astounded when I say I live in Jersey City. "Really? Isn't that far from Manhattan?" It's 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the time of day, which most people aren't aware of. Because of this, there's a rumor going around town that Jersey City-ites are living in the boondocks, and just as far away from New York as the rest of New Jersey. So when I tell people that there is a John's... More

John's Pizzeria in Jersey City

Homeslice Paulie Gee commented this morning on my John's Pizzeria post of last week, tipping me to something I was unaware of until now. I figured I'd bust it out into its own post just to alert folks: Are you aware the John's has opened a new location just west of the Exchange Place Financial District in Jersey City? I happened upon it yesterday. It's not listed on their website, but it's definitely them. They have the same "No Slices" logo on the sign hanging outside, a coal oven, and the menu looks like the Times Square location's menu.... More

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