Delights to come from the soon to open Pinwheel Garden Dumpling and Noodle House
With room to grow and slightly lower start-up costs new and established foodies are opening exciting new eateries in Jersey City at about one a week! Here’s a list of new places either just opened or soon to open, offering a wide range of yummy foods and cool atmosphere for eating cool in JC. Mini road trip anyone?
Beat Street is a hip hop homage to the 80’s movie “Beat Street” (“you can never let the street beat you!”) features elevated street snacks like trash can tater tots and sous vide lobster mac and cheese. Located in the refurbished Powerhouse District at Bay & Provost Sts.
Hooked JC located in a mostly converted dive bar in Bergen Lafayette this restaurant features awesome seafood including the creamiest oysters this side of NOLA. Worth the trip for great Po’ Boys and delicious salads. Word to the wise- portions are generous!
Pinwheel Garden also in Bergen Lafayette located at 318 Communipaw Ave is a brother-run restaurant offering up a variety of hand-made Dumplings, Udon, Ramen, Multigrain Rice and even a Broccoli-Cauliflower “Rice” for those allergic to gluten. I spoke with one of the partners and opening is scheduled for this weekend 8/26!
Hudson Hall is a different kind of smoke house offering smoked meats like house-made pastrami, but additionally feature smashed chicken, fermented veggies, and smoked fish dishes. The restaurant will also be smoking their own cheeses and offer in-house pickling. Executive chef Daniel Hoose — a five-year pit master vet at New York’s famed Dinosaur Bar-B-Que — will head up the kitchen. (opening date mid-August)
Slurp. Sip. Repeat. Ani Ramen at 318 Newark Avenue worked closely with the Sun Noodle company to tested hundreds of combinations of noodles, broth and select ingredients to define the six variations available at their location. Fall will be an excellent time to get your ramen on!
Juice Basin support the shore with Asbury Park based Juice Basin and their line of delicious artisan organic cold-press juices, blended nut mylks, rich smoothies, raw foods and gourmet superfoods. Juice Basin also specializes in Ayurvedic and Athletic juice cleanses. With locations in Asbury Park and Montclair, Jersey City is their next home at 336 Second street. (opening soon) Keep an eye on their Facebook page for opening day.
Just opened July 17th Gringos at 12 Coles Street offers house made corn tortilla tacos stuffed with all natural meats, poultry and seafood that are sustainably raised without hormones or antibiotics.A fun festive atmosphere and on tap cocktails guarantee a fun evening.
Can’t decide what to eat? Lutze Eats is the answer to your weekend brunch prayers. A weekly pop-up featuring 13+ artisanal food purveyors that will run every weekend through October 28th. Located at 3 Second Street, right outside the biergarten on the boardwalk, the market features a variety of vendors including: Chavas – Empanadas Enfes – Turkish delights Kati Rolls by Canteen – Indian kati rolls meat and veg versions, Kimchi Grill– Korean Barbecue, Maroon Sausage -Caribbean-inspired chicken sausages, MozzArepa– Arepas stuffed with cheese and fillings, Raw MKT – poke bowls, Sisig City – Filipino food and for dessert Glazed and Confused mini donuts
Eating Cool in JC