Last updated on May 16th, 2017 at 02:41 pm
We all love comfort food. Otherwise they wouldn’t call it “comfort food,” right? The team here at the Plymouth Rock blog is no different. So we decided to share some of our New Jersey comfort food favorites worth the drive. Some you may know, some you may not, but either way, they are tasty.
Harold’s New York Deli Restaurant, Edison
This place is legendary for serving sandwiches that are so big they could easily feed an entire family. When we say the sandwich is bigger than your head, we mean it. If you have a hankering for a mountain of corned beef or pastrami, Harold’s has you covered.
Delicious Orchards, Colts Neck
Depending on who you ask, this place is a Jersey icon or a “never heard of it.” Do yourself a favor and take the drive to Colts Neck and pick up a delicious array of donuts, pies, and fresh cider. They also have an excellent produce department, plus cheeses and a well-stocked candy store.
Charrito’s, Hoboken & Weehawken
Mexican food is now a New Jersey staple among diehard restaurant devotees. One of our swears by this downtown Hoboken Mexican hangout. Plus who can argue with Mexican brunch? Huevos, anyone?
Good Karma Cafe, Red Bank
Our staff veg-head and lover of all things nature swears by this strictly vegan hot spot in Red Bank. If you are looking for anything that once had a face, you are in the wrong place. That said, their tempeh buffalo wings are a spicy hot mess, the mini samosa pack a tasty punch, and for dessert—try a tiramisu that flips all the right switches.
Hot Dog Johnny’s, Buttzville
First off, how could you not love a hot dog stand in a town called Buttzville? This is a Jersey icon for many folks, but don’t come expecting some new age hipster gourmet hot dog. Johnny’s is famous for taking a good dog, dropping it in the fryer, and serving it with some killer french fries and a birch beer to wash it all down. Enjoy a dog and some Mother Nature.
Circus Drive-In, Wall
Since 1954, Circus Drive-In has been serving families at their cars. You can come to this signature NJ drive-in and still get the old-school car hop experience from a menu that hits all the sweet spots and even throws in some seafood platters. Take the family and share a little bit of Jersey history.
Halo Pub, Princeton & Hamilton Square
If you need something sweet after dinner then look no further. This Jersey dairy started in 1975 and has been scooping out amazing ice cream for decades in its two locations. You can also visit the dairy itself in Lawrenceville. Whatever flavor you choose, it will be an ice cream experience you won’t forget.
There you have it, some of our favorite comfort spots in New Jersey that are totally worth the trip. We know there are a lot more out there and can’t wait to hear what your favorites are. So what are you waiting for? Make with the comments!