The Soul Food Factory serves all your quintessential American Southern and West Indian-inspired soul food classics. The chicken waffles are particularly scrumptious as the chicken is succulent and perfectly fried. Additionally, the mac & cheese, chicken wings, collard greens, cornbread and fried catfish are very good. The Soul Food Factory also serves a hearty breakfast. Come here for eggs & turkey bacon, grits, mimosas, and cinnamon sugar waffles. The interior is casual and unpretentious in design, which is the perfect place to enjoy some quality comfort food. This place will truly warm your soul and leave you feeling joyful.
431 Main St, East Orange, NJ 07018, United States +1 973-414-9700
American’s Best Wings & Subs is not an exaggeration, because the wings are truly out of this world! They are made to order with a variety of seasonings and sauces to choose from. They are always crispy and flavorful and come with a good helping of fries. Popular flavors include garlic Parmesan, honey lemon pepper, Thai chili and jerk seasoning. Be warned, this place is best used as a takeout spot as there isn’t much by way of seating inside. American’s Best Wings & Subs is a great alternative to the fast food chains in the area.
20 S Harrison St East Orange, NJ 07018 +1 (973) 672-1200
At Bruno’s Fried Chicken and Waffles the waffles are perfectly light, buttery and crispy while the chicken is succulent and savory. Their food is halal; additionally, Bruno’s serves Mediterranean specialties like lamb and rice dishes. Plus, they serve breakfast all day! All in all, Bruno’s Fried Chicken and Waffles is a local establishment that provides food at an elevated level of quality in comparison to surrounding national chain restaurants that specialize in similar fare. The interior is simple and clean, and the staff is courteous and welcoming. They also deliver.
907 S Orange Ave, East Orange, NJ 07018, United States +1 973-677-2010
Cindy’s Kitchen serves up chicken wings and soul foods with Spanish influences. Highlight menu items include the pork shoulder, known as pernil, cooked in spices until it’s bursting with flavor. The shrimp fricassee is served in a lemony sauce over mashed potatoes, and the seafood linguine is also a hit. Other items include fried whiting fish, chicken stew, and grilled beef ribs in barbecue sauce. There are also potatoes, mac & cheese, rice and French fries to serve as sides to any meal. Cindy’s kitchen blends casual American fair alongside more sophisticated menu items so there’s really something here for everyone.
1 88 William St East Orange, New Jersey +1 973-676-1212
BJ’s Pizzeria is the place to go for great pizza. All pizzas are hand tossed and cooked with a thin crust. They also serve award winning Italian sausages and excellent Philly cheesesteaks plus the Italian cheeseburger on a pocket roll is also likely to have you raving. They also serve other Italian specialties like stuffed shells in marinara sauce. The interior is simple and organized with a few places to sit. Whatever you choose, the food at BJ’s Pizzeria will have your raving.
230 Tremont Ave, East Orange, NJ 07018, United States +1 973-672-4340