The Best Farm-to-Table Restaurants in Jersey City

The Kitchen Step in Jersey City, NJ
The Kitchen Step in Jersey City, NJ | © The Kitchen Step
Haley Velasco

Just across the Hudson River from Manhattan, Jersey City, New Jersey, is full of diverse neighborhoods to check out. Known as the sixth borough of New York City, Jersey City has much to offer to those who are willing to try someplace new. Instead of heading on the PATH train to get your next bite to eat, visit any one of Jersey City’s restaurants, including these farm-to-table standouts.


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The Kitchen Step

The kale caesar salad from The Kitchen Step

The Kitchen Step, a neighborhood spot in the downtown Van Vorst section of Jersey City, is a fusion of market-inspired dishes, plus craft cocktails that change based on the season. At The Kitchen Step, Chef Ryan DePersion takes classic American cuisine and gives it a twist. With menu options such as zucchini fries with harissa mayo dipping sauce, a kale caesar salad with Beemster gouda, candied walnuts, mint, and barley, or the local vegetable cioppino, which includes stewed tomatoes, carrots, radish, beets and fried cilantro, customers have fresh options to choose from.

Liberty House Restaurant

The Liberty House is nicknamed a “room with a view.” If you want a view of the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline, this is the place to dine in Jersey City. With a menu based off of the farm-to-table offerings, the Liberty House Restaurant gives diners fresh, seasonal cuisine in an elegant atmosphere.

Razza Pizza Artigianale

Razza Pizza Artigianale

Razza Pizza Artigianale is simply working to create the best pizza ever. The food is influenced and inspired by Italian chefs and their mentality based on eating local ingredients which are in season, making this restaurant’s food fresh, seasonal and enjoyable. Named by The New York Times as New York’s best pizza, Razza Pizza Artigianale is something special in Jersey City.

Mana Café

If you travel inside the Mana Contemporary, an arts center featuring contemporary visual and performing arts exhibitions, you will find Mana Café on the fourth floor. This café, which is open daily, serves comfort food with a focus on farm-to-table freshness. With a blend of artistry and community, the Mana Café is a modern and playful place to grab breakfast or lunch while exploring.

WHEALTH

WHEALTH, tucked below the Journal Squared building, is a café that seats 30. For a quick breakfast or a longer three-course dinner on Friday, WHEALTH is a versatile option for customers. One might describe the location as cozy, and that’s what WHEALTH is going for. The restaurant is described as “the modern-day grandma’s kitchen,” and it serves David Trotta’s food at the retail store and through catering.

Sam A.M.

Sam A.M. is a small neighborhood café that brings locally sourced breakfast and lunch to the Jersey City community of Paulus Hook. With seasonal ingredients and a different menu every season to boot, this café brings fresh American food to its customers. On the spring menu, diners can get avocado toast, chicken and waffles, or a B.L.T., plus so much more. Whether you’re stopping in for a quick cup of coffee or sitting down for lunch, Sam A.M. works.

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