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.
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.
Surrounded by local farms and the fresh produce from the Garden State, the founders of Square 1 were inspired to create this eatery. They strive to bring the neighborhood together through good food in a community atmosphere. Square 1 is open for breakfast and lunch, and the food choices consist of grab-and-go options, as well as made-to-order meals. With a menu filled with grain-and-vegetable-driven salads, simple sandwiches and seasonal soups, Square 1 Community Eatery is bringing farm-to-table delicacies to Journal Square.
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.