Looking for your fix of healthy, wholesome fare in East Brunswick? Then look no further than Art of Salad. Build your own salad from a huge range of fresh ingredients, or go for one of the café’s signature salads: the Mandarin (with red cabbage, spinach, grilled chicken, carrots, mandarins, edamame, wonton strips and sesame-ginger dressing) or the California Salmon (romaine, grilled salmon, avocado, tomato, cucumber, corn and cucumber-wasabi dressing) are just two tempting options. Sandwiches, snacks and homemade soups in flavors like vegan split pea and chicken noodle are also served alongside a number of smoothies and fresh pressed juices.
Award-winning Magnifico’s Ice Cream has been serving its legendary sweet treats from its small, window-serve spot since 1981. Up to 30 rotating ice cream flavors are offered ranging from the classic (vanilla, chocolate chip mint, pistachio) to seasonal varieties like pumpkin and eggnog, alongside other fare like specialty sundaes, banana splits and the joint’s popular hot waffle ice cream sandwiches. Magnifico’s is open seasonaly, however, so make sure to drop by between March and November to avoid disappointment.
Magnifico’s Ice Cream, 500 State Route 18, East Brunswick, NJ, USA, +1 732 238 7975
Wasabi House is a local go-to for delicious Japanese cuisine. A wide range of sushi is offered from baby octopus and giant clam to salmon roe and eel alongside plenty of maki rolls like the Maryland (with king crabmeat, caviar and avocado) and the house special with yellowtail, tempura crunch, spicy mayo, tuna and avocado. Alternatively, opt for starters including beef negimaki (broiled beef with scallions and teriyaki sauce) and pan-fried shrimp dumplings followed by entrées of Chilean seabass with red miso sauce and garlic sautéed vegetables or chicken katsu.
Wasabi House, 77 Tices Lane, East Brunswick, NJ, USA, +1 732 254 9988