Tradiciones de mi Pueblo offers diners a taste of Peruvian cuisine right in the heart of Plainfield. A cozy, casual dining room welcomes guests to try tempting appetizers like papa a la huancaína (sliced, steamed potatoes topped with cheese sauce and served with boiled eggs and Peruvian olives) or pork tamales followed by hearty mains like lomo saltado and pollo a la brasa. There’s plenty of seafood dishes like Peruvian-style paella, but Tradiciones de mi Pueblo’s signature dishes are the real must try; choose mouthwatering plates like jalea and arroz chaufa, a dish of seafood, beef tenderloin, chicken, wok-fried rice, Asian vegetables and egg.
Tradiciones de mi Pueblo, 307 Park Avenue, Plainfield, NJ, USA, +1 908 226 9066
Love turkey? Then look no further than Just Us Turkey’s. Opened in 2014, the eatery serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with an early menu that features fare like the turkey western omelet and French toast and lunchtime eats like sandwiches and burgers alongside chopped BBQ turkey with shredded fried onions and turkey alfredo. At dinner, plates like turkey stir-fried rice (with peas, onions, carrots, broccoli and mushrooms) and turkey wings are offered with sides like jasmine rice, cabbage and gravy, while soups include the likes of turkey noodle and turkey chili.
Just Us Turkey’s, 638 South Avenue, Plainfield, NJ, USA, +1 908 222 8066
If you’re craving tacos, fajitas, burritos and other tasty Mexican eats, then head to Freppe’s Tex Mex. Start with appetizers like the Mexican shrimp cocktail, queso fundido with chorizo or Tex Mex sampler (a platter featuring menu favorites like cheese quesadilla, pineapple chipotle wings, flautas and empanadas) followed by entrées including classic chicken mole, beef baby back ribs and blackened mahi-mahi tacos with homemade mango salsa. Diners on a budget can take advantage of Freppe’s Molcajete Sundays offer a huge dinner for two deal of shrimp, steak, pork and chicken served in a sizzling hot molcajete with a side of flour tortillas.
Freppe’s Tex Mex, 1442 South Avenue, Plainfield, NJ, USA, +1 908 791 3773
Classic soul food eats are dished up at The Family Soul Spot that promises diners ‘home cooking just like momma’s.’ Daily lunch specials like meatloaf and BBQ chicken are served alongside sandwiches, platters and dinner plates of fried catfish and smothered pork chops with homemade brown gravy, which diners can mix up with classic sides including candied yams, mac ‘n’ cheese and yellow rice. Save room for dessert though, as there’s homemade sweet potato pie, carrot cake and apple cobbler.
The Family Soul Spot, 108 East 7th Street, Plainfield, NJ, USA, +1 908 757 8700