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Where to Get the Best Bagels in Jersey

Waking up to the scent of bacon, eggs and freshly baked bagels is undeniably one of the greatest ways to start your morning. Below we have listed all of our tried and true bagel spots!


Wondering where to get breakfast this morning? Wonder Bagels in Jersey City has just been awarded the title of being the number one bagel shop in North Jersey. Their extensive menu of bagels, egg sandwiches, steak and egg wraps and freshly baked muffins has something to satisfy everyone’s morning cravings. Hosting a brunch with the family? This upscale bagel shop offers easy to order catering.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Wakey-wakey, Eggs and Bakey! Don’t miss the morning rush of eating one of New Jersey’s famous Taylor Egg and Ham at Sunrise Bagels and Cafe in Wyckoff. Even when you’re not in a bagel mood, Sunrise Bagels has all of your diner breakfast and lunch favorites. Start your late morning with a stack of their Buttermilk Pancakes, South of the Border Breakfast Burritos or have an early lunch enjoying a large salad, chicken wrap or grilled panini.

Your sleepy eyes will open right up when reading The Bagel Nook’s  wacky menu. Listed under ‘crazy bagels’ on their menu you will find the oddest, most interesting and tempting bagel combinations. Let your first morning bite be one of these creative bagels made out with crunchy outer layers of either Fruit Pebbles, Oreo’s or even Flaming Hot Cheetos. This Freehold based bagel shop has the average plain bagel to a whole new, incredibly awesome extreme.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Freshly baked authentic bagels with a creme twist is how the Bagel Masters of Shrewsbury like to start their morning. All of their exotic specialty spreads are homemade and the perfect way to start the day off on a good note. Schmear some of their walnut raisin spread onto to an aromatic, warm apple cinnamon bagel and you’re good to go. These creme combos will have you  cheesin’ all day!


Village Bagels has become the star of the show in South Jersey, putting all those early morning, frantic Dunkin’ Donut breakfasts to shame. Village Bagels has been providing the Mullica Hill area with quality bagels since 1995. While making your way to the beach this summer, go and get the best of both worlds with one of their pizza bagel sandwiches!

Since we have spoken enough about National Bagel Day this morning lets keep the foodie conversation going and jump right into lunch since today is also National Pizza Day! Go to the homepage and check our our top #HipNJ favorite pizzeria’s! 

Bin 14’s 10th Anniversary!

Back in November 2008, Chef Anthony Pino and his wife/business parter Liz Pino opened Bin 14, which became Hoboken’s first and only wine bar. Today, with its snug atmosphere and Italian tapas menu, is constantly raved about by many guests and wine lovers. The New York Times featured the restaurant on their 2018 Wine Spectator Award of ExcellenceBin 14 continues to be featured in “Best Wine List” votes.

This year, the Pino’s celebrate 30 years of marriage, along with 30 years of business in their hometown, Hoboken. This November marks the 10th Anniversary Bin 14 which definitely calls for a celebration! 

The event is perfect for seasoned wine connoisseurs and newbies. Guests will experience a walking tasting tour of over 20 wineries throughout the restaurant and it’s backyard. Chef Pino will also be serving his favorite small plates from the new fall menu! There will be raffles taking place throughout the night and a portion of the proceeds will go toward Hudson County CASA

Chef Anthony Pino is one of New Jersey’s best chefs. He is adored for his fresh and favorable style, blending Italian flavors with traditional American and French cuisine. The couple celebrate a total of 30 years of business due to Bin 14’s 10th anniversary, as well as the 20th anniversary of their flagship restaurant, Anthony David’s

Anthony David’s began in 1998 as a gourmet catering place and expanded in 2002, becoming one of Hoboken’s favorite brunch, dinner and catered event spots. In 2013, Anthony David’s became an all-day trattoria. 

The Pino’s take pride in their businesses and their hometown. Join them this year in a celebratory toast to the them, their businesses, and to Hoboken! Check out the event listing in our calendar

How to explore New Jersey in 24 hours

How to Explore New Jersey in 24 Hours

We are all so busy living our lives that sometimes we forget to try unfamiliar places to eat, drink and visit in our beloved #HipNJ. There is no better way to attain a fresh look at our home city than by seeing it through the eyes of a tourist. Imagine that you had just 24 hours to spend in New Jersey – how would you spend it? Why not check out our handy go-to guide to exploring the Garden State in just one day and night?

Brunch time!
First agenda of the day is brunch! You can’t beat a great brunch either people watching by yourself or with friends. We love Amanda’s in Hoboken where you can enjoy an efficient and polite service in a stylish setting. Diners can enjoy a classic French toast or a delicious Eggs Benedict. For the more adventurous amongst us, you could swap your espresso for Amanda’s Bellini.

Get Arty
If you are into your culture, why not channel your inner tourist and visit a local gallery featuring art from local artists? A trip to The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is a must-do and you can experience great exhibitions such as ‘Oh, What a World! What a World’, which has been listed as a presentation of work that “addresses issues such as climate change, immigration, politics, gender identity, race relations, feminism, and the state of our democracy.”

Making elefriends!
For a quirky twist to your day out, take a wander over to Margate which is just six miles from Atlantic City. Here you can find the Lucy the Elephant – a 65-foot-high building in the shape of the elephant. This is not only a fun way to while away an hour or two, but it is a protected National History Landmark, too.

Dinner by the Ocean
It’s time for dinner! There are so many incredible restaurants to visit throughout the state but one of our favourites is by the ocean. 2nd Jetty in Sea Bright ticks all the right boxes when it comes to a cool restaurant that truly represents the fun side of Jersey.

From the Sea to a Showboat
Who doesn’t love a night out playing the slots and other games at the casino? Showboat is one of the coolest casinos in the state and as well as playing poker, you can also enjoy events like the ‘House of Blues Party Pit’ on the gaming floor on Friday and Saturday nights. One of their most popular games for people to play is Texas Hold’em and one of the reasons for this is because it’s one of the simplest.

Whether you favour Hold’em, Omaha Hi or Lo or even Badugi, it is important to undertake your research to make sure you know what hand to play. The player with the highest-ranked poker hand is the winner, so it is crucial to understand the correct hand rankings.

Seeing the Stars

One of the best ways to fall in love with New Jersey time and time again is to view it from a relaxing vista or from a fabulous rooftop bar up above. The SkyLab in Newark is one of the coolest places to vibe out and see the city and beyond. In fact, you can even see the New York city skyline whilst enjoying a sublime cocktail at the same time.

We are sure that exploring our wonderful State and seeing it through the eye of a tourist will help you fall in love with New Jersey all over again. Whilst there is something very comforting and familiar about revisiting your favourite places to eat and drink, sometimes we all need a little bit of extra encouragement to try somewhere different. Where will your New Jersey journey take you next?