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#VeganDay 5 of NJ’s Best Vegan Restaurants

Hey #HipNJ! Today is #VeganDay! To celebrate, let’s take a look at five of the yummiest vegan restaurants in the area!

1.  Veganized, New Brunswick

Located in the heart of New Brunswick, this vegan eatery is the bomb-diggity! Highlights of the menu include their RAWzagna (gluten-free raw zucchini pasta, marinated mushrooms, fresh tomato, nut cheese, sundried tomato puree, pesto) and the BBQ Skewers (grilled seitan vegetable BBQ skewers, herbed white bean sauce, saffron rice, crusted oyster mushrooms with maple dijon). The undisputed fan favorite is the mackin’ cheese pictured above. It looks so good!

2.  Seed to Sprout, Fair Haven & Avon-by-the-Sea

This down-the-shore vegan joint is the real deal. It offers breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner, teaches cooking classes, and operates a bakery located in Wanamassa. They offer a delicious Maui Wowie smoothie (house-made cashew milk, strawberries, mango, banana, coconut, and fresh tumeric) and a Bacon Cheddar Melt (seared marinated tempeh, caramelized onion, coconut bacon, cashew sauce, riddled on a millet-flax bread). Pictured above is the House-Made Tempeh Chorizo Tacos! Yum!

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3. Heart Beet Kitchen, Westmont

A charming, farmhouse-inspired eatery, Heart Beet Kitchen has a wide range of tasty foods such zucchini noodles with eggplant meatballs or spicy Buffalo cauliflower sandwich on a gluten-free bun. They also offers some tasty deserts such as a chocolate chip dough bar with almond butter, a pumpkin pie, and a matcha chai. The highly-acclaimed Heart Beet Burger is pictured above. Looks tasty!

4. Papa Ganache, Matawan

Vegan baked goods have never sounded better at Papa Ganache, a vegan/gluten-free bakery! While known for their baked goods including biscotti, cheesecake cups, pies, cookies, cakes and more, they also serve other food such as baked ziti, chili, and pizza. Pictured above is their delicious banana chocolate chip walnut bread, which looks super yummy!

5. Veggie Heaven, Teaneck, Montclair, & Denville

Culturally-inspired Veggie Heaven is known for their Asian fusion food. With favorites like the Thai Bang Bang Chicken, Crispy Stuffed Tofu, and any of their sushi options, it’s hard to go wrong here. Pictured above is a few of their sushi rolls which look absolutely delicious!

Any of these options are a fantastic choice for celebrating #VeganDay! Enjoy the day and try some vegan food if you get the chance!

National Chili Day

Happy National Chili Day! Today on National Chili Day we have some chili recipes for you to try out. Hope you enjoy and try a new recipe.

Beef and Squash Chili

Slow-Cooker Green Chicken Chili

Cherry Chipotle Chili

Turkey Chili

Vegetarian Black Bean Chili

Happy National Chili Day!

#HipNJ Celebrates Chili Dog Day

By Kenneth Barilari

Hey, #HipNJ readers! Today is a very important day, and we want to help you celebrate. In case you didn’t know, today is Chili Dog Day. It’s a day to celebrate one of America’s favorite foods, and we have compiled a list of some of the best places in NJ to get one!

Hot Grill (Clifton)hot

Customer said: “If you like chili with your dogs this really is the place for you.”

Hank’s Franks (Lodi)

hankCustomer said: “The onion sauce is terrific and the chili is the bomb.”

Rutt’s Hut (Clifton)rut

Customer said: “The chili was delicious. It almost tasted like it had stew beef in it.”

Hot Dog Caboose (Midland Park)caboose

Customer said: “I recommend the chili dog, really yummy!”

Lindy’s (Brick)lind

Customer said: “Add on their homemade chili with some mustard, onions, and cheese, and you’ve got one hell of a chili dog.”’

Max’s Hot Dogs (Long Branch)max

Customer said: “It’s worthy of mentioning the greatness of Max’s own chili – it’s chunky and full of flavor, not runny like you’ll find at other hot dog joints.”

Head over to your favorite hot dog place and grab yourself a chili dog!