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Top Pizza Spots in New Jersey

Ding, Ding, Ding! The pizza rivalry between New York and New Jersey is over and New Jersey is the winner! Whether it’s a slice or a pie, casual or fine dining, Hip New Jersey tracked down some amazing spots you must try. Read more below on where you can find beautifully handcrafted, authentic Italian pizza near you.

Nonna’s Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant goal was to provide the best Italian cuisine in Florham Park, NJ and they have most definitely succeeded. Everything is homemade and absolutely delicious. Tastes just like how Nonna use to make! Nonna’s offers the choice of two large dining rooms, one for those seeking a quick bite and one for a more formal, fine dining experience. In each room the walls are lined with photos capturing culture and family creating a warming “at-home” atmosphere. They also have the option of a hot and fast at home delivery for those who want a home cooked me without the cooking.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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We will be closed Sunday, September 2nd & Monday, September 3rd in observance of Labor Day.

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The Star Tavern in Orange, NJ has been marked to be a traditional family favorite. The love for this place stems from their sauce-y, thin crusted pizza and their lively atmosphere. The Start Tavern’s consistency of quality and affordable prices keep the people coming in. This conveniently placed restaurant is perfect for friends who are looking to catch up on old times or a place for guys night out. Who could have a bad time with some thin crust and beer

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Half pizza, fully amazing. Get yours for just $5, M-F until 4PM (in-restaurant only, at participating locations).

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Blaze Pizza in Wayne, NJ is comfy, casual and BYOB! With a variety of specialty pies including their Meat lover and Veg out pie. Both pies are decorated with an array of meats or veggies, creating a flavor for anyone’s palate. Tucked away in the Willowbrook mall, this franchise is the perfect place to chow down after a shopping spree.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Inspirational lunch @pizzeriamozza Thanks a million to @nancysilverton and team Mozza. Can’t wait for dinner @chispacca #mozzaplex

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Locally sourced and delicious! What more could you want when those pizza cravings hit? Razza’s Artigianale Pizzeria in Jersey City, NJ has given the term homemade a whole new meaning. Using there locally sourced ingredients they create their own dough and butter to entice you before your main course. The food here as been created with a delicate touch, kneaded with love and garnished with elegance. Every ingredient has been hand picked, down to the salt. To make this pizza experience even more grand they have a beer and wine list that pairs perfectly with select dishes.

Bricco Pizza is committed to creating the “Old World New York-style” pizza right in Westbrook, NJ. Their custom made brick ovens maintain the proper temperatures to create every pizza charred to perfection. The aroma of fresh dough and Parmesan cheese mixed with the sweet delight of basil pulls together an all around charming experience. Like in a traditional Italian kitchen, no mouth will go unfed. All pizzas can be made vegan and gluten free. Feeling the warmth of the oven and thick scent of melting cheese will leave you delighted to come back again.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Ever tried our famous homemade BUFFALO CHICKEN PIZZA?! #nofilter #delicousness

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Holy Tomato! This restaurant is bursting with color and filled with all pizza everything. Blackwood, NJ‘s Holy Tomato’s thin crust pizzas are vibrant and abstract just like their decor. All of their pies are 18 inches of pure pizza heaven. A must try is their Margarita pizza, topped with fresh mozzarella, beautifully scented basil, Jersey tomatoes and sprinkle of perfectly curated garlic. If you want to spice it up even more they have a fantasy worthy list of different meats and veggies you can add. With great decor, delicious pizza, one of their house wines and maybe even one of their homemade brownies this will be one of your favorite casual spots to go and have some fun.

Let us know where you’re celebrating today by tagging @HipNewJersey in your #NationalPizzaDay posts! 

Life’s Better in the Garden State

Here in New Jersey, we got it all, great entertainment, night life and of course the Jersey Shore! What more could you ask for when living on the east coast? Here are some of our favorite things about the living in the Garden State!

Diners
There are over 500 diners in this hungry state, all including late night specials, a menu filled with every styled burger and fries you can imagine and great service! So, if you’re finishing a night on the town or just up for an early bird special, odds are you’ll end up at a diner.

Full Service Gas Stations
New Jersey is the last state standing with full service gas stations, and we aren’t complaining one bit. When sitting in the car, mid-winter and saying “20 regular cash” to the attendant, we are all reminded of one of the many reasons why we love Jersey.

Four Seasons

You’ll experience all four seasons when living in the Garden State. So, if winter white is what you want, we got it. We have hot summers, perfect for beachy days. Autumns are cool with beautiful trees changing to gorgeous hues. As for spring, the conditions are perfect for blooming plants – they don’t call it the Garden State for nothing!

The Shore

Last but never least, the Jersey Shore. This is easily one of our favorite places in New Jersey. Our beautiful beaches attract the masses. A day the Garden State beaches basking in the sun or walking a nearby boardwalk, will get you a bronzed glow in no time.

Location

When living in New Jersey we get to enjoy many of the perks of New York City without having to be stuck in the hustle of loud noises, honking cars and flashing lights. Looking to have a fun night out on the town? Going out has never been so easy, New York City is just a hop skip and a river away.

Nature

Along with its views of city skylines, there are many ways to pass time out in the nature of the Garden State. Whether you’re into hiking, climbing, boating, or fishing, there are many opportunities to get out and enjoy the outdoors in Jersey.  

Nightlife & Drinks

New Jersey is filled with bars, pubs and all things nightlife. A night out with friends can include bar hopping, a pub crawl, catching a show or just dancing the night away. If the nightlife isn’t enticing enough for you, Jersey also has some great wineries and breweries.

Pizza and Bagels

Though the debate on Taylor Ham versus Pork Roll may not be settled, we can come together and agree that New Jersey’s bagels and New Jersey Pizza are a breed of their own. So, if you love carbs, Jersey is the right place for you. 

Atlantic City
You might know it as the backdrop for ‘Boardwalk Empire’, but here, the locals consider Atlantic City as our mini Vegas. Located on the southern tip of New Jersey, Atlantic City has many attractions, and not just for not just for the high rollers; there’s the boardwalk, shows, dining, nightlife, shopping and more.

 

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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!