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Eating out in and around Journal Square

Journal Square Offers Convenience to Many of Jersey City’s Best Eateries

Journal square boasts an interesting history that was once the site of farmhouses and manors. It has since developed into a booming business district, developing residential area, and transportation hub. Alongside these notable advances in the expansion of a highly sought-after diverse dining destination all within walking distance, or a short ride on the PATH train.  

Hungry now? Hungry later? You’re in luck. With hundreds of restaurants nearby, there’s a plate for every palette. Although it’s no easy task to decide while your stomach is growling, rest assured, the variety is endless! 

With the temperature beginning to rise, so is the increase for outdoor dining. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite in between meetings, a stylish meal on a pedestrian-only thoroughfare, or happy hour with a NYC view, the pick is truly yours. If you prefer one of the latter, 26 Journal is a swift 3-minute walk to the Journal Square Path station. Once on the PATH, you can ride 4 minutes and hop off on Grove Street or continue another 4 minutes to the waterfront. The convenience and optionality are what make Journal Square so unique. 

Need a couple of suggestions? Check out my recommendations below: 

Whealth Kitchen 615 Pavonia Ave, Jersey City NJ 07306
Craving grandmas cooking? Crave no longer. At Whealth Kitchen, you can enjoy fresh family recipes with ingredients that have been sourced locally. Best yet, if you’re swamped with work, Whealth Kitchen offers a meal prepping service to fuel you through those busy days and nights!

Korai Kitchen 576 Summit Ave, Jersey City NJ 07306
Have you ever had Bangladeshi food? If not, head over to Korai Kitchen and indulge your tastebuds. Korai Kitchen stands as the first Bangladeshi eatery in Jersey City serving authentic dishes by self-taught chef, Nur-E Gulshan Rahman.

Boulevard Drinks 48 Journal Square Plaza, Jersey City NJ 07306
Need a quick bite? Boulevard Drinks serves the best hot dogs that don’t disappoint. Your choice of toppings, but a fan favorite is the chili and cheese!

Churrasqueria JC 542 Newark Ave, Jersey City NJ 07306
In the mood for an outstanding lunch that truly defines comfort food? Churrasqueria offers authentic Portuguese BBQ. My personal favorite? The sizzling steak on a skillet, yum!

Salumeria Ercolano Deli 1072 West Side Ave, Jersey City NJ 07306
A gourmet Italian deli serving both hot and cold dishes/sandwiches. With catering also available, they make it convenient to prepare for any corporate events you may be hosting.

The Ashford 145 Newark Ave, Jersey City NJ 07302
Located on a pedestrian-only street, The Ashford offers outdoor seating on the thoroughfare, in addition to rooftop seating with timeless décor and speakeasy vibes. They feature an American menu with a wide range of options and dishes.

The Rooftop at Exchange Place 1 Exchange Place, Jersey City NJ 07302
Relieve your eyes off that computer screen and head over to The Rooftop for a view and ambiance sure to lift a midweek slump. With retractable glass roofing and walls, rooftop season isn’t just in the summer months! This is a great after-work spot to visit. They host a collection of craft cocktails, beers, and a full menu bound to satisfy. They also organize corporate events per request.

Not what you’re looking for? There are hundreds of options nearby, all a quick google-search away. Happy eating!