Do you love learning fun facts about New Jersey? In a state so incredible and so historic, there’s always plenty more to learn … especially when it comes to our culinary scene because we all know New Jersey is practically the epicenter of the food universe. We’ve got such a rich tapestry of food history, and there are plenty of New Jersey food facts to learn. Many big brands you can still find in the supermarket today have come out of the Garden State. We’ve also invented several quintessential American dishes. Read on to see a look back in time at food in New Jersey:

Do you know of any other New Jersey food facts? We’d love to hear them, so share your best trivia about dining in New Jersey in the comments.

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Fun Facts About New Jersey

What are some of the most popular foods in New Jersey?

We're all about food in New Jersey! Here are some of the state's most popular dishes:

  • Pizza
  • Taylor ham, also called a pork roll
  • Cheesesteak
  • Disco fries
  • Hot dog


What are some other fun facts about New Jersey?

In a state rich with so much history, it's no surprise that there are lots of fun facts about New Jersey. Here are a few:

  • The little town of Roselle was the first to be lit by electricity back in 1883.
  • The first complete dinosaur skeleton was found in Haddonfield.
  • The Atlantic City boardwalk was the very first boardwalk in the world and it remains the longest.
  • The first intercollegiate football game was played in 1869 at Rutgers University.


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