The 12 Best Little Food Towns In New Jersey You Need To Explore Before They Get Too Popular

New Jersey is made for foodies. Our cities offer a diverse range of ethnic cuisines, with some of the most authentic restaurants in the country. Newark is the place to be for Portuguese and Union City does Cuban cuisine best. Looking for Korean? Head to Fort Lee. We’ve also got smaller cities and towns known for their dining scenes…think Hoboken, Montclair, Haddonfield, Princeton, Cape May, Asbury Park Red Bank, Morristown and New Brunswick. And then, we’ve got hidden gems that haven’t been in the spotlight much, just yet. I’ve featured four towns each from North, Central and South Jersey – read on to discover one near you!

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These towns are far from the only options when it comes to dining in New Jersey – almost every town has an eatery worth traveling for. For other dining destinations with a variety of restaurants, check out Long Valley, Clinton, Stone Harbor, Princeton and Sea Bright. What’s your favorite foodie town in New Jersey?