New Jersey as a whole has been designated the ultimate foodie destination by a variety of publications including Saveur Magazine. Several of our cities and towns have received special attention for their contribution to the global dining scene including Montclair, Princeton, Jersey City, Morristown, Red Bank, New Brunswick and Atlantic City (among others). If you’ve lived here long enough, I don’t need to tell you how lucky we are to live in the Garden State.

And, speaking of the Garden State, New Jersey is a top national producer of blueberries, cranberries, bell peppers, peaches and… asparagus. We’re actually second in the country when it comes to asparagus. With almost 800,000 acres of farmland, we grow LOTS of fresh fruits and veggies. We’ve got bucolic farm towns scattered throughout the state and one is making waves as a Mideast food destination.

Did you know this rural dining destination was right in your backyard? Have you been yet? You can find Restaurant Village at the intersection of W Mill Road and Fairmount Road in Long Valley. To get there, put 1 Fairmount Road into your GPS. Pezzo Pizza and Valley Restaurant can be found on E Mill Road, at numbers 62 and 59, respectively. Once you’ve visited this little culinary gem, I’m sure you’ll be back for more. You might as well save this destination to your favorites! For other small town dining destinations in New Jersey, check out this list.

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