From: M & P Biancamano’s in Hoboken, NJ
If your stomach is growling during lunchtime, I think it is safe to say this will help satiate your hunger throughout the day. This might actually be able to count as your lunch and your dinner entirely. M & P Biancamano’s is a family-owned Italian spot that serves their sandwiches stuffed beyond belief.
This was the ham, roast beef, and mutz – basically make sure to just get anything with “mutz” on it. For those who are not from the East Coast (or tri-state area to be more specific), “mutz” is short for fresh mozzarella. Hoboken is not only known for baseball and Frank Sinatra but also its fresh mozzarella, so much so that they even have the annual “MUTZFEST.” The one at M&P is so tasty, plus it has actually won the contest before – and rightfully so because their cheese is on point.
If you want to try the best, make sure to go to the ‘fest!
From: Ayame Hibachi & Sushi in Hoboken, NJ
If you want an endless assortment of specialty rolls to choose from, go to Ayame. The various arrangements they have is plentiful and satisfying. My particular favorite is the Lady Gaga roll which consists of King crab, shrimp tempura, spicy salmon, and honey wasabi sauce. It is safe to say there is no “Bad Romance” here!
You know what puts the icing on the cake (or the soy sauce on the roll)… the fact that it is a bring your own. I am happy to report I am on my way there tonight and will be picking up a nice, cold bottle of white wine to accompany my dinner. It will be myself, my friend, my Pinot, and my Lady Gaga.
From: Bareburger in Hoboken, NJ
Bareburger first opened up in Queens in 2009, and now has over 18 restaurants. The popularity of their organic and all-natural meat is clearly helping them grow into the big franchise they are today.
If you once over my page real quick, you will start to see a pattern – I clearly had a burger craving this summer! But, this one is highlighting a different kind of meat… BISON! Bison has a lot of protein with less fat than beef, plus its super tasty. My meal selection above was a “make your own” from Bareburger with aged cheddar, Canadian Bacon, and pickles. However, they have tons of specialty burgers to choose from. I think next time I am going to order the Bison (cooked medium), Gouda, and one of their special sauces.
But, can I just jump to the onion rings now? I am slightly obsessed with them. My overall obsessions in life go Dogs, Bravo, Mutz Cheese, Wine, then Onion Rings. Okay… I have different infatuations everyday but whenever there is a choice to go with a side of fries or a side of onion rings, I opt for the latter. Clearly some places have better fries than rings, and I adjust my choices accordingly.
At Bareburger, what’s great is that they have so many options. You can get the larger basket order of onion rings plus fries (or sweet fries) that comes with several of their dipping sauces (my faves are the habanero mayo, special sauce, and buttermilk ranch.) If you and your friend are not too hungry and just want a taste, the side of rings and fries is just as filling. It doesn’t come with the dipping sauces (they cost a bit extra) but you might as well get one or two to try it out.
From: Schnackenberg’s Doughnuts in Hoboken, NJ
Salted… Caramel… Doughnut… it gets better with each word. Schnackenberg’s is a vintage luncheonette that’s been serving Hoboken since 1931. The decor in this place is adorable, so Back to the Future-esque. They have egg creams, milkshakes, chocolate, awesome tuna fish sandwiches, other basic lunch items, and fresh-made doughnuts. This one is my favorite so far, and do you blame me? It has a moist outer coating that’s made up of salted caramel… I repeat… SALTED CARAMEL. When you take a bite it is crunchy on the outside while being light and fluffy on the inside. To feel less guilty… I made my colleague split it with me. #thatswhatfriendsarefor
From: Mr. Wraps in Hoboken, NJ
This is the “Chicken Tender Sandwich,” but I prefer to get this option with the wrap instead of a kaiser roll. It just makes sense to get a wrap from… Mr. WRAPS! If you decide to make this wise selection; it comes with breaded chicken tenders, melted jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, and honey mustard. You really can’t go wrong with crispy pieces of chicken drizzled with honey mustard and bound by melted pieces of cheese.
My other fave is their tuna melt wrap, which comes with all white tuna, romaine, avocado, tomatoes, and melted Swiss cheese. Okay… I think I need to get lunch! #HUNGRY
From: Park and Sixth in Jersey City, NJ
These buffalo wings are quite the hit… with my stomach. I posted another food item from this place awhile back, which was the short rib mac and cheese. These wings and that mac and cheese dish are definitely up there on top tasty things from Park and Sixth.
These wings came with the restaurant’s “signature sauce.” I can’t pinpoint the exact ingredients (a Man v. Food behind-the-scenes shoot would totally help right now), but I am assuming it is a mixture of blue cheese and buffalo sauce. It might even be ranch and buffalo, but I think all you need to know is that it’s great. This adds a small, much appreciated twist to the classic buffalo wing… and I don’t hate it!
From: Bareburger in Hoboken, NJ
Bareburger first opened up in Queens in 2009, and now has over 18 restaurants. The popularity of their organic and all-natural meat is clearly helping them grow into the big franchise they are today. But, can I mention the onion rings? As you might have seen from my previous posts, I am slightly obsessed with them. My obsessions go Bravo, Mutz Cheese, Wine, then Onion Rings. Okay… I have different obsessions everyday but whenever there is a choice to go with a side of fries or a side of onion rings, I opt for the latter. (Clearly some places have better fries than rings, and I adjust my choices accordingly.)
At Bareburger, what’s great is that they have so many options. You can get the larger basket order of onion rings plus fries (or sweet fries) that comes with several of their dipping sauces (my faves are the habanero mayo, special sauce, buttermilk ranch, and I have never tasted the buffalo but you can’t go wrong with buffalo AND ranch.) If you and your friend are not too hungry and just want to taste it, the side of rings and fries is just as filling. It doesn’t come with the dipping sauces (they cost around 50 or 55 cents each) but you might as well get one or two to try it out.
From: JP’s Bagel Express in Hoboken, NJ
The only place I go for an egg salad sandwich or a fresh bacon, egg, and cheese in Hoboken is this place! The egg salad from here has a great taste, and I love when there’s more egg white pieces in the actual sandwich. Other places chop up the egg whites really fine so you are pretty much just eating the yolk with the mayo, but this place knows what they are doing. I like to get the bagel scooped out so there’s less carbs; it also makes it easier for me to eat the sandwich without pieces falling out of the sides. #TipOfTheDay
From: Teak on the Hudson in Hoboken, NJ
I never understood the concept or the hype around a “seaweed salad.” The name itself does not serve as good PR for the dish, BUT I am now hooked. I must admit I had to have it twice to be won over. My favorite is from Teak, because they serve it with cucumber, crab, and tempura flakes. If you have never tried seaweed salad, I’d recommend starting here. It’s got a distinct flavor to it with a crunchy cold texture, but try it twice and I think you’ll enjoy it. I will admit that it is an acquired taste. Even if you still aren’t the biggest fan, at least you tried something new? Someone also told me it’s extremely healthy for you, which doesn’t hurt now that summer is fast approaching – am I right all my fellow Squan-abees?
From: Teak on the Hudson in Hoboken, NJ
There are great sushi places in Hoboken and Teak is one of my favorites. Pictured here is the spicy red roll, which is spicy crab (and I substituted the cucumber for avocado.) Behind that, is the Spicy Girl Roll consisting of spicy tuna, spicy yellowtail, and spicy salmon with tempura flakes. Clearly I love any sushi roll that contains the adjectives “spicy” or “crunchy.”
Not only that, but Teak has a fun, classy, sexy atmosphere. With it’s large-scale fish tank that acts as an exquisite centerpiece at the bar, to it’s dark and sleek decor, it’s quite a refreshing change.