I’ve written before about how important it is to support local restaurants at this time. Some restaurants have experienced as much as a 75% reduction in sales simply because they cannot serve dining room customers, and that has had a drastic impact on our economy. I’ve been ordering delivery at least once a week, and so far, here are my top places for each cuisine:
Mexican: Taqueria Gloria
Taqueria Gloria is my absolute #1 go-to for any kind of Mexican food cravings. After living in Los Angles for 5 years, I’ve become extremely picky about Hispanic food and have tried all of the Jersey City recommendations that the East Coast natives swear by. Nothing comes close to Taqueria Gloria for price, authenticity, and taste. I’ve never had a dish there that I disliked, but my go-to is always their nachos, whether they’re with carne asada or carnitas. To drink, I always get a jamaica, which is a beloved hibiscus drink that very few east coast restaurants get right. If I could pick only one restaurant from which to order for the duration of quarantine, it would be this Taqueria Gloria.
Pizza: Prince of Pizza
If you’re looking for the best NY slice on this side of the Hudson, Prince of Pizza has to be it. I fell in love with them for their vodka margherita pizza, but stayed for their supreme slice, which tastes even better reheated the day after. With a perfect chewy crust, and an extremely flavorful sauce, Prince of Pizza is always in our delivery rotation.
Chinese: King Szechuan Palace
King Szechuan Palace is a recent addition to my list, but they quickly climbed the ranks with every delicious bite. Both the Americanized Chinese classics, as well as the authentic dishes, are big hits. Pictured here is their General Tso’s chicken, which was perfectly crisp, saucy, with just the right amount of heat from the chili peppers.
Healthy Eats: Shaka Bowl
While technically not in Jersey City, Shaka Bowl holds a special place in my heart for their delicious breakfast and lunch options. Their build-your-own poke bowls are to die for, and their customer service is excellent. I highly recommend their Pineapple-A-Day bowl, with delicious ahi tuna, fresh pineapple, avocado, crispy onions, and much, much more.
Weekly Meal Plans: Whealth Kitchen
I’ve already written about how amazing Whealth’s cafe is, but because of COVID-19, Whealth has pivoted to affordable, delicious, farm-to-table meal delivery service. Not only are the portions in their delivery meals generous enough to last a week, but they’re incredibly versatile and can be either eaten by themselves or with other pantry staples from your home. Whealth also donates two meals to families in need for every meal plan purchased, meaning you’re giving back to the community, supporting local farms and supporting small business.
If you’re local to Jersey City and Hoboken, where are you ordering delivery from right now? Let me know in the comments!