Max’s Restaurant

When it comes to Filipino food, there are several options in northern New Jersey. Our favorite place may be a small joint in Bergenfield or the addicting sisig at Mama Fina’s, but for simple, comforting Filipino grub we head to Max’s Restaurant in Bloomfield. Known for their special chicken recipe that became an instant favorite…

Mundo Vegan

I met up with a friend one day for a vegan lunch at Mundo Vegan in Montclair, New Jersey. The small eatery offers organic entrees and desserts that are non-GMO, palm oil free, peanut free, and mostly gluten free. Sounds healthy to me! We sat at one of the small outdoor tables. The menu changes…

Kenko Sushi

Sushi is one of my absolute favorite foods and when I’m craving a great sushi meal, Kenko Sushi in Lincoln Park, New Jersey is a top choice. The casual Japanese restaurant covered with small Post-its is always full and for good reason. They offer a large selection of creative and classic sushi rolls, along with…

Jolibee Jersey City

After a delightful pizza dinner, my mom insisted that we all swing by Jolibee to bring home even more food. We were plenty full, but we were already in Jersey City which is their only location in New Jersey. I haven’t been to the popular Filipino fast food chain since visiting the Philippines when I…

Market Eatery and H Mart

Korean cuisine is always a solid option when dining out in the area, so it was nice to have a few more options once H Mart opened in Paramus back in April. Located inside the Asian supermarket is the Market Eatery Food Hall. The few eateries located within the small food court offer a variety…

Cast Iron Pot Korean BBQ Buffet

When it comes to Korean cuisine, my family and I have our favorites like the spicy tofu stews (sundubu jjigae) and savory pancakes (pajeon). We also love Korean BBQ where you cook the meats right at your table, so I was happy to check out the all-you-can-eat barbecue menu at Cast Iron BBQ in Fairview….

Brunch at Bonefish Grill

I’m all about brunch during my travels, but haven’t really done much brunchin’ while staying home in New Jersey. I’m not familiar with too many local places offering a brunch menu, so I was excited to find out that Bonefish Grill in Paramus features one on Saturdays and Sundays! It’s been several years since I’ve…

Veggie Heaven Teaneck

A dinner out with my sister means going to a vegan-friendly restaurant. We went to Veggie Heaven in Teaneck one Friday night. I remember going to the Montclair location years ago where we enjoyed all the vegan Chinese dishes. There was a time when the thought of a vegan meal would cause utter disappointment, but…