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Healthy Living Guide: New Jersey

October 13, 2011

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We’re making our way out of New York City this week and into the great state of New Jersey! It’s no secret that New Jersey often gets more negative attention than it deserves. From MTV’s Jersey Shore cast to Bravo’s Real Housewives, reality TV is painting a picture of New Jersey full of fist pumps and cat fights. Yes, New Jersey may have its share of stereotypes, but it also has a plethora of health conscious people and plenty of restaurants and health food stores to feed them.

From North to South, the Garden State lives up to its name with plenty of delicious, healthy and organic restaurant options that are sure to please! 

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North New Jersey

The Cinnamon Snail

This is a vegan, organic food truck that can be found parked in various locations in Hoboken. Make sure you follow The Cinnamon Snail on Twitter to find out their whereabouts, because their cuisine is not something that you want to miss. From breakfast burritos to cashew oat waffles to Creole grilled tofu subs, this food truck has something for everyone! 


subiasSubia’s Organic Café
506 Jersey Ave
Jersey City

This is a one-stop shop for all of your organic or vegan needs. Stop in for a quick lunch or breakfast of decadent vegan or organic cuisine with friends, or grab your meal to go! Make sure you pick up a few of your favorite organic groceries while you are there.


natural way cafeNatural Way Café
23-25 Broadway
Fair Lawn

Natural Way café is a great choice for a quick lunch or breakfast of healthy, flavorful foods. The menu features an assortment of sandwiches, salads, soups, and wraps, as well as some larger entrees, all made with the best organic ingredients. If you’re not in the mood for a full meal, stop by the juice bar for a fresh pressed, vegan juice!


elevation burgerElevation Burger
367 Bloomfield Avenue

Elevation burger is not your typical fast food burger joint. Here, they strive to create an elevated product made with only 100% organic, grass-fed beef and produce cooked in hearty healthy olive oil. If you are a burger lover, you will love the fresh, healthy burgers that Elevation Burger has to offer!



562 Allen Road
Basking Ridge

Fresh is a cozy restaurant in Northern New Jersey that uses only fresh, organic and locally grown produce. With an extensive menu of salads, soups, sandwiches, and sweets, Fresh is an excellent option for a healthy, filling lunch or even just a quick cup of coffee.

Central New Jersey

soul kitchenJon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen
207 Monmouth St.
Red Bank

This restaurant is a very special one! Set to open its doors very soon, Soul Kitchen is the brainchild of rock star Jon Bon Jovi, who set out to create a community restaurant with no prices on the menu. Customers pay what they can afford, and if they can’t afford to pay anything, they can volunteer at Soul Kitchen as an alternative way to compensate for their meal.


elements restaurantElements Restaurant
163 Bayard Street

This restaurant, just minutes from the university, is housed in a renovated auto repair/gas station. The ambiance feels very natural with stone, wood and glass detailing to complement the organic ingredients used on the menu. The menu is seasonal and changes frequently, so stop in now for some of your fall favorites! 


beanwoodBeanwood Coffee Latin Bistro
222 Farnsworth

Beanwood is a wonderful fusion between an upscale coffee bar and a Latin bistro. The chef uses all natural ingredients to create decadent lunch and breakfast items, as well as an extensive list of pastries. Stop in for a Latin-inspired lunch or a warm cup of coffee in an equally warm environment.


namasteNamaste Café Organic Juice Bar
89 Morris Street
New Brunswick

This juice bar is located inside the George Street Food Co-op and is an excellent place to grab a 100% vegan, raw, organic fresh pressed juice to sip on while you do your grocery shopping.

South New Jersey

seasons 52Seasons 52
2000 Route 38 Suite 1145
Cherry Hill

Seasons 52 is a great choice for family dining in South New Jersey. The menu features meat and vegetarian options that change seasonally, so customers can enjoy meals made with only the freshest ingredients.


bashful bananaBashful Banana Bakery and Café
944 Boardwalk
Ocean City

Bashful Banana is a great place to stop in for a healthy treat while you vacation on the Jersey Shore. Enjoy a hummus veggie burger on gluten-free bread for lunch and a nice big scoop of “Whipped Banana” for dessert, their signature 100% banana frozen treat that gives regular old ice cream a run for its money!



julesJules Thin Crust Pizza
300 Sycamore Street
Newtown, PA

This pizza shop is in Pennsylvania, but with such close proximity to Trenton and such a delicious menu, it had to be included! Jules uses all organic, locally grown ingredients to create decadent thin-crust pizzas that your whole family will love! They also have gluten-free and vegetarian options, so everyone can enjoy their pizza.

For more restaurant options around the country, have a look at all of Integrative Nutrition's Healthy Living Guides, or explore all our recommendations on the map below!

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