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Jewish Food in Central New Jersey

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Are you looking for a falafel in South River? A dozen bagels in Manalapan? Or maybe you want to pick up some kosher steaks to grill at your beach rental? We’ve got you covered with a list of kosher restaurants, markets, butchers, bagel stores, and more in Middlesex and Monmouth counties in New Jersey. We’ve also included supermarkets in the area that carry extensive amounts of kosher foods to help you stock your pantry—or motel room.

Please note this list includes both kosher and non-kosher establishments. Please be sure that each kosher establishment meets your own personal requirements for keeping kosher.

Middlesex County

Kosher Restaurants

Park Place
120 Raritan Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904
732-565-1234
Meat—burgers, hot dogs, ribs, and other favorites, dine-in or take out

Jerusalem Pizza
231 Raritan Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904
732-249-0070
Dairy, Chalav Yisrael

Sushiana
17 North 4th Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904
732-640-0111
Dairy—sushi, fish, and vegetarian options

Giddy’s Pizzeria
233 New Jersey 18
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
732-659-6898
Dairy—pizza, pasta, sandwiches, fish entrees, salads

Eddie’s Falafel
39 Main St,
South River, NJ 08882
732-387-2857
Meat, Glatt Kosher—falafel, shawarma, and other Middle Eastern favorites

Orchid Kosher Restaurant
455 Main St,
Metuchen 08840
732-321-9829
Meat, Glatt Kosher—Israeli specialties, burgers, steak, chicken

Lox Stock and Deli
228 Ryders Ln,
Milltown, 08850
732-214-0555
Meat—deli, pareve, and dairy catering, butcher, and bakery on premises


Kosher Bakeries


Lachmaynu Quality Kosher Bakery
314 Raritan Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904
732-296-6777

Mordy’s Bake Shoppe
15 North 4th Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904
732-296-6777
Chalav Yisrael, Pas Yisraelbagels, pareve, and dairy baked goods


Sweet Treats

From Sweets to Nuts
72A Raritan Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904
732-246-4686
Chalav Yisrael items available—kosher gift baskets, hand delivery available to Highland Park, Edison, East Brunswick, and New Brunswick

Dairy Deluxe Ice Cream
811 Raritan Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904
732-572-4111
Chalav Yisrael items available—Ice cream cones and other treats, take-out and outdoor seating only

Carvel Ice Cream
223 Raritan Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904
732-545-2800

Dunkin Donuts
65 Raritan Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904
732-828-5485


Kosher Markets

Glatt 27
1177 Raritan Ave (Rt. 27)
Highland Park, NJ 08904
732-572-2626
Kosher grocery store, prepared foods for take-out


Supermarkets with Kosher Food Sections


Stop & Shop Supermarket

424 Raritan Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904
Dedicated kosher aisle, additional kosher items throughout the store

Shoprite Kosher Experience Supermarket
Mid-State Mall
14-22 West Prospect St.
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Fresh kosher meat, fish, and deli

Acme Market
300 Ryders Lane Milltown
732-254-7900

Monmouth County

Kosher Dairy Restaurants

Big Apple Pizza / Sushi Time
379 Monmouth Rd,
W. Long Branch, NJ 07764
732-795-3383
Pizza, specialty pizzas, soups, salads, and sandwiches

Avenue P Appetizing
276 Norwood Ave,
Deal, NJ 07723
732-695-6226

Down to Earth
312 Main St,
Allenhurst, NJ 07711
732-686-1344
Vegetarian, vegan, dairy, and fish

Posh Kosher Pizza
244 Norwood Ave,
Oakhurst, NJ 07755
732-481-1999
Classic, novelty, and even dessert pizza!

Chocolate Soda
209 Norwood Ave
Ocean, NJ 07223
732-531-5460
Chalav Yisrael, Pas Yisrael—breakfast and lunch items

Diet Gourmet
167 Lincoln Ave
Elberon, NJ
732-870-3287
Some items are Chalav Yisrael—salads, sandwiches, wraps, and other lunch items

Jerusalem Pizza
106 Norwood Ave
Deal, NJ 07723
732-531-1919

Pizza Heaven
308 Main St
Allenhurst, NJ 07771
732-663-1100

Slices Pizza
Norwood Ave
Ocean, NJ 07755
732-531-6811

Tutto Bene
1610 Route 35 South
Oakhurst, NJ 07755
732-695-6395

Uncle Jack’s Good 2 Go
1580 State Route 35
Oakhurst, NJ 07712
732-695-3871
Pareve, falafel, pita, hummus, tuna, catering available

CapriKosher
Summerton Plaza
335 Route 9 South
Manalapan, NJ 07726
(732) 683-9978

Kosher Meat Restaurants

656 Ocean –An American Bistro
656 Ocean Ave
Long Branch, NJ 07740
732-728-9656
Glatt kosher fine dining restaurant, steak, sushi, private party rooms

Stingers Bar & Grill
656 Ocean Ave
Long Branch, NJ 07740
732-728-9656
Kosher sports bar, burgers

Butcher’s Steakhouse
401 Main St,
Allenhurst, NJ 07711
732-686-1498
732-686-1529

Crispy Grill
214 Roosevelt Ave
Ocean Township, NJ 07755
732-695-3119
Burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, salads

Dougie’s BBQ
256 Norwood Ave
Ocean, NJ 07723
732-517-0300
BBQ, burgers, wraps, and salads

Eat-A-Pita
116 Norwood Ave
Deal, NJ 07723
732-531-0313
Israeli food, wings, burgers

M & A Deli
198 Monmouth Rd
Oakhurst, NJ 07755
732-508-9500

Sheng Mao Sakura
214 Roosevelt Ave
Oakhurst, NJ 07755
732-531-7086; 732-517-8880
Glatt kosher Chinese & Japanese food, private party room

Fred & Murry’s Deli
Pond Rd Shopping Ctr., Rt. 9
Freehold, NJ 07728
732-462-3343
Kosher deli, catering, holiday menus

Kosher Chinese Express
Summerton Plaza, 335 Rt 9 South
Manalapan, NJ. 07726
732-866-1677
Glatt kosher Chinese food, take-out, dine-in, and catering


Kosher Style Restaurants

Harold’s Deli
1173 King Georges Post Rd
Edison, NJ 08837
732-661-9100
Deli, dairy, and smoked fish, catering available

Jerry and Harvey’s
Marlboro Plaza
96 Rt. 9
Englishtown, NJ 07726
Breakfast, fish platters, sandwiches, deli, burgers, catering, and holiday menus available


Bagels

Hot Bagel Bakery
67 Monmouth Rd
Oakhurst, NJ 07755
732 -870-6262

Yorktown Bagels & Bialys
300 Gordons Corner Rd #2
Manalapan, NJ. 07726
732-972-2299

Bagel World
356 US Hwy No. 9
Manalapan, NJ 07726
732-536-8144

Eli’s Bagels
1055-C Route 34
Aberdeen, NJ
732-566-4523
Note: Only uncut bagels from the back are considered kosher


Bakeries

Broad St Dough Co
2005 Rt. 35 North
Oakhurst, NJ 07555
732-531-1401

Nahum Bakery
268C Norwood Ave
Deal, NJ 07723
732- 531-2911

Papa Ganache
106 Main St
Matawan, NJ 07747
732-217-1750
Vegan bakery with gluten-free options

Salomon’s Bakery
700 Tennent Rd
Manalapan, NJ 07726
732-536-4500

Costco
18 U.S. Route 9 North
Morganville, NJ 07751
732-617-4340
Dairy


Ice Cream & Desserts

Gracie and the Dudes
Pier Village
51 Laird St
Long Branch, NJ 07740
732-795-3451

Gelati Bar
100 Brighton Ave
Long Branch, NJ 07740
917-690-4470 (entrance from Second Ave)

Sweet Delight
67 Monmouth Rd
Oakhurst, NJ 07755
732-253-9100

Sylvia’s Sweets & Stationery Shoppe
250 Norwood Ave
Oakhurst, NJ
732-531-3433

The Lighthouse
69 Brighton Ave
Long Branch 07740
732-229-1222

Carvel
175 Monmouth Rd @ Rt 36
West Long Branch, 07764
732-870-3040

Frozen Peaks
Monmouth Mall
180 Rte. 35 – S Unit 206
Eatontown, NJ 07724
732-578-9600

Igloo
2005 Highway 35 South
Oakhurst, NJ 07755
732-531-5422

Rita’s Italian Ice
342 Route 9 North
Manalapan 07726
732-617-8088

Rita’s Italian Ice
76 Route 35 South
Eatontown, NJ 07724
732-460-0075
Most flavors have kosher certification, not all flavors are pareve

Frozen Yo Café
1071-B Route 34
Aberdeen, NJ 07747
732-970-7888
All yogurt flavors & most toppings are kosher

Let’s Yo: A Yogurt Experience
450 Union Hill Rd.
Marlboro, NJ 07751
732-851-5387
All yogurt flavors & most toppings are kosher, a list of kosher toppings is posted on the wall

Ralph’s Famous Italian Ices
1077-L Route 34
Aberdeen, NJ 07751
732-566-2250
Only some flavors have kosher certification, only some are pareve


Kosher Butchers

M & A Kosher Meats
198 Monmouth Rd
Oakhurst, NJ -7755
732-531-2100

Kings Highway Glatt
250 Norwood Ave
Ocean, NJ 07755
732-660-1010

Sarah’s Tent
100 Norwood Ave
Deal, NJ 07723
732-531-5560


Kosher Caterers

Rivka’s Catering (Sarah’s Tent)
100 Norwood Ave
Deal, NJ 07723
732-531-5560

Nicole’s Kitchen
323 Main St
Allenhurst, NJ 07711
732-547-3097

Exquisite Caterers at Marlboro Jewish Center
52 N. Main St
Marlboro, NJ 07746
732-294-0032

Foremost Ram Caterers
Multiple locations—see website for more information

Grand Marquis
1550 US 9 South
Old Bridge, NJ. 08857
732-679-5700, 732-679-5708

Kosher Markets

Sarah’s Tent
100 Norwood Ave
Deal, NJ 07723
732-531-5560
Groceries and take-out

Shalom Foods
104 Norwood Ave
Deal, NJ 07723
732-531-4838
Kosher bakery, meat, dairy, and prepared foods with Sephardic specialties


Supermarkets with Kosher Food Sections

Shop-Rite
2200 Asbury Ave
Neptune Township, NJ 07753
732-775-4250

Shop-Rite
145 Monmouth Rd
West Long Branch, NJ 07764
732-542-5222

Shop-Rite
280 Union Hill Rd & Rt. 9
Marlboro, NJ 07751
732-617-0404

Shop-Rite
318 Lloyd Rd
Aberdeen Township, NJ 07747
732-566-9111

Stop & Shop
150 West End Court
Long Branch, NJ 07740
732-728-2920

Wegmans
55 US Hwy No 9
Englishtown, NJ 07726
732-625-4100

If you have information about new kosher hot spots or know of a restaurant that recently closed, please email us at mmc@kveller.com. We promise to thank you profusely.

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