Top 10 Foods New Jersey Is Famous For

Here in New Jersey, one thing is for sure: we love our food!

Over the years New Jersey has become famous for “our food” – at least we in Jersey think so!

We sat down to compile a list of New Jersey’s most famous dishes. Food that New Jersey locals love – and that we call “our own”. You may or may not agree with this list – and we welcome your contribution to a possible follow-up.

I’m hungry – let’s start.

1. Jersey tomatoes.

When it’s that time of year, you know when to run to your yard or to the nearest produce stand. Slice one of these tomatoes to go on your sandwich, put it in a fresh Caprese salad, or just grab it and eat it like a delicious juicy apple!

Photo by Tom Hermans on Unsplash

Photo by Tom Hermans on Unsplash

2. Jersey corn.

It’s white corn, and we love the sweetness!

Photo by Cristina Anne Costello on Unsplash

Photo by Cristina Anne Costello on Unsplash

3. Blueberries.

Other states may claim to have the best blueberries, but they lie! Hammonton, New Jersey is the undisputed blueberry capital of the world!

Photo by Joanna Kosinska on Unsplash

Photo by Joanna Kosinska on Unsplash

4. Cranberries.

These pine barrens are home to quite a few cranberry bogs. Have you ever taken a drive near bogs at harvest time? The Chatsworth Cranberry Festival is a not-to-be-missed event every fall!

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5. Pizza.

It’s not New York pizza – it’s New Jersey pizza. Who doesn’t want a slice right now? In summer, on any walk, impossible to resist! (We could have made Tomato Pie a separate entry, but we’re keeping it here, in the pizza category.)

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6. Taylor ham/pork roll.

Whichever one you choose, it says “Jersey”. This is how we roll!

7. Steak with cheese.

No Philadelphia, we have the best. This way.

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8. Salt water taffy.

Where else but New Jersey? There is no salt water in the Great Lakes, that’s for sure!

9. Disco fries.

It might not be the most nutritionally beneficial food on this list, but when you go to a restaurant after the bars close, there’s nothing better, and there’s more nothing from Jersey!

10. The sub sandwich.

Of course, we could have grouped the cheesesteak with the sub sandwich, but we’d rather not. You haven’t had an Italian sub until you’ve had one from White House Subs in Atlantic City. (Yes, we use a photo of the old sign.)

So what did we miss? Let us know!

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