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Where are the Good Eats in Western Morris County?

zhelder | Oct 11, 201709:14 AM

Howdy All. I recently moved from Bergen County to Western Morris County, and I’m looking for some good eats in the area. I know there might not be quite as many options here, but I’m hoping some of you might know some secret places. What I’m hoping to find...

A good, cheap bakery - Any around? Verp’s and Belmont Bakery were my two go-to places in my old ‘hood. Great products at great prices. I went to a local bakery in Ledgewood a few days ago, and while the products were quality, they were also expensive.

Bagels - Look... It’s a fact that Saddle River Road Hot Bagels in Fair Lawn makes the best bagels in the country. Check Encyclopedia Britannica. I know I’m not going to find something as good, but can I come close?

Lox - We know Fairway has the best lox in the country, but it’s a bit far from here. I’ve found Wegmans lox to be good, but not in the same universe as Fairway. Any good local places? Maybe in Randolph or Denville?

Kosher (Style) Deli - Do I have to drive all the way to Eppes Essen or is there something closer?

Thai - I tried a local place’s pad thai and it was awful and expensive. Where can I get the real deal?

Gyro - Chicken Kebab in Glen Rock was my staple. Any similar places around Western Morris? Related, any Juicy Platter/Halal Guys type restaurants around here? (Not holding my breath on this one...)

Italian Markets - Seem to a few around here. Which are the best? The Vitamias of Morris?

Gourmet Markets - Something like Maywood Market. I just saw the website for Burrinis Olde World Market in Randolph. They look good. I’ll check them out soon. Any other places?

Kosher Supermarket - While not a regular shopping destination for me, sometimes I need a box of Goodman’s alphabet noodles or a can of matzo meal in a pinch.

Szechuan - Seems to be a rarity in most of NJ. Do I have to make the 25 mile trip to Chengdu 23?

Local Coffee Shop - Something like The Fine Grind?

Thanks for any info.

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