You wake up in a haze, in desperate need of a glass of water and Advil. Images of the night before circle back and you immediately regret everything you drank last night. You're hungover, what's your next move? Food, obviously.
This brunch-all-day spot has a wide selection that will fulfill anyone's morning (or let's be honest, afternoon) cravings. They have everything from innovative brunch dishes like the chicken waffle and pancake sandwiches to hearty lunch options like fried pickles, wings, and burgers. Plus they have a full bar, so if you are remedy your hangover with the hair of the dog, this is the place. Just follow whatever is calling your heart stomach at the moment. 247 Washington St.
Bagels are undoubtedly a quick and safe option for a hungover stomach. Bring on the grease and carbs! Sometimes your stomach says "We need a bacon egg and cheese STAT." And when it does, get over to one of Wonder Bagels several locations. Some would say they're the best bagels in Jersey City and we'd say they're right. 517 Jersey Ave. 331 Central Ave. 433 Sip Ave. 729 Bergen Ave. 431 Danforth Ave.
The Brownstone Diner
We can't talk hangover cure food and not include a diner, and that diner is the Brownstone, a JC classic. It is definitely worth the wait on a packed Saturday or Sunday morning. All the diner classics are here: disco fries, wraps, burgers, and of course their famous pancakes. 426 Jersey Ave.
Sweet Berry Bowls
Açai bowls are not the first thing that comes to mind when hungover, but it may be the best option. Just about everything in an açai bowl has hangover "curing" nutrients. Create a custom bowl with blueberries for anti-inflammation, bananas to replenish potassium, nuts for magnesium, and top it off with some honey, which according to HealthLine may aid in the speed at which alcohol is expelled from your body. Sweet Berry also has a great selection of fresh fruit smoothies that will bring you back to life. 179 Newark Ave.
If you're looking for something that will soak up all the alcohol, you can find all the carbs at Subculture. They really pack it on here: sandwiches filled french fries and pasta served in bread bowls. Come hungover, and come hungry. 260 Newark Ave.
Brunch and brews (we're talking coffee, not beer) can be found a Beechwood, a hangover paradise. All the classic brunch dishes including eggs benny and fried chicken with biscuits are served on the weekends, while breakfast is served daily until 4pm. A must try is one of their 4 signature breakfast burritos, complete with eggs, salsas, cheese, and guac (only available at the Grove St. location.) They recently opened a second location B18, which has a bit of a smaller selection. Same great coffee available at both. 290 Grove St. & 18 Park Ave.
This health-centric cafe caters to vegetarians and pescatarians. Yup, they only serve veggies and fish, which may actually serve your hangover well. Leafy greens replenish electrolytes, avocados are good for the liver, and fish like salmon (loaded with omega-3 fatty acids) can diminish inflammation. The Cliff may be onto something when it comes to easing hangovers. 38 Congress St.
The Medical Center Luncheonette
A quick, wholesome, and filling breakfast is just what the doctor ordered! Three eggs combo plate with hash browns and a side of bacon is a go to. A great inexpensive option if you're regretting picking up the tab (and all the shots!) at the bar. 641 Montgomery St.
Fox and Crow
Every Saturday and Sunday Fox and Crow rolls out the brunch menu. While the food here is always delicious, the "Locals Only" pork roll sandwich and its co-star home fries steal the show. The sandwich and fries are so good it'll make you appreciate life, even if you feel like death. The brunch menu is small but on-point and served until 3pm. 594 Palisade Ave.
Liberty Park Diner
Surprise! Yet another diner makes the list. With all the typical diner fair served in generous portions and decent prices how could it not be? Fast and friendly service plus amazing food. Bonus: parking is never a problem because they have their own lot. Just make sure you're not too hungover to drive. 14 Burma Rd.
Written by Kaitlyn De Leonardis
Jersey City born, Kait loves how the city has flourished since her childhood, and the fact that she can now enjoy it as an adult. She can often be found running by the waterfront, in the local vintage shops or killing it on the foosball table at South House. Her hobbies include brunch, shopping, and Instagram. What like those aren't hobbies? Follow her outfits and antics @outfittedand_about!