There's never a dull moment in Jersey City when new businesses are constantly opening! Here are 5 new spots that will have you putting your stretchy pants on (or not—several of them are pretty healthy, after all).
Plant Base Market
Any vegans in the house? Welcome Plant Base to the neighborhood! The newly opened market aims to bring healthy, vegan food to the community at affordable prices, all while creating zero waste. Not only do they have food, but they also have vegan body care products (made in house!), pet supplies, holistic healing products, as well as kombucha from JC's own Non Nocere. 370 Pacific Ave.
512 Quantum Sound
The massive bar and restaurant has been undergoing transformation for quite a while now and it's finally here! 512 Quantum Sound seems like it will be a good time on any given night of the week—plus people are already raving about the cocktails and food. 512 Paterson Plank Rd.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for Cryo Cream! Owner and chef Matt Marotto uses liquid nitrogen to create ice cream creations that are more like works of art. The nitrogen creates an even smoother and richer ice cream, too. Fun fact: Marotto was on Food Network's Holiday Baking Championship. 413 Monmouth St.
KPot Hot Pot & Barbecue
KPot is filling a void in Jersey City (other than Ahri's Kitchen) because they're offering both Korean food and hot pot specialties. Head here for Korean BBQ—if you've never had it, basically you pick your meat to get cooked at your table. As for the hot pot items, you can also customize those by picking your soup base, meat or seafood, veggies, and noodles. 414 Grand St.
The Little Beet
You may know The Little Beet from its multiple locations in Manhattan, and they've finally brought their gluten-free goodness to JC. Expect healthy make-your-own bowls, lean proteins (including TONS of vegetarian options), and fresh veggies. It's a great spot for a healthy grab-and-go meal. Newport Mall
Written by Sasha Kleinman
Born and raised in NJ, Sasha is obsessed with everything Jersey City has to offer. She's a fashion copywriter by day, and die-hard Jane Do enthusiast and (vegetarian) foodie by night. When she's not stuffing her face at one of Chilltown's amazing restaurants, having a couple brewskis at Departed Soles, or snuggling with your dog, Sasha is busy traveling the globe with camera (and fork) in hand. Follow her foodie-ventures @thehungrygrowlers!