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The Kim Wrap

At Wildflower Vegan Café in Millville, a proprietary sandwich hits on a rainbow of taste notes. It’s off-menu, and worth a query. Heck, it’s worth begging.

The New Jersey Cookie

Baker extraordinaire Valerie Mangan is known for her iced cookies. One in particular captures New Jersey’s heart.

Grandma Emma’s Cobblers

Eric Dawson channels the love and skills of his beloved grandmother to find the inspiration he needs to make vegan versions of her signature baked good.

River Lea House Kimchee

Start with a tub of made-on-a-farm, small-batch fermented/pickled vegetables, then customize your very own bowl of nutritious deliciousness.

Dehydrated Mustard Greens

When dried, this leafy powerhouse can be used much like a dried herb – with purposeful abandon, in all manner of savory fare.

Hazelnut-Chocolate Doughnut

At Rabble Rise in Montclair, there’s a doughnut that stands above the others in an increasingly crowded field.

Potato Chips-’n’-Lime

At Taqueria 2 Potrillos in Bridgeton, you can learn from a baggie of warm chips how to serve a snack that sparkles for a crowd – such as the one that might be gathering in front of your TV this Sunday to watch the year’s most talked-about sporting event.

Soup Dumplings

At Authentic Shanghai Dumpling in Edison you’ll find a real-deal, properly made, properly served version of a classic.

Pineapple Dipped in Chocolate

The symbol for hospitality welcomes a cloak of the cacao bean’s revered progeny at Carol’s Creative Chocolatez in Somerville.

The Homer Sandwich

It’s worth any odyssey to partake of the signature breakfast sandwich at the Califon General Store. Trust Kate Munning, who makes sure her morning jog finds its just reward.

Shagbark Hickory

Straight from Hoppy Valley Farm in northwestern Morris County comes an out-of-the-ordinary ingredient that can put a new spin on your baking and cooking. Ella experiments with a flavor destined for stardom.

Squid Ink Fettuccine

Many come for the meatballs. Or for the wood-fired pizza. And perhaps the nightly specials. But for some, Piattino in Mendham (and also Summit) is the place where squid ink pasta with shrimp and horseradish-spiked breadcrumbs is the standout.


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