Jersey City Food Tour – Taste of the Heights
- Adult Ages 8 & up • Food & Drink Included
Travel through 5 decades and 5 countries on Central Avenue
Eat like a local while learning about the history and inspiration behind five diverse eateries.
Discover why New Jerseyans travel from all over the state to get the most authentic and delicious bites they can’t find anywhere else.
You’ll come away feeling deeply satisfied, not just by the delicious variety of food but by your newfound appreciation for the food scene in the (JC) Heights.
What to Expect
» With over 50 diverse restaurants in a ¾ mile stretch, this tour might as well require a passport to join!
» While the focus is on the stories behind the dishes, you’ll also leave with an appreciation for the eclectic art and rich history of the area.
» You’ll meet with local chefs, restaurateurs, and other industry experts to discover the stories and inspiration behind the food.
» Count on a mix of 5 unique hand-picked “mom-n-pop” restaurants, ranging from authentic Mexican and Peruvian to Haitian and so much more.
» Explore historic Central Ave and learn about the food and culture with a local guide.
Eat a light breakfast. There is plenty of food on the tour for a filling lunch. We suggest not making an early dinner reservation on the day of your tour.
Tours occur rain or shine.
Wear comfortable clothing and good walking shoes.
Compared to the downtown Jersey City tour, we’ll visit more eateries in a shorter amount of time, with the majority of tastings conducted while standing.
Because most locations do not have a liquor license, we will only be having non-alcoholic beverage tastings at one or two locations. A water bottle will be provided. If you’re looking for alcoholic pairings, consider booking a Taste of Downtown Jersey City Tour!
This tour is perfect for visitors and locals alike who love unique, worldly cuisine.
**Due to the culinary diversity of this tour, it is not possible to accommodate dietary/allergy restrictions at this time.**
Potential Tasting Locations (All located along Central Ave):
- Andrea Salumeria (Rated best deli in NJ)
- Irmas (Mexican/Salvadorian)
- Ozu Foods (Japanese) – SEASONAL (FALL/WINTER)
- El Gordo (Peruvian)
- Griot Cafe (Afro-caribbean inspired)
- The LoDG (Rated the best donuts in Hudson County)
We do our best to provide an enjoyable and unique experience.
We ask everyone’s understanding regarding the fact that unpredicted circumstances may arise and there may be certain modifications made, i.e. weather-related etc.
We reserve the right to make modifications up to the time of the tour based on restaurant staffing availability, weather, local events. etc. In the case of extreme weather conditions, we reserve the right to cancel and reschedule tour guests.