Maya's Guidebook

Maya

Maya's Guidebook

Food scene
This gastropub in the Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood of Jersey City was inspired by the owners passion for the food and feel of her childhood in Trinidad and Tobago, and it shows. Threading a fine line between relaxed and refined, the food elevates the flavors of Caribbean home cooking in unique and thoughtful ways, and their drink program combines tropical flavors with the latest trends in cocktails. Harry’s design details also shine. The hanging chairs, lush tropical wallpaper from Ghislane Vinas and the woven basket lights made by the visually impaired in Port of Spain, Trinidad transport you far away from the everyday. Harry's Daughter Restaurant 339 Communipaw Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07304
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Harrys Daughter
339 Communipaw Ave
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This gastropub in the Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood of Jersey City was inspired by the owners passion for the food and feel of her childhood in Trinidad and Tobago, and it shows. Threading a fine line between relaxed and refined, the food elevates the flavors of Caribbean home cooking in unique and thoughtful ways, and their drink program combines tropical flavors with the latest trends in cocktails. Harry’s design details also shine. The hanging chairs, lush tropical wallpaper from Ghislane Vinas and the woven basket lights made by the visually impaired in Port of Spain, Trinidad transport you far away from the everyday. Harry's Daughter Restaurant 339 Communipaw Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07304
When you’re craving fresh seafood and a laid back vibe, Hooked JC is the place to go. This neighborhood seafood shack is adorned with vintage décor and offers daily catches that include porgy, fluke, pollock, dogfish, and many other options. This spot offers large po’boys, salads, and platters, and has a variety of protein options offered grilled, blackened, or fried. They also serve fresh scallops, crab cakes, lobster rolls, chicken, and vegetarian options. They are open seven days a week and encourage their customers to BYOB.
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Hooked JC
467 Communipaw Ave
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When you’re craving fresh seafood and a laid back vibe, Hooked JC is the place to go. This neighborhood seafood shack is adorned with vintage décor and offers daily catches that include porgy, fluke, pollock, dogfish, and many other options. This spot offers large po’boys, salads, and platters, and has a variety of protein options offered grilled, blackened, or fried. They also serve fresh scallops, crab cakes, lobster rolls, chicken, and vegetarian options. They are open seven days a week and encourage their customers to BYOB.
If you’re a coffee aficionado, The Grind Shop is the spot to check out. This chic and hip coffee shop serves up La Colombe Coffee and offers a range of delicious savory and sweet treats. The staff is warm and welcoming and makes every customer feel like a regular. The Grind Coffee Shop is also great if you’re looking for a co-working space or simply somewhere to escape during the day. The Grind is open seven days a week.
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The Grind Shop
360 Communipaw Ave
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If you’re a coffee aficionado, The Grind Shop is the spot to check out. This chic and hip coffee shop serves up La Colombe Coffee and offers a range of delicious savory and sweet treats. The staff is warm and welcoming and makes every customer feel like a regular. The Grind Coffee Shop is also great if you’re looking for a co-working space or simply somewhere to escape during the day. The Grind is open seven days a week.
If you enjoy handcrafted spirits and cocktails that are locally made, head over to Corgi Spirits. Corgi Spirit’s is Jersey City’s first distillery and they meticulously hand-craft gin, whiskey, and vodka. The space is reminiscent of a speakeasy, and the bar serves up signature cocktails made with their Pembroke Gin, Earl Grey Gin, and Saddlecoat Vodka. Corgi Spirits is closed Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
Corgi Spirits at the Jersey City Distillery
If you enjoy handcrafted spirits and cocktails that are locally made, head over to Corgi Spirits. Corgi Spirit’s is Jersey City’s first distillery and they meticulously hand-craft gin, whiskey, and vodka. The space is reminiscent of a speakeasy, and the bar serves up signature cocktails made with their Pembroke Gin, Earl Grey Gin, and Saddlecoat Vodka. Corgi Spirits is closed Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
If you’re looking for a cozy spot with delicious Asian-American inspired comfort food, look no further than Pinwheel Garden. Pinwheel Garden offers a variety of dumplings, noodles, and Asian-inspired dishes that highlight quality local and seasonal ingredients. Their popular dishes include a savory trinity ramen {made with grass-fed beef, pasture-raised Berkshire pork, and free-range chicken} and many vegan options like the delicious coconut curry with tofu. BYOB is encouraged and note, this spot is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Pinwheel Garden
318 Communipaw Ave
If you’re looking for a cozy spot with delicious Asian-American inspired comfort food, look no further than Pinwheel Garden. Pinwheel Garden offers a variety of dumplings, noodles, and Asian-inspired dishes that highlight quality local and seasonal ingredients. Their popular dishes include a savory trinity ramen {made with grass-fed beef, pasture-raised Berkshire pork, and free-range chicken} and many vegan options like the delicious coconut curry with tofu. BYOB is encouraged and note, this spot is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
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The Factory
451 Communipaw Ave
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If you’re in the mood for a quick bite, large portions, and fresh sandwiches made to order, Mordi’s Sandwich Shop is the go-to spot. This popular shop offers signature schnitzel sandwiches {option of fresh chicken or eggplant}, falafel, Greek salads, and pita sandwiches. Their most popular items include the Americano sub and chicken parm sub, packed with fresh ingredients, home-made sauce, and bursting with flavor. Mordi’s is open seven days a week.
Mordi’s Sandwich Shop
320 Communipaw Ave
If you’re in the mood for a quick bite, large portions, and fresh sandwiches made to order, Mordi’s Sandwich Shop is the go-to spot. This popular shop offers signature schnitzel sandwiches {option of fresh chicken or eggplant}, falafel, Greek salads, and pita sandwiches. Their most popular items include the Americano sub and chicken parm sub, packed with fresh ingredients, home-made sauce, and bursting with flavor. Mordi’s is open seven days a week.
Neighborhoods
Bergen-Lafayette is an area of Jersey City that’s considered a hidden gem and is quickly gaining popularity as the new hot spot. Bergen-Lafayette {Bela for short} is made up of different neighborhoods and lies west-southwest of Downtown and Liberty State Park. Like most areas in the city, this neighborhood is popping up with lots of shops, restaurants, bars, and new places to explore. Keep reading for a guide to explore the Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood in Jersey City.
Bergen-Lafayette
Bergen-Lafayette is an area of Jersey City that’s considered a hidden gem and is quickly gaining popularity as the new hot spot. Bergen-Lafayette {Bela for short} is made up of different neighborhoods and lies west-southwest of Downtown and Liberty State Park. Like most areas in the city, this neighborhood is popping up with lots of shops, restaurants, bars, and new places to explore. Keep reading for a guide to explore the Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood in Jersey City.
City/town information
We are a short drive into the Big Apple, and 25 minutes via public transit! I lived in New York for many years and am happy to suggest some of my favorite neighborhoods and spots to check out for those visiting.
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New York
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We are a short drive into the Big Apple, and 25 minutes via public transit! I lived in New York for many years and am happy to suggest some of my favorite neighborhoods and spots to check out for those visiting.
Sightseeing
iberty State Park is a green oasis in the middle of Jersey City and is home to many tourist attractions. The historic Central Railroad of New Jersey sits prominently at the north end of the park and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1975. Liberty State Park also features the “Empty Sky” 911 Memorial that honors the memory of the 749 people who lived in New Jersey that lost their lives at the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. The park is a great place to picnic, bike, and take in the beautiful views of the New York City skyline across the Hudson River. Visitors can enjoy fine dining at Liberty House or Maritime Parc, both with stunning views of NYC. If you’re visiting the Statue of Liberty and Liberty State Park, make sure to also check out the Liberty Park Cafe & Diner for delicious and affordable eats.
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Liberty State Park
200 Morris Pesin Drive
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iberty State Park is a green oasis in the middle of Jersey City and is home to many tourist attractions. The historic Central Railroad of New Jersey sits prominently at the north end of the park and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1975. Liberty State Park also features the “Empty Sky” 911 Memorial that honors the memory of the 749 people who lived in New Jersey that lost their lives at the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. The park is a great place to picnic, bike, and take in the beautiful views of the New York City skyline across the Hudson River. Visitors can enjoy fine dining at Liberty House or Maritime Parc, both with stunning views of NYC. If you’re visiting the Statue of Liberty and Liberty State Park, make sure to also check out the Liberty Park Cafe & Diner for delicious and affordable eats.
Bear Mountain State Park is situated in rugged mountains rising from the west bank of the Hudson River. The park features a large play field, shaded picnic groves, lake and river fishing access, a swimming pool, Trailside Museums and Zoo, hiking, biking and cross-country ski trails. An outdoor rink is open to ice skaters from late October through mid-March. The Perkins Memorial Tower atop Bear Mountain affords spectacular views of the park, the Hudson Highlands and Harriman State Park. Perkins Memorial Drive and Tower are open from April through late November, weather permitting. This is one of my favorite summer getaways and and only 1.5 hour drive away! :)
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Bear Mountain State Park
Route 9W North
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Bear Mountain State Park is situated in rugged mountains rising from the west bank of the Hudson River. The park features a large play field, shaded picnic groves, lake and river fishing access, a swimming pool, Trailside Museums and Zoo, hiking, biking and cross-country ski trails. An outdoor rink is open to ice skaters from late October through mid-March. The Perkins Memorial Tower atop Bear Mountain affords spectacular views of the park, the Hudson Highlands and Harriman State Park. Perkins Memorial Drive and Tower are open from April through late November, weather permitting. This is one of my favorite summer getaways and and only 1.5 hour drive away! :)
The Liberty Science Center is an interactive science museum and learning center that attracts tourists from all around the state. The new Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium and Liberty Science Center Giant Dome Theater is the largest and most technologically advanced planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. The LSC also has exhibitions, films, and interactive shows. It is open seven days a week.
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Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
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The Liberty Science Center is an interactive science museum and learning center that attracts tourists from all around the state. The new Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium and Liberty Science Center Giant Dome Theater is the largest and most technologically advanced planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. The LSC also has exhibitions, films, and interactive shows. It is open seven days a week.
Essentials
The closest Walgreens and Pharmacy :)
Walgreens
2395 Kennedy Boulevard
Closest drive through ATM - across from the Walgreens
Bank of America (with Drive-thru ATM)
2400 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Closest drive through ATM - across from the Walgreens