This summer, Jersey Girls Food Tours brings its walking culinary adventure to Jersey City. These tours lead anyone with an appetite to enjoy the great culture of Jersey City through some of the best cuisine the city has to offer.
Janis Borroto and Alessia Aron, Jersey Girls Food Tours’ cofounders, thought it would be a great idea for people across the state to be able to experience some of the area’s great, diverse eateries. Aron says she wants food tours to become just as popular in New Jersey as they have become across the river. “Currently there are no other statewide food tour companies, and we want to change that,” Aron said. “While we love NYC, we want to give people another reason to explore the food scene right here in New Jersey.”
Formerly known as Garden State Food Tours, Jersey Girls Food Tours has partnered with more than 25 restaurants and currently offers three different Jersey City tours: Best of Downtown, Hamilton Park, and New on Newark Avenue.
For each two- to three-hour tour, ticket prices range from $45 to $55. Guests have the opportunity to talk with the chefs and owners of each establishment while sampling their food along the way.
Aside from tasting fresh food, Aron believes that the food tours are also a great way for “tourists” to learn something new about a unique area the country. “Guests get to try not one, but four to seven different food samples in one go,” Aron said. “Locals and non-locals alike can expect to learn something new, whether it’s about the food vendors themselves, the history of the city being toured or menu items they didn’t even know existed.”
In the upcoming months, Borroto and Aron hope to expand their idea to other foodie-friendly communities like Rutherford, Montclair, Hoboken, and New Brunswick.
Register for upcoming tours in Jersey City, or follow Jersey Girls Food Tours on Facebook or Twitter.
PLEASE NOTE: Vendors and food items are subject to change without notice.
Editorial Intern: Lou Petrella is a senior at Rutgers University, with a double major in Journalism and Media Studies, and Sports Management. Having grown up in Whippany, Lou is passionate about his Morris County roots. Aside from being an avid sports lover, Lou cares deeply about food and should not be bothered while enjoying a good meal. Italian food and seafood are his favorites, but a nice summer barbecue just may trump them both. At school, Lou works as a correspondent for the Daily Targum, and is preparing for a career in writing or communications.