Who Took Home the Top Prizes from Taste of Essex 2019?

2019 Taste of Essex prizes

Hundreds of hungry locals gathered for the North Essex Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Taste of Essex in West Orange, NJ, on Monday, April 8. At the event, about 50 of Essex County’s top food and drink purveyors shared their specialties for all to try at the Manor. Participants showcased their signature menu items, providing guests with a range of curated food and drink samples.

A judging panel rated each restaurant to determine the best sweet and savory dishes, as well as top honors in the beverage category. Read on to find out who the big winners were, and congratulations to all!

Winners: Taste of Essex



Vanillamore took home top honors in the Sweet category.



Bella Luce earned first place for Savory dishes.


First place in the Beverage category went to Cedar Bean’s Coffee Joint.

All photos courtesy of Steve Hockstein.