Vicario's Market Gourmet | Nizi Sushi | Rebecca's Restaurant | Vesta Pizzeria | Ice Cream Charlie’s

Vicario's Market Gourmet Near Avalon North Bergen: Fresh American Fare for Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but it can also be the most unhealthy when you're eating on the go. Vicaro's Market Gourmet offers an alternative to doughnuts and greasy breakfast sandwiches. It's a popular spot to swing by for a breakfast of oatmeal with almonds, a high-protein muffin, or an egg white omelet stuffed with spinach and turkey. You can even grab its healthy version of the breakfast sandwich, a scramble of egg whites and turkey stuffed inside a whole-wheat roll.

Situated just a short trip away from Avalon North Bergen, Vicario's Market Gourmet also draws a crowd for lunch. After all, it's a deli first and foremost. Sink your teeth into a roasted portobello sandwich for lunch. It's stuffed not only with the mushroom, but also fresh spinach, artichokes, roasted peppers, and a healthy drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette. The mesquite Buffalo chicken sandwich features gooey Muenster cheese, and Italian cheese steak showcases sauteed onions and peppers. For something lighter, try a salad like the spicy chicken Caesar.

Vicario's Market Gourmet
242 Market Street
Elmwood Park, NJ 07407
(201) 797-3222

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Nizi Sushi Near Avalon North Bergen: Nearly 80 Types of Fresh Seafood

Locals don't mind waiting for a table at Nizi Sushi. Due to its small size—and the fact that it doesn't take reservations—waits are common during peak hours. Yet the sushi and Korean dishes that come once you sit down erase any inconvenience, according to Nizi Sushi's happy Yelp reviewers.

Enjoy a bite at this sushi bar and restaurant near Avalon North Bergen and you'll understand why regulars feel this way. Stop by for lunch and you'll be greeted with a spate of specials, including sushi boxes and udon bowls. At dinner, patrons appreciate the free bowl of mussels that kicks off every meal. While you nosh on the seafood, pick your meal from more than 100 menu items—nearly 80 of them are sushi. Try the specialty Rutherford Roll with shrimp tempura, eel, smoked salmon, avocado, cucumber, and kani, or a more traditional salmon roll. The kitchen dishes out Korean rice bowls, teriyaki, and katsu combo plates.

Nizi Sushi
300 Union Avenue
Rutherford, NJ 07070
(201) 804-7666

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Don't Make Dinner at Avalon North Bergen, Grab Some Cuban Fare at Rebecca's Restaurant

The exotic flavors of Cuba and the Caribbean as a whole come to Edgewater courtesy of Rebecca's Restaurant. Located just a stone's throw away from Avalon North Bergen on River Road, this local eatery imports far-flung flavors with the help of authentic recipes.

You can kick off your meal with quesadillas packed with not only cheese, but also plump shrimp and chunks of chorizo. Don't fill up, though, because your main course awaits. According to regular patrons, the coconut shrimp is a delicious dish, but then again so is the ropa vieja. The latter consists of a flank steak seared in red wine. The feast continues with house-made desserts; try the espresso creme brulee or the bread pudding. Just don't expect to receive your courses in a hurry, because Rebecca's encourages relaxing with leisurely paced service.

Rebecca's Restaurant
236 River Road
Edgewater, NJ 07020
(201) 943-8808

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Vesta Pizzeria Near Avalon North Bergen: Wine and Pizza From Wood-Burning Ovens

It's no mystery where Vesta Pizzeria's popular pies bake; you can see the wood-burning ovens as soon as you cross its threshold. The proudly displayed ovens pay homage to the traditional pizza-crafting techniques of Italy, so they're for more than just show. Each bubbly golden-brown pie that servers carry out from the kitchen puffed up to that final product in the ovens.

Despite the fact that pizza is its main offering, Vesta Pizzeria boasts a pretty, homey dining room—complete with hearth. Enjoy the casual ambience with your friends or family while you dig into a pizza together. You can also order an Italian entree from Vesta's list of specialties. Either way, don't ignore the wine list. It offers many pours by the glass and bottle. The bar menu also offers craft beers (draft and bottled) and artisanal cocktails. Make the short drive from Avalon North Bergen to Vesta Pizzeria for a bite and a drink.

Vesta Pizzeria
64 Hoboken Road
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
(201) 939-6012

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Ice Cream Charlie’s Near: Stop in for a Cool Treat Near Avalon North Bergen

Perhaps you want to take the Little League baseball team you coach out for ice cream. Maybe you want to head out for a late-night snack. Or maybe you just need to satisfy that middle-of-the-day ice cream craving. Whatever the situation, head to Ice Cream Charlie's in Rutherford to enjoy ice cream, Italian ice, or frozen yogurt.

Located down the street from Lincoln Park and just a short distance from Avalon North Bergen, Ice Cream Charlie's is quite popular. Don't be intimidated by the lines that can tend to get a bit long; the staff works quickly to keep the crowd moving and the customers happy. There's always a wide selection of flavors available so stick to your favorite or try something new. Order your cool treat in a cone or a cup and ask for the child's size for the little ones. Those with a bigger appetite can indulge in the large, a three-scoop serving. Guests can also order an ice cream cake to help celebrate that next special occasion.

Ice Cream Charlie’s
200 Park Avenue
Rutherford, NJ 07070
(201) 939-8133

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