A search for the best South Jersey spots to dig into plant-based foods

A search for the best South Jersey spots to dig into plant-based foods

Greens & Grains is a chain of plant-based eateries throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, but with a few locations in South Jersey — Galloway, Northfield and Margate — they’re definitely a favorite on our list. In addition to a knock-your-socks-off acai bowl, Greens & Grains features tons of healthy smoothies as well as options like the Cuban Panini, made with vegan cheez, smoked tofu, pickles, tomato, onion, Dijon and vegan mayo on top. a grilled panini, as well as a vegan cheesesteak made with seitan and vegan cheez whiz on a foot-long roll, with your choice of add-ons like spicy cherry pepper spread, fried onions, lettuce, ketchup, mayo and tomato. GreensAndGrains.com

Green Cuisine the first spot in Stone Harbor to be awarded “Ocean Friendly Restaurant” by the Surfrider Foundation, it has plenty of animal-free options alongside its regular salads, sandwiches and smoothies. Their avocado toast, made with whole crushed avocado and topped with arugula, roasted red peppers and a balsamic drizzle, is the stuff of legend. And while you can always get a quick fruit kabob or fresh fruit cup, the vegan veggie burgers and homemade hummus aren’t too shabby if you’re seeking out a more hearty meal. Located at 302 96th St., Stone Harbor. GreenCuisineNJ.com

Green Street Market is an iconic natural and gourmet grocery store in Rio Grande. You can certainly head there to peruse the aisles and head home with all the ingredients you need to make something special, or you can also hit their in-store café for some creative, well-made goodies like the VLT, a vegan version of the BLT made with house-marinated tempeh with lettuce, tomato and Veganaise on your choice of bread, wrap or mini baguette; or the Chick’n Cheese Steak, made with vegan “chick’n” strips, grilled peppers and onions and your choice of vegan pepper jack or gouda on a whole wheat wrap, among many other vegan and non-vegan options. Located at 3156 Route 9 South, Rio Grande.


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