10 spots to visit, from Rutherford to Ocean City

When it comes to food, New Jersey is really good at a lot of things.

Our products are amazing. Bagels? Tremendous. The saltwater taffy from our boardwalk is popular, and folks leaving the state are always craving the Taylor pork/ham roll.

And our pizzas? Fuhgeddaboudit.

Food & Wine magazine thinks so too, and last year New Jersey was named the nation’s best pizza state.

On the heels of the accolade, the state’s Division of Travel and Tourism travel guide team Visit New Jersey created a pizza trail highlighting 10 restaurants from Rutherford to Ocean City.

“With over 10 different stops in some of Jersey’s most famous towns, a pizza lover’s dream will come true this fall in the Garden State,” read a press release.

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From north to south, here are the stops on the New Jersey Pizza Trail:

  • Ferazzoli’s Italian cuisine, 269 Ridge Road, North Arlington; and 317 Union Avenue, Rutherford
  • Calabria Restaurant & Pizzeria: 588 S. Livingston Ave., Livingston
  • Benny Tudino: 622 Washington Street, Hoboken
  • Gate : 135 Newark Avenue, Jersey City; 499 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair; and 911 Kingsley Street, Asbury Park
  • The Original Thin Crust Pizza Company: 111 Main Street, Brunswick East
  • Brooklyn Square Pizza: 73 Wilson Avenue, Manalapan; 265 New Prospect Road South, Jackson; and 1898 Hinds Road, Toms River
  • Federici Family Restaurant: 14 E. Main St., Freehold Borough
  • Talula’s: 550 Cookman Avenue, #108 Asbury Park
  • Tomato pies from De Lorenzo: 2350 Route 33, Robbinsville
  • Pizza Manco and Manco: On the promenade of 8th, 9th and 12th streets, Ocean City
An assortment of pizzas at Brooklyn Square Pizza in Toms River.

USA TODAY NETWORK NJ food writers would add these 10 iconic pizzas to any Garden State pizza tour:

  • The Pizzeria & Restaurant: 150 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona
  • Razza: 275-277 Grove Street, Jersey City
  • Santillo Brick Oven Pizza: 639 S. Broad Street, Elizabeth
  • The Pizza & Eatery galley: 1313 Memorial Drive, Asbury Park
  • Italian-American restaurant Vic’s: 60 Main Street, Bradley Beach
  • Denino’s Pizzeria South: 869 Mantoloking Road, Brick
  • Popular Cherry Hill Pizza: 1500 Route 38, Cherry Hill
  • Pizzeria Tacconelli: 27 Main Street West, Maple Shade
  • Bricco Charcoal Pizza: 128 Haddon Avenue, Westmont
  • Brother’s Pizza: 80 South White Horse Pike, Hammonton.

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Sarah Griesemer joined USA TODAY NETWORK New Jersey in 2003 and has been writing about all things food since 2014. Send restaurant tips to [email protected], and for more information on Jersey Shore food, subscribe to our weekly Jersey Shore Eats newsletter.

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