Vegan Jersey City Tour – Part One

Wed, September 22, 2021

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM EDT


24-26 Erie St, Jersey City, NJ, 07302, United States (map)
  • Vegan
Tags: Restaurant meetup
Event Description

Join us for a lovely end-of-summer, early fall evening in Jersey City.

Fashionable Newark Avenue, emanating from Grove Street in Jersey City, has become a nightlife mecca. We'll be exploring the "Grove Square" area of Jersey City in a tour of some vegan-friendly joints.

HOW THIS MEETUP WILL WORK: Our group will meet in front of Tacoria in Jersey City at 24-26 Erie Street (corner of 1st Street). We will order and eat (we will eat in front of the venue only, not indoors), and from there we will tour two other nearby vegan-friendly restaurants as well. (One of these is an ice cream shop, so we are actually going to just two "real" restaurants, both extremely vegan-friendly).


STOP 1 - Tacoria (Mexican)
Address: 24-26 Erie Street (corner of 1st Street)

The first stop on our tour will be the Jersey City branch of the highly-regarded New Jersey mini-chain, Tacoria. The place is extremely vegan friendly - see Page 2 of the menu.

Vegan items:
Hand Crafted Tacos
Viva La Nachos
Mission Style Burrito
Burrito Box
(They also have meat versions of all of the above, so be sure to order yours vegan.)

Vegan "proteins":
Golden Avocado
Rajas (roasted corn and poblano peppers)
Brussel Sprouts (charred and tossed in a chipotle sauce)
Beyond Tacorizo (made with Beyond Meat)

STOP 2 - Torico Ice Cream Shop
Address: 20 Erie Street (corner of 1st Street) (directly across the street from Tacoria)

A traditional ice cream shop, in business since 1968, they now serve vegan soft-serve, vegan sorbets and vegan ices in additional to their dairy products. We will be ordering vegan only.

STOP 3 - Pet Shop
Address: 193 Newark Avenue (corner of Jersey Ave.)
Website: (for their menu, click "Menu")

A trendy bar and restaurant with an all-vegetarian menu that is mostly vegan. We'll be ordering vegan only and eating at their outdoor tables.

Train Directions: Take the PATH train to Grove Street.

Where to Meet: From the Grove Street PATH station, walk to Tacoria at 24-26 Erie Street (corner of 1st Street). It's a short, 0.2 mile walk from the PATH stop. We will meet directly in front of Tacoria at 7:00pm.

David, Neerav and Glenn

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