BEST OF MORRIS AND ESSEX: Readers' Choice Awards 2011

Your picks for the best food, stores and restaurants in Morris and Essex Counties.



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Smoothie and Juice Bars

1 South Street Creamery
146 South St., Morristown, 973.267.8887

2 Asana House Juice bar
127 Valley Rd., Montclair, 973.744.1500

3 Mara’s Cafe and Bakery
25 E. Main St., Denville, 973.625.0901

Soups

1 C’est Cheese
64 South St., Morristown, 973.267.2941

2 Denville Seafood and Codmother’s Café,
61 Broadway, Denville, 973.627.2987

2 Doc’s Kitchen
38 First Ave., Denville, 862.209.1464

3 Wicker Basket
84 E. Main St. Suite B, Mendham, 973.543.727

Ice Cream

1 Denville Dairy
34 Broadway, Denville, 973.627.4214.

Owned by the Fine family for more than 40 years, this ice cream shop marries small-town charm with rich and creamy
desserts. it’s the simplicity of the homemade ice cream, cakes and pies that you love. Forget Ben, Jerry, edy and Breyer—the Fines’ cool treats create lines out the door.

2 Aplegate Farm
616 Grove St., Upper Montclair, 973.744.5900

3 Cliff’s
1475 Route 46, Ledgewood, 973.584.9721

3 Holsten's Brookdale Confectionery
1063 Broad St., Bloomfield, 973.338.7091

Pizza

1 Star Tavern
400 High St., Orange, 973.675.3336.

You wish upon the star’s thin-crust pizza and swear by its open-faced meatball parmigiana sandwich. Owned by the same family for almost 30 years, this casual Italian restaurant boasts a bustling open kitchen. Crowds gorge on New York-style pies while avoiding the commute. You love the laid-back setting and belly-busting “everything” pizza.

2 Bevacqua's Reservoir Tavern
92 Parsippany Blvd., Boonton, 973.334.0421

3 Ralph's Pizzeria
564 Franklin Ave.,
Nutley, 973.235.1130

Sandwiches

1 Mara’s Cafe and Bakery
25 E. Main St., Denville, 973.625.0901.

A mom and-pop coffee and dessert shop, Mara’s won your vote for its heartier offerings. From paninis and wraps to elaborate
artisan sandwiches, lunch at the café is a tasteful mingling of seasonings, cheeses and classic deli meats. For a little indulgence, customers love cheesecake and gelatochinno, coffee blended with Italian gelato.

2 Sergio and Co. Italian Specialties
28 Broadway, Denville, 973.627.1043

3 Sandwich Theory
590 Valley Rd., Upper Montclair, 973.746.5666

Chocolate

1 The Chocolate Path
94 Walnut st., Montclair, 973.655.0822

Welcome to the dark side. This sweet boutique specializes in pure, small-batch chocolate products created from fair-trade
cocoa—all dark. Though there’s no milk or white chocolate bar on the shelves, you love gifting the truffles and caramel toffee. (At press time, this shop was closing its doors and planned to offer online sales only. Visit chocolatepath.com.)

2 Sweet Expressions
32 Broadway, Denville, 973.625.0025

3 Enjou Choclate
8 Dehart St., Morristown, 973.993.9090


Related Read: Shop Local: Best Independent Stores in Morris and Essex Counties

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