New Jersey is called the Garden State for a reason: it’s filled with farms and fresh food. So, it’s no surprise that many of the state’s restaurants have been named some of the best in country. But, what about an eatery that combines the best of both worlds?
We’re talking about the farm-to-table movement and Travel + Leisure just rounded up the top eco-friendly restaurants in every state. With so many to choose from in the state, which New Jersey establishment made the coveted list?
Elements in Princeton was named No. 1 in the state as James Beard Nominated Chef Scott Anderson has prepared a delicious four-course tasting menu, nine-course chef’s tasting menu and à la carte options. “His modernist cuisine relies on local farms for produce as well as the foraging and herb growing his own team does,” said Pat Tanner of Dine with Pat. “But he also works with local aquaculturists and animal farmers to custom-raise product for him.”
While the south Jersey restaurant was called out as the best, a few more spots got honorable mentions. Razza in Jersey City, Brick Farm Tavern in Hopewell and 12 Farms in Hightstown all were mentioned making it pretty clear Jersey is dominating the farm-to-table scene. But, we already knew that.