Maplewood Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Maplewood

April 14, 2018 Darleen Reid

Maplewood is a suburban township in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 23,867, reflecting a decline of 1 person (0.0%) from the 23,868 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 2,216 (+10.2%) from the 21,652 counted in the 1990 Census.
Things to do in Maplewood

1. Millburn Delicatessen

328 Millburn Ave, Millburn, NJ 07041-1621 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner +1 973-379-5800
Excellent
77%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 111 reviews

Millburn Delicatessen

Reviewed By Runnerny2244 - South Orange, New Jersey

This place is awesome. It's busy and fun! The food was amazing. I had the "godfatha" sandwich and it was so good! I will definitely come here again.

2. Arturos Osteria & Pizzeria

180 Maplewood Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040-2565 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 973-378-5800
Excellent
69%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 173 reviews

Arturos Osteria & Pizzeria

Reviewed By PhilipNewJersey - New Jersey

All the food here is heavenly. We try to go in "off peak" hours, to avoid long waits for a table. (BYOB). Everything is wonderful -- pastas, pizzas, salads and sandwiches. Among our favorites are the wild mushroom ravioli with garlic, rosemary sauce, all the pizzas (fresh ingredients and a "lightness" which is uncharacteristic of NJ pizzas which are overloaded with cheese), all the salads (our favorites are the beet salad and the kale Caesar), and the mortadella and mozzarella sandwich. A small restaurant in the popular downtown area of Maplewood, so plan your arrival strategically.

3. The Able Baker

187 Maplewood Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040-2504 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available Cafe, Gluten Free Options Breakfast +1 973-313-1133
Excellent
74%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 75 reviews

The Able Baker

The Able Baker specializes in cakes, cookies, pies, and breakfast sweets. Custom cakes and custom cookies are made based on a customer's requests and needs. We brew La Colombe coffee and pull La Colombe espresso drinks from a beautiful La Marzocco GB/5. And we steep Steven Smith Teamaker's excellent teas and tisanes.

Reviewed By Peg165 - South Orange, NJ

Great scones, muffins, cookies, and breakfast breads - and more! Not too long after it opened, the Able Baker quickly became an important part of the community when it opened up its doors - and outlets - to residents to charge their devices after Super Storm Sandy. Crowds have returned ever since for coffee and a variety of baked goodies and the business has become a gathering place. Highly recommended for both the quality of their food and their support of the community.

4. Natale's Bakery

185 Broad St, Summit, NJ 07901-3932 Takeout Breakfast +1 908-277-2074
Excellent
86%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 122 reviews

Natale's Bakery

Reviewed By 4onpark - Jersey

This is one of the best bakeries in Central New Jersey. The go to place for many residents for every day needs, special events and the holidays. Well prepared cakes, pies and cookies. Can get very crowded on the holiday weeks and best to order ahead as popular items sell out quickly. A couple soft points, service can be inconsistent as they employee lots of people and some are more helpful than others, parking is limited so can be difficult to park close. Finally after spending an hour speaking in person with them they didn't deliver the special order cake as requested.

5. Boccone South

59 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079-1715 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 973-378-9222
Excellent
74%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 48 reviews

Boccone South

Reviewed By Kim K - Davidson, North Carolina, United States

Very reasonable lunch special. We shared the perfectly cooked calamari and the house special chicken dish. Fresh bread arrived first with olive oil and preserved garlic. Then we each had a light and fresh Caesar before the calamari arrived hot from the pan. Second course was timed right and was also fresh and hot. We did not order desert but a small serving of their famous bread pudding was served for us to sample. It was amazing! The server was very friendly and we felt so welcomed.

6. Lorena's Restaurant

168 Maplewood Ave, Ste E, Maplewood, NJ 07040-2582 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner SGD 26 - SGD 131 +1 973-763-4460
Excellent
80%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 188 reviews

Lorena's Restaurant

Local Ingredients Deeply Rooted in French Technique

Reviewed By PALABL - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey

After years of reading reviews and hearing about this restaurant, we finally made reservations so we could judge for ourselves. Well, all we can say is exceptional! Every bite, every server met every expectation. The only tiny criticism would be the size of our table for two. We would have been a little more comfortable with a few extra inches. We will certainly be back to enjoy each seasonal menu.

7. Basilico

324 Millburn Ave, Ste B, Millburn, NJ 07041-1672 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Parking Available Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 66 - SGD 131 +1 973-379-7020
Excellent
51%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 173 reviews

Basilico

Basilico was established by co-owners Mario DeMarco and Angelo Delbecchi, formerly of Sergio's; also in Millburn. Both are graduates of the Hotel Management School in Alassio, Italy. Both from Italy, they have brought their original and authentic Italian cuisine to create Basilico.

Reviewed By daanddo - Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania

We had dinner at this well regarded Italian restaurant and we are glad we did. The decor is attractive and the service was excellent. First we were brought a basket of warm, fresh breads and not just the usual butter, but roasted garlic puree and a blend of sun-dried tomatoes and olive oil. It was delicious. For appetizers my wife and I shared the grilled calamari with greens, it too was superb. For my main course I had the Branzino with herbs and lemon, with broccoli rabe and garlic. The fish was cooked perfectly and the herb infused olive oil combined to create a wonderful meal. Other diners had the roast pork shank (delicious), the Pappardelle Bolognese (with fresh pasta) and a grilled fish with cherry tomatoes, and olives (also superb). This was an excellent meal.

8. Walia

11 Village Plz, South Orange, NJ 07079-2813 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch +1 973-762-2186
Excellent
73%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 46 reviews

Walia

Reviewed By Skych8ser - New York City, New York

We went for lunch during the week. I was the only one who had experienced Ethiopian cuisine, and we all loved it! I've been to many such restuarants and this is one of the best. The space is open, light and clean, and the service was quick and friendly. Highly recommend!

9. Cedar Ridge Cafe & Bakery

410 Ridgewood Rd, Maplewood, NJ 07040-1100 +1 973-327-2286
Excellent
78%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 9 reviews

Cedar Ridge Cafe & Bakery

Reviewed By crapschick - West Orange, New Jersey

What a friendly place! A neighborhood gem. We're not vegans or have a wheat, dairy or gluten problem but this place makes everybody feel comfortable and something for everybody. Great sandwiches and salads. Great baked goods. And what a peaceful place to just sit down and relax.

Love it.

10. Gigi's Cupcakes

1925 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040-3419 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible +1 973-763-8986
Excellent
82%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 16 reviews

Gigi's Cupcakes

Let Gigi's Cupcakes WOW you with the BEST cupcakes you've EVER had! With our wide selection of cupcakes and pops, we are the perfect choice to satisfy your sweet tooth. Our decorations make our treats a fantastic gift for a friend or loved one as well! Come visit our store in Maplewood NJ, or order online for pickup and delivery. Gigi's Cupcakes follows Kosher guidelines, as well as prepares gluten free cupcakes daily. And just so you know, our frosting is always gluten free. Far away? Gigi's pops are now available online for nationwide delivery! Need dessert checked off your list at your next event? Gigi's assembles beautiful, customized cupcake and pop towers that are guaranteed to delight your guests. Whether it's a simple dinner party or that EXTRA special occasion, drop by, email or call and we'll bake up some ideas together!

Reviewed By sb1374 - NJ

After having repeated fantastic cupcakes I can't say enough about the taste and flavor of these cupcakes. If you are looking for the best cupcakes around that don't taste artificial and fake loaded with preservatives this is the place to go! We went yesterday for cupcakes for my mother's birthday and once again impressed with the quality and consistency. Try it you will not be disappointed...really a diamond in the rough out there.

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