Blended Bowls – Ramsey, NJ

Blended Bowls

Your Place for:

  • Acai Bowls, Kale Bowls, Pitaya (DragonFruit) Bowls
  • Smoothies
  • Fresh Juices
  • Avocado Toast

Connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blendedbowls/

Information:

Hours:

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 10 AM – 5 PM
  • Wednesday: 10 AM – 6 PM
  • Thursday: 10 AM – 6 PM
  • Friday: 10 AM – 6 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM – 6 PM
  • Sunday : Closed
  • (Note – Call if you plan to arrive shortly before 6 PM)

Phone: (201) 934-3220

Location: 100 E. Main Street, Ramsey, New Jersey 07446


Kale Bowl (not an Acai Bowl)

Green Bowl
Green Bowl

Menu Pics


Review:

I had my first Acai Bowl on the streets of Aracaju, Brazil – And this restaurant brings me back to there. This place is a coffee shop for healthy vibrant people. All of their fare is loaded with fresh, nutritious ingredients packed with vitamins. A place for friends to meet or someone to grab a quick bite and read or work a little. If you are arriving close to closing time, it’s best to call first.

Pitaya Bowls are DragonFruit bowls. (I had to look that one up!)

I’m hoping that this place starts to expand their offerings and their operating hours. Currently, they open up at 10 AM which makes it perfect for late risers who want some of their Avocado Toast or Breakfast Bowl. I think if they added an earlier shift, many of the Ramsey train commuters would be happier! Blended Bowls seems like a well established chain but it’s a locally run business – but I wouldn’t be surprised if they start expanding into the nearby towns soon.

You’ll leave feeling healthier than you walked in – you owe it to yourself to stop by one day. My photos do not do this place justice – be sure to check out their Instagram feed!


Social Media

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Instagram: Blended Bowls https://www.instagram.com/blendedbowls/?hl=en

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blendedbowls/

Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/blended-bowls-ramsey


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Order Phat Platters for Delivery – Paramus, NJ

Where Phlavor Lives!

Telephone: 201-523-9440

Delivery Options:

Menu: Phat Platters Menu

Hours:

  • Mondays thru Saturdays: 11 AM to 11 PM
  • Sundays: 12 PM to 9 PM

Address: 490 Route 17 North, Paramus, NJ 

Review:

Phat Platters proves to be another of the few restaurant options inspired by the Halal carts of New York City. They have their signature “White” and “Hot” sauces that are also available for sale in both 8 oz and 12 oz bottles. Be sure to ask for a couple of the white or red sauce containers to accompany your delivery. This place is pumping out the Phat Platters continuously during the lunch and dinner hours.

Aside from their Phat Platters, they offer Schwarma Panini, Gyro, burgers, Phat Sandwiches, Salads and Wings.

Since they serve only Halal food – you can try “beef bacon” to accompany your order.

The mixed platter with extra protein is my go-to dish which requires me to grab a large stack of napkins to continually wipe the perspiration off my face.

Menu:

Link to Menu: Phat Platters Menu

Social Media:

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In the News:

Daily Voice: Paramus Family Opens Route 17 Phat Platters Restaurant

Online Reviews:

Read about other people’s experiences – which have been great – before your go. And add your own after you go.

Yelp: Phat Platters Paramus NJ

Jersey Farmer’s Market – Fair Lawn, NJ

Freshest Market Around!

Address: 23-10 Broadway, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

Phone: (201) 791-9333

Store Hours – Everyday:  8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Ample parking is found in the rear of the building or on the street.


Scott’s Review:

Jersey Farmer’s Market has been around for years and has grown in a quality market.  When you enter the store,  a giant Pineapple Welcome Banner greets you.  Then you will notice that there is an amazing florist in their section the left.  Further along their left wall, you will find the seafood counter is fully stocked with fresh fish and seafood.

Right after the seafood counter is a fully stocked spice section, bread and then dried fruits and nuts.  But this market is known for their consistent quality with their fresh fruits and vegetables.  Unlike other farmers markets, your produce should keep for a while before it spoils.

I almost left out the best part!  Sushi!  This market has their in-house sushi take-out window between the florist and seafood counter.  The previous sushi chef retired and now the new chef is making a name for himself.  Be sure to grab a menu to call in your order or place your order at the beginning of your shopping trip.

After you check-out, and if you didn’t pick up any sushi, you can visit Juicy Platters located in the same building as the market.  Try (a little bit) of their “Spicy AF” hot sauce at Juicy Platters where they whip up rice, salad or gyro platters at reasonable prices.

Especially if you follow the storage guidelines in this article:  Farmers Market Shopping Tips

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Pre-made salads in the foreground and a ton of dried fruits and nuts in the background.
Pre-made salads in the foreground and a ton of dried fruits and nuts in the background.

A large variety of spices in their spice rack.
A large variety of spices in their spice rack.

Bouquets Galore!
Bouquets Galore!

Great prices on the flower selection.
Great prices on the flower selection.

This market does it right with hours that are easy to remember.
This market does it right with hours that are easy to remember.

Payment methods: Debit Cards, Cash, AMEX, Visa, Discover, and Mastercard.

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Wolfsons Market – Lincoln Park, NJ

“Come in to see us to believe us!!”

Address: 480 Boonton Turnpike, Lincoln Park, NJ 07035

Phone: (973) 694-0238

Facebook Page: Wolfson’s Market

Store Hours:

Monday thru Saturday: 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Sunday:  8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Note: Check Facebook Page or call  the store for special holiday hours


Scott’s Review:

Family owned Wolfson’s Market has just about reached landmark status and continues to operate with helpful and happy employees.  Wolfson’s is more than just a convenient store and more of a market.  Unlike the mega-supermarkets that can take you 15 minutes to pick up a gallon of milk, this enclave has everything you need seemingly within an arms reach, at reasonable prices.  Their sign listing sums up what they’re about “Liquor, Wine, Beer, Grocery, Deli, Meats” But they should add catering as well.

Outside:

The address is listed as 480 Boonton Turnpike – but you can enter from either of the side streets as well.  The parking lot is a little tricky, but the spaces are clearly marked.  Near the door is the locked cage for propane tank swaps.

Inside:

You enter by passing through a small alcove that might house firewood, charcoal and large 5 gallon water cooler bottles right near the two registers where they sell cigarettes and lottery tickets.  To the right, is the refrigerated dairy case.  The deli counter is in the rear of the store.

Fresh Deli Counter
Fresh Deli Counter

Deli Items
Deli Items

Beer, Wine and Liquor Galore!
Beer, Wine and Liquor Galore!

Wolfsons Hours - But call for holiday hours
Wolfsons Hours – But call for holiday hours

In the rear-left of the store is the liquor section and front-left is a small produce section.  They have many kitchen gadgets above the produce section.

There are a couple of aisles of spices, & dry goods, groceries and they will most likely have what you need.

The deli counter has prepared salads, warm pre-made food and is staffed by generally smiley people.  They really pride themselves on their catering and create artistic, flavorful dishes and platters for your party or events.

Please let us know about your experiences with Wolfson’s Market in the comments below and be sure to spread the word!

Be sure to grab a warm loaf of the oil or garlic bread near the check-out before leaving!

Grab this bread on the way out if you are heading to dinner
Grab this bread on the way out if you are heading to dinner

Payment methods: Debit Cards, EBT, Cash, AMEX, Visa, Discover, and Mastercard.

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Giant Farmers – Hackensack

“Once you purchase produce from Giant Farmers Market, It will be difficult to pay grocery store prices again!”


Address:  324 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601

Phone: (201) 498-0010

Main Store Hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Sunday:  8:00 AM to 7:00 PM


Giant Farmers Sign

Scott’s Review:

Giant Farmers Market Hackensack offers farm fresh produce, meats, seafood and deli items at reasonable prices in Bergen County.  See the bottom of this article for the location of the sale items.

Outside:

The address is listed as 324 Main Street – but the parking lot is in the back on River Street.  The parking lot is a little tricky, At the time of my visit, they were under renovation.  Note, that you can enter from River Street, as well as the two side streets (East Berry and Passaic Streets).  Your best exit is on Passaic Street to which has traffic lights on the Main Street and River Street intersections.

Inside:

Once you finished parking in the maze of a parking lot, and stroll past any produce/plants/specials that are outside as you enter in the back.  Then, beyond the cash registers, you will see the deli, meat, and seafood counters.

Deli Counter
Deli Counter

Meat Counter
Meat Counter

The deli counter offers the finest Boar’s Head selections.  The meat counter is a full-fledged butcher and a lot of offerings.  And finally, the seafood counter is a mini version of a port city fish market.

Fresh Fish!
Fresh Fish!

In the produce section, you will find seasonal offerings as well as the old staples.  And you can find produce that is not readily available at your local supermarkets.  (i.e. Dragonfruit!)

Bakery Offerings
Bakery Offerings

Fresh Greens
Fresh Greens

Pecks of Peppers
Pecks of Peppers – Check out these pecks!

More Citrus Offerings than Florida!
More Citrus Offerings than Florida!

They also offer other standard canned and boxed grocery items in about 25% of the store.

Sale Items: The best deals can be had on the selections by the door when you enter near the parking lot.  You won’t find better deals.

Sale Offerings
Sale Offerings By the Door

They take Debit Cards, EBT, Cash, AMEX, Visa, Discover, and Mastercard.

Make sure to keep your receipts for returns.

To really help yourself – read: The 25 Best Farmers Market Shopping Tips to Save You Time and Money.

And to help the environment – try these totes:  The Best Re-Usable Totes

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