Parking: There is a small lot on the side of the building, or you can park in front of the building on Frederick Street. There are also some metered spots and the train station lot has free evening and weekend parking.
Tucked away from the main roads of Waldwick, NJ, the Whistle Stop is a bustling place for locals and commuters to grab a quick bite or enjoy some ice cream. This is a quintessential mom and pop place owned by locals Tami and Neil Moses with a breakfast, lunch, hot grill, ice cream and to-go comfort food dinners. During the warmer months, the picnic tables and an outside play areas can be overrun with kids and adults enjoying burgers, sandwiches and ice cream.
Weekly homemade soup specials can include: Chicken Noodle, “Famous” Broccoli Cheddar, Corn Chowder, Cream of Spinach or Split Pea with Ham/Bacon. Be sure to try their salads and chili’s too!
Dinner Specials include soup or salad and can be purchased individually or by the 1/2 tray. These rotate on a weekly basis and can be chicken, beef, pasta dishes..
This restaurant is rooted in Waldwick with a couple of their items created in honor of hometown heros whose foundations will receive a portion of the sales. Get the “Daggo” in honor of SSGT. Joseph D’Augustine which is a Bacon, Egg and American Cheese on a hero roll. Or try the “#38” to honor Ptl. Christopher M. Goodell which is a Vanilla ice cream chocolate crunchies “dirt” with Whipped cream topped with red, white and blue sprinkles.
They proudly serve Nelson’s Dutch Farms Ice Cream “Nix Besser / None Better” which is imported from the Pennsylvania Dutch and its fresh!
This ShopRite is the new flagship store which is located a few yards away from Stop and Shop. My goal for this review is to capture the entirety of the store and it’s the ShopRite website in this review to help you better plan your trip.
The Food Court
You enter into a food court with a cafe, florist, Mediterranean bar (8.49/ lb) I wish they had a standard salad bar – but they don’t. Their hot grill has breakfast sandwiches as well as burgers, cheesesteaks and chicken hot sandwiches at reasonable prices.
The Chef Prepared foods are also good for a quick grab-and-go. The deli offers standard fare but a nice display with friendly staff. To save you a lot of time, there is a nice section of precut deli selections if you are to particular in your deli order. There’s a cheese nook past the deli which looks to have every type of cheese you can imagine (including local selections). Grab some good gouda!
The produce displays the standard produce selections. There is a “certified organic” island that is clearly marked – if that’s your thing.
Also note, for young shoppers, there is a display at the front corner of the produce section (see above “Free Food” photo) with free healthy fruits for kids to take while you shop. So take some wipes and napkins with you to help keep the little fingers clean.
The bakery is very well appointed with breads, cookies and cakes. You will wonder on how the artfully decorated cakes sport price tags under $10. This will be you go-to place for desserts.
Seafood and Butcher
The seafood department doubles as a food truck since it sells freshly made sushi, ramen bowls and Deopbap (Poke) bowls.
The butcher has fresh cut meat on display and old meat on display (aged beef) which is typically only found at high end steak houses.
Remainder of Store
The grocer aisles are cavernous – this is not a store you run in and run out of for a few items. What I did find nice was that the refrigerated sections all had doors on the cases which made the section warmer than what you would find in other stores.
Please consider their Wholesome Pantry offerings which claim to be without artificial flavors, colorings, and unnatural preservatives. There are regular Wholesome Pantry and organic Wholesome Pantry options.
The registers are in abundance with about 20 of them with the express lanes on the left and the “self check-outs” on the right.
You will see that there aren’t any liquor stores attached to this ShopRite. But right around the corner, you will find Wine & Spirit World.
Florist: Get some fresh flowers for a friend, yourself or you sweetie at the florist located by the store entrance.
Dieticians Nook: On the way to the registers, you will pass the Dietitians Nook. This contains a little display conveniently stocked with a recipe card and ingredients to make a healthy meal. I like this idea as it reminds me of those boxed delivery services like Blue Apron. So, stop by and give it a try.
Shop from Home: Go to the ShopRite website and Shop from Home
Shop from Recipes: On the ShopRite web site you can find the Recipes Section which provides recipes and ingredients where you can add the ingredients right to your shopping cart – Although currently this location does not offer Shop at Home, you will be able to print out your shopping list.
Place your Deli Order ahead of time: ShopRite Wyckoff allows you to place your Deli Order ahead of time – If you’re like me, you hate standing in the deli area waiting for your number to be called – what a waste of time. Now improve your efficiency by visiting this site: ShopRite Deli Online
Get on Facebook: There are a couple of Facebook groups dedicated to the whole couponing experience and you can learn a lot from these groups. To find them, search Facebook for “ShopRite” in groups. Then learn how to purchase items for pennies. And, possibly make extra donations to food pantries and shelters in your area.
Save Money at ShopRite!
There are many ways to save money at ShopRite and keep more money in your pocket:
Download the ShopRite app (note – take a screenshot of your price plus card screen and save this in a photo album on your phone for quick retrieval)
Sign up for ShopRite Digital Coupons and load additional savings onto your card
Give your phone to someone and have them earn DownTime Dollars by watching videos. You could do it yourself, but it’s best to delegate this to someone else. 🙂
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Bernie’s Bagels is a great local sandwich shop in Allendale, NJ that provides fresh bagels and sandwiches. Stop in for breakfast or lunch or have them cater your event or meeting. In the morning you’re having a fresh bagel with coffee and for lunch you’ll have a sub, sandwich, salad, or a wrap. They have Boar’s Head selections and are very generous with their potions.
Haven’t had a bad cup of coffee from here yet.
Typically fast service but calling in your order ahead of time will guaranty a quicker visit.
They have a large assortment of drinks and chips to choose from in addition to their daily specials which are posted near the registers.
Dine-in, take-out, or dine outside during the warmer weather months.
Also, they have outdoor seating available weather permitting.
They accept Cash, Amex, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover.
Parking: Park on the street (free street parking) or in the parking lot in the back.
Phone: (201) 327-1081
Hours: M-F 9AM to 5PM (according to the yellow pages) but I know their hours vary.
During their over 40 years in business, they have perfected what visiting an eye doctor is all about – they really should package it up and sell their business model to all new optometrist graduates. First, call the main number and make an appointment – the office staff is nice and friendly. As most good eye doctors, expect to not get an appointment that week but it will be worth the wait. Dr. Levy is skilled in glasses, contacts and other eye-related things. Even though he is an eye doctor, he’s not afraid to push laser vision (Lasik) correction performed by someone else if he thinks that it could be beneficial for the patient.
They have state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment (glaucoma testing, peripheral vision and retinal checking that also predicts the strength of your lenses) Dr. Levy is very personable as is his office staff. Appointments last about 45-90 minutes but you’re moved between different rooms and devices so it doesn’t seem so long.
It’s a family practice so I recommend bringing your children there and stopping before or after your appointment for lunch or dinner at the AB&G (Allendale Bar and Grill) across the street from the office for a burger, and some popcorn while you wait for your food order.
They (Dr. Levy, not AB&G) 🙂 take VSP insurance.
He’s highly rated on Healthgrades and Wellness.com and as a 15-year patient, I will recommend him to any of my friends in Bergen County.
In order to come up with this simple keto stuffed pepper recipe, I researched and experimented with a few stuffed pepper recipes to find something delicious, keto-friendly and easy – with only 9 ingredients. I tried to balance the meat/non-meat ingredients to try and differentiate this from other recipes and skew it to the healthier side.
I wanted to create something that used the magical Turmeric and could use store bought ground beef. This recipe works with ground chicken and ground turkey as well – or the packaged meatloaf mix (beef, pork, and lamb.)
You can mix up the cheese and the sauce to take this Mexican or Philly or wherever your imagination takes you.
I found out the hard way that smaller cauliflower pieces are needed to properly rice it. My first attempt “souped” the cauliflower on the bottom because the pieces were too large to fall down into the blades.
This recipe calls for dicing an onion. I have my own method but it resembles what is shown in this video:
1 head, large (about 6″-7″” dia) Cauliflower Raw
1 large (about 3″ dia) Onion – diced
2 tbsp Garlic – diced (from a jar is fine)
16 to 20 oz Beef Ground (80% or 85% or 90% lean)
2 tbsp Olive Oil – divided
2 cup, shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 to 2 tsp Turmeric
4 large Green (or red or yellow) Bell Peppers (Fatter with a wide base to help them stand up)
1/2 cup tomato sauce or pasta sauce or salsa
Optional – 1/8 Teaspoon cayenne pepper
Preheat oven to 375 deg F.
Cut the cauliflower tops off (about four cups) and dice them into 1″ cubes. Then use your Vitamix (Purchase from Amazon) or food processor (Hamilton Beach or Cuisinart) and pulse them while scraping them down between pulses for less than a minute to rice the cauliflower. It should be about 2 cups.
Cut the tops off at the highest widest part of the peppers. Then cut in a circle around the highest widest part and remove the center, seeds, and pull off and discard any lighter colored internal ribbed areas with your fingers. (I should make a video for this)
Heat 1 Tbsp Oil up in a large frying pan – large burner – medium heat
Add diced onions – saute 4 minutes
Then add Garlic – saute 3 minutes more or until the garlic starts to brown and the onion is soft.
Add Ground Beef – cook thoroughly about 8 minutes.
After brown, turn off the burner, then tilt the pan and spoon off the drippings as best you can – 1 to 2 tablespoons left is fine.
Now stir in the rest of the oil, tomato sauce, 1 Tsp Turmeric (optional cayenne pepper – only 1/8 teaspoon!) and cauliflower cook for two minutes
Add half of the cheese – cook for two minutes more
Place peppers in a baking dish and fill with the meat mixture using a spoon that is narrower than the pepper opening. Make sure that the peppers are standing up.
Bake uncovered in an oven for 30 minutes – watch the pepper and when they start to wrinkle they should be ready.
Remove and add remainder of the cheese to the tops of the peppers.
Bake for an additional 5 minutes for the cheese to melt.
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