• Vegan Eats: Tea NJ in Jersey City

    Good vegan food is sometimes difficult to come by, so when we find a place that’s whipping up good vegan eats, we’re gonna share the love. Tea NJ {located at 5606, 262 Newark Avenue in Jersey City} offers an extensive tea menu complete with bubble tea, almond chai, ginger soy latte, matcha latte and soy lavender latte, this family business also offers so much more {like a good Cuban coffee} — including vegan dishes.

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    William and his wife Jeyra opened Tea NJ five years ago in Union City. After their first year in business, they jumped on the opportunity to move their home cooking to downtown Jersey City, where a ripe vegan population lives. Read on to learn more about this spot and how they are transitioning their menu:

    100% Vegan Cafè Plans

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    Tea NJ is slowly transitioning to become a 100% vegan cafe. Vegan hotdogs have always been a popular staple on the menu, but one by one, carnivorous dishes are being replaced by all things vegan. You will now find vegan teriyaki “chicken” on a bed of spinach {a new favorite}, vegan drumsticks with sugar cane for the “bone,” vegan chili, vegan “chicken” noodle soup, vegan burgers, and vegan sausage.

    READ: Where to Find the Best Vegan Soups in Jersey City 

    Comfort Food

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    Originally from Ecuador with background experience working at Moby’s {the musician} Tea NY vegan street cafe in NYC, owner William enjoys “veganizing” Ecuadorian dishes that traditionally contain meat. Daily specials include vegan Guatita {a peanut stew} and vegan Bolon de Verde {green plantain balls}.

    If you’re new to the area and missing home, there’s no cure for homesickness like a home cooked brunch {one that’s served all day, too}. Tea NJ’s breakfast platters will warm your soul with different combo platters that contain perfectly cooked potatoes, scrambled tofu, vegan bacon or sausage and homemade hot sauce.

    Supporting the Community:

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    Tea NJ not only serves upstanding vegan food, treats and drinks, but this cafe also serves as a community center for local artists. Home to the popular Jersey City Slam, a poetry slam event that takes place every second and fourth Thursday, Tea NJ offers an intimate environment for poets to express themselves with absolutely no cover charge to audience members. The event commences with an open mic where all performance art is welcome. And of course, all poets are encouraged to show up and add their name to the list.

    See More: Vegan Food in Jersey City: Subia’s Vegan Cafe

    Also supportive of Jersey City’s underrated art scene, the Tea NJ family recently had an unveiling of their new tables, which are all painted by popular local artists. Tea NJ takes pride in hosting art shows for local artists as well as fundraisers for various charities. Artists are only required to contribute a small percentage of sales to a charity/nonprofit of their choice.

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    Bonus: You will always feel welcome at Tea NJ by William, Jeyra and their children, William Jr. and Jessie. Free wifi is available so that you feel encouraged to stay a while.

    Have you been to Tea NJ? What did you order/like? Share with us in the comments!

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    Written by:

    Jen Gonzalez is the owner/founder of Doody Free Girl, a colon hydrotherapy practice in downtown Jersey City. Born and raised in New Jersey, Jen graduated from the University of Miami, FL with a degree in business — but after discovering a passion for health and alternative wellness while working at her family's business, she realized how easy it is to lead an unhealthy lifestyle in today's corporate environment. Now, she works as a colon hydrotherapist and certified nutritional consultant. On Hoboken Girl, she'll be sharing all of the cool vegan/veggie/healthy options there are to discover in Jersey City.


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