For those that live, work, and socialize in Newark it comes as no surprise how much the area has to offer. From exotic restaurants, to unique shopping experiences, and exciting entertainment options, Newark just about has it all.
Of course the area is within easy reach of New York City, and a relatively short commute from just about anywhere in New Jersey. Public transport abounds and almost “all roads lead to Newark”. Even Philadelphia and Washington, DC are easily accessible by Acela from Newark Penn Station. Newark Liberty Airport brings visitors from around the world, and many visit the area for cultural and sporting opportunities offered at the NJ Performing Arts Center, the Prudential Center, Red Bull Arena, the Symphony Hall, and Newark Museum.
Many students frequent the area to attend Rutgers University, Seton Hall University, and other prestigious schools of higher learning, so have the opportunity to take advantage of the rich nightlife, markets, and cultural diversity that can be found here.
The area is known for being a rich tapestry of cultures from all over the world, each bringing their unique flavors, fashions, and customs for all to sample and enjoy. Over 170 restaurants and eateries call the Ironbound section home, with just about every type of food option available. The Spanish, South American, and Portuguese/Brazilian cultures dominate, although many others, like Asian, Italian, and African American happily live side by side. This exciting mix makes it an especially electric area to be in during World Cup Soccer season, with street parties and a great feeling of national pride and camaraderie emerging.
Visitors can take an international journey in Newark by shopping for unique goods from all over the world. Then take your taste buds to a new place and try delicious dishes from every corner of the globe. After dinner feel the beat and go dancing at clubs offering Spanish flamenco, Brazilian samba and Portuguese fado, to name a few. Local markets offer the chance to buy produce flown in fresh from Europe and South America, like coffee, cheese, and wine. Local fish and seafood are transformed with the spices and flavors from Latin America, or just enjoy a different take on classic American food done the special Newark way.
A walk down the newly revamped Ferry Street and you will experience the pride people have in their heritage here. Locals want to share their individual take on food, fashion, music, art, and dance with fellow residents and visitors alike. Once you try some Spanish tapas, purchase a Mexican sambraro, or take home some authentic Italian cheese, you too will have a smile on your face as big as the people that call Newark home.
To find a full list of Bakeries/Cafes, New American, Portuguese, Brazilian, Spanish, Mexican, Latin American, Italian, Sushi, Chinese, BBQ, Pizzerias, Diners, Ice Cream Parlors, Fish Markets, Meat and Supermarkets in the city visit www.goironbound.com or www.gonewark.com. Come and see Newark in a whole new light, or rediscover what you may have missed.