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Guidebook for Montclair

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Guidebook for Montclair

Food Scene
Don't let modest appearance fool you: this chic-ly designed cafe/restaurant is owned by a Food Network winner who studied at French Culinary institute and worked with Daniel Bolud in NYC. His other acclaimed Montclair restaurant is on Glenridge Ave called MishMish. Mmmmm....
Marcel Bakery and Kitchen
Don't let modest appearance fool you: this chic-ly designed cafe/restaurant is owned by a Food Network winner who studied at French Culinary institute and worked with Daniel Bolud in NYC. His other acclaimed Montclair restaurant is on Glenridge Ave called MishMish. Mmmmm....
Local Montclair fave
Java Love Coffee Roasting Co.
244 Bellevue Ave
Local Montclair fave
Great juice spot with smoothie bowls, kids options, hot infusions, etc. A tad pricey, to be thrifty can swap juice for a half size for $6. Smoothie bowls are generous and filling even for a lunch, plus toys on site for kids. All organic ingredients.
Joyist
617 Valley Rd
Great juice spot with smoothie bowls, kids options, hot infusions, etc. A tad pricey, to be thrifty can swap juice for a half size for $6. Smoothie bowls are generous and filling even for a lunch, plus toys on site for kids. All organic ingredients.
Easy, reliable, and affordable spot for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner.
The Uptown Bistro - Montclair, NJ
596 Valley Rd
Easy, reliable, and affordable spot for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner.
Local award-winning Montclair bakery with coffees and nut-free options. More of a grab and go, as it has limited seating.
The Little Daisy Bake Shop
622 Valley Rd
Local award-winning Montclair bakery with coffees and nut-free options. More of a grab and go, as it has limited seating.
Delicious, authentic, and affordable cuban food in lively setting with extensive sangria menu.
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Cuban Pete's
428 Bloomfield Avenue
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Delicious, authentic, and affordable cuban food in lively setting with extensive sangria menu.
Delicious Mexican spot with a Taco Tuesday deal $40 can feed 4 people or more, loaded with tacos, tortillas, salsas, guacamole, churros, and all the fixings. Call in advance starting at 4:30 for pick-up only.
Villalobos
6 S Fullerton Ave
Delicious Mexican spot with a Taco Tuesday deal $40 can feed 4 people or more, loaded with tacos, tortillas, salsas, guacamole, churros, and all the fixings. Call in advance starting at 4:30 for pick-up only.
Authentic brick oven pizza (with gluten free options).
Mancinni's
438 Bloomfield Ave
Authentic brick oven pizza (with gluten free options).
An original local, organic farm to table spot with eclectic menu catering to vegans, vegetarians, gluten-free, or meat-eaters. Years ago this small, intimate spot started a bit of a restaurant boom on this otherwise sleepy street.
Le Salbuen Cafe
97 Walnut Street
An original local, organic farm to table spot with eclectic menu catering to vegans, vegetarians, gluten-free, or meat-eaters. Years ago this small, intimate spot started a bit of a restaurant boom on this otherwise sleepy street.
Popular spot with great menu, juices, and homemade pastries.
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The Corner
115 Grove St
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Popular spot with great menu, juices, and homemade pastries.
Our fave Montclair restaurant spot when we want to splurge and treat ourselves for an occasion. Awesome chef on tucked-away street with an intimate cozy interior.
Laurel & Sage
33 Walnut St
Our fave Montclair restaurant spot when we want to splurge and treat ourselves for an occasion. Awesome chef on tucked-away street with an intimate cozy interior.
Famous Montclair spot with Food Network-award winning homemade doughnuts. Limited seating but has coffee and sandwiches to go.
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Montclair Bread Company
16 Walnut Street
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Famous Montclair spot with Food Network-award winning homemade doughnuts. Limited seating but has coffee and sandwiches to go.
Serving Montclair for over 20 years, this is a famous local spot for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner.
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Raymond's
28 Church Street
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Serving Montclair for over 20 years, this is a famous local spot for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner.
For gluten free options, their selection is extensive - sticky buns, cupcakes, brownies, scones, bagels, muffins, doughnuts, eclairs, on and on.
Plum Bakery Gluten Free
179 Glenridge Ave
For gluten free options, their selection is extensive - sticky buns, cupcakes, brownies, scones, bagels, muffins, doughnuts, eclairs, on and on.
Essentials
While a bit pricey, this is the closest grocery store to the house (5 minute drive). Also has prepared food section if needing prepared or meals to go.
Kings Food Markets
650 Valley Rd
While a bit pricey, this is the closest grocery store to the house (5 minute drive). Also has prepared food section if needing prepared or meals to go.
Another nearby grocery, better prices than the closer Kings, but requires being on highway (10 minute drive). Also has extensive prepared food section.
Fairway Market Woodland Park
1510 U.S. 46
Another nearby grocery, better prices than the closer Kings, but requires being on highway (10 minute drive). Also has extensive prepared food section.
Another grocery option for Trader Joe's lovers. Is an 8 min drive from house on highway. If heading back home en route from NYC, it will be on your right before the iconic, brightly lit Tick Tock Diner.
Trader Joe's
259 Allwood Road
Another grocery option for Trader Joe's lovers. Is an 8 min drive from house on highway. If heading back home en route from NYC, it will be on your right before the iconic, brightly lit Tick Tock Diner.
If needing more specialty or specific dietary items, this is a standard Whole Foods store with prepared foods, sushi, and coffee bar.
Whole Foods Market
701 Bloomfield Avenue
If needing more specialty or specific dietary items, this is a standard Whole Foods store with prepared foods, sushi, and coffee bar.
Parks & Nature
Sweet walking/bike/jogging/stroller loop off the main drag. Other listed parks have playgrounds. This is more of a picnic spot or lull child to sleep in stroller spot.
Anderson Park
Sweet walking/bike/jogging/stroller loop off the main drag. Other listed parks have playgrounds. This is more of a picnic spot or lull child to sleep in stroller spot.
Great playground, rose garden, tennis courts, track for jogging/biking.
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Brookdale Park
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Great playground, rose garden, tennis courts, track for jogging/biking.
Wooded reservation with extensive hiking trails
Mills Reservation Parking Lot
31 Normal Ave
Wooded reservation with extensive hiking trails
Entertainment & Activities
Charming local 4-plex movie theater with notable popcorn.
260 Bellevue Ave
260 Bellevue Ave
Charming local 4-plex movie theater with notable popcorn.
Local annual film festival set up a permanent spot to show movies year-round.
Montclair Film
505 Bloomfield Ave
Local annual film festival set up a permanent spot to show movies year-round.
Arts & Culture
Easy spot for rainy days
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Montclair Art Museum
3 South Mountain Avenue
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Easy spot for rainy days
Local spot for music and comedy shows
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The Wellmont Theater
5 Seymour Street
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Local spot for music and comedy shows
Local, iconic jazz spot
Trumpets Jazz Club & Restaurant
6 Depot Square
Local, iconic jazz spot
Sightseeing
This spot is the look-out over the Manhattan skyline. The event space on site is also open for meals, drinks with balcony overlooking the view.
Highlawn Pavilion
1 Crest Drive
This spot is the look-out over the Manhattan skyline. The event space on site is also open for meals, drinks with balcony overlooking the view.