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Ghost Truck Kitchen Opening Permanent Locations in Hoboken + Jersey City

by Diana Cooper
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Ghost Truck Kitchen, formerly a take-out and delivery outpost, is opening two new locations — one in uptown Hoboken and another in the Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood of Jersey City. The “food truck” menu of hand-held bites and global dishes became a hit during the pandemic, especially since there are options for everyone. All the food is prepared from scratch and only the “best ingredients” are used. Read on to learn more.

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Launching Ghost Truck

Ghost Truck Kitchen launched in 2019 by founder Andrew Martino, a local Jersey City resident who has owned and operated his company Martino Hospitality Services for years before starting his new concept. He came up with the idea in 2017 while researching future food trends.

Andrew shared the backstory on GTK’s website: “We had one simple mission in mind when we started, to make takeout and delivery better. To us, better meant higher quality ingredients, more creative options, eco-friendly packaging, and order ahead technology.”

He continued: “Then we had a crazy idea to make the ordering experience like being in front of a bunch of food trucks with the ability to order from several different small menus. That ordering experience was the inspiration behind our ‘digital food truck’ menus.”

ghost truck kitchen pulled pork

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The “digital food truck” became the first of its kind and has been operating out of 356 Varick Street in Jersey City since it opened. And, the community was quick to welcome GTK. It now has earned 4.5 stars on Yelp and lots of positive reviews.

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Expanding GTK

Ghost Truck Kitchen will be opening two locations in the near future. The one in Hoboken does not have an address yet. The second one in Jersey City will be part of the 295J building located at 295 Johnston Avenue.

The website announcement reads: “We will be located in uptown Hoboken (address being released soon!) and will focus on order ahead takeout, delivery, and catering. Conveniently order from your phone as many as 14 days in advance and get a text when your food is ready to pick up.”

ghost truck kitchen mac cheese

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As for the Jersey City location, the website states: “This amazing space in the base of the 295J building will host private events, be your clutch BYOB spot for group dining, and as always with GTK, provide the best takeout and delivery experience possible. Welcome to your next-gen neighborhood favorite.”

About the Food

Each order is specially prepared to satisfy each customer. Everything is made from scratch!

“We work extremely hard to find the best raw ingredients (local when possible) to create our dishes but we don’t like to brag about it. We just think that’s the way it should be,” GTK’s website reads.

The restaurant’s “food truck” menus include eclectic bites, such as baked empanadas, Baby Got Mac (various mac and cheese bowls), and Underground Sandwiches (including pulled pork, buffalo grilled chicken, and chipotle steak).

ghost truck kitchen fried rice bowl

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Other options include a variety of different flavored chicken wings, salads, rice bowls, vegan dishes, and desserts like carrot cake or green apple pie crisp.

Consumers have raved about the food on Yelp. One person wrote: “I got the garlic bread grilled cheese, the GTK greek salad, a mac and cheese, and the wedge salad with blue cheese. Every single thing that I got was delicious, fresh, and made perfectly. I enjoyed the flavors I got in every last mouthful until the last bite.”

Another person shared: “They also make their own homemade sauces and dressings, which never disappoint, they are so delicious and high-quality. I really love that they also offer vegan options, which is difficult to find. The staff is friendly, the food is great, options are amazing. Highly recommend this local spot!”

ghost truck kitchen location

(Photo credit: @hellogtk)

See More: A Guide to Food Trucks in Montclair

Check out GTK

Until Ghost Truck’s new locations open, consumers are asked to still get takeout, delivery, and catering from its 356 Varick Street location. The hours of operation are from 11AM to 11PM seven days a week. The kitchen opens an hour early on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to serve breakfast.

Customers also can sign up to join the company’s loyalty program to get rewarded. Per the website, “regulars that order ahead for pick up get a free treat!”

For more information, visit Ghost Truck Kitchen’s website.

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