It’s no secret that New Jersey loves its mutz. Some will get their craving from an Italian hero, others will grab a big hunk of mozzarella from their favorite local deli. But we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the tasty mozzarella sticks in the area. These local digs are serving up this popular appetizer in a unique way, and we can confirm the fried deliciousness. Keep reading to find out where you can find some of the best mozzarella sticks in Hoboken and Jersey City.
The Brick | 1122 Washington Street
Vegan and gluten-free mozzarella sticks. The Brick’s vegan mozzarella cheese is hand-breaded in gluten-free flour and gluten-free panko crumbs, then fried to a golden crisp. If that sounds good to you, check out the rest of The Brick’s vegan menu. And if you prefer the non-vegan option, don’t worry – The Brick has that too.
Grubbs Take Away | 418 Washington Street
Hoboken and Jersey City’s classic fast-food joint is your go-to spot for a late-night mozzarella stick craving. At Grubbs Takeaway you’ll find a massive menu, with an array of different dishes – the mozzarella sticks are a cheesy delight.
Imposto’s | 102 Washington Street
One of the most popular menu items at this downtown hot spot. Imposto’s mozzarella sticks are crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside. Owners Alban and Bler Malota have recently revamped the entire menu, and the mozzarella sticks are a must-try.
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Margherita’s | 740 Washington Street
Serving iconic Italian dishes in Hoboken for over 26 years, the housemade mozzarella sticks are fresh, crispy, and a great starter to Margherita’s penne and parm dishes. This hot spot amongst Hobokenites is a slice of Italian heaven.
Napoli’s | 1118 Washington Street + 113 Clinton Street
Cue the cheese pull. With two locations in Hoboken, Napoli’s has the best of the best in Italian food, and on the menu – an eight-piece mozzarella sticks that make the perfect appetizer or side dish. These are crispy, fresh pieces of heaven.
Onieals | 343 Park Avenue
Fresh fried mozzarella – Onieals in Hoboken does this dish, and does it right. Served over spicy marinara sauce, this is just one of the many dishes that keep Hoboken locals coming back to this cozy staple.
San Giuseppe | 1320 Adams Street
Mozzarella sticks with a great presentation. That’s what you’ll find at this hidden gem uptown. Locals can’t get enough of the mozzarella sticks at San Giuseppe, since the restaurant makes them from scratch (insert drooling emoji).
Tony Boloney’s | 263 1st Street, Hoboken + 363 Grove Street, Jersey City
You’ll find eclectic mozzarella sticks at this Hoboken staple. These days you can try the pretzel-crusted, truffle, pesto, or chipotle mozzarella sticks. If you can’t decide – try a sampler of them all! And don’t worry, if you prefer classic mozzarella sticks – Tony Boloney’s has you covered there too.
The Shepherd and The Knucklehead | 1313 Willow Avenue
Something just as good as a mozzarella stick – a mozzarella wedge. The Shepherd and the Knucklehead’s take on the popular appetizer is unique to those on this list and in the area. So grab a craft beer, and try this cheesy dish next time you’re at this uptown spot.
Corkscrew Bar | 61 Congress Street
Neighborhood pub fare at this Jersey City Heights gem. Your cheesy, hot mozzarella sticks will be paired with a great vibe – especially on the weekends. Established in 1976, Corkscrew Bar has been serving up mouthwatering food for decades – and these mozzarella sticks are no exception.
Delenio | 357 7th Street
Fresh ingredients at this BYOB in downtown Jersey City. Along with mozzarella sticks, you’ll be able to find all of your favorite Italian dishes at Delenio. The authentic marinara sauce is what will have you coming back for the mozzarella stick appetizers. The ultimate #SundaySauce.
McGinley Square Pub | 755 Montgomery Street
A spot to get craft beer, happy hour specials, and great bites – including delicious mozzarella sticks. Grab a drink, and share some of these mozz sticks in a fun bar setting with your friends (when it’s safe again!)
Rustique Pizza | 611 Jersey Avenue
If you’re looking for classic Italian fare, this family-run pizzeria has become a staple in downtown Jersey City. And mozzarella sticks are a local favorite and familiar dish that will have diners satisfied before they indulge in the tasty stone oven pizza.