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A Visit to Northern Soul {Healthy Comfort Food in Hoboken}

by Tamara
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There’s nothing like a good ol’ plate of comfort food to make you feel like everything is right in the world. And when it comes to comfort food with a healthy twist, Northern Soul is seriously on-point with their new-ish menu. We recently paid the downtown Hoboken bar and restaurant a visit, and wanted to share all of the delicious entrees and picks that they have on the menu. Read on about why we’re obsessed and prepare to want to eat here {FYI their new location as of last year is the bottom level of the sky club at 700 1st Street in Hoboken}:


The Run-Down

Northern Soul, located at 700 1st Street, is all about making fresh and healthy dishes in a familiar and friendly environment. Healthy food is all over the new menu, which is NOT common for a bar — a place where vegetarians and meat-eaters can eat together with everyone being satisfied. Plus, all their drinks are tried and tested and only the best craft beers make it into the restaurant.

Location + Atmosphere

This down-down spot surprisingly has a laid-back environment making it the perfect place for a chill day or night out with friends. Along the left of the expansive space sits a pool table, so there’s no lack of entertainment, either {especially when you’ve had a couple drinks and get into competitive pool shark status #nojudgement}.


When to Visit:

Northern Soul serves brunch, lunch, and dinner {yep, allll 3} so regardless of when you’re craving some comfort fare, you can stop in for a bite. The kitchen is also open until 1AM, so you’re even set if you have a late-night craving.

Brunch items include burgers {veggie ones, too}, egg dishes, monte crisco, and gluten free waffles, to name a few. Some lunch and dinner faves are buffalo cauliflower, black bean quinoa chili, salmon, skirt steak, cauliflower steak, and a bunch more. It’s also important to note that the fries are suuuper crispy and delish, and the spicy margaritas are TDF.

READ: City Bistro Hoboken Debuts New Menu {+ It’s Liiit}

And Now, THE FOOD:

We tried some noteworthy items on the menu {plus some drinks} for lunch — and they are seriously delicious:


Drinks were on point and super fresh. But the food is really where it’s at:


We ordered the Salmon Avocado BLT {a must!}, a side of asparagus {yes, they do veggie sides galore including Jersey corn, steamed broccoli, sugar snap peas, sautéed baby carrots, and garlicky chili kale}, plus ghee mashed potato and citrus and herb quinoa. The whole menu is marked as Vegan with a (V) or Gluten-Free (GF) so you’ll know beforehand that you can eat certain items if you have dietary restrictions.


The real MVP? The buffalo cauliflower: crispy on the outside and fried to perfection, but soft on the inside. So good, in fact, that even the most picky of meat eaters *might* just forget that it’s a vegetable.

READ: Fresh Seafood in Hoboken: A Visit to Tutta Pesca

Oh and for dessert, this downtown spot offers a s’mores dessert that’s shareable and the perfect way to end your meal.

Have you been to Northern Soul? Tell us your fave dishes below!

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