• Where to Find Vegan Football Sunday Foods in Hoboken + Jersey City

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    Let’s face it — football tailgates and Superbowl parties aren’t the most vegan-friendly occasions. And even if you’re not strictly vegan, dairy allergies are far too common, making saying you’re “vegan” an easy way to opt for that {sadly} cheese-free lyfe. That’s why we’re sharing our top locations for grab-and-go vegan tailgate foods along with some recipes for that upcoming sports gathering you’re hosting. After all, Tom Brady, who is arguably the best quarterback in the league, eats mostly vegan {along with his supermodel wife} and is even an investor in the vegan meal delivery service, Purple Carrot. Check out our list of vegan-friendly spots in Hoboken and Jersey City for football Sunday:

    Grab & Go

    Tony Boloney’s {263 1st Street, Hoboken}

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    Tony Boloney’s recently rolled out an all-vegan menu featuring some unique pizza pies that include the Yogi {with coconut curry tikka masala, mushrooms, broccoli rabe, and cilantro chutney}, the Veatball That Mama Never Made {with breadcrumb, eggplant meatball, garlic & herbs, marinara, and vegan mozzarella}, and a lot more.

    Northern Soul {700 1st Street}

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    Northern Soul’s menu is heaven-sent for vegans, as they have a variety of options in-house. But for football Sunday, there’s NO better place to pick up “wings” than NS. They make a mean Buffalo Cauliflower wing dish that will have even the meatlovers scratching their heads and wondering if it’s actually crispy wings. TRUST. {PS: They also just debuted vegan pizza. You’re welcome.}

    Sauced {217 Washington Street}

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    If you’re in the mood for a sub on game day, Sauced has some vegan options on the menu {those marked with a V}. The lentil meatball sandwich {pictured above} is delish and satisfying, and there are several sauces on the menu that are vegan, such as the house bbq, red gravy, curry ketchup, chimichurri, and more. You can also build your own sub and make it 100% vegan.

    Tea NJ {5606, 262 Newark Avenue, Jersey City}

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    Tea NJ in downtown Jersey City never disappoints with their Spicy Devil vegan hot dog {chipotle sausage, avocado and pico de gallo}. Grab some takeout for the next game.

    Two Boots Pizza {133 Newark Avenue, Jersey City}

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    Two Boots Pizza in downtown Jersey City has the most vegan pie options available. There is always one pie {V for Vegan} available by the slice, but you can order many of their whole pies vegan-style. They also have a gluten-free crust available.

    READ: Where to Find the Best Vegan Soups in Jersey City

    Simply Green Cafe {25 North Spruce Street, Ramsey}

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    This vegan diner in Ramsey actually has a Football Fan Special for $12.95. Make your own game day platter by choosing three of the following: cheeze quesadilla, fried “calamari,” eggplant parm sliders, cheezeburger empanada, french fries, sweet potato fries, chick’n tenders with buffalo or bbq sauce, and hummus with toasted pita or tortilla chips. Make sure to check their other specials as well as they’re known to feature epic sandwiches like the crispy buffalo chik’n cutlet with creamy, cheezy Mac and cheeze, drizzled with ranch dressing and served on a toasted pretzel bun with a side of potato salad.

    Rockin Raw {Catering}

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    Rockin Raw was a raw vegan staple in Manhattan and Brooklyn but closed its doors last year to focus on catering. Luckily, this family-owned business is based out of downtown Jersey City and their online takeout menu is still on tap. Order their famous raw vegan buffalo shrooms, fully loaded nachos and cheezy burrito for the perfect {and health}) game day meal. Make sure to try a slice of their award-winning raw vegan cheesecake too!

    Make Your Own

    Beyond Burger

    Vegans and carnivores alike are opting for the sensational Beyond Burger by Beyond Meat that hit shelves nationwide last year because it tastes like meat, not black beans, minus the cholesterol {and well, the meat}. Additionally, the Beyond Burger is gluten-free, soy-free, non-GMO and contains 20 grams of plant protein. Celebrity environmentalist, Leonardo DiCaprio is an investor in Beyond Meat {the maker of the Impossible Burger} because he believes it is the “future of protein.” You can find this miracle plant burger at Organic Basic Food in Hoboken, P&K Fruit Market in downtown Jersey City, Whole Foods in Edgewater and Shoprite in downtown Jersey City.

    Jersey City Veggie Burgers

    Locally made in small batches, Jersey City Veggie Burgers are soy-free and gluten-free. There are three varieties: the Sweet Potato Collard Green Burger, White Bean Broccoli Rabe Burger, and the Southwestern-inspired Three Sisters Burger. All of the burgers can be found in the freezer sections of Organic Basic Foods in Hoboken, P&K Fruit Market and the Whole Foods in Newark.

    Yeah Dawg

    Yeah Dawg is a premium soy-free and gluten-free vegan hot dog brand that is made in small batches locally {the owner lives in Jersey City!} and sold nationwide. These are the best of the best. You can order them in bulk online, or pick them up at Om Sweet Home in Cliffside Park. Subia’s Organic Market {they are also on the menu} in Jersey City, and the Green Life Markets in Morristown, Butler, and Andover. Check their website for more availability throughout New Jersey, NYC, and Brooklyn.

    Inspiralized

    Local New York Times Best-selling cookbook author, Ali Maffucci of Inspiralized, is making carrot dogs a thing and we’re not mad about it. Bring some carrots to throw on the grill at the next tailgate along with her “inspiralized” fixins. She shares recipes for four carrot dog recipes: Basic Dog, Hawaiian Dog, Classic Dog, Chili Cheese Dog on her blog.

    See More: Mathew’s Food and Drink in Jersey City — A Vegan’s Review

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    Jen Gonzalez is the owner/founder of Doody Free Girl, a colon hydrotherapy practice in downtown Jersey City. Born and raised in New Jersey, Jen graduated from the University of Miami, FL with a degree in business — but after discovering a passion for health and alternative wellness while working at her family's business, she realized how easy it is to lead an unhealthy lifestyle in today's corporate environment. Now, she works as a colon hydrotherapist and certified nutritional consultant. On Hoboken Girl, she'll be sharing all of the cool vegan/veggie/healthy options there are to discover in Jersey City.


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