Whealth + Co.’s New Location in Journal Square: A Review

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If you’ve ever grabbed breakfast or lunch from the Whealth + Co cafe at Harborside Terminal or have been lucky enough to attend an event that they’ve catered, you know that these guys turn out some good #eeeeats.

So, it’s safe to say that when we heard that owner, David Trotta, had plans to expand into Journal Square {615 Pavonia Ave}, we got pretty excited. And when we heard they were hosting Friday night dinners?

We reserved our table immediately. Here’s why you should, too.


Locally sourced foods = a rotating menu of deliciousness.

The 3-course pre-fixe menu {only $45, ya’ll} is completely sourced from local farms and changes weekly. Everything is served family-style and, believe me, there’s plenty to go around.


Our menu was basically fall on a plate: roasted pumpkin with maple bacon, grilled fig and goat cheese with balsamic, braised grass fed beef and heritage pork, pesto spaghetti squash and a ‘happy ending’ consisting of sake poached pears with homemade ginger ice cream. (And that wasn’t even the entire menu.)


There’s some serious Brooklyn-esque vibes going on.

Dim lighting, large windows, leafy plants and reclaimed wood from Jersey City’s own Cathedral Hall, make this spot equally perfect for a lively group dinner or a cozy date night.


The open kitchen makes you feel like part of the experience and the staff treats everyone like long-lost friends. The atmosphere + photo-worthy food = total Instagram heaven. #eeeeats #foodporn #nomnom


^Roasted pumpkin with maple bacon 

You can treat yo’ self {and not feel too guilty}.

The whole premise behind Whealth + Co is serving up good, healthy food in a warm environment. Every dish that came out was full of flavor and super fresh.


^Sake-soaked pears with homemade ginger ice cream

Despite how much food was served, the typical, heavy did-I-really-need-to-finish-that slump afterwards was nowhere to be found. Plus, the family-style sharing plates allow you to sample a bit of everything. And it’s BYOB. Enough said.


^Grilled Fig + Goat Cheese With Balsamic 

Whealth + Co, located @ Journal Squared, is now open for breakfast, lunch and Friday night dinners (2 seatings: 6pm and 8pm).

Pro tip: We got the feeling that the 6pm is the more family-friendly option (i.e., kids). There are also talks of adding a Saturday night seating option as well as a live music night in the near future … so stay tuned. Check out their Insta @whealthandco for updates and drool-worthy images.


Have you checked out Wheath + Co Jersey City? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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Though originally from the NJ shore, Jaclyn lived in NYC for about eight years before bouncing back to this side of the Hudson in Hoboken. Jaclyn now lives in Jersey City {mostly in search of good ramen} and is super excited to be eating and drinking her way through the neighborhood. During the week, you can find her working in downtown Manhattan at XO Group Inc. In her spare time, you'll spot her out and about with her pup Riley, at barre class, playing soccer, or seeking the next Insta-worthy adventure.