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The Able Baker
Julie Pauly began her infatuation with baking at the age of 16 with a modest apple pie. Since then, she’s been delighting friends and family with her baked goods from scratch at every possible turn.
When her son was 4, he christened her Able Baker Julie (after a Richard Scarry character). Julie took her passion to profession in 2009.
The Able Baker started as a web-based business, baking each order fresh from scratch. In October 2011, they opened our very-own store in lovely Maplewood, NJ. In February 2016, they expanded into the store next door. They’re still baking everything fresh from scratch.
ConsciousFork is a vegan comfort food destination. They aim to "nourish the mind, body & soil" by serving up tasty, plant-based dishes, from delicious soups, sandwiches to our featured dish the "Whole Bowl. " Bowls are mixture of grains, protein and veggies.
Everything is cooked from scratch in their open kitchen. They source only quality sustainable ingredients and ensure the freshest seasonal produce by partnering with several local producers during the core growing season. They are dedicated to consumer transparency, making our ingredients - bulk food or organic produce - available for purchase by our guests.
ConsciousFork is 100% VEGAN and have many naturally GLUTEN-FREE offerings. You can find out more at http://www.consciousfork.com. They are located at 97 Baker Street in Maplewood. 973-763-8030
Roman Gourmet offers healthy fresh Italian cuisine. Their menu consist of specialty pizza, pasta, soups, salads, sandwiches and calzones. They also have a full line of catering products for your next event or function. Roman Gourmet's pizza recipes have been handed down from generation to generation, going back to small town Italy, and with a touch of New York style.
You can find out more about Roman Gourmet at their interactive website, where you can order online or download their mobile app. They are located at 153 Maplewood Ave. (973) 762-4288
St. James's Gate
St. James’s Gate is Maplewood’s neighborhood gastropub. A gastropub dedicates itself to producing a menu which brings back all the great recipes that grandma used to make. No salsas,no Asian influences, no fusion, etc, – just good old “comfort” food.
“Comfort” being the magical word for what they try to do with consistency every day. In this world where everyone is trying to put their spin on food dishes – they are, at St. James’s Gate, trying to duplicate basic dishes that you probably can’t get, even at home anymore and, certainly, can’t get in most restaurants! They want the customer to experience those traditional dishes – with no extra bells and whistles-just the basics. Of course, it is essential that you have a Publican whom guest want to see, who is, also, equally glad to visit with those guests! So stop by St. James’s Gate for comfort food in a gastropub with a neighborhood feel.
Sutagao (formerly the Maplewood Grille), an American-Colombian fusion restaurant in Maplewood Village, has become a key community member since Christopher Burtt and Andres Ulloa bought it in 2015. The Maplewood Grille offers a variety of delicious, healthy, and sustainable meals to choose from -- Colombian specialties such as fried yuca, tostones (fried plantain), arroz con pollo (rice and chicken, served with a salad), as well as Jamaican pulled pork sandwiches, wraps, paninis, a variety of salads, specialty subs, and sandwiches. Vegan? Vegetarian? Gluten Free? No problem. There are vegetarian, gluten free and vegan options. You can find the full menu at sutagao.com. They are located at 149 Maplewood Avenue. 973-762-6688
Tierra Nuestra is a new addition to Maplewood. Serving up delicious latin cuisine to eat in or take out. You have a wide variety of food choices -- empanadas, tacos, quesadillas, tostones, soups, chicken, and steaks. House specialties include Casado (rice, black beans, steak or chicken, sweet plantain, fried egg and salad), Bandeja Paisa (rice, beans, steak, fried pork, sausage, sweet plantain, fried egg, avocado and corn pie), and Arroz con Mariscos (seafood rice with french fires and salad). Grilled chicken breast is also a speciality, as are beef tenderloins and skirt steak. Tierra Nuestra is located at 1753 Springfield Avenue. 973-378-3333.