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Just Good Food Rt 9 North Manalapan NJ

A New Restaurant/Take Out Food Place called Just Good Food seems to be opening soon - new big sign. It is in the strip mall with Mixed Greens and Panda House. If anyone sees it open or gives it a try let us know just how good.

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  1. I was in front of that place one day about 2 weeks ago.. and I saw an orthodox Jew walk into "Just Good Food".. so I wonder if it'll be Kosher food.. or if it's just Jewish-owned.

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    1. re: MarlboroMan

      They just opened today, April 1. It is Kosher and Fleishik, and runs from steak and burgers to Shawarma to hummus to drumettes. Jewish Fusion. Enjoy!!!

      1. re: Barzilai

        Located in the space formerly occupied by Video Home Center (next to Bagel World). It's Wraps, sandwiches, chicken, salads, Middle Eastern fare & more - kosher (meat). Their 'soft' opening is today with a limited pre-Passover menu. Counter service with tables available. Post Passover menu will have more variety. BTW they also have WIFI access and you'll be able to order online or via your BlackBerry...

        1. re: Barzilai

          I don't give easy praise. I'm not a fan of most glatt kosher places or dairy likewise: we are a captive audience and mostly it's just....ok, acceptable, sometimes merely, passable.

          So let me say this about Just Good Food: I'm about to drive 8 miles to get a corned beef hoagie from them. It is_ that_ good. Their food is quite good, some exeptional

      2. They opened today......
        The hamburger was so much better than even I hoped for.
        The staff was freindly, helpful and attentive.
        A True Glatt place to eat!!

        1. Enjoyed Chicken Shawarma, Chicken Shawarma Stuffed Puffed Pastry, and Drumettes.
          Great, kind, and helpful people work here!
          This is Good Kosher Food!

          Random Side Note: They have their updated menu available

          1. Googling, I can't find a website. :-( It's less than five minutes from our house. I pass that strip mall regularly, so I guess I'll stop in and look at the menu.

            1. There is no website printed on the menu.
              Have a few minutes..Here is the menu - prices vary for lunch dinner, pita, plate, side order etc....

              Starters
              Soup of the day
              Bean Soup
              Moroccan Cigars
              Stuffed Grape Leaves
              Hot Dog
              Chili Dog
              Buffalo Wings
              BBQ Wings
              Drumettes
              Meatless Chili

              Burgers
              Beef Burger
              Lamb Burger
              Turkey Burger
              Portabella Mushroom Burger
              Pepper Veggie Burger
              Lots of toppings to choose from...

              Kids Menu...

              Hoagies
              Turkey Pastrami
              Turkey Breast
              Grilled Chicken
              Salami
              Pastrami
              Corned Beef
              Grilled Steak
              Steak in WIne Sauce

              Fried Chicken...

              Salads...

              Pita...

              Fresh Homemade Challah...

              Middle Eastern
              Shawarma
              Veggie Fritters
              Kufta Kabob
              Beef Kabob
              Chicken Kabob
              Schnitzel
              Mixed Grill
              Jerusalem Mix
              Yemenite Soup

              Steak...

              Sides
              Fries
              Onion Rings
              Sweet Potato Fries
              Spicy Fries
              Cloe Slaw
              Potato Salad
              Rice White or Yellow
              Rice and Beans
              Hummus
              Turkish Salad
              Tabouleh
              Fried Eggplant
              Moroccan Salad
              Israeli Salad
              Babaganouj

              Desserts..

              They Cater and Deliver Too - LOL - Hope this helps

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              1. re: shabbystorm

                Thanks for taking the time to provide this menu list, shabbystorm. While I can easily toddle over there, this will be helpful to those who are interested in knowing what's on the menu but for whom the place is not quite so conveniently located.

              2. I stopped off yesterday around 6:30 p.m. to check this place out. As I was walking from my car, a teenaged young man, who was standing in the parking lot, handed me a take-menu. Smart idea to station him there with these handouts since there is a major bus stop in front of this strip, and riders have to cross this parking lot in order to get to the commuter lot.

                The menu does not emphasize that Just Good Food is kosher. The only indication is the Hebrew on the back which says, "Glatt kosher." When I went inside, a woman speaking to the young man behind the counter was saying she was surprised they were playing down the kosher aspect. The young man and a very friendly man who came out of the kitchen and who I presumed was the owner (both very pleasant) replied that the goal was to attract a wide clientele, to have people judge the food strictly on its merits and not get hung up on or turned off by the fact that it is kosher. I have to say I see their point. If the food is excellent, it should not matter whether or not it's kosher -- except, of course, to those who are observant.

                The interior space is nothing fancy-schmancy. There are a few tables for eating in + the counter for placing orders.

                I asked about a website. The owner said he's just putting the finishing touches on it and will have it up and running very soon.

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                1. re: RGR

                  Yes, even though good food should be respected as good food many people close to me are Kosher.
                  When hosting or entertaining, having a place like this, close by is a blessing!

                2. We stopped off there this afternoon. Their falafel on pita is excellent. I plan to spread the word.

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                  1. re: morjan

                    I usually go to Mixed Greens, which has gotten sooo much better than it was before( new owners, i think) but decided to give JGF a try. I ordered the chicken Shwarma lunch special. It tasted good but the portion was very weak. Not much meat, not much veggies mostly bread. Maybe on the lunch special it's a smaller portion but still weak for 8 bucks!

                  2. Gone. In case anyone cares. Obviously, not enough people did.

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                    1. re: RGR

                      Gee... That was fast!

                      1. re: Tay

                        Drove by today. Sign in window said:

                        BBQ Coming Soon.

                        No idea whether that means "real" BBQ or Portuguese BBQ, but still exciting news. At least another restaurant's going in, and not another bank.

                        1. re: MarlboroMan

                          Or another Italian restaurant...

                          1. re: MarlboroMan

                            Went to 5 Guys tonight, on the way back, my MIL thought the sign said "Road House BBQ".. but I thought it said "Roast House". Appeared to be open, but I'm not entirely sure.

                      2. I think that this was their first day. I stopped and got a menu, it looks expensive.

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                        1. re: burgerpimp

                          An example of expensive please

                          1. re: Gold

                            I got a menu tonight, too. Unfortunately, that's all I got. They were closing early (6 pm) and were serving family and friends only after that. Couldn't have eaten there anyway because it was cash only (not sure if this is the case all the time) and I had left my wallet at home. Ended up eating wings at Carlos.

                            Anyway, menu looks really promising. Sandwiches are $9-10 and platters are $10-15, not really what I would consider expensive, not for good barbecue, anyway. Think about it.. go to any chain (not fast food) and you'll pay similar prices for a sandwich or a platter.

                            I'll post a few menu examples later. They open again on Friday. I most likely can't go then but definitely this weekend.

                            1. re: MarlboroMan

                              Do they have a web site?

                        2. I said expensive cause 3 bbq style ribs are $13.

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                          1. re: burgerpimp

                            I tried the half chicken the other night and it was pretty good. I misunderstood that the $13 dollar ribs include two sides. However u cant order only ribs you have to get the ribs with sides package deal.

                            1. re: burgerpimp

                              Sure you can.. you can order ribs by the pound.. I think they sell half racks and full racks (see back of menu).