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Jul 25, 2010 11:51 AM

Better food city: Morristown or Montclair?

I just moved back to Jersey from Los Angeles (no, I'm not completely crazy, it was for a job, and I'm originally from here).

I'm looking to live in either one of these cities and just wanted to know your opinions on which has more to offer.

Thanks for your help!


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4300 Bergenline Ave, Union City, NJ 07087

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  1. Montclair, hands down! :-) I say that having been raised near Morristown and while I still work out that way and have friends in the area, the only place that really pulls me into Morristown is Raul's Empanadas--and even that is only a couple of times a year. Add to that the fact that the grocery shopping options are very limited, and I still come back to Montclair being the better choice--and that's with or without a car. Montclair has supermarkets, bakeries, bars, wine stores, wonderful BYO restaurants, and a population with far more of an interest in food than Morristown does.

    My opinion!

    1. Gotta agree with Curlz.. I was born in Montclair but have lived in Morristown for more than 30 years. I love it here, but for food, Montclair has us beat. You've also got the Clairidge Cinema - which is the major reason I go back to Montclair these days.

        1. re: jmoryl

          I've worked in Morristown for 25 years. Montclair is a better place to live.