Jersey City’s Harborside gets a new food hall featuring 13 local vendors

March 27, 2019

All images by Ben Gancsos, courtesy of District Kitchen

Harborside, the Jersey City waterfront district, opened its ground-level food hall, District Kitchen, this week. Located just seven minutes from Manhattan via the PATH, the Mack-Cali led development brings 13 new culinary vendors to the Harborside Atrium at 210 Hudson Street. Designed by TPG Architecture, the 12,750-square-foot space features nods to Jersey City’s industrial past and classic striped black-and-white floor tiles. The eclectic offerings come from local purveyors and include everything from pizza and burgers to Turkish and Indian food to a banana pudding bar.

Rendering courtesy of Mack-Cali and SJP Properties

As 6sqft previously reported, Harborside was intended to be a foodie destination. Back in May 2017, Lutze Biergarten opened along the promenade, with craft beers, games, and outdoor seating, and was soon joined by Piggyback Bar, an offshoot of Top Chef’s Leah Cohen’s popular East Village spot Pig and Khao.

District Kitchen, Harborside Tower, Jersey City

“We always strive to elevate the Harborside experience through special events programming, unique amenities and now the food hall,” said Michael J. DeMarco, Chief Executive Officer of Mack-Cali Realty Corporation in a press statement. “We’re excited to welcome these restaurants to Jersey City’s vibrant community and thrilled to have curated a diverse group of restauranteurs to add unique offerings that will be a huge draw for the local community.”

District Kitchen, Harborside Tower, Jersey City

District Kitchen features a bar and eclectic food offerings from 13 local tenants:

  • Modcup – a Jersey City-based café specializing in fresh, naturally processed coffees.
  • Pizza Vita – inspired by traditional pizzerias of Naples, the menu at this contemporary pizzeria features a Napoletana-style woodfire pizza cooked in 90 seconds.
  • Left Bank Burger – a family owned craft burger joint with a variety of specialty burgers like the fried mac & cheese topped Mac Daddy
  • Kimchi Grill – hope you like kimchi because every dish at this Korean-fusion spot comes topped with the Korean superfood.
  • Salt + Seed – a vegetarian and vegan restaurant, offering salads, sandwiches, desserts, and plant-based specialties.
  • Little Sushi Shop – a grab-and-go, offering various maki and special rolls, soup and salads.
  • Canteen To Go – an extension of the authentic Jersey City-based Indian restaurant, Canteen Desi Dhaba.
  • Angry Archie’s – the first brick-and-mortar location for the popular food truck known for its signature jumbo crab meat, crispy potatoes, spicy aioli and citrus crema on a potato bun.
  • Ani Ramen – the menu includes ramen, donburi bowls, bao buns, and other traditional Japanese izakaya small plates.
  • The Belgian Plate by Waffle It. & Co. – a variety of sweet and savory Belgian waffle and crepe plates, which can be customized with your choice of toppings.
  • Baonanas –  an award-winning banana-pudding dessert bar
  • Tidal Poke – a Hawaiian-inspired eatery
  • Enfes – a Jersey City-based pop-up restaurant serving Mediterranean and Turkish hand roll delicacies and savory street treats.

District Kitchen, Harborside Tower, Jersey City

The 230-seat public space will also feature a rentable event space to be programmed with special events like live music, comedy shows, and children story time.


Images by Ben Gancsos for District Kitchen

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