HADDONFIELD, NJ – The downtown Haddonfield food scene is booming, highlighting the resilience and adaptability of local dining establishments, according to Partnership for Haddonfield, the management company of the Haddonfield business improvement district.
“Haddonfield’s growing list of downtown dining establishments is a strong indicator that our award-winning downtown food scene is making its mark,” said Susan Hodges, Partnership Chair for Haddonfield. “Whether you decide to dine there, go out or enjoy the fresh air while dining al fresco, our vibrant dining scene offers something for every palate. “
Indulge in al fresco dining at several of Haddonfield’s dining establishments – offering the chance for a little people-watching while tasting delicious food. With locally sourced ingredients, authentic dining experiences, and spacious seating options, the unique and intimate downtown atmosphere creates a familiar yet sophisticated dining and shopping culture unlike any other city. Taking a stroll through the streets shopping, listening to live music, or entering one of the many restaurants – all within a few blocks – makes Haddonfield a must-see for the summer.
Over the past year, Haddonfield town center has welcomed more than a dozen new dining establishments, as seasoned businesses continue to thrive, modernize and expand to larger locations in the downtown.
The Bread Board Plus, a downtown staple for over 35 years, has expanded its favorite neighborhood into a new space, right next to the previous location, with a modern look and a new approach to service. Other long-standing dining establishments in Haddonfield include Cross Culture, Oriental Pearl, PJ Whelihan’s, Bistro of Haddonfield, Tre Famiglia Ristorante, Zaffron Mediterranean Cuisine.
One of the latest additions to the city’s food scene is Groovy Smoovies. Owner Antonne Jones, film producer and writer, opened the business in 2020. Groovy Smoovies is a classic movie-themed smoothie store with eight movie-themed smoothies and various fruit combination drinks to enjoy while on the go. watching classic movies that are always playing all day at the store. What better place to grab a refreshing summer drink while strolling from store to store! Other businesses that have recently made their home in downtown Haddonfield include: Crepe n Shake, Crust n ‘Fire, Brain Freeze Ice Cream Parlor, DiBartolo European Bakery, Downtown Cookies, Mia’s Meals Falafal Bar, Pizza Crime, Sparrows Gourmet Snacks and Wanda BYOB.
A longtime favorite of downtown Haddonfield, the British Chip Shop will transport your taste buds to Britain while enjoying authentic cuisine across the pond. Sit down to enjoy the hearty bangers and mash dish enjoyed by many who visit this local favorite. Also head to Megu Sushi, South Jersey’s fourth location, and lose yourself in the smells of simmering broth and freshly prepared Asian-inspired dishes. Flavors from around the world are here in downtown Haddonfield. Other international cuisines located in downtown Haddonfield include: China King, El Nopalito Mexican Restaurant, Fuji, Little Tokyo, Sanook Thai Cuisine and The Little Hen Market.
If Italian is more to your liking, Valente’s Italian Specialties has transformed in 2020 into an Italian restaurant – Valente’s Cucina. Still in its original location, Valente’s Cucina has become a BYOB restaurant. There are many other Italian dining establishments to choose from including: Mare Monte, Nicky B’s Pizza, Nocella’s Ristorante Pizzeria BYOB, Passariello’s Pizzeria and Italian Kitchen, Tony’s Pizza, and Verona Ristronate.
For vegetarians, vegans and those who want to try new flavors, Leaf Eatery is a charming cafe specializing in plant-based dishes. All Haddonfield restaurants are BYOB, giving you the option of bringing your own selection of wines or other beverages to enjoy with your decadent meal.
William Heritage Winery, which offers a variety of local wines, plans to expand its operations to offer a larger wine tasting room and entertainment area. But if beers are more your thing, take a trip to King’s Road Brewing Company for a tavern-like atmosphere and enjoy the aromatic and seasonal flavors present in the wide variety of beers on tap. Check out King’s Road Brewing Company’s beer garden while you’re at it!
Of course, no meal would be complete without dessert! Indulge in your favorite summer treats at one of Haddonfield’s best bakeries, or refresh yourself with tasty, locally made ice cream, ice cream and popsicles that are sure to satisfy those sweet tooth cravings. Cafes, bakeries / desserts, confectioners, ice cream parlors, juice bars and ice cream parlors and water ice cream parlors throughout the city center include: Animo Juice, Duffy’s Fine Chocolates, Edible Arrangements, Gelato Dolceria, Gracies Water Ice & Ice Cream Parlor , Haddonfield Donut Company and Bakery, Jersey Java and Tea, Mecha Chocolate, Saxbys, Starbucks Coffee, Sweet T’s Bakeshop, T-Swirl Crepe, TÁL32 Bespoke Confectionary and The Candy Buffet.
For more information on Haddonfield Professionals, visit www.DowntownHaddonfield.com.
About the partnership for Haddonfield
Partnership for Haddonfield (PfH) is the management company for the Business Improvement District of Haddonfield. The ordinance creating the district was adopted in 2004 to encourage self-help and self-financing programs within the business community, strengthen the commercial viability and attractiveness of the business district and promote growth and employment within the Borough of Haddonfield. PfH’s mission is to provide leadership that produces the best downtown area in the region by creating and promoting a superior business mix and enhancing the image of Haddonfield in the market. PfH offers grant programs to attract distinctive retailers in targeted categories and gourmet restaurants, sponsors business networking events, maintains and promotes the www.downtownhaddonfield.comwebsite, actively markets downtown and hosts special events. In 2019, the PfH received an Award of Excellence from the New Jersey Tourism Industry Association (NJTIA) in the “Digital Outreach” category and an Award of Excellence from Downtown New Jersey (DNJ) for its communications campaign. . PfH also received an NJTIA Award of Excellence for its public relations campaign in 2017.
PfH professionals organize networking events throughout the year, including breakfasts in the mornings and extended evenings. The Professionals are also responsible for creating and distributing a directory of Haddonfield professional businesses. You will find more information on the professionals of the PfH or the PFH on www.downtownhaddonfield.comor dial 856-216-7253.
About Haddonfield, New Jersey
Haddonfield is a charming, award-winning borough nestled in the heart of southern New Jersey. Haddonfield is home to the Delaware Valley’s first downtown mall and hosts a variety of signature events throughout the year, including sidewalk sales, the annual festival of crafts and fine crafts. arts, girls’ night out, fall festival, small business Saturday weekend, holiday candlelit shopping and more. In 2020, Haddonfield was named ‘Top Town’ in the South Jersey area and Camden County by South Jersey Magazine; and was also named one of the “10 Best Small Town Culture Venues” in the United States by USA Today’s Top 10 Reader’s Travel Awards. In 2019 and 2018, downtown Haddonfield was named “New Jersey’s Most Charming Little Town” by Reader’s Digest and one of “Best Historic Small Towns” by USA Today. In 2015, Movoto.com recognized the Borough of Haddonfield as one of the 10 best suburbs in Philadelphia to live in; South Jersey Magazine named the iconic shops and restaurants of downtown Haddonfield as “Best of the Best”; The New Jersey Monthly Magazine named Downtown Haddonfield as one of the “Best Downtowns”; Additionally, Philly Voice named Downtown Haddonfield as one of the best cities in South Jersey for commuters in Philadelphia, the best main streets to visit, and the best South Jersey destination for shopping. For more information on Haddonfield, visit www.haddonfieldnj.org or dial 856-216-7253.
Press release provided by Partnership for Haddonfield