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Gluten-Free Dining - Bergen County, NJ - Tarvin Realtors

Dietary restrictions and preferences don't have to stop you from dining out when you live in Bergen County. If you're on a gluten-free diet, it's easy to find local restaurants with quality menu items just for you. 

A gluten-free diet excludes foods containing gluten, such as wheat and other grains. While it helps reduce symptoms of Celiac disease, this diet has many other benefits, including weight loss, reduced inflammation, and energy. We know the best spots if you're looking for local restaurants with gluten-free options. Check out this list of recommendations from our agents.

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Chocolate Cupcakes - Bergen County, NJ - Tarvin Realtors

Looking for the perfect sweet treat to celebrate the special event in your life? If you ask our agents, nothing beats the rich taste of a freshly-baked chocolate cupcake topped with chocolate icing. An order of these little single-serving sweet treats is the perfect way to celebrate any occasion or reward yourself after a long day

In honor of Chocolate Cupcake Day October 18, we compiled a list of our favorite bakeries around Ridgewood. With so many amazing independent bake shops in our area, it was hard to choose the very best, but here are some of our favorites.

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Beer and Pizza Around Ridgewood, NJ - Tarvin Realtors

Nothing goes together quite like pizza and a good beer. It's that malty flavor of an ale that really complements the doughy goodness of pizza crust. Of course, no place does beer and pizza quite like New Jersey. With International Beer and Pizza Day coming up on October 9, our agents are preparing to celebrate the day at their favorite Bergen County eateries.

If you're searching for the best place to grab a cold beer and the perfect pizza, here are some of our favorite local options.

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Chocolate Day Destinations 2022 - Ridgewood, NJ - Tarvin Realtors

Chocolate is on many people's list of favorite foods; for some, it's something close to an obsession. Although you don't need a reason to treat yourself, International Chocolate Day is observed on September 13, so mark it on the calendar and plan to visit a local Chocolate Day destination.

Our agents recommend getting your chocolate fix by visiting the following shops.

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Beer Lovers Day Around Ridgewood, NJ - Tarvin Realtors

September 7th is National Beer Lovers Day, and what better way to celebrate than to unwind with a pint of your favorite brew? If you're moving to a new neighborhood, it may be more difficult to find a place. There are plenty of Ridgewood homes for sale, but are they near any good pubs or breweries? Do they serve the beers you like? We've got you covered. Here's a roundup of our favorite places to have a beer in Ridgewood and the Bergen County area.

  • Gearblock Brewing Company - 140 Franklin Turnpike Suite 2, Waldwick, NJ 07463
    Inspired by a love of automobiles and their inner workings, Gearblock Brewing Company serves up a wide variety of award-winning craft beers near Waldwick homes for sale, Friday through Sunday afternoons and evenings. They have everything from pale ales to stouts, plus sours, fruit beers, hard seltzers, and several seasonal offerings, all handcrafted and delicious.

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Paramus Food Truck Festival - Tarvin Realtors

The Paramus Summer Food Truck Festival will arrive on August 14th, and we couldn't be more excited. This family-friendly event at Paramus Park Mall will feature music, a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, shopping, and much more. There will be more than 20 food trucks available, and our agents have identified some of their favorites:

  • Angry Archies
    If you're a fan of crustaceans, be sure to stop by the Angry Archies truck. In addition to crab cakes and lobster rolls, you can find chicken sandwiches, chicken fingers, lobster mac and cheese, truffle fries, potato salad, and more. The selections may vary a bit, but one thing you can count on is that their crab poutine will be making a grand appearance at the event.

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Fine Dining - Bergen County, NJ - Tarvin Realtors

Whether it's a romantic date or a family celebration, an elevated dining experience can really set the scene for life's special moments. Our agents love heading out for a great steak, fresh seafood, and a nice glass of wine on the weekends. Thankfully, the Bergen County food scene does not disappoint. We have many upscale restaurants where you can wine and dine with the people you love the most.

When casual dining just won't cut it, you can enjoy a high-quality meal at one of these Bergen County fine dining destinations.

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Chocolate Ice Cream - Bergen County, NJ - Tarvin Realtors

What is your favorite ice cream flavor? If you're a fan of chocolate, you're not alone. In fact, so many people love chocolate ice cream that there is an entire holiday dedicated to the flavor. June 7th is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day, and our real estate agents can recommend some great Bergen County ice cream shops to visit in celebration. 

  • Van Dyk's Homemade Ice Cream: 145 Ackerman Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450
    Van Dyk's Homemade Ice Cream is a small, family-owned ice cream shop. They make all of their own products in-house, and their ice cream is smooth and creamy. 

    In honor of National Chocolate Ice Cream Day, ordering chocolate would make sense. But Van Dyk's also has chocolate chip, chocolate peanut butter, cheesecake brownie, and coffee chip. They sell pints and quarts to take home for later, and their milkshakes have quite a following, too.

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Order a Margarita Around Ridgewood, NJ - Tarvin Realtors

The margarita was invented in Mexico in the 1930s, and since then, it has become ever more popular in the U.S. and beyond. Now, there's even a holiday to celebrate this tasty drink: National Margarita Day! It's coming up on February 22. The best part is that all you have to celebrate is sit down, relax, and enjoy a margarita. So, we recommend you take a short break from looking at Ridgewood homes for sale and stop by one of these restaurants.

  • Sangria: 1033 MacArthur Blvd., Mahwah, NJ 07430
    The restaurant might be named Sangria, but they make delicious margaritas, too. This is a convenient place to stop if you're looking at Mahwah homes for sale. They're open daily for dinner, and their menu includes a delightful selection of Spanish favorites, including albondigas, tostones, and paella. The bartenders at Sangria make a delicious margarita, served in a tall glass with a slice of lime. They also have a great selection of Spanish beers and wines, along with sangria and sangria cocktails.

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Bagel Shops - Ridgewood, NJ - Tarvin Realtors

Celebrate Have a Bagel Day by ordering your favorite variety — plain, with your choice of fillings, or "schmeared" with a tasty spread. Whether you're ordering for breakfast, lunch, a snack, or a treat for the office, you're sure to enjoy its deliciously doughy flavor.
Our agents suggest trying one of the following cafes or delis for some of the best bagels around Ridgewood.

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Italian Restaurants for World Pasta Day - Tarvin Realtors

Get ready, pasta lovers: October 17 is National Pasta Day. Spaghetti, rotini, tortellini, farfalle, tortellini, fettucine, linguine – the list of pastas is endless. This simple dish is delicious, versatile, and nutritious. And since New Jersey is loaded with Italian influence, it's hard to pick just where to carbo-load with a heaping bowl of pasta. So, our agents did the tasting for you. Here's a list of some great spots to celebrate the Italian delicacy in and around Ridgewood. Mangiamo!

  • From Scratch - 44 E Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450
    After five years of serving delicious primarily Italian dishes, From Scratch was turned into North Jersey's first pasta bar. And as the name suggests, everything in this airy restaurant is prepared from scratch using simple but the highest quality ingredients. You can choose from a variety of 12 pasta dishes, from pappardelle alla bolognese to tonnarelli cacio e pepe to ravioli stuffed with spinach and ricotta. With every pleasurable bite of their inventive pasta dishes and combinations, you'll have to remind yourself that you're in Ridgewood and not somewhere in Campania, Italy. After touring Ridgewood homes for sale, be sure to visit this place and satisfy your cravings with mind-blowing pasta.

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Pastry Shops Around Ridgewood, NY - Tarvin Realtors

Who doesn't like pastries? They're available in almost endless varieties and flavors and are delicious for breakfast, dessert, or a snack. Luckily, the Ridgewood, NJ, area has a good number of bakeries that will satisfy your sweet tooth with yummy pastries:

Our agents recommend stopping by these amazing pastry shops to treat yourself.

  • Sook Pastry 24 S. Broad St., Ridgewood, NJ 07450
    Keum-Sook Park brings an impressive culinary resume to Sook Pastry, which has earned local and national awards for its delicious pastries. Check out the display case for drool-worthy, elegant creations like The Prospect, which combines pate a choux, puff pastry, vanilla pastry creme, and chantilly. Or choose other options – including savory or sweet crepes, fruit tarts, croissants – with a long list of variations to suit your tastes. The list of pastries is extensive, so you're sure to find plenty to please your taste buds and plan a return visit to the shop.

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Order Waffles Aug. 24 - Ridgewood, NJ - Tarvin Realtors

National Waffle Day is on August 24, a day that commemorates the anniversary of the first patent for a waffle iron in 1869. Waffles were available before then, but this way of cooking enabled the dish to be much more widely available. Since then, waffles have become a breakfast staple and have also been used in a more versatile way, ranging from waffle cones to chicken and waffles.

A waffle is still a perfect breakfast item, but if you'd like to expand your chance to sample this soft yet crispy bit of deliciousness, some area restaurants serve them throughout the day or for lunch or dinner. Our agents suggest trying the following restaurants that serve waffles that aren't just for breakfast.

  • The Daily Treat Restaurant - 177 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450 
    Owned by the same family for over 50 years, The Daily Treat Restaurant has an eclectic menu. You'll find a wide variety of dishes available, including meat, fish, chicken, pasta, salads, and vegan selections. Belgian waffles are also served each day, so you won't have to time your visit just right to enjoy the tasty treat.

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