This story was originally published in 2018 and has been updated.
Inflation and supply shortages have caused food prices to escalate in the past year, but you can still eat relatively cheap in New Jersey. Really. The Garden State is an expensive one to live and eat in, but if you can’t find good cheap eats you’re not looking hard enough.
I’ve long focused on casual dining in my food travels, so this list was not difficult to compile. You’ll find a globe-trotting array of cuisines. Indian. Middle Eastern. Soul food. Chinese. Colombian. Mexican. Greek. Thai. Peruvian. Vietnamese. And more.