Health-focused cafe Alfalfa to open in Jersey City

by newjerseyshores | Sep 19, 2022

Alfalfa Jersey CityHoboken-based Alfalfa is coming to Jersey City. The health-focused cafe will open in the Powerhouse Arts District at 160 First Street.

Alfalfa is known for its menu of healthy eats, in particular its variety of salads. Salads can be customized to your liking with toppings such as tofu, Peruvian chicken thighs, quinoa, and queso blanco. They also offer burritos and 16-ounce cups of bone broth. To help satisfy your sweet tooth, Alfalfa also has a menu of gluten free donuts that includes flavors like tres leches, lemon thyme, and mascarpone.

Alfalfa is the brainchild of founders Dan Londono, Dan Sobsey, Andrew Arrospide, and Ben Sobsey. All four grew up in Hoboken, but attended St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City. After stints at corporate jobs, the foursome returned to Hoboken in search of healthy dining options. Upon seeing there were little-to-no places for healthy eats, they launched a pop-up called Alfalfa at a weekly Hoboken farmer’s market.

In 2019, they partnered with two local restaurateurs to open a pop-up inside Schnackenberg’s Luncheonette. The Hoboken community embraced Alfalfa and eventually the two restaurateurs asked Londono, Sobsey, Arrospide, and Sobsey to take over the space entirely. Thus was born Alfalfa at 1110 Washington Street. In 2021, they opened a location in Santa Monica, CA, and soon they hope to open their third location — Alfalfa Jersey City.

Alfalfa joins the likes of Bourke Street Bakery and Wattle Cafe, both of which have recently opened in the busy Powerhouse Arts District.

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