In March, I came across an article by Adam Horvath who writes for Jersey Bites. He was writing about three popular food brands that originated at the Jersey Shore, specifically in Point Pleasant. The companies are now nationally known and as you probably know he was going into detail about Jersey Mike's Subs, Bubbakoo's Burritos, and Surf Taco Coastal Cuisine. They are multimillion-dollar companies that plan to keep growing. So I started thinking, "what's the next big food chain to come out of the Jersey Shore?"
After reading Adam's article, that same week, I posted a piece that was titled "The Future! The Next Big Jersey Shore Food Chain Is From Belmar". The feedback was tremendous and many people agreed that Hoagitos could easily be the next big food chain to come out of the Jersey Shore. With only one location in the Belmar Plaza, at the time, my opinion might have been far-fetched but with the recent news of Hoagitos adding a new location, my random thought could become a reality.
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With that, a huge congratulations to Hoagitos! The delicious sandwich shop will be adding a new location in the Oakhurst Towne Center, which is located on Route 35 North. The Oakhurst Towne Center also is home to Rook Coffee, Broad Street Dough Co, and Playa Bowls. The new storefront is currently being built and according to NJ.com, Hoagitos plans to build an open-air front design with a dining area featuring a ledge that doubles as seating for customers. Hoagitos hopes to open the new Oakhurst location sometime in July. (KEEP SCROLLING FOR MOUTHWATERING PICTURES)
Hoagitos is the latest restaurant to develop out of the flourishing trend of mixing fast-food convenience with a high-quality fare. Priding ourselves on our home roasted meats and fresh ingredients, Hoagitos strives to provide a deliciously new and fresh alternative to Belmar's residents, beachgoers, and visitors, serving cooked to order "Hoagitos", or mini-subs, sliders, and sides with speed and care. We are committed to bringing Belmar a high-quality semi-gourmet meal option that maintains the speed and easy eating factor expected from casual fare at a price that keeps the wallet happy.
Enjoy these mouthwatering Hoagito pictures:
Hoagitos - Belmar & Soon To Be In Oakhurst
Gallery Credit: Jimmy G & Hoagitos
Nashville Hot Chicken
Buffalo Chicken Melt
Pork Roll & Home Fries
Plenty More On The Menu
Hoagitos caters and you can also order online! This is definitely a place worth trying if you haven't yet. Don't forget to LIKE them on Facebook & Instagram! Tap HERE for the menu.
Confection Perfection: The Best Bakeries in Ocean County
Gallery Credit: Matt Ryan
MANDOLI'S CUSTOM CAKE CONFECTIONARY - TOMS RIVER
Let your imagination run wild and Mandoli's will bake a cake.
PARK BAKERY - SEASIDE PARK
So many amazing memories at Park Bakery. They've been a staple in Seaside Park for decades. The absolute best sticky buns you'll find at the Shore.
RED ROSE BAKERY - TOMS RIVER
Amazing custom cake and cupcake creations.
PONDRELLI'S ITALIAN PASTRIES - TOMS RIVER
Looking for classic Italian cookies? This is your bakery. The best.
Baked on the Beach
BAKED ON THE BEACH - SURF CITY
There are two items that you must try. The cinnamon buns and the key lime pie. Yum!
ELISA'S BAKERY - LAKEWOOD
The cannolis are unreal and the cheesecake is top notch.
502 Baking Company
502 BAKING COMPANY - BRICK
Customers are floored by the key lime pie, scones and crumb cake. Personally, I've never been disappointed by any item.
LA SCALLA ITALIAN PASTRY SHOP & BAKERY- TOMS RIVER
The cookie selection is outstanding. Traditional, but delicious. I've purchased several custom cakes from La Scalla and every one has been amazing.
Crust & Crumb
CRUST & CRUMB - BEACH HAVEN
Customers rave about the fried dough, elephant ears, and donuts. Everything is really tasty.
LA LA'S GOURMET COOKIES - BRICK
One of the biggest selections of cookies that you will find in Ocean County. They're all awesome and different varieties are mixed in based on the time of the year.
WARETOWN BAKERY - WARETOWN
This is the perfect example of a hometown bakery with all of your favorites. From custom cakes to donuts to soda bread. They've got it all.
A Sweet Memory
A SWEET MEMORY CAKE SHOPPE & TEA ROOM - WARETOWN
If you've got a wedding, bridal shower, or party, this is a great spot.
COLONIAL BAKERY - LAVALLETTE
Colonial ranks up there with their crumb cake. The donuts and cookies are tasty too.
BIG APPLE BAKERY - STAFFORD TWP.
Triple fudge cake. Enough said.
FERRARA'S BAKERY - SHIP BOTTOM
Ferrara's has the self-proclaimed "best jelly donut on the planet."
MIKE'S CRUMB CAKE FACTORY - BRICK
There are so many delicious crumb cake options like apple, banana, and peanut butter.
MUELLER'S BAKERY - BAY HEAD
This is not up for discussion. Mueller's has the absolute best crumb cake in New Jersey. Their coffee is also out of this world.
The Most Breathtaking Beach Bars in Monmouth County
Gallery Credit: Matt Ryan
DONOVAN'S REEF - SEA BRIGHT
This beach bar sits right on the beautiful sandy beach in Sea Bright.
BEACH TAVERN - MONMOUTH BEACH
Try "The Main Squeeze." If you're hungry, you'll find the crispiest oysters around.
BEACH BAR - ASBURY PARK
This is one of Asbury Park's greatest gems. The Beach Bar is dog friendly and the rum buckets are the best around.
THE TIKI BAR - MONMOUTH BEACH
They have awesome views panoramic Set along the Shrewsbury River, The Tiki Bar has a pool and plenty of tasty cocktails.
MISTER C'S BEACH BISTRO - ALLENHURST
Mister C's has an awesome outdoor setup with 3 different levels of seating, reclining chairs and amazing views of the beach.
WATERMARK - ASBURY PARK
One word. Comfortable. The legendary Watermark couches setup the perfect view of the ocean.
NAUTI BAR BY DAVID BURKE - SEA BRIGHT
This "little secret on the beach" is the creation of Chef David Burke.
JAKEABOB'S BAY - UNION BEACH
Enjoy a fun bucket while taking in awesome views of the bay.
BAR A - LAKE COMO
Grotto Beach complete with sand and waterfall gives the perfect beach vibes.
BAHR'S LANDING - HIGHLANDS
Excellent food, fantastic drinks, and picturesque views.
EVENTIDE GRILLE - SEA BRIGHT
You must witness a sunset while sipping your favorite cocktail at Eventide.
The Marina at Oceanport
THE MARINA AT OCEANPORT
The drink selection is second to none. If you're a beer lover, this is your spot.
D'JAI'S OCEANSIDE BAR - BELMAR
This is not your laid back beach bar, with the club next door. However, the view of the beach and boardwalk are excellent even if you want to sit down and relax.
9th Ave Pier
9TH AVENUE PIER - BELMAR
Phenomenal drinks and entertainment can only be outdone by the jaw dropping sunsets along the Shark River.
TIKI BAR AT OCEAN PLACE - LONG BRANCH
The drinks are good, the music is great and people are the best.
On The Deck
ON THE DECK - ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS
On the right day, you can see the New York City skyline. Perfection.
Avenue Le Club
AVENUE LE CLUB - LONG BRANCH
The raw bar is the best! The ambiance is beautiful and the views are amazing.
STELLA MARINA - ASBURY PARK
Check out the patio upstairs for killer views.
THE COLUMNS - AVON-BY-THE-SEA
The cool breeze off of the ocean coupled with a cocktail makes The Columns a must. This Jersey Shore landmark is legendary.
MARINA GRILLE - BELMAR