This little crepe shop is well worth the trip, "especially for it's Bacon Jam that sells really well, paired with the Vanilla Bourbon Peaches, or capped off with a poached egg", says foodie trend writer, Joy Franklin, from PhillyBite magazine. Charlie's Crepes also carry "standard" crepes such as ham and cheese, as well as banana Nutella, although our favorites are the NJ farm to table variety highlighting seasonal fare. Stop by their shop on the Centre Street circle.


Yes, fiddleheads look like they came right out of a Dr. Seuss cookbook, but the furled fronds are actually a delicious, nutritious, and increasingly popular spring seasonal ingredient. The menu at Park Place Café & Restaurant in Merchantville is often busting with seasonal (even foraged) ingredients, so we weren’t surprised to find they celebrated fiddlehead season with a simple, show-stealing roasted side dish. Here’s a small round-up of New Jersey restaurants serving fiddleheads right now. 

Cabana Water Ice in Merchantville is now hiring! If you or someone you know is interested in serving up the most delicious water ice and soft ice cream, please respond by messenger or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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The Juice Bar at 20 S. Centre Street in Merchantville offers simple, healthy snacks on the go! Red grapes are a great source of fiber, potassium, vitamins, & minerals. The nutrients in grapes may help protect against heart disease, high blood pressure, constipation and much more! Stop by and have a “grape” day. Cups are are only $0.75! 

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You gotta get the rustic with Chef Philip Manganaro. At Park Place, we offer you an inviting space where friends & family gather around the table to enjoy an evening of handcrafted foods that are a feast for the palate as well as the eyes, leaving our guests fulfilled. Enjoy the art of bread making. Fresh, rustic Italian bread right out of the oven.

Owner/Executive Chef Alfredo Fischioni of "That’s Amore" in Collingswood has announced he will be opening a sister restaurant called Amore Mio in Merchantville. The location at 177 S Centre Street was most recently occupied by Ms. Nancy’s Place. Chef Nancy Miller left Merchantville to open a new restaurant in Burlington. Aiming for a May opening, Fischioni promises the same great Italian dishes albeit in a space even smaller than his Collingswood location. It will be interesting to see what kind of upgrades will be done to accommodate guests. If I recall correctly, it only seated about 20 people in tight quarters. Either way, this is exciting news for Merchantville.
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carloSouth Jersey Magazine's selected Cafe Bella Vita in Merchantville for one of thier annual Golden Fork Awards. They rounded up 32 of their favorite plates from delectable appetizers and small plates to hearty steaks and perfectly cooked pasta. These dishes were both memorable and mouthwatering and satisfy so much more than just our appetite. Bella Vita's Chef Carlo Finazzo won for "Best Simple But Complex Plate" for their Gramigne Carozza.

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