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Down to Earth 312 Main Street (Bet. Corlies Ave & Allen Ave) Allenhurst, NJ 07711
312 Main Street (Bet. Corlies Ave & Allen Ave) Allenhurst, NJ 07711
STARTERS / SALADS / SANDWICHES
Vegetable Kibbeh- (now baked!) Bulghur and whole wheat fritters stuffed with vegetables and soy Tofu/Vegetable Salad- A warm salad of soy marinated tofu over assorted steamed vegetables Salad Nicoise with Grilled Tuna- Lettuce, tomato, red onion,
Greek olives, steamed potatoes, green beans, anchovies, eggs and capers topped with freshly grilled tuna Grilled Tuna Sandwich
Served on a bun with wasabi mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato Warm Grilled Portobello Sandwich
With roasted peppers and arugula on focaccia
Spinach and feta cheese Omelet- Choice of whole or egg whites. Served with roasted vegetables and whole wheat pita Veggie Burger Deluxe- Served with lettuce, tomato, sprouts and
your choice of roasted vegetables or brown rice and black beans Vegetable Pizza- Broccoli, onions, mushrooms, peppers, black olives
Gnocchi- Served with our homemade tomato cream sauce Cheese Ravioli with tomato basil sauce Angel Hair with stuffed mushrooms with a sauce of olive oil, garlic, sliced mushrooms and olives Soba Stir Fry- Buckwheat noodles & vegetables stir fried with Asian sauce
Grilled Tuna with Wasabi Butter
Served with steamed vegetables, rice pilaf and black beans Grilled Salmon with honey mustard glaze Served with steamed vegetables, rice pilaf and black beans Cajun Blackened Salmon
Walnut Coated Tilapia with a Lemon Sherry Sauce Served with roasted fennel and string beans over a bed of rice Pan Fried Tilapia- A large filet of our fresh tilapia gently breaded with a Japanese bread crumb, then pan fried in canola oil and served with rice pilaf and steamed vegetables
“Keep the food simple yet extraordinary” is the philosophy of Down to Earth, which bills itself as a “Natural Restaurant”. Motto accomplished. The dairy dishes are made with the most wholesome straightforward ingredients but the final product is exemplary, in both taste and presentation. Chef Albert Bijou spent 18 years heading the kitchen at Brooklyn’s Back to Nature; in this New Jersey restaurant retreat, he combines Oriental, French and Italian cooking to come up a wide range of vegetarian, vegan, dairy, and fish dishes. Down to Earth is truly a paradise for pure and healthful fare.
The menu caters to all diet needs with whole-wheat versions of bread and pastas readily available. And you can find calorie counts and other nutritional information on many dishes on their website. Its Zen décor – earthy, forest-colored walls adorned ceramic vases sprouting bright flowers, also features modern accents like the vivid paintings that evoke the freshest and brightest produce – a fitting image in this hearty space.
Must-haves on the menu include Spaghetti Squash Medley: feta cheese, sautéed vegetables, and olives are added to baked squash; on a plate, the vegetable “meat” resembles shimmering pasta strands topped with a basil bow. And the quinoa burger is a house specialty.
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Chef Bijou frequently travels, learning from other chefs and adding innovative dishes to the evolving menu. The quinoa, fennel and pomegranate salad, for instance, was inspired by London chef Yotam Ottolenghi. New flavors continually flourish; Sushi poppers are the latest tasty bites of crispy sushi served with your choice of dipping sauce.
The beverage menu carries impressive range of drinks, including rice and soy milk straight-up, coffee blends with spices and almonds, and also ice cream milk shakes for the occasional splurge. Thankfully, the healthy edict Down to Earth espouses doesn’t preclude TV viewing; two giant screen televisions make this the place to go year-round to watch sports. You can also enjoy a sampling of the menu at their food concessions at several 7-11 locations in NJ and the 7-11 in NYC on Wall Street.
Sushi Tokyo (Kings Highway)
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Fumio Grill & Sushi
Nina Levinson- 12/07/13 Although a little hidden, Fumio provided my family and I an exceptional Kosher dinning experience. Their menu was very creative, incorporating off the grill entrees and tasty out of the ordinary sushi options they've successfully managed to include a little something for everyone. (A little pricey but the portions were HUGE!!) The manager, Abie. was very welcoming and down to earth. The staff was charismatic and helpful when deciding what to order. If I had to leave a complaint it would be the that the food took s little long to be prepared. DEFINITELY make a reservation before showing up. It wouldve made my dinning experience all the more fantastic. All in all if you're looking for a wonderful experience and delicious Kosher food Fumio is the place to be. (It's also conveniently located near the short hills mall, perfect for a nice dinner after some heavy shopping)
Food was excellent ... but be aware that the local police set up a radar speed trap on Corlies Avenue for anyone going over 25 mph, even though the limit on identical street in neighboring town is 40 mph! Police recognize the absurdity of this hateful, politically motivated trap. I would avoid Allenhurst. Sodom and Gomorrah had pretty good food too, but it was a place to avoid.