Now that spring is just around the corner (let's overlook the snow on the ground), it's time to start thawing out of your warm bubble and explore fresh new finds opening around Bergen County. And one new spot is bringing its flavorful ingredients and healthy yet filling menu options to Haworth, NJ starting March 1.
Rugile's Kitchen promises a menu packed with "feel good food," which means you can be rest assured that every visit lets you indulge in tasty foods and drinks without worry. On the savory side, enjoy mouthwatering burgers served on sesame brioche buns, with gluten-free options available, too. Burger options include the classic Schraalenburger made with locally sourced beef, as well as unique options like The Haworth Hen — a ginger-scallion chicken burger with sesame-lime cabbage slaw and chili-garlic aioli — or The Garden State, which features a chipotle black bean burger with avocado and green chiles.
The Salads and Bowls portion of the menu is equally as mouthwatering, with options like the Northern Valley Kale Salad (think: roasted squash, apples, and candied walnuts), and the Lake Shore Bowl which puts salmon center stage, with a supporting cast of charred green beans, carrots, broccoli, and other veggies topped with a garlic soy glaze.
Look out for their specialty smoothies, if a healthy and refreshing drink is what you're craving. Sip on 16-ounce options like Strawberry Mango, Chocolate Chia, and Tropical Ginger Turmeric, with healthy add-ins available, too.
The restaurant's namesake, siblings Monique and James Rugile, have more than 20 years of experience in the food world, with accolades including a James Beard nomination and organic personal chef business between them. They hope to share their "passion for food with you and welcome you" into their kitchen, according to their Facebook page. Rugile's Kitchen opens its doors to you on March 1, so head over to this sure-to-be-hot new spot with an empty stomach and health-food cravings.Rugile's Kitchen 147 Terrace St., Haworth