709 Main St, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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By the time the first pizzerias were opening in Asbury Park, a certain type of hybrid American-Italian pizza had infiltrated the food scene of the US's north-east coastline. New York-style pizza, an Americanized version of a thin crust Neapolitan pizza, was the new in thing. Like many cities in close proximity to the Big Apple, Asbury Park is known for New York-style pizza, as that was what the customers of the city's new pizzerias demanded. While the main pizza you'll find in Asbury Park is the thin-based, mega-sized New York-style, there are a few other types to try if you're bored with the blandness of the big slice. Check out original thick crust, thick and spongy Sicilian-style, or a thin and crispier Neapolitan-style and you'll suddenly realize, there's a lot more to baking pizzas than you thought there was.
Getting the best delivery pizza in Asbury Park should be a simple operation and it is. All you have to do is pick up the phone and call Olive Tree Pizza INC. This pizzeria on Springwood Avenue really knows how to deliver and not just by getting the pie to your door, but on every aspect leading up to it arriving. Olive Tree Pizza Inc is a delivery and pick-up-only pizza joint housed in somewhat ramshackle bungalow-style premises. While their premises are basic their pizzas aren't and with no dine-in guests to upset the flow of orders, these guys really get the job of pizza baking done. If you want to be impressed by your delivery order, ask for a Mr Pizza special pizza and you'll get a nice surprise when you open the box.
If you've wandered away from the beachfront and found yourself on Main Street, you're in exactly the right place to pick up the best take-out pizza in Asbury Park. Keep walking until you see the sign for TJ's Pizza and stop right there as you'll have arrived at the right pizzeria. TJ's Pizza occupies a characterful premises which is decked out internally with black and white tiles. There are a few pieces of artwork on the walls but the monochrome look dominates and is continued with the furnishings. There's nothing monochrome about TJ's pizzas though as they're a blaze of colorful fresh ingredients. The most popular pies at TJ's are New York-style, Grandma-style, and Sicilian-style which all come loaded with whatever ingredients tickle your fancy. All you have to do at TJ's is ask and you will receive.
When you want to get away from the coast and the mayhem that is any seaside resort, take a drive ten miles west to Farmingdale. Farmingdale is bordered by both the Bear Swamp Natural Area and the Allaire State Park. Bear Swamp is one of the best spots in New Jersey for going bird spotting, but it's also used for other diverse activities like boating and off-roading. In Allaire State Park you can hike trails through wooded areas, explore the historic Allaire Village where there are artisan workshops and a flea market, or take a ride on the Pine Creek narrow gauge railway. Before you go back to Asbury Park, drop in at Woody's Roadside Tavern on Academy Street and treat yourself to a pizza.
When you're going out for the day it's hard to keep everyone happy especially when they all have different interests. Head for Freehold, a town twenty miles inland from Asbury Park, and you might just manage to please everyone for once. For the historians in the family, there's the Monmouth Battlefield State Park to explore and for the tech-loving kids, there's iPlay America, an indoor digital theme park. There's also a raceway in Freehold where you can go to watch exciting harness racing or shop in the raceway mall. Get back together and chat about your experiences over a pizza at Federici's Family Restaurant on East Main Street.
If the beaches and boardwalk of Asbury Park are too crowded or you just want a change of scene, get in your car and drive south to Belmar. It'll take you less than fifteen minutes to get there and park up, then you can head straight onto the sands to go swimming, surfing, or paddleboarding. If you have fishing tackle, take it with you and you can spend some time fishing from the pier. Take a walk along the boardwalk to watch the sunset, then drop in at Reyes Pizza on Main Street for a pizza dinner. It'll be the perfect end to the perfect day.
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