An organic burger spot, a new artisan bakery, and an intense functional gym are making their big debuts in the Garden State

by Jessica Jones Gorman

FAST CASUAL, ELEVATED
On a mission to reinvent fast food, Hearthly Burgers serves up creative handhelds that are far from your everyday on the go options. All meat is organic, non GMO, and free of hormones and antibiotics, and the Shrewsbury hotspot works with local farmers and like minded food purveyors to take the fast casual dining experience to new levels. Menu standouts include the truffle burger, made with black truffle powder and white truffle aioli, and the maple shroom burger dripping with homemade maple syrup aioli. Chicken options include a kimchi fried chicken burger and raging chicken bites tossed in house made RAGE sauce and chives. There are also vegetarian and vegan varieties, plus shakes and kombucha on tap. Even the grilled cheese is a step above, made with a brioche bun, American cheese, and grass fed butter. Everything from the patties and buns to the sauces are made in house daily. hearthlyburger.com

 

 

 

 

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FUNCTIONAL TRAINING
Designed specifically to provide functional full body workouts that focus on improving energy, metabolism, strength, and endurance, F45 Training Gym is all about promoting a team mentality, encouraging members to grow into the gym through the help of the community. Upon the gym’s recent grand opening in Hoboken, its 45 minute functional HIIT training sessions are already creating quite a buzz. Touted by actor Mark Wahlberg as his “go to” workout, the intense sessions are said to burn 750 calories within 45 minutes. Located on 720 Monroe Street, the gym will be joined by a sister site soon at 84 Washington Street. f45training.com

FRESH BAKED
Offering more than 300 different kinds of baked goods, including bread, pastries, cakes, and desserts, TOUS les JOURS, a bakery and café franchise with more than 50 stores in the U.S. and 1,600 worldwide, recently opened their latest outpost in Cherry Hill. The artisan bakery, which already has locations in Fort Lee, Paramus, and Closter, prides itself on freshness and quality, serving unique offerings like green tea cloud cake and red bean bread. Founded in South Korea in 1997, the French/Asian bakery also serves sandwiches, salads, and other light meals. tljus.com