Swedesboro is a Dining Destination!

Swedesboro was recently featured at #5 on a list of New Jersey towns worth traveling to for a delicious meal. With so many tasty options, we tend to agree!  Click the link below to see the full list.

Best Little Food Towns In New Jersey You Need To Explore Before They Get Too Popular

Swedesboro’s section of the list reads — “This historic little town offers a little bit of everything. Restaurante Colosio is a marvelous Mexican eatery, Botto’s Italian Line serves up Italian cuisine and Great Wall’s got mouthwatering Chinese food. Swedesboro is also home to The Red Hen, voted best burger, short rib sandwich, steak house, bar, cocktail AND most romantic by SJ Magazine. Tavro Thirteen is another award-winning steakhouse and you’ll definitely want to stop at the Sweetsboro Pastry Shoppe.”

Colosio Mexican Restaurant

But let’s not stop there!  Swedesboro has even more great food options not mentioned on the list that are worth exploring!

Botto’s Italian Market takes the guesswork out of dinner time with a huge selection of prepared foods including their new homemade pastas. Coffee and Cream not only offers delicious coffee, but they have delectable home-made food for breakfast and lunch. Latteria is arguably the best ice cream around. Mama Francesca, Pat’s Pizza, Pizza Villa and Ray’s Pizza are all popular spots for pizzas and sandwiches. Old Town Bagel is a great spot for a real-deal bagel. Spicy Affair offers a full menu of Indian cuisine that will tickle your tastebuds. Last but not least, Swedesboro Diner has you covered 24 hours a day when you want to sit down for some comfort food.

Grand Opening – Spicy Affair Indian Kitchen

Please join us in welcoming Spicy Affair Indian Kitchen to Swedesboro at their Grand Opening on Saturday April 29th at 1pm.

Swedesboro is Thrilled to Welcome It’s Newest Restaurant – Spicy Affair

Spicy Affair is a brand new restaurant that just opened in the Swedesboro/Woolwich area. Spicy Affair serves authentic Indian food and was launched by the husband and wife team of Nik and Cindy Minhas. Cindy is a home maker with a background in the retail industry having managed a number of name brand retail stores in the past. Nik has a diverse background in business, most recently as a banker with Capital One Bank and currently owns a couple of other small businesses. Cindy and Nik are long time area resident and have resided in Swedesboro-Woolwich since 2005.

Describing the vision behind Spicy Affair Cindy said, “We have lived through the explosive growth in new homes and residents in the area. But this growth has not resulted in interesting and new dining options in the area. Nik and I are hoping to change this by launching Spicy Affair. It is our vision to introduce our community to the authentic flavors of Indian food. We think that Spicy Affair will be a great addition to dining options in the area and bring much needed diversity in food options to area residents.”

The menu includes a large selection of vegetarian dishes, meat and seafood entrees as well as specialty drinks and desserts. For those with picky eaters, a children’s menu is available.

The feedback online is overwhelmingly positive and each post recommends a different dish. Luckily for the customer, Spicy Affair offers a lunch time brunch so that you can sample many different dishes. During the week, you can sample the daily lunch buffet Mon – Fri. A ‘Sunday Brunch’ buffet from is offered from 12PM to 3PM. The dishes on the Sunday brunch will be rotating with emphasis on fresh and light fare.

So far, every review has been rated at a 5 Star.

Tiffany M. said “ I’ve eaten at Spicy Affair twice and all I think about is how I cannot wait to go back. I am really going to look forward to the lunch buffet so that I can try some different things that I may be hesitant to order off the menu. We also loved the chai tea and the mango smoothie drink and the rice pudding is out of this world. The owners are wonderful. Cindy makes her way to every table to greet her customers so that we can provide feedback and make this wonderful restaurant a huge success!”

Joe V. said “ Superb! Just what we needed in the area. I meet up with friends about once a month for Indian and have to drive an hour to find a good spot. Not anymore! Just picked up my first meal and we are impressed! Will be a regular!”

Casey K. stated “Fantastic food!!!! Outstanding service and a great atmosphere! We will definitely be regulars at Spicy Affair!! So nice to have a new option in our little town!! Loved it!!! “

New Coffee Shop “Coffee and Cream” opens in town

by Patrick Wilbraham

When Sonya Smutz found herself driving around the area realizing there was really nowhere that she could go to get a good cup of coffee and a croissant, she decided she should do something about it. Smutz has spent a lot of time in France and has grown fond of quaint French cafés that offer delicious coffee and baked goods.

Enter Coffee and Cream, Swedesboro’s new coffee shop located downtown at 1334 Kings Highway.

*Let’s pause while the public, that’s been clamoring for a coffee shop ever since the closing of Mugs, lets out a jubilant cheer.*

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Hip Hop Shop celebrates Grand Opening

SWEDESBORO, NJ:  The Hip Hop Shop is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of its new facilities in Swedesboro, New Jersey.

The Hip Hop Shop, located at 1940 Kings Highway, offers a fun approach to fitness with a slate of adult classes including House Party Fitness, Zumba, and Dance & Sculpt.  They also have Kids Hip Hop classes and it is a great location for birthday parties and other events.  Information about the available services can be found on their website www.thehiphopshop.us

On January 20, 2016, a combined effort was made to welcome the newest business to town.  Helping to celebrate and host the Grand Opening were the Economic Development  Committee of Swedesboro (the EDC), New Visions Networking, and the Greater Swedesboro Business Association.  Approximately 25 people attended this event.  This was the first time that they EDC hosted a Grand Opening.  Councilwoman and ECD member Diane Hale opened the celebration welcoming Jenn Romano and The Hip Hop Shop to town.  Mrs. Hale went on to say how the town has been growing and expanding exponentially.  She reminded people to “support your local businesses.  These are the shops that hire your children and support your local needs”.  About the Hip Hop Shop itself, Mrs. Hale said, “this is an awesome space and I love the way you decorated it!”.

Swedesboro Councilwoman Alice O’Blennis was also on hand to help with the ribbon cutting. 

Jenn Romano, owner of the Hip Hop Shop said she has quickly grown and is so excited for what the future holds for her and her business. 

Mayor Tom Fromm, who was not able to make the celebration stated, “We’ve had a number of new businesses opening in town and existing businesses are expanding and improving their properties.  Swedesboro has become a town that people are willing to invest in and we hear from prospective new businesses all the time.  Our slogan to any potential new member of our business community it “This is the town, and now is the time” because we feel that as the economy picks up we are positioned to fully capitalize on what we have here in Swedesboro.”

Due to the success of today’s event, Swedesboro and the EDC would like to help any other new business or existing business celebrate an anniversary in the future.  “We look forward to helping businesses in town succeed and will lend a helping hand to help promote economic development in Swedesboro when necessary”, said Ceri Galati, EDC member and co-founder of New Visions Networking.