Buy Local NJ

BuyLocalNJ is what happens when brothers Andy and Chris, native New Jerseyans and owners of financial advisory firm Runnymede Capital Management, wondered, “What if we create a website that promotes buying local by interviewing business owners for our community?”

Join us in finding, supporting, and celebrating local businesses that are helping to build our communities by sustaining vibrant town centers, connecting neighbors, and contributing to local causes. Thank you for buying local!


Harvest Bistro | Fresh to Table Food in Madison

This week we speak with Tushar Patel, owner of Harvest Bistro in Madison. Tushar has been running the business for over 20 years and has transformed his business from the neighborhood deli to a sleek bistro. Harvest Bistro specializes in fresh to table food. Hear about his most popular dishes like chicken tenders that have been a staple of his restaurant for many years. Harvest Bistro has earned a stellar 4.5 star rating on Yelp. Find out what the hype is all about!

Daddy Mattys BBQ | Home-Cooked Barbecue and Community Kindness (Madison)

We visit Daddy Matty's BBQ owner and pitmaster Matt James to try his delicious home-cooked barbecue. We also learn why he feeds those in need in the community.

The Pasta Shop | Handmade Italian Classics in Denville

This week, we travel to Denville to talk to chef Tommy Pollio about all things pasta. Born and raised in Denville, Tommy wanted to bring handmade pastas to his hometown. All of his pastas are handmade in house (which you can watch from the front window) and priced at a tremendous value. We were treated to some of his hits with mozzarella sticks, linguine with clams, rigatoni alla vodka and finally the best cannoli that we have ever had. The food blew us away and Tommy believes in supporting other local businesses and the community. If you haven't been to the Pasta Shop, you are in for a treat!

This episode was in collaboration with Downtown Denville.

Sprout | Healthy Eats in the Heart of Maplewood

We visit Todd Marvel of Sprout in Maplewood to learn about the healthy food options he and his wife are bringing to their neighborhood.

i2i Fusion | The Only Indian-Italian Fusion Restaurant in the World

We talk with the mad scientist/chef Mickey Chopra that has created i2i, the first Indian-Italian fusion restaurant in the world. After buying Vinnie's Pizzeria and seeing the many others in the area, Mickey saw the need to create something new and interesting. With the help of his family, he drew from his Indian roots and combined it with the Italian favorites in the kitchen. Some of his creations include the award winning Naanchos and Barstool's Dave Portnoy reviewed chicken mahkani penne alla vodka (a 9.6 rating!). Definitely make the trip out to Boonton to try out this truly unique fusion restaurant and say hello to chef Mickey!

Livestream with Alan Coman, Tapfood

Check out our latest live segment with Alan Coman, founder and creator of the Tapfood app. Hear how their food delivery app is helping consumers and restaurants save tons of money. The competitors like DoorDash and Grubhub charge huge service fees and commissions on both sides of the transaction. Customers can save 20% or more on deliver orders. Tapfood charges restaurants 7% for takeout and 14% for delivery orders - a big savings vs the competition. 

Goodman's Deli | Jewish Deli Serving NJ Since 1943

We talk all things Jewish deli with Don Parkin, owner of Goodman's Deli in Berkeley Heights, NJ. Goodman's has been serving pastrami, corned beef and brisket since 1943. Don has owned the deli for over 10 years and it has been in Berkeley Heights for 20 years. Don brought more authentic dishes to the menu and also his passion for Chicago style hot dogs. While the dining room is currently closed because of the pandemic, Goodman's is still serving customers via pickup and delivery.

Pastrami House | Jewish Style Deli with a Modern, Bakery Twist

We sit down with Jon Gjoni, the dynamic young owner of Pastrami House in Berkeley Heights, NJ. Jon talks about the incredibly delicious pastrami and their freshly baked breads. They offer many creative side dishes and homemade soups. Despite being a new business, they are already giving back to the local community whenever they can.

Livestream with Jon Gjoni of Pastrami House in Berkeley Heights

Because of COVID-19, we are checking in with businesses to see how they are adapting to the challenging environment. Today we checked in with Jon Gjoni, the owner of Pastrami House in Berkeley Heights. With the dining room closed, they are offering curb side pickup as well as delivery through multiple platforms. They are also giving free junior sandwiches during lunch hours to the hero first responders.

Silk Road Restaurant | Authentic Afghan Cuisine

We visit long-time Warren resident and owner of Silk Road, Abdul Hashim Sidiqee. From the moment we walked in, we were captivated by the lamb chops, chicken kabobs, salmon kabobs, sabzy (spinach) and banjan (eggplant.) 

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