Princeton restaurants

Top Choice Mediterranean in Princeton

Mediterra Restaurant & Taverna

Centrally located in Palmer Sq, Mediterra is the sort of upscale, contemporary place designed for a college town. Visiting parents, flush students and locals all crave the dishes here, which highlight locally source…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Princeton


Princeton's most creative restaurant offers plates made to share, with flavors ranging from the Caribbean to Scandinavia. Sit at the chef's counter for a bird's-eye view of the controlled chaos in the open-plan kitc…
Bakery in Princeton

Little Chef Pastry Shop

From Port-au-Prince to Princeton is quite a leap, but Edwidge Fils-Aime, the Haitian-born, New York–trained pastry chef, has been spinning out a delightful assortment of decadent croissants, napoleons and eclairs fo…
Ice Cream in Princeton

Bent Spoon

Line up and choose your favorite two-flavor combo – ours is sea-salt caramel and peanut butter – to take out on the square and drip down your arm while window-shopping or watching the chess players. If you can't get…
Desserts in Princeton

House of Cupcakes

See where the winners of Food Network's Cupcake Wars got their start. More varieties than you could probably eat in a semester (over 30 at last count), the display case is a cornucopia of colors and aromas that make…
Breakfast in Princeton

PJ's Pancake House

Sure, there's all kinds of mac ’n’ cheese specialties and some gut-busting lunch specials, but you came for the pancakes, right? Try a half- or full-stack of one of twenty varieties, including chocolate chip, pecan …
Chicken in Princeton

Chuck's Spring Street Cafe

Locals rave and students crave the twice-cooked splendor of Chuck's crispy, tangy buffalo wings. Yes, there are tasty sandwiches and fried fish choices, too, but the wing is the thing at Chuck's, and you can order u…
Middle Eastern in Princeton

Mamoun's Falafel

The classic Greenwich Village falafel shop has expanded into Jersey – there's also a location in Hoboken – and they've refined Middle Eastern snacking to a science, by the sandwich or plate.
Bakery in Princeton


Reasonably priced Greek-inspired food, mainly for takeout.