For those of you who don’t know, a boardwalk is an elevated footpath, walkway, or causeway built with wooden planks that enables pedestrians to cross wet, fragile, or marshy land. But in this case, we are talking about the boardwalk at any of the Jersey shore points.
Now that Summer is in full swing, many people are heading down the shore and spending their time on the beach and the boardwalk. And when it is hot and you smell the aromas of food coming towards you, you’re going to want to stop.
Of course, there’s curly fries, cotton candy, funnel cake, burgers, and whatever else you could possibly think of, but these top 5 foods are boardwalk staples.
Polish Water Ice
Do you want one flavor or two or three? TLC’s Polish Water Ice is a must have on hot summer days down the shore. You can find locations in Ocean City, Wildwood, and Seaside Heights. Unlike Italian Ice, Polish Water Ice is a creamy soft-serve that is 100% fat free, 100% cholesterol free, 100% dairy free and 100% delicious. You can choose from over 2- flavors and five different types of treats.
Who doesn’t love a good caramel corn? Johnson’s Popcorn has been around since 1940 and is everyone’s favorite treat when going to the shore. If you are traveling to Ocean City, NJ, this Summer be sure to get some popcorn. If you ask for it with a bag and no lid, you’ll be able to get more as it spills out the top. Also, another tip: save your container from the previous year or visit and you can get money off if you bring it back.
Are you team Manco And Manco, Sam’s, or someplace else? No matter which shore point you hit, you are bound to find delicious pizza. Although pizza is not unique to the boardwalk, it is a boardwalk staple. You can smell it just walking down the boards, on the rides, the beach, wherever. However, you may have to wait longer for it because the lines tend to get long, especially around dinner time.
Salt Water Taffy
If you are more of a sweets person who likes sticky candy, go for Salt Water Taffy. It was originally made in Atlantic City in the beginning of the 19th century and is now produced all over the Jersey shore and places around the country. They come in a variety of flavors and can be served singly or in a pack.
If you love chocolate and sinking your teeth into a sweet treat, definitely try some fudge shops. Most of the time, these shops also sell salt water taffy and occasionally Johnson’s popcorn. Fudge is served on all of the Jersey boardwalks and sometimes they even give out free samples if you’re lucky. If you are heading to Wildwood, try Douglass Fudge or Mallin’s Fudge. Ocean City has Shriver’s, Steel’s and many more.
Which boardwalk treat is your favorite? Let us know at @TopFiveMust.