It ought to come to no shock to New Jerseyans that probably the greatest burger spots in America is right here.
In a rating this week, Thrillist highlighted White Manna in Hackensack as one of many 31 greatest burger joints in all the nation.
“This old-timey burger joint on the banks on the Hackensack River has been a legendary greasy spoon since 1946, specializing in what can greatest be described as ooey-gooey, absurdly juicy, retro burger heaven,” the web site says.
Nonetheless, there was a dig about the miniature store not being the roomiest place to dine.
“This would possibly not be essentially the most comfy eating expertise of your life,” the web site says. “You will really feel such as you stepped again in time, and introduced a crowd of 20 strangers with you alongside the way in which. However, you should have probably the greatest burgers of your lifetime. And is not that price any short-term struggling?”
(Thrillist additionally makes certain to specify for readers that it’s not identical as White Mana in Jersey Metropolis.)
Our very personal Pete Genovese agrees with Thrillist. He has had excessive reward for White Manna for years, naming it the very best burger in Bergen County final spring.
“Within the burger world, you do not have to be large, fancy and fussy to be nice,” Genovese wrote. “The burgers on the White Manna are tiny, however the scent of the grease and onions on the telephone-book-sized grill, and the diner’s retro cuteness, make the Manna my number-one Bergen burger joint.”
No different New Jersey locations made the record, however close by Petey’s Burger in Queens and Sketch Burger in Philadelphia bought mentions.
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