With the holiday season underway in the Essex County area, you are probably in search of the perfect party platter. If you are looking for charcuterie, antipasto, a mezze platter, or just a general grazing board, look no further. We have rounded up a variety of businesses, both online and with storefronts, that specialize in a range of different grazing (aka graze) boards. Aside from being an impressive addition to holiday tables, these boards are great for birthdays, weddings, baby showers, corporate events, and so much more. Many of these businesses also serve gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, Kosher, vegan, or vegetarian clientele. Read on to find out where to order grazing boards in North Jersey.
Boarded | Online
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Boarded is New Jersey’s first grazing board company and is based out of Bergen County. Its “The Works Board” is made up of fresh and organic meats, cheeses, and more, with options such as radishes, olives, figs, peppers, salami, and honey. Shoppers can also choose from fruit, dessert, and vegetable platters as well as vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free options. Boarded offers local deliveries in Bergen County and charges an additional fee for any deliveries 30 minutes or more from their location.
Boards by Daniella | Online
Boards by Daniella has a variety of boards and platters filled with fresh fruits and vegetables, creamy cheeses, and sweet candy. The Brunch Board comes in two options, adult or kid-approved, and features waffles, pancakes, palmiers, doughnuts, candy, fruit, cereal, spreads, and more. If you are looking for a customizable grazing table for a wedding or event, Daniella has it.
Brownstone Pancake Factory | 717 East Palisade Avenue Englewood Cliffs, 860 River Road Edgewater, + Others
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Brownstone Pancake Factory is known for serving up elaborate breakfast dishes with chocolate-covered pancakes and fruit-topped French toast. It has a Brownstone Brunch Box, the perfect platter for sleepovers, brunch, Mother’s Day, and beyond. These boxes include pancakes, Belgian waffles, French toast squares, Nutella, sprinkles, Poptarts, and a variety of candy. With multiple locations, the team has store pickup and shipping.
Butler + The Board | 103 Forest Street, Montclair
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Butler + the Board is a great option for meat and cheese lovers, particularly with their Celebration Board, which comes in five sizes. Alongside meat and cheese, there are pickled and seasonal vegetables, fruit, preserves, and crostini. If you have a particular platter you’d like to bring to the party, the Butler + the Board will prepare your order on it. All orders must be picked up in the store.
Halcyon | 114 Walnut Street, Montclair
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Halcyon is a modern upscale restaurant in downtown Montclair with seafood and a full bar. The team serves up a range of graze boards including a smoked salmon platter. This platter comes with shrimp, eggs, tomato, cucumbers, pickled onions, capers, and more. Another popular option is the cheese and charcuterie which comes with grapes, figs, olives, and various meats and cheeses such as salami, prosciutto, brie, manchego, and cheddar.
More Cheese Please | Online
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More Cheese Please offers a multitude of options when it comes to grazing. The charcuterie boats and cones are great for party favors and snacking. It has a gorgeous crudités board featuring an assortment of green produce. For Thanksgiving, it has a holiday board starting at $85 for six people. If you are looking for birthday and gender reveal boards, More Cheese Please has you covered. The company also has graze tables for weddings.
Olive You Italian | Online
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Olive You Italian out of Clifton offers charcuterie boards as well as sweets and treats. These flavorful boards come with meat, cheese, vegetables, fruits, crackers and so much more. Many of these boards are styled similarly to antipasto. You can call or email them for a quote.
PlatedbyD | 53 South Main Street, Lodi
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PlatedbyD offers a variety of customizable plates and platters for holidays, parties, and events. For those interested in charcuterie, you can choose from 20 cheeses and 15 meats as well as a variety of add-ons such as bruschetta, chocolate, and honeycomb. There are also fruit, vegetable, and pastry platters, breakfast boards, and bonfire boards. The options don’t end there — PlatedbyD also has mini charcuterie boards and charcuterie cups which are perfect as appetizers and party favors. PlatedbyD has pick up from their Lodi location or delivery for $15.
Platters by Adina | Online
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Platters by Adina offers Kosher boards featuring cheese, crackers, and more. It also has gluten-free options. However, because they keep Kosher, none of the offerings feature meat and cheese together. Pick up is available in Bergenfield and the team provides free delivery to Bergen County. Delivery to New York and other parts of New Jersey is available for a fee.
Van Hook Cheese + Grocery | 111 Grove Street, Montclair + 528 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City
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Van Hook is a family-operated cut-to-order artisan cheese store. Here, you will find three-sized platters: tiny, petit, and grand. Each platter comes with crackers, dried fruit, nuts, and a variety of pickled items, along with a choice of meat and/or cheese all arranged on a handmade wooden board. With options including manchego, apricots, olives, grapes, and brie, a board from Van Hook’s is sure to be a favorite among your party guests.