Jersey Italian Gravy – You Gotta Try Some!

by Alice Magdziak • March 6, 2013 • Food, Various and SundryComments (0)3788

You never know when you’re going to run into some good Jersey folks.  We happened to do just that this past weekend at the International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York.  The big, red New Jersey on the label caught our eyes as we walked through the aisles taking a break from meeting with clients from our day job.


We chatted with creators Carlos Vega and his wife Connie of Jersey Italian Gravy while we tasted a sample and ended up getting to take a jar home with us.  We’re here to tell you, you’ve got to try it!  It’s made with just five ingredients: tomatoes, onions, olive oil, salt and cane sugar. That means it tastes just like “an August Jersey tomato,” according to co-founder Connie.  There’s no spices or preservatives to take away from the fresh, natural ingredients.  We’re sold.  No spices or additives also means that you can use this as a base to create any sauce you want.  Go ahead and add herbs, meats, veggies, whatever you feel like.

The gravy started out as a recipe from a restaurant in Guttenburg and it was so popular that the owners decided to bottle it. We’re glad they did. We always love to come across local, small businesses that have a great product. We even love the label so much we are going to keep the jar for a makeshift vase!




They’re also having a contest on their website where you can have their chefs come to your house to cook you a meal!  Register by clicking on the Contest Entry link on the right of their home page.

Check out their Facebook page, too.

Their website also lists the following stores as places where you can find this great sauce tonight.  We’ve copied them here.

Steve’s Market

12 West Main Street

Ramsey, NJ 07446

(201) 327-9466



495 North Franklin Turnpike

Ramsey, NJ 07446

(201) 236-3674


Joe Leoni’s

510 Rte 35

Pt Pleasant Bch, NJ 08742

(201) 670-0383


Dearborn Market

2170 Route 35

Holmdel Twp, NJ 07733

(732) 264-0256


Best Market of Holmdel

2130 State Route 35

Holmdel Twp, NJ 07733

(732) 275-0909


Whole Foods Market (Ridgewood, NJ)

44 Godwin Ave.

Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450

(201) 670-0383


Whole Foods Market (Paramus, NJ)

300 Bergen Town Center

Paramus, NJ 07652

(201) 226-1244


Whole Foods Market (Edgewater, NJ)

905 River Road

Edgewater, NJ 07020

(201) 941-4000


Whole Foods Market (Millburn-Union, NJ)

2245 Springfield Ave.

Vauxhall, NJ 07088

(908) 688-1455


Whole Foods Market (Madison, NJ)

222 Main Street

Madison, NJ 07940

(973) 822-8444


Whole Foods Market (Middletown, NJ)

471 New Jersey 35

Red Bank, NJ 07701

(732) 758-1688


Whole Foods Market (Tribeca, NYC)

270 Greenwich Street

New York, NY 10007

(212) 349-6555


Whole Foods Market (Upper West Side, NYC)

808 Columbus Ave.

New York, NY 10025

(212) 222-6160



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