Jack's original store was this Caldwell location, which has been a Foodtown almost since Foodtown has existed. I'm a little fuzzy on dates here, but in the 1950s, this was Hy's Foodtown. Jack must have bought the store from Hy sometime after that, probably in the 1970s. Regardless, this store is definitely reminiscent of an old-fashioned small-town market.
Customer service is near the back entrance, which is on the left side of this wall (the "free turkey" wall). The exit is behind the wall, to the right.
Here we see deli and bakery in the back near the rear entrance...
This store gets fresh bread and rolls from Teixeira's Bakery in Newark, a Portuguese bakery that makes some of the best rolls you can get around here. Even big-chain stores are starting to sell their products now.
The deli is very nice for a small store, and includes things like fresh soup (which you can see here) and prepared foods, plus some cheeses.
Produce lines the second aisle, which also has the liquor selection.
Once again, the selection is excellent for a smaller store, and even includes some organics and local products when they're in season.
Past meat, this wall goes out a little farther, making for some weird corners.
Jack's Super Foodtown370 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell, NJ
Open Daily 7AM-10PM
My Rating: ★★★★★ (for what it is, it doesn't get much better than Jack's!)