Whether you call it Taylor Ham or pork roll, there is no denying that the salty breakfast meat is one of the defining foods of New Jersey. And though there are many ways to have it, Taylor Ham is often best portrayed on what we consider to be the official sandwich of NJ: The Taylor Ham, egg and cheese (TEC).
Everyone likes to eat their TEC differently, but if you ask Kevin Knissel—who goes by @teamtaylornj on Instagram and TikTok—the sandwich is best represented on a Kaiser roll with a good squirt of ketchup. The social media influencer has reviewed hundreds of TECs in NJ and ranks each one on a scale of 1-10.
According to the self-proclaimed CEO of Taylor Ham himself, these are the five best Taylor Ham, egg and cheeses in New Jersey.
1. Pascarella Brothers Delicatessen – Chatham, NJ
Where: 34 Watchung Ave, Chatham, NJ 07928
@teamtaylornj New Jersey’s #1 Taylor Ham Egg n’ Cheese – Pascarella Bros. – Chatham, NJ #teamtaylor #taylorham #newjersey #breakfast #bagels #foodblogger #chathamnj #jersey ♬ original sound – CEO of Taylor Ham
2. Jovo’s Deli – Brick Township, NJ
Where: West, 1715 NJ-88, Brick Township, NJ 08724
@teamtaylornj Jovo’s Deli in Brick is easily a top 3 Taylor Ham Egg and Cheese in New Jersey #taylorham #porkroll #bricknj #njeats ♬ original sound – CEO of Taylor Ham
3. Oscar’s Deli & Restaurant – Millburn, NJ
Where: 305 Millburn Ave, Millburn, NJ 07041
@teamtaylornj 📍Oscar’s Deli – Millburn, NJ #taylorham #teamtaylor #millburnnj #shorthillsnj #taylorhamorporkroll #porkroll #nj #newjersey #northjersey #southjersey ♬ original sound – CEO of Taylor Ham
4. The Greeks – Kearny, NJ
Where: 461 Elm St, Kearny, NJ 07032
@teamtaylornj 📍The Greeks – Kearny, NJ #taylorham #teamtaylor #taylorhamorporkroll #porkroll #nj #newjersey #kearnynj #cheesepull #njfoodie #njfoodreview ♬ original sound – CEO of Taylor Ham
5. Fredon Deli & Pizza – Fredon, NJ
Where: 428 NJ-94, Newton, NJ 07860
About the Author/s
Peter Candia is the Food + Drink Editor at New Jersey Digest. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, Peter found a passion for writing midway through school and never looked back. He is a former line cook, server and bartender at top-rated restaurants in the tri-state area. In addition to food, Peter enjoys politics, music, sports and anything New Jersey.