Of course you want a great dinner whether you're dining out or picking up curbside, but a delicious meal from Soul Kitchen accomplishes even more than that!

Dorothea Bongiovi, Founder & Program Director of the JBJ Soul Kitchen (yes, her husband is Jon Bon Jovi) says

The emergence of COVID-19 has bolstered our commitment to helping individuals and families in need. Since we transitioned back to our Pay It Forward model last month, about 83% of our meals are being served to those struggling with food insecurity. We want to spread the word that those in need can still count on us for a delicious meal served with dignity. At the same time, those who wish to support our mission can stop by to enjoy a meal outside or order a meal online for curbside pickup. Together, we can do what we can to help our community during this challenging time.


JBJ Soul Kitchen, with locations in Red Bank and Toms River, is a non-profit community restaurant. You can dine in or order a meal to go for curbside pickup at both locations.

Enjoy healthy, three-course meals while Paying It Forward!

Because when you pay for a meal from Soul Kitchen, that money goes toward feeding those individuals and families who are experiencing food insecurity. Now more than ever, with people losing jobs due to Covid or extra unemployment benefits running out, our neighbors need help.

Both restaurants are currently open for outdoor seating AND are offering a complimentary kid's entrée with the purchase of one regular entrée!

JBJ Soul Kitchen Red Bank is open Wednesday – Saturday from 5 pm – 7 pm with pre-order pickup available between 6 pm – 7 pm. JBJ Soul Kitchen Toms River is open Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday from 5 pm – 7 pm with pre-order pickup available between 6 pm – 7 pm and on Wednesday and Thursday from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm with pre-order pickup between 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm.

Menus feature seasonal items using locally-sourced and organic ingredients when possible from JBJ Soul Kitchen gardens. Vegetarian options, gluten-free, dairy-free substitutes are always available. The chefs are top-notch and amazing and the food is healthy and delicious!

CLICK HERE to watch Jon and Dorothea show you how to order online and WATCH the "how to order" video!

JBJ Soul Kitchen is a Pay It Forward community restaurant where dignity and respect are always on the menu. Here's how it works:

Paying guests donate $20 for a three-course meal, including soup or salad, an entrée, and a dessert. While you're ordering, you also have the ability to donate extra meals for those in need. So you can donate much more than $20 if you'd like!

Guests unable to pay are invited to enjoy a meal and learn how volunteering at the restaurant can support their individual and family needs from tasty meals in a warm and friendly atmosphere to other services and resources your family may be in need of through Soul Kitchen's partner network.

For 13 weeks during the quarantine mandated by the New Jersey government, JBJ Soul Kitchen upheld its mission to help those struggling with food insecurity by providing grab-and-go meals to those in need. The restaurants served a combined total of 7,800 meals to individuals, families, community partners, and front-line workers. General Manager Lou Morreale says, “Thank you to our dedicated staff, patrons, donors, and community partners for helping sustain this effort during this challenging time.”

Since reopening, JBJ Soul Kitchen remains committed to the health and safety of its staff, volunteers, patrons, and community. So there is a set of House Rules to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, following the State of New Jersey Department of Health, CDC, and local regulations.

If you can't make it to the restaurant but would like to make a Pay It Forward contribution to the JBJ Soul Kitchen, CLICK HERE!

For further info, contact info@jbjsoulkitchen.org.

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