Princeton is overflowing with restaurants, cafés, and places to grab dessert, and alternatives to old favorites are always popping up on and around Nassau Street. Though they range from Asian, to Italian, to Mexican food, these establishments all offer a pleasing atmosphere and good eats — from quick snacks, to drinks, to full meals. PAW has your guide to some of the new food in town.  

Jules Thin Crust stands out from other pizza places — starting with the shape of the pizza. Its pies are long and thin instead of round, and the variety  is constantly changing, ranging from a traditional margherita pizza to a pie with bacon, carbonara sauce, potatoes, and mozzarella. The pies themselves are works of art. You can order pizza by the slice or by the pie, and the per-slice prices are budget-friendly, at least for Princeton, at about $3 per slice. (18 Witherspoon St.)  

Café Vienna prides itself on its European cuisine. You can go for breakfast for a European-style omelet or on the weekend for a brunch buffet, and if you go on a weekday for lunch, you will find a large selection of soups, sandwiches, and paninis on the menu. The café also serves cakes and pastries including Black Forest cake, apple strudel, lemon bars, and Linzer cookies along with all kinds of coffee, espresso, hot chocolate, and tea. (200 Nassau St.)  

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Kung Fu Tea and Noodle House features dishes like ramen, rice bowls, and Vietnamese pho (soup with rice noodles and thinly-sliced filet — one of their most popular dishes). The atmosphere is cozy, which is unsurprising, as Kung Fu Tea is a small restaurant, but the décor is very modern. The rice bowls and pho come in huge portions and easily feed two. One of many bubble tea places in Princeton, Kung Fu Tea stands out for its variety, which ranges from typical milk tea to bubble tea slush. (80 Nassau St.)  

As one might expect from the name, Jammin’ Crepes does put jam in most of its crepes. And along with its fun ingredient combinations (like lemon and lavender) comes a fun atmosphere — when you walk in, you’re confronted with a wall of jam and preserves to the left, and directly ahead is a series of hanging chalkboards inscribed with the menu. After ordering, the crepes are served wrapped in checkerboard paper and your silverware is in the Mason jar on your table. (20 Nassau St.)

Dolceria is a charming spot to grab that Italian dessert you’ve been craving. White Christmas lights border the front windows of its Nassau Street location, and the inside of the small store is paneled in rustic wood. True to its Italian roots, Dolceria features homemade gelato in flavors like stracciatella (sweet cream with chocolate pieces), hazelnut, and salty caramel; cannolis; sugarcoated beignets that can be filled with jam or gelato; and a variety of sweet and savory crepe options. (301 N. Harrison St.; 180 Nassau St.)

The Dinky Bar & Kitchen gets its name from the nearly 100-year-old New Jersey train-station building the two-car Dinky train once called home. The restaurant, serving small plates, has the feel of a bar: Tables are high and chairs are barstools. The menu features cocktails such as “Muddle on the Orient Express,” and it is becoming a favorite place among locals to stop to grab a bite before performances across the road at McCarter Theatre. (94 University Pl.)

Other new restaurants include:

  • Nomad Pizza (301 N. Harrison St.)
  • Arlee’s Raw Blends (246 Nassau St.)
  • Porta Via (354 Nassau St.)
  • Hobin Chicken (180 Nassau St.)
  • Tiger Pizza (110 Nassau St.)