Supermarkets, Chains, and Small Businesses in New Brunswick

The City of New Brunswick is home to a variety of businesses large and small, from corporate giant Johnson & Johnson to a number of small retail businesses, dining establishments, and precious few places to buy clothing.

Many of these businesses are part of larger national or international companies, while some are one-of-a-kind local stores, some of which have been based in New Brunswick for decades.

Supermarkets and Grocery Stores

The following supermarkets and foodstores are located in New Brunswick:

  • Key Food (100 Kirkpatrick Street)
  • Bravo (George St.)
  • Aldi (Van Dyke Ave.)
  • Foodtown (Elizabeth St.)
  • Xtra Savings Supermarket (Suydam St.)
  • New Brunswick Farmer's Market (French St.)
  • Quisqueya Supermarket
  • Daisy's
  • Super Fresco (Somerset St., Lee Ave. & Remsen Ave.)

Two different Stop & Shop supermarkets are located in Franklin Township close to its border with New Brunswick. Another Stop & Shop is located in Highland Park.  The nearest Shop-Rite is in East Brunswick, and there is also one in Franklin.

A new supermarket called theFreshGrocer opened in 2012, but closed in 2014.  Key Food replaced it in August 2015.

Department Stores

At one time, downtown New Brunswick was home to as many as seven different department stores, including many of the major iconic chains that flourished in the early part of the 20th century.

But most closed down or re-located to suburban shopping malls.  Only Sears remains in the City, though it re-located to a larger property with more parking on US Route 1.

Discount Department store chain C.H. Martin is the only department store currently in downtown.

Local Favorites

Cameras & Frames

  • George Street Camera

Printing & Copies

  • Downtown Printing

Party Supplies

  • Bunchaballons


  • CH Martin
  • Finale
  • Simuel's Closet
  • Cliquer's
  • As Fashion

Food & Beverage

  • Jersey Subs
  • Thomas Sweet
  • George St. Co-op
  • Stuff Yer Face
  • Harvest Moon
  • Costa Chica
  • Desta Ethiopian
  • Taqueria el Poblano
  • Frog and The Peach
  • Delta's
  • Hansel n Griddle
  • Cinco De Mayo
  • Fillippo's Pizza
  • Destination Dogs
  • Tumulty's Pub
  • Clydz
  • Olive Branch

There are also a number of independently owned furniture stores, convenience stores, pharmacies, flower shops, hair salons, barber shops, auto repair shops, and car dealerships, as well as doctors' and dentists' offices, banks, law firms, accountant firms, architecture firms, and various manufacturers and other types of businesses.

National and International Chains in New Brunswick

In addition to the above, the following national chains are located in New Brunswick, mostly in the downtown area:

Food and Beverage

  • Subway (4 locations)
  • Dunkin' Donuts (4 locations)
  • Starbuck's Coffee (2 locations including Barnes & Noble, another coming soon)
  • Jimmy John's
  • Mamoun's Falafel
  • Chipotle
  • White Castle
  • McDonald's
  • Burger King
  • Taco Bell
  • Wendy's
  • Au Bon Pain
  • Brother Jimmy's BBQ
  • World of Beer
  • Cafebene


  • Walgreen's
  • RiteAid

Convenience Stores

  • Krauszer's (2 locations)
  • 7-11 (2 locations)

Gas Stations

  • Exxon (3 locations)
  • Shell
  • BP


  • Hyatt Regency

Movie Theatres

  • AMC Lowes

Banks and Credit Unions

  • Wells Fargo (2 locations)
  • Bank of America (2 locations)
  • PNCBank
  • Chase Bank
  • Affinity Federal Credit Union

Auto Repair

  • STS
  • NAPA Auto Parts

Other Businesses

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • General Nutrition Center (GNC)
  • Payless Shoes
  • SuperCuts
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Charlie is the founder and editor of New Brunswick Today, and the winner of the Awbrey Award for Community-Oriented Local Journalism. He is a proud Rutgers University journalism graduate and a community organizer, and was an independent candidate for Mayor of New Brunswick in 2018.