Mini Hamburgers at White Manna/ White Mana, Jersey City & Hackensack, NJ
These are truly the All-American burgers of the East Coast. Served out of small red-and-white diners, as old as the word itself, White Manna (Hackensack, NJ) and White Mana (Jersey City, NJ) are no thrills and all flavor. They have a shared beginning, first owned by the same entrepreneurial pioneer of the diner as concept, but are now separate entities. After you order a plate of their sliders at either, you'll forget the name White Castle ever existed. The flavor and quality is simple and effortless, and there's definitely room for two of these establishments in the North Jersey area.