The Hairy Vegetarian in New Brunswick - Tumulty's

Posted by Steven Russell on Thursday, April 3, 2014

When you think of vegetarians and eating at  restaurants you might not think of an Irish pub. I’ve been going to Tumulty’s in New Brunswick since I was a student at Rutgers in 1988. Of course it’s the perfect place for a pint of Guinness. I’ve been there many times since becoming vegetarian. I’m pleasantly surprised at how well I do there. Last Sunday evening, after a performance at the State Theater, several of us headed to Tumulty’s. From their website: PS:  The family says “TUM’-ul-tee” but we don’t mind how you say it, as long as you come and visit for a while.

I started out with their famous “Heart of Lettuce - A time-honored steak house tradition.” It’s a big wedge of iceberg lettuce with your choice of great dressings cascading down the sides. You cut it with a steak knife. What a great way to eat a salad.

I then had “Tumulty’s Double Veggie Burger - Two special recipe patties grilled and stacked with lettuce, tomato and onions.” As veggie burgers go it was pretty good. It had an interesting texture, which I liked, and above all, didn’t fall apart when you bit into it. I hate when you bite into a veggie burger and half of it slips out the other side.

On previous visits I have had:

Black Bean Nachos Grande - Black bean veggie chili, guacamole, black olives, sour cream, lettuce, tomato and melted jack 

Grilled Vegetable and Mushroom Quesadilla - With roasted red peppers and jack cheese

Roasted Vegetables, Mushrooms and Bowties - Lightly sautéed with tomatoes, olive oil, vegetable broth and fresh herbs

Grilled Vegetable Wrap - With zucchini, squash, carrots, spring mix and roasted red pepper mayo

And various specials.

It’s nice to have a variety of offerings. It’s also a great room, with model trains running above your head. The crowd is usually a mix of Rutgers students, townies, and old folks like me in town for an event.

Tumulty’s is at 361 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901





Bill Stella on May 29, 2014 at 11:11:45 pm said:
All these years I've been near or in New Brunswick, and I've been afraid to try their veggie burger. No one at the GSCo-op ever mentioned it. Who knew?

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