After a long year, the kids are finally out of school for the summer, which means you get some R&R for a few weeks! You want to make the most of your summer break, but you don’t want to spend a fortune… Well, you don’t have to travel very far to find authentic cuisine from restaurants that are offering special deals for teachers. Here are a few establishments that appreciate your work as an educator and are offering exclusive food and drink deals.

The Iron Room- Atlantic City

Located right down the shore in Atlantic City, the Iron Room is offering an exclusive discount for teachers. Their internationally inspired menu appeals to even the most sophisticated pallet. Visit the Iron Room for a delicious meal on a summer overnight to AC or while attending the NJEA in November, or any time of year. Simply present your teacher ID to receive a discount of 10% off your entire order. The discount cannot be combined with any other savings offers and is a Teachers’ Lounge exclusive!

Made Chocolate – Atlantic City

Do you love chocolate? MADE Chocolate loves teachers and wants to reward you! Owned by a husband and wife team, Mark and Deb Pellegrino, they have crafted small, delicious batches of chocolate that guests will thoroughly enjoy with a fresh glass of local wine or craft beer. This is not just a chocolate shop; this is a destination that offers a truly unique experience. You can enjoy desserts, wines, cocktails, and local brews that pair with MADE chocolate. When you’re in Atlantic City this summer be sure to stop in and enjoy one of their delectable desserts. Simply present your teacher ID to receive a discount of 10% when you order.

Ground Connection Coffee Shop – Jersey City, Hackensack and Livingston

Ground Connection appreciates the work you do as an educator. Serving amazing drinks that include coffee, lattes, cappuccinos, teas, Ground Connection mixes in homemade syrups like Madagascar vanilla, Belgian chocolate, Dulce de Leche and hazelnut. Ground Connection also serves great salads, sandwiches, burgers, and flatbreads for breakfast, lunch and dinner at most locations. They offer an exclusive 10% discount on an entire order for all teachers. Remember to present your teacher ID when you order. The discount is good for all Ground Connection locations.

You can visit them at any of their 3 locations, or visit them online at

  • 3 Second St. Jersey City, NJ 07302
  • 390 Hackensack Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601
  • 112 Eisenhower Pkwy. Livingston, NJ 07039


The Bent Spoon – Princeton

Do you enjoy delicious ice cream? The Bent Spoon offers an exclusive 10% discount for to Teachers’ Lounge readers, which includes a lot more than just ice cream! In order to receive this fabulous deal, just bring along your teacher ID and present it when you place your order. We saw that they have several hundred reviews on, and everyone is raving about The Bent Spoon! One satisfied diner commented, “I prefer sorbet and my favorites are the Sicilian blood orange, Bartlett pear, cranberry cider.” Another review raved, “The hazelnut milk chocolate gelato was literally better than eating tons of Ferrero Rocher candies.”

The Bent Spoon has such a wide variety of flavors to choose from, they are sure to please everyone. Some flavor combinations include wild turkey bourbon, sea salt caramel vanilla, lavender mascarpone, cardamom ginger, and Bartlett pear. The Bent Spoon is located at 35 Palmer Square W., Princeton, NJ 08542, and they’re open 12pm – 6pm, 7 days a week. Visit them online at

Solo Trattoria – Freehold

Are you in the mood for authentic Italian cuisine? Look no further than Solo Trattoria! Present your teacher ID to receive a 10% discount ($20 maximum) off your entire order, exclusive for teachers! Solo Trattoria offers homemade Italian food such as pastas, risottos, and carpaccio served alongside entrees of fresh seafood, veal and steaks. If you also enjoy supporting local farms, you’ll be glad to know that Solo Trattoria prepares their meals with fresh Jersey produce. Solo Trattoria is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. They are located at 7 South Street Freehold, NJ 07728. Phone: 732-780-2337. Check them out online at:

Spanish Potato Grill – Brick

If you enjoy international cuisine, you’ll love the Spanish Potato Grill! Located in Brick, NJ, the Spanish Potato Grill is a one-of-a-kind restaurant that offers an exclusive discount of 10% for teachers! The Spanish Potato Grill features delicious Portuguese and Spanish cuisines, with Chef Manny Martins offering patrons a fabulous dining experience they won’t forget. One reviewer on TripAdvisor recently stated, “The food at this restaurant takes you on a great Mediterranean food experience. The service and the atmosphere are great. Great place to have dinner with family or friends. The prices are reasonable and it is a BYOB. It will not disappoint!” The Spanish Potato Grill menu features Seafood Paella, Shrimp Salsa Verde, Stuffed Lobsters, Salmon Marnier, Codfish Espanola, Steak Portuguese, Chicken Aguilho, Veal Parisiano, and much more. All lunch entrees are under $20, and most dinner entrees are under $30. The Spanish Potato Grill also offers take-out and catering options. They are located at 55 Brick Blvd, Brick, NJ 08723. Visit them online at

Di Lucca’s – Millstone

An authentic New Jersey pizzeria, Di Lucca’s is offering an exclusive discount of 10% for Plymouth Rock Teachers’ Lounge readers! Be sure to present your teacher ID and mention the discount to your server when placing your order. Di Lucca’s serves everything from pizza, heroes, salads, fried calzones, plus much, much more. As one TripAdvisor reviewer said, “The best Pizzeria in New Jersey. Like Brooklyn and Staten Island from the old days.” Di Lucca’s offers great deals such as $20 for a large specialty pizza, $12 for a family size calzone, and salads under $12. They are open 7 days a week with delivery service.

Located: 274 Monmouth Rd. Millstone, NJ 08510.


  • Jenna Garvin

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