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Rita's
412 Springfield Ave, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
Rita's is a small, cheerful franchise offering Italian Ice, Cream Ice, Gelati, Misto, Custard, Belendini, Alex'sMore Lemonade and Pretzel Blendidi. Rita's signature product is the Italian Ice, which combines ice with fresh fruit and served within 36 hours of mixing. Available in a wide variety of flavors, the ice is fat-free, cholesterol free, trans-fat free and comes in sugar free. Rita's in Berkeley Heights is closed for the winter, but re-opens in March when the weather turns a little warmer. Rita's offers catering for home parties, corporate events, and picnics.
Zita's Homemade Ice Cream & Italian Ice
1790 Springfield Ave, New Providence, NJ 07974

Zita's Homemade Ice Cream & Italian Ice is one of the only places in the area with fresh, homemade ice cream andMore a wide selection of both traditional and original flavors. With 32 ice cream flavors and eight Italian ice options, there's sure to be something to please every palette. Most requested by those who frequent this neighborhood spot are Mint Chip, Chocolate Thunder, Kong (as in King Kong)—which mixes banana and peanut flavors—and the shop's original 91716, consisting of vanilla ice cream, caramel, chocolate-covered pretzels and peanut butter. The origins of the unusual numerical name are a well-kept secret. The ice cream store also features seasonal ice cream flavors. In summer 2010, Zita's S'mores flavor took first prize in the People's Choice category at the New Jersey State Ice Cream Festival.

Fans of the frozen treat can enjoy their sweets inside or take them outside to the picnic tables on the patio. Orders can also be placed at the walk-up window, which is accessible from the patio. If you plan to stop by, be prepared with cash or check, as Zita's does not accept credit cards. During the off season, locals will find Zita's transformed into an autumn pumpkin patch and a wintry Christmas tree lot.

Hacienda Mexican Restaurant
579 Springfield Ave, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
Hacienda Restaurant and Grille is a casual and fun BYOB restaurant that offers a variety of MexicanMore favorites. Fajitas, burritos and enchildas are specialties of the house and come with Mexican rice and refried beans. The dessert menu features an ice cream chimichanga. A children's menu is also available.
Oakwood Park
1 Park Pl, New Providence, NJ 07974
Operated by the Borough of New Providence, Oakwood Park is one of several recreational facilities in town. The parkMore features two baseball fields, a playground, a soccer field, ice skating ponds, a basketball court, canoe trail, a horseshoe pit, bocce court and a nature trail. The park also has a covered picnic area and restrooms available.
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