The Tiny Town In New Jersey That’s The Next Pizza Capital Of The World
The state of New Jersey as a whole offers some of the best pizza in the world. I can think of only a few places that can possibly compete – New York, Chicago and, perhaps surprising to some, Argentina. The Garden State is already a top pizza destination, but one small town truly stands out.
Hoboken is a mile-square city with around two dozen different pizza places.
Though there's no data on this (there should be), that's probably the largest number of pizzerias per square mile in the world. This makes Hoboken perfect for a pizza walking tour.
This shot highlights just several of your options.
Spend an entire day in Hoboken and craft your perfect pizza getaway. There's plenty to do besides eat in this little city, so you'll never be bored. Where to start? Below, I've highlighted some of the most popular places.
It would be impossible to talk about pizza in Hoboken without mentioning the iconic Benny Tudino's.
This local staple is famous for its giant slices - they take up two plates. But it's not just the size that makes these slices spectacular, they taste incredible. Address: 622 Washington Street, Hoboken
Urban Coalhouse is one of the newest pizza spots in town.
This local chain serves up coal fired pizza, affordable apps and offers a full bar. A great game day spot, they've got live music and trivia events on select nights. Address: 116 14th Street, Hoboken
Tony Boloney's is another award-winning option.
Perhaps most famous for their subs (they were the winner of Guy Fieri's Cheesesteak Battle), they've also got a spectacular menu of creative pizza options. Pictured is the Shanghai Shuffle with sweet and sour chicken, sesame seeds and scallions. Yum. They've got some of the most inventive creations I've ever seen and unique combinations to suit every taste. Each slice is a work of art. Address: 263 1st Street, Hoboken
Rosario's has top ratings on Google.
Rosario's scores rave reviews on Google and Yelp, offering a variety of toppings along with some fantastic wings. They've also got a great chicken parm sub and some of the friendliest staff around. Address: 1132 Willow Avenue, Hoboken
Johnny Pepperoni serves up spectacular thin crust pies.
This old school style eatery offers a full Italian menu, spectacular thin crust and square pizzas and an outdoor patio. Buy a pie and be sure to get some bruschetta on the side - it's delicious. For a unique take on pizza, try the clam pie with chopped clams and chili flakes. Address: 219 11th Street, Hoboken.
For Margherita-style pizzas, head to Grimaldi's.
Grab a great margherita pie at this restaurant with an authentic brick oven for coal fired deliciousness. They've got a full bar, variety of toppings (over 20 choices), great calzones and a small menu of Italian favorites like spaghetti and ravioli. Address: 411 Washington Street, Hoboken
Dozzino offers artisinal pizza and espresso.
Serving espresso in the morning and pizza in the evening, this often raved about eatery has fresh, flavorful dough that you're sure to love. The daily specials are always interesting and there's a bocce court in the back - definitely a unique place and a must-visit if you're in the area. Address: 534 Adams Street, Hoboken
Since you'll surely want to spend a full day here dining, what will you do when not grabbing grub?
There's a surprising amount of fun to be had in this wonderful town. Hoboken Historical Museum is a local gem with ever-changing exhibits that will keep you coming back. They also host one-of-a-kind events on and off the museum grounds, like local garden tours, author talks and children's storytime. Other options for entertainment include the Fire Department Museum, numerous galleries, walking tours, picturesque parks and a stunning waterfront. There's also free kayaking on the Hudson during summer months, sponsored by the Hoboken Cove Boathouse.
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