Why would Maoz Vegetarian be closed in Hoboken?

This little Hoboken business nugget makes no sense.

Maoz Vegetarian at 315 Washington Street is all papered up. Closed. I peeked in and asked the people inside what was going on, and they said “renovations.”

Perhaps they’re telling the truth, but I smell a different story here. Could “renovations” be small biz code for “financial trouble?”

Maoz Vegetarian set to delight Hoboken NJ residents

2/10/2011 Update:

Good news, healthy food lovers! Another choice for delicious vegetarian food just opened in Hoboken, NJ!

Maoz Vegetarian (315 Washington St.) is now ready to serve you fresh & tasty falafel, salads, and even Belgian Fries and Sweet Potato Fries too. Some quick observations before the formal review in a week or two:

  • Clean facility, and all ingredients are prepared fresh the day of – not days in advance.
  • Self-serve condiment section. Cole Slaw, Salsa, vegetables and many other toppings you can eat as much as you want.
  • No delivery yet – that’s coming soon in a few weeks once they settle in.
  • See menu here.

Maoz Vegetarian gets a Hoboken face!

1/7/2011 Update:

Nine months after Hoboken411 announced that Maoz Vegetarian was coming to the Mile Square – they finally get some color in their storefront. They still look like they have a bit more work inside, though.

Maoz Vegetarian coming to 315 Washington St.


Many Hoboken residents work in Manhattan, and enjoy the vegetarian delights of Maoz Vegetarian. Falafel, salads, Beglian fries and more! Tasty and healthy!

Well good news! According to the Maoz Vegetarian website – they have pegged 315 Washington Street to be one of their next locations – and second in New Jersey!

“Maoz Vegetarian is an international, quick service vegetarian restaurant chain, which brought to the world the delicious Maoz sandwich: FALAFEL.

“Our menu is strictly vegetarian and is based on simplicity, freshness and care. Our famous Maoz sandwich is home baked pita bread filled with crispy, handmade Falafel balls which are made from chickpeas, a vitamin rich legume, packed with plenty of proteins, minerals and vitamin B. The chickpeas are blended daily with fresh spices and vegetables and then fried in zero trans-fat Canola oil. All of our salads and sauces are freshly prepared every day using handpicked ingredients to assure superior quality and freshness.”

I wonder how the Cinnamon Snail feels about this? Haha!