Maoz Vegetarian taped up

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.

4/7/2010:

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!

22 Responses

  1. MF says:

    i love these people who try to rationalize why meat is bad for you. meanwhile these vegan folks look emaciated, their skin almost looks a funny color to me, and i just don’t see how they can be benefiting by depriving themselves of the protein that meat provides (not to even mention the taste which is a whole other conversation – obviously these folks ain’t italian and grew up with food as a centerpiece of life) …everything in moderation!…

    • mooshu says:

      Em, I agree with some of what you state here. Produce can wind up being bad for you as well if insufficiently washed for example.

      I don’t find it fair that one food is discriminated against.

      In response to MF who said:

      i love these people who try to rationalize why meat is bad for you. meanwhile these vegan folks look emaciated, their skin almost looks a funny color to me, and i just don’t see how they can be benefiting by depriving themselves of the protein that meat provides (not to even mention the taste which is a whole other conversation – obviously these folks ain’t italian and grew up with food as a centerpiece of life) …everything in moderation!…

    • fupa says:

      where are you seeing all these vegans? i’ve been vegan 13 years… you would think i would know a couple. but they are still very few around. anyway, i don’t know why you are bothered by vegans. so what, i’m vegan. you eat meat. get over it!

      In response to MF who said:

      i love these people who try to rationalize why meat is bad for you. meanwhile these vegan folks look emaciated, their skin almost looks a funny color to me, and i just don’t see how they can be benefiting by depriving themselves of the protein that meat provides (not to even mention the taste which is a whole other conversation – obviously these folks ain’t italian and grew up with food as a centerpiece of life) …everything in moderation!…

    • freewheelin says:

      What a naive, uninformed statement. I’ve been a vegetarian (not a vegan, though I know several) nearly my entire adult life and I can assure you I’m anything but emaciated–I can probably stand to lose about 15-20 pounds to tell you the truth. As for protein, you can get it through any number of other sources–you have a computer, do a little research. And no, I don’t just mean beans and tofu, which is another misconception some people have about vegetarians. As for why meat is bad for you, it probably wouldn’t be if you killed it yourself and ate it without all of the crap that the factory farms pump into it, but you probably don’t want to know about that because it would spoil your carnivorous fantasy. If you are in the least bit interested though, I’ll recommend one of many sources of information you can go to, a documentary film that was nominated for an Oscar last year called Food Inc. It’ll tell you in graphic detail what you’re eating and exactly why it is bad for you. And by the way, for vegetarians or vegans who do miss the taste of meat, there are any number of “fake” meats these days that you can buy if you really miss it. Go to Basic on Washington and you can find meatless burgers, hot dogs, chicken, bacon, sausages and a whole load of others that taste pretty much like the real thing (at least how I remember it tasting) or go to Precious and order one of the mock chicken dishes from the vegetarian section. I bet you’d even like it. Finally, I’m not the kind of veggie who criticizes meat eaters unless they say factually incorrect things like you did (whereas you seem to have some problem with people who don’t share your eating habits), but if you look at the obesity problem in the United States and the overall bad health, you could easily trace a lot of that problem to the over-consumption of meat packed with chemicals, additives and other things you just wouldn’t believe. Like I said, do a little homework before you make blanket statements that are patently untrue. FInally, like the other guy said below, get over it–why do you even care what other people eat?

      In response to MF who said:

      i love these people who try to rationalize why meat is bad for you. meanwhile these vegan folks look emaciated, their skin almost looks a funny color to me, and i just don’t see how they can be benefiting by depriving themselves of the protein that meat provides (not to even mention the taste which is a whole other conversation – obviously these folks ain’t italian and grew up with food as a centerpiece of life) …everything in moderation!…

  2. HomeTeam says:

    I hear they already called the cops on the Snail truck 😉

    • mooshu says:

      UGH. I have to find that truck on Twitter. Or somewhere. I want a doughnut. The guy who makes the doughnuts is a damn genius.

      In response to HomeTeam who said:

      I hear they already called the cops on the Snail truck 😉

  3. hoboken411 says:

    I just hope it pans out. The last time a food place indicated “Hoboken coming soon” on their website hasn’t quite come to fruition yet (Windmill Hotdogs)

  4. tween_spirit says:

    Are there currently any falafel places in Hoboken? I’m always craving it but don’t know where to get it around here.

    • freewheelin says:

      You can get falafels at Ali Baba and Pita Grill, and both do an excellent job (Ali Baba is better and the people there are really nice). But this place sounds really promising.

      In response to tween_spirit who said:

      Are there currently any falafel places in Hoboken? I’m always craving it but don’t know where to get it around here.

      • srodrigu says:

        i agree with you about the other places being good however i tried 2 different maoz locations. one was on 8th st in the village the other on 7th ave the falafel was served cold and rubbery in one and just ok in the other but both had dirty unkept fixings bars which was a big turn off for me. maybe it would help if the free stuff was behind the counter and they put whatever u wanted in the pita for you[quote comment=”190188″]You can get falafels at Ali Baba and Pita Grill, and both do an excellent job (Ali Baba is better and the people there are really nice). But this place sounds really promising. In response to tween_spirit who said:

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    • pawzclawz says:

      AliBaba Btwn.9th&10th on Washington.

      In response to tween_spirit who said:

      Are there currently any falafel places in Hoboken? I’m always craving it but don’t know where to get it around here.

  5. HOB424 says:

    That area is already crowded with food eateries. why not bring it uptown, which has much less choices, they would do well uptown.

  6. chrisjur says:

    I first started to go to this place in London 5 or 6 years ago, then they opened up their first in NYC and have been aggressively expanding in the US every since. I’m a meat and potatoes guy, but I must say their falafels are pretty damn good and the “fixin’s bar” is really great.

  7. Easy-E says:

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    There are exceptions, like the guy not getting his face punched in in this picture, Mac Danzig.

  8. kooky kat says:

    I love this place, and I am no vegitarian! It opened up a few months ago on 40th and 7th, I finally stopped on tuesday on way home from the gym. It is my new food obsession!! I don’t actually think I have ever had a falafel, but these little falafel balls are delicious! I also had lunch there yesterday it was so good. I am so excited to see this opening in Hoboken!

  9. getz76 says:

    Quality stuff. Been to the location in Soho, London. Good times.

  10. peacefulveg says:

    I’m so excited! I’ve been going to the one at union square for years. Hoboken is seriously lacking vegetarian options, and it seems obvious that there are quite a few of us vegetarians and vegans living here. Everyone should try this place out, they’re french fries are amazing.

  11. escaped68 says:

    My has relatives who are vegans the look pale and sickly and they are nice people. But their dog is fed a vegan diet and he is one mean pissed off dog. The dog is a border collie and the breed is very good but this one needs meat.

  12. mooshu says:

    I hate to burst bubbles here but… EVERYTHING is BAD for you because nothing is 100% good for you anymore. We have chemicals in the air at all times. They come into contact with us and what we eat all the time. Nothing is cleaner or better than the next time. Only somewhat healthier. And guess what? Perfectly healthy people croak for no good reason.

    So, really, what are we wasting our time on in this thread? We’re f*cked one way or the other, so let’s try to enjoy whatever time we have here. OK? OK.

  13. NorthKrissy says:

    Stopped by tonight, and was very impressed. Equal to or better than the new Hummus Bar except for the fact they don’t serve meat. Very crispy fries too.

  14. truth1 says:

    My current food program is sensible proteins, with lots of veggies & fruit. Steak, fish, yogurt, turkey. The key is the portion of the heavy proteins, use olive oil and refrain from flour products and sugar (lost 60lbs and have kept it off for one year), and for the lst time my MD is pleased…….Looking forward to Moaz 😛

  15. 536washington says:

    I heard they were putting turkey meat in their falafal balls! not on my watch 👿

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