Fresh Pommes Frites goes out of business in Hoboken

Wow, this one was a surprise!

Tasty french fries, drunk patrons everywhere, late hours – and Fresh Pommes Frites goes out of business a little more than a year after opening? Even with famous people like Bono from U2 eating there? Hard to believe!

Besides draconian parking hell here in Hoboken, my only other guess for this fatality is that the low carb lifestyle really is taking off in the mile square!

I wonder what the next carb-den to fall will be? A pizza place somewhere?

Fries & Dipping Sauces a hit at Fresh Pommes Frites

12/9/2010 Update:

Tried the fries and a few dipping sauces at Fresh Pommes Frites today: Exactly what you’d want in a french fry!

They offer the standard condiments (ketchup, mayo, mustard, vinegar, etc.) at no charge – but the “special” dipping sauces are extra ($1 each, $2.50 for three). I chose Jalapeno Cilantro, Chipotle Pineapple, and Thai Explosion. The chipolte sauce had the most bite.

The fries come in three sizes: Regular, Large and “Double” for $4.50, $6.50 and $7.50 respectively. The “Double” size is by far the best value – getting around four-times the amount of one regular size.

Fresh Pommes Frites Photo Gallery

Get your fry fix at Fresh Pommes Frites


Fresh Pommes Frites opened TODAY!

Hoboken411 will be stopping by soon to do a taste test, in meanwhile – enjoy the crispy fries and dipping sauces!

French Fries from Pommes Frites any day now!

12/1/2010 Update:

Ahh, yes – yet another business (hopefully well-received) suffers from the common headache that most operations in Hoboken have been through at some given point: Construction debacles, government bureaucracy and delays. After a few stalled attempts – Fresh Pommes Frites told Hoboken411 yesterday that they hope to open up by Friday.

You can check the Fresh Pommes Frites Website in the meantime.

French Fry lovers – cross your fingers!

Fresh Pommes Frites next week!

11/11/2010 Update:

Spoke with the owner of Fresh Pommes Frites at 207 Washington Street yesterday, and despite looking like there’s still quite a bit of work left – he was optimistic that the new Belgian Fry restaurant will likely open next week (as early as Monday notwithstanding any typical delays).

Interesting tidbit: he told me that based on his research, the #1 most popular late night food is french fries. Even more than pizza (at #2)! Amazing!

The best Belgian Fries ever coming to Hoboken


In the previous story, I mentioned the Rotating Galleries – which are pop-up art displays that occupy vacant retail establishments until they’re rented. Well, the art gallery at the old Itty Bitties spot at 207 Washington Street won’t be there much longer.

Fresh Pommes Frites is saving the day – and opening up a delicious eatery that serves Belgian Fries with gourmet dipping sauces. This will be their second location (one currently exists at the Student Center at Rutgers University).

Hoboken411 reader Noelle emailed me, and said that the fries are extraordinary – cooked twice for a nice crispy shell, but soft center. She said that she actually makes special trips down to New Brunswick just for the Pommes Frites, calling them “perfect.” The unique dipping sauces were created by an expert chef and include varieties such as Mango Chutney, Asian Pineapple, Pesto Parmesan, Zesty Hot Blue Cheese, Thai Eggplant and many more. The traditional condiment is Belgian Mayonnaise, which is a favorite in Europe.

The owners hope to be open sometime late this summer (end of August / early September), but I’m not certain they know about various construction and permit delays in Hoboken – but I wish them luck nonetheless.

More information to come about Fresh Pommes Frites! Now’s a good time to stay true to your diet, because Hoboken will have an irresistible spot for snacking soon!

Description: Delicious Belgian Fries and Gourmet Dipping Sauces For Rent
Address: 207 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Web: (for now)
Phone: TBD