Papaya Dog Hot Dogs

30 Second Review: Papaya Dog 55 Newark St. in Hoboken

Yeah, Papaya Dog has been open for a few weeks in downtown Hoboken. We checked it out last week, and below are our (me and Oscar’s) quick observations:

  • We eat low carb, so the menu was limited. Ate a regular hot dog ($0.99) and a “sausage” ($2.50), both without the bun or condiments. Talk about getting down to basics!
  • The hot dog was pretty good. Not bad for a buck (Not sure if the November promotion is still on, though).
  • Now this is where it gets weird. The “sausage,” definitely looked “different” than the hot dog (shorter, darker) – it even had little red spices resembling peppers or something like that. However, it tasted pretty much exactly like the hot dog. And two and a half times more costly.
  • I ate half of each, and gave the rest to my pooch. He ate them, didn’t get sick, no bowel irregularities. That alone, gives Papaya dog a “passing” grade.

Overall – they should do OK considering the late night drunk crowd. The interior was very odd, though. Didn’t feel the Feng Shui with the layout whatsoever.

Do you dig this place yet?

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Papaya Dog to open in Hoboken, NJ

9/24/2012:

Other than your standard hot dog carts, Hoboken was surprisingly void of official hot dog stores/franchises – until 2012!

With Jersey Favorite Windmill Hot Dogs opening up at 79 Hudson St. earlier this year, and straight from NYC – Papaya Dog set to open up at the former Hoboken Pizza location at 55 Newark St. soon, we have officially been placed on the hot dog destination map.

However, you might not want to get too excited – a New York foodie blog serious eats did a write up about the dogs in the city a few years back – and basically said that Papaya Dog was an inferior competitor to the reigning champs Gray’s Papaya and Papaya King.

But I guess when you’re three sheets to the wind – it may not matter…

Description: Hot dog chain
Address: 55 Newark St., Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: TBD

Raining Hot Dogs in Hoboken

5/21/2012:

According to Hoboken411 reader nbm3, the defunct Hoboken Pizza place may be turning into a hot dog joint.

“I believe there is a Papaya variation hot dog place to be opening up soon in the spot of the Hoboken Pizza place, from the people of Basile’s Pizza.

With WindMill Hot Dogs literally right around the corner – very weird that another one would open up so close. Good idea or bad?

8 Responses

  1. Jaxon says:

    Hot dogs are the new pizza.

  2. mooshu says:

    More like hot dogs are the new falafel. Jeez.

  3. mooshu says:

    Oh, God… Windmill is so nasty! Tried the food there once just to see what it was like, and I think it’s much worse than school cafeteria food…

    It’s no Nathan’s in Brooklyn no matter what anyone says, sorry!

    Not familiar with Papaya Dog but I have seen a few around the city. Are they like Gray’s Papaya?

    • drzlevy says:

      Mooshu…..please if you have a moment contact me…..I would like to discuss your experience at The WindMill
      rdlevy@windmillhotdogs.com
      Thank you in advance for giving me a few moments of your time.
      Rena Levine Levy
      CEO WindMill Franchise Corporation[quote comment=”217252″]Oh, God… Windmill is so nasty! Tried the food there once just to see what it was like, and I think it’s much worse than school cafeteria food…It’s no Nathan’s in Brooklyn no matter what anyone says, sorry!Not familiar with Papaya Dog but I have seen a few around the city. Are they like Gray’s Papaya?[/quote]

      • briank says:

        Rena-
        You will never get my business as long as you keep littering Hoboken cars ;and ultimately sidewalks, streets, and gutters) with your menus. It is illegal to leave menus on cars. Next time I file a complaint with the city. Thank you for your attention to this. [quote comment=”217259″]Mooshu…..please if you have a moment contact me…..I would like to discuss your experience at The WindMill Thank you in advance for giving me a few moments of your time. Rena Levine Levy CEO WindMill Franchise Corporation[/quote]

  4. LobstaGirl says:

    See, ever since everyone has their heads buried in their cell phone’s nobody can think of anything new any longer. Pathetic food choice for such a prime location.

  5. homeworld says:

    I haven’t been to the Hoboken Windmill yet since it’s not in a convenient location for me, but I’ve always been a fan of Windmill elsewhere in NJ.

  6. HomeTeam says:

    Kind of funny they are still calling themselves Papaya Dog when they haven’t had Papaya drink in two months!

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