Affordable pizza in Hoboken?

NYC Pizza can be had for 99 cents! Not in Hoboken, NJ!

Hoboken411 used to enjoy pizza a LOT. Not a week went by where I didn’t have at least one pie. Those days are long over – and while the memories of tasty slices are positive, the residual effects were not.

However, I was in NYC the other day – and noticed this sign for 99 cent slices. We went in to buy some waters, but the pizza looked substantial and quite good.

Your typical “deal” in Hoboken is two slices with a soda for $5 bucks.

How is it that NYC is cheaper than Hoboken?

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7 Comments on "Affordable pizza in Hoboken?"

hobokenj
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hobokenj

Balbo’s has special going for all of August… 99 cent plain slices. Guess they read H411.

kooky kat
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I saw 2 places around the corner from me today: 2 slices 75 CENTS!!!

escaped68
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Antidote— $25.00[quote comment=”216587″]I saw 2 places around the corner from me today: 2 slices 75 CENTS!!![/quote]

escaped68
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The best place for NY pizza is at a place mid-town east side near the federal mediation center, everything about it was perfect, the wafer thin crust,the sauce and the cheese. The place was a typical NY walk in for a slice place, in other words a dump but great pizza. The only problem is I can’t remember where this friggin place is.

discotent
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discotent

In a word, competition. In Hoboken, simply having a pizza place will make you money, because they’re all spaced out far enough that competition isn’t that much of an issue (though I personally would walk the extra few blocks to get to Benny Tudino’s if I have the time). So they can charge whatever they want; as long as it’s not insanely overpriced and the pizza is decent, people will pay it. In NYC, you can’t go half a block in any direction without stumbling over a pizza place. So the prices are pushed lower in an effort to draw more of the crowd in. It also helps that there are more people in Manhattan per square mile, so a place there selling slices for a dollar will likely make the same amount of money as a place in Hoboken selling slices for 3.

Mbattle76
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Mbattle76

Was in Ny two weeks ago with my boyfriend. We notice this pizza place and stopped to buy two slices since we were in a rush and just wanted something quick because we were coming back to Hoboken to meet friends for dinner. This pizza is horrible. I threw mine out and my boyfriend ate his cause he was hungry. Never again.

bballfreak2110
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bballfreak2110

I’ve had some of the 99c places in the city and they’re not bad. The chain Two Bros makes a decent pie, just so long as you go on a “busy” time (aka lunch and dinner) so that the pizza is fresh.

The reason that there isn’t 99c pizza in Hoboken is because the price floor hasn’t moved. If the cheapest place that you can get a slice is $2.50, and you can get an advantage over your competition in other ways, why slash your price? Take Basille’s for instance. In NYC that would be a 99c pizza place. Its set up to get you in, move you quickly, and get you out.

But in Hoboken since everyone else is charging $2.50 (or thereabout), Basille’s can charge the same, knowing that they don’t need to compete with price, because their location and setup (bright, open and welcoming) gives them an advantage over their competitors. [quote comment=”216573″]Was in Ny two weeks ago with my boyfriend. We notice this pizza place and stopped to buy two slices since we were in a rush and just wanted something quick because we were coming back to Hoboken to meet friends for dinner. This pizza is horrible. I threw mine out and my boyfriend ate his cause he was hungry. Never again.[/quote]

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