Hoboken Blimpie Subs & Salads
Blimpie Base moving to 14th Street in Hoboken, NJ
Retail news used to be exciting for us. Today, it’s just a “shrug.” Like how Blimpie Base is moving from downtown Hoboken to uptown Hoboken. 14th & Willow to be more precise.
Blimpie subs for us – as we mentioned in an earlier post about eating sandwiches – is like forbidden pornography for your mouth.
I will not argue that the “act” of eating a Blimpie or other kind of sandwich is pleasurable. For however many minutes (10, tops?). But the pain afterward (mostly due to the white flour-based bread) is not worth the divine pleasure of biting, chewing and swallowing. It’s like KNOWING you’ll get a dreadful STD after some great sex. Decisions, decisions.
And as you downgrade your bread(s) to multi-grain, or even worse, gluten-free – it becomes like fat-chick porn. Seriously not worth it AT ALL EVER.
Better off taking all the ingredients from the sandwich and eating it as a chef’s salad or something. Throw an avocado in there and some extra sea salt, oil and vinegar to make it great.
Well – at least many uptown residents will soon have this vice within walking distance. If anyone even knows what that means anymore.
Congrats to Blimpie on their fancy relocation.
It all started back in 1964. Tony Conza and two high school friends had $2,500 in borrowed money and a simple idea – make sandwiches the way you would at home. Choose only the finest quality meats, cheeses, and toppings, and pile them high while the customer waits for a fresh, tasty, satisfying sandwich. All they needed was a name. They wanted to call their sandwiches something other than subs or hoagies – to set them apart from the others. So they started going through the dictionary until they came to the word “blimp.”
Description: Fast Food chain featuring hot & cold subs. This restaurant is considered to be the first of the Blimpie franchise. (However, it has moved from its original location in Hoboken.)
Services: Cold & Hot Subs, Salads, Wraps…. Free Delivery
110 Washington St Soon to be 14th & Willow, Hoboken, NJ 07030
(old pic from 2006 below…)