Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > New Jersey >
Apr 5, 2009 12:42 PM

Nomad on the road!

If you have never experienced Nomad Pizza in true road food fashion, check out these event dates during April.

The Princeton, NJ offerings are always a big hit with my family!

Enjoy 'hounds!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. And pretty soon you'll always know where to find them! Just read on Faith Bahadurian's blog that Nomad Pizza will soon open a restaurant (probably next month) in the old Soupe du Jour location in Hopewell. Yet another reason to go to Hopewell. :-))

    2 Replies
    1. re: ambrose

      We passed their truck as it was heading out of Hopewell on 518 this past Saturday morning. The aroma from the already started wood fire was intoxicating . . . in a good way!!

      As we came into town, we saw their ongoing work. Looks like they're going to have an outdoor dining area. We're psyched to have them open! Nothing like enjoying their woodfired pizza, under the stars.

      1. re: ambrose

        There was a nice article in the local paper about their bus. expansion early this summer. Hence the increase in private catered parties as well. These guys know there stuff, happy pizza men with great people skills. All the best to Nomad!

      2. The original comment has been removed
        1. Has the Hopewell restaurant opened yet? If you've been, how does the pizza compare to the road show variety?

          3 Replies
          1. re: ambrose

            i asked them two weeks ago when the permanent location would open and they said 'in a few weeks'.

            1. re: njchowgal

              Too busy w/the pizza truck this time of year anyhow! Have you seen their August event calendar!

            2. Both Facebook and Twitter indicate that the restaurant is open!

              1. I have been lucky enough to have enjoyed Nomad Pizza at all 3 types of their events. Corporate (lunch), Private (birthday), & public (wine festival). Each one better than the last. Now they have finally opened a restaurant in Hopewell
                where we can all enjoy the pizza anytime we want (wed-sat).

                Last Wed went for 1st time. Very busy 30-40 min wait, time passed quickly as hostess offered to bring glasses & open a bottle of our wine while we waited. During the wait visited with friends seated on the patio wall & walked thru the beautiful flower & herb garden next to the restaurant. Once inside the lovely small (40+ seats) found fresh flowers from the garden on each table and the basil on the pizza. The staff is very friendly & helpful. Had the caprese salad with juicy flavorful heirloom tomatoes. Shared Pesto pizza ( a special for the night not on the menu) Pesto was fresh made w/basil from their garden. Shared a Margharita pie (the purists love this) its olive oil, fresh tomato, bufalo mozz. & basil. Later one of the owners came to our table and asked if we would like a defective pie? Obviously not to his standard but not sure why. To crisp,not done enough small hole, not correct shape; none of us could figure out why it was defective. Regardless, it was a spicey sausage with a little kick & a big taste. My opionion, rest. even better than the truck go when you can.


                2 Replies
                1. re: itsinmybag

                  Went to Nomad Pizza tonight for dinner. We were very pleased. Got 3 pizzas, the Margherita, the Margherita Buffala and the Mushroom. All were excellent. The crust was light, thin, but chewy. The sauce was sweet and fresh. The toppings were all fresh and delicious. The mushroom pizza, in my opinion, was the best one.
                  One note of caution, this place is very small, and very busy. Be prepared to wait. Now that the weather is getting cooler, bring a jacket, because there is no room to wait inside, so you will be waiting outside. Tonight (a Wednesday night) we waited 45 minutes for a table for 4.

                  1. re: madgreek99

                    We went a couple Saturday's ago and had a similar experience. Excellent pizza. In addition to the 3 mentioned above, we had the sausage which was great. An additional note of caution is the dining room gets very loud, but who cares when the pizza is so good!

                    One of the waiters said they may expand into the empty flower shop next door to accomodate the winter crowds. Evidently Hopewell township won't allow them to place propane cafe heaters around their patio. Too bad as we frequently enjoy cold weather dining in many places.