On a lovely Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, Redneckhunter and I took a little drive out to Hopewell to Nomad Pizza. The adorable little wood-fired pizza place is right on the main street of downtown Hopewell, next to its garden where they grow many of the fresh ingredients that go onto their pizzas and into their salads.
We started off with a cool crisp Caesar salad with anchovies. Redneckhunter was also excited they had Mexican Fanta - much better than our domestic version.
There are 2 types of pizza - thin crust Romana, and chewy Napolitana. We ordered one of each - traditional Margherita in Romana and spicy sausage and caramelized onion in Napolitana. They were much bigger than we were expecting - I think sharing one pizza would have been enough! The thin crust was disappointing - it was thin, but not crisp at all - maybe too much sauce... The chewy crust, though, had a nice flavor and texture, though got a bit soggy as well.
What's nicest, though, about Nomad is just how charming the little place is. Kids run around the garden, the little cottage dining room is homey and inviting. Also, Nomad is thusly named, because they have a traveling brick pizza oven in a vintage 1949 REO Speedwagon truck. The truck is fully self-contained (sinks, fridge, hot water, generator, lights, sound system) and they will cater locations around the area - it's a pizza party on wheels.
10 East Broad Street • Hopewell, NJ • (609) 466-6623