If this church and these decorations look familiar, then chances are you’ve at least perused the St. Ann’s Festival in Hoboken in the past. A long-standing tradition, St. Ann’s festival features various Italian foods, music, and singers for the public’s enjoyment. Tons of festivities happen throughout the week in the streets of Hoboken including a procession through the streets! Among the festivities, there are some delicious desserts that are served – which many people wait in line for a good while in order to chow down on.
Now there are few desserts that are worth EVERY calorie, but it’s pretty much a fact that zeppoles and fried Oreos are among the desserts on the calories-don’t-count list. Both are served at St. Ann’s – making it very tricky to decide which to eat. Therefore, the question must be asked – Would you rather: Fried Oreos or Zeppoles?
Exhibit A: Fried Oreos
It’s only right fried Oreos be a staple in this legendary Italian festival, as Oreos were created in Hoboken after all. These bad boys are a no-frills, classic dessert that consists of the oreo being covered in batter and deep-fried. Some vendors get creative with the toppings – ice cream, chocolate fudge, you name it!
Exhibit B: Zeppoles
In case you were wondering, a zeppole is an Italian pastry consisting of a deep-fried dough ball or oval that come in different sizes – but everyone knows the St. Ann’s zeppoles are massive and definitely don’t come in a perfect ball shape, they’re messy and delectable. The zeppoles are topped with powdered sugar, that’s all – pretty straightforward. HG Pro tip: Fold the brown paper bag closed and shake your zepples for about 10 seconds so the powder covers all of them before you dive in for that first bite!