The legendary L.A. based graffiti artist DEFER K2S teamed up with our sister-site L.A. TACO to bring you some super sick t-shirts.
Available in 2 prints: one featuring Rosie’s Taco Truck, and the other with an all-city roll call done in the artist’s trademark free-hand lettering. These t-shirts are limited edition so order ASAP as they are sure the sell out.
Installed as a part of B-Bar, this cute little [literal] hole in the wall will definitely satisfy your taco cravings. Similar prices to what we’ve seen around the city ($3 for 1) you get a generous amount of filling and garnishes without having to ask. We loved the modest menu with only 6 tacos to choose from and a salad. Our recommendation: the chorizo egg taco!
When we go out to eat, one of the factors that can play a make or break role is ambiance. And at Fonda Nolita, ambiance is everything. Tucked away in the LES, the warehouse space offers an authentic mexican beachside vibe, with high benches to enjoy your tacos on, beautiful outdoor lights strung from the ceilings, and colorful text scrolled across the walls.
You order from a cute girl in what looks like a little fruit stand, and then go wait for your tacos at the vintage VW bus (yes bus) where they are being made . It’s cute, it’s kitchy, and it has a lot of character. Prices are a little steep, and honestly the cost seems like it’s going towards the production value of the eatery, rather than the food it’s producing. But it’s fun to try – or to take a first date. We recommend the breakfast tacos!!
Since moving to New York and reviving NYCTACO, the major question I’ve found myself asking is “Where the f–k are all the cheap tacos?!” In a city with so much economic and cultural diversity, AND one of the best known places in the world to find amazing food from all over the globe, one would think they wouldn’t be incredibly hard to come by. But, alas, they are. Admittedly spoiled by all of the amazingly delicious, cheap tacos and food trucks I was taking for granted in Los Angeles, I am realizing the business of it all is an incredibly difficult one to sustain.
In LA the latest food trucks are certainly becoming more of a trendy, pop business venture rather than a means to support a life and consistent, reliable income like many of the originals. But in NYC they remain the latter, and with all the economic hardships nearly impossible for any individual to overcome, I am beginning to recognize that keeping one afloat is no easy task.
NYC is an easy city to find yourself lost in the constant flux of expensive and snobby food culture, so how do food trucks stand out? The prices of the food can’t be too low, because there is no profit to be made, thus cancelling out the business entirely. But they also can’t be too high, at risk of being alienated from the “cheap-eats” category. Also, the trendier they become the more expensive it will make them.
Is the business of sustaining a good, authentic, sanitary, cheap, profitable food truck a dream of the past? This article says it’s not, but we can’t help but wonder… How long before the trend dies? And where does that leave the culture of the food truck? Moreover, where does that leave our grumbling stomachs and shallow wallets?
While jetting downtown yesterday, we ran SMACK into Madison Square Eats! Not even knowing it existed, we wandered through the pop-up festival of fab foods OBVIOUSLY searching for the taco stand. Thank God, we found it- Calexico, which also has a sit-down joint in Greenpoint and Red Hook, had just what we were looking for in their fancy little truck…
We are tripping over the fact that it’s already October. The weather is getting crisper and many New Yorkers already seem to be hardening their shells in preparation for the moodiness the colder seasons inevitably bring. Dealing with the winter depression will be difficult, but tunes like this help us remain upbeat (and stay warm by dancing our asses off). FURTHERMORE: Mondays always suck no matter what the season, so put some pep in your step people!!- with this track… NO DOUBT IS BACK! And who better to remix than the Major Lazer crew?
The Highline is known throughout the city for being a great place to take a serene stroll while viewing some amazing street art. Little did we know it’s also home to some of the greatest tacos we’ve tasted in NYC! The Taco Truck offered amazingly authentic tacos at even more amazingly authentic prices (an order of 2 is $4.50). We loved the Carnitas Michoacan and the Barbacoa de Costilla. If you’re feeling really hungry, grab yourself a Tortas, too! TTT has actual trucks in Newark, Jersey City, Boston, and a sit- down restaurant in Hoboken.
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