Tacos, those little baby burritos that we absolutely love to nom nom nom on. They're the breakfast, lunch, and dinner of champions.
Hell, sometimes they're even dessert. What can we say, they're a food of quality and convenience. Which is why we were super not-surprised when we found out about NYC's latest taco innovation.
Jalapa Jar just made the morning commute a whole lot tastier.
They've just opened up a taco stand beneath the St. George Hotel and Clark Street subway 2 and 3 station.
Gothamist reports that Jalapa Jar, salsa company and purveyors of mighty fine breakfast tacos (because, hey, something’s gotta give that breakfast burrito a run for its money) opened their Jalapa Jar Breakfast Bar this morning at 7 a.m.
The breakfast bar offers four core tacos from which to choose, but is totally cool with you designing your own. There are two meat options (Chorizo, Bean & Cheese and Bacon, Egg & Cheese) and two veggies ( Avocado, Bean & Cheese and Spinach & Feta).
For seven smackaroos (Editor’s Note: Dollars, Nick. Just say dollars. It’s not that hard.) you get two tacos. And we don’t mean those puny bite-sized morsels, we mean actual grown-up tacos.
Not feeling tacos? No biggie, Jalapa Jar’s got some other options.
Owners Tommy Byrnes and Steve Smith have whipped up a variation on the Frito pie called Borough Pie. There’s also a Chickpea and Spinach salad, which you get with (obviously) a crew salsa of your choosing.
Yes, yes, yes, we hear you: of course they’ll provide the usual necessities: tortilla chips, salsa, guac, and Texas Queso.
And there’s also this delicious-sounding creation: Sweet Stix, spiced plantains mashed up, wrapped in a tortilla, drizzled in maple syrup, sprinkled with sugar and fried.
Should you need to get your coffee, they’ve also got hot and cold brewed beans from Austin coffee shop Summer Moon
The stand will be open Mondays through Fridays, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., but if you want your weekend taco fix (or just, we dunno, to avoid eating on the subway) you can always check out their Smorgasburg locations.
Of course the subway taco stand’s been late-night fodder, and recently Seth Meyer had a nice zinger. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that the cupcake mice (we’re calling them that, starting now) don’t hear about this.
We're all for culinary innovation, and we're quite happy with the general convenience tacos provide. But do New Yorkers really need encouragement when it comes to eating food on the subways? Probably not.[via Gothamist] [Feature Image Courtesy Instagram]