Let's Get Outdoor Food Wasted

After the soul-crushing frozen tundra experience that was Winterpocalypsegeddon 2013-14, this weekend's first appearance of above 80 temps made me very, very happy. Like the rest of NYC, I took to the streets to absorb all the sun-soaked Vitamin D my body could handle. I also decided to do the same with calories. My first stop was Tacombi at Fonda Nolita, a covered space that still feels like a cool outdoor patio with string lights and high ceilings. Real live Mexican person Fernando Acevedo came with me and says this is one of his favorite authentic spots in NYC.


Also there's this old VW bus where tacos come from. Neat.


Spiked Horchata with Rum. Tastes like rice pudding but makes you drunk. Super.


Agua Fresca de Jamaica. Jamaica = Hibiscus.


Guacamole con Totopos


Barbacoa (brisket) Taco and Crispy Fish Taco


Pollo Quesadilla and Pollo Adobo Taco. Highly recommend the quesadilla if you like cheese (which you should.)


We poured this sauce on EVERYTHING.

Get it here:

Tacombi at Fonda Nolita – 267 Elizabeth St, NY, NY 10012 – 917-727-0179

On Sunday, I wandered around the Chelsea/Meatpacking area. Passed by this sign for Doughnut Plant on West 23rd Street and had to stop because LOOK AT THOSE MAY SPECIALS:


I grabbed two of their smaller donuts, "doughseeds", and headed to the High Line.


Mango Doughseed


Banana Pecan Doughseed

Get it here:

Doughnut Plant – 220 W 23rd St, NY, NY 10011 – 212-675-9100

Ever since I heard about the old school soda fountain opening at Bubby's High Line, I've been dying to get my hands on an ice cream soda. SO. MANY. FLAVORS.


While the menu looks cool, the space was a little underwhelming. I expected a counter with metal stools staffed by soda jerks serving frosty specials in tall glasses, but this is really more of a grab-and-go ice cream joint. Sundaes are served in Chinese takeout containers which is... confusing?


Black and White - Chocolate Soda with Vanilla Ice Cream. This was pretty delicious, but it took them a few tries to make it correctly. I hope this place works out the kinks so I can come back and try everything (milkshakes, sodas, sundaes, and pies included).

Get it here:

Bubby's Soda Fountain – 71 Gansevoort St, NY, NY 10014 – 212-206-6200