- Fonda Nolita
267 Elizabeth St., nr. Houston St. 917-727-0179
Most every corner bodega in these parts serves a passable egg-and-cheese on a roll, but chances are you’ve never had a proper breakfast taco. It’s a wholly different animal than the overflowing breakfast burrito, and one generally misunderstood outside of certain cities in Mexico and Texas. To remedy that, we suggest hightailing it down to Fonda Nolita, where each day from 8 a.m. onward you can dig into chorizo or nopales varieties of the morning snack. The standout is the housemade chorizo with organic eggs, stewed peppers and onions, plus a deep-red guajillo-chile sauce, stuffed into a locally made flour tortilla. (Tortilleria Nixtamal’s corn tortillas can be had by request.) With its matchsticked-radish garnish and generously portioned filling, it’s as hearty as an egg-and-cheese, but much more artfully presented and complexly delicious.
Best Breakfast Taco
From the 2011 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).