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Snack Dragon, Your Taco-Wielding Angel

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During a recent almost week-long disappearance of the Endless Summer taco truck on Bedford, Brooklynites were outraged at being forced into unthinkable alternatives like “cooking at home” and “eating not-burritos.” It was a dark time, but one that may strike again. It’s up to you to choose to be a victim or not, to saddle up and get your ass over the bridge to Snack Dragon or sit at home with your cilantro-withdrawal.

Until recently, I remembered Snack Dragon mostly as that place in Alphabet City I stopped at when wasted to get tacos that would usually end up all over my shirt.  (Window service doesn’t mix well with whiskey.) They must have felt sorry for slurry sloppers like me, because they recently opened up a sit-down spot in the LES for more sucessful taco enjoyment.

Everything on the menu is only $3-$5 and Dragon’s selection tops Endless without doubt; taco fillings include carne asada, grilled sole, slow-roasted pork and even quinoa for veggies with other snacks like nachos and tortilla soup. All come in a blue tortilla with spicy black beans, Monterey jack cheese, homemade salsa and sour cream, and–of course!–cilantro (phew).

Snack Dragon
199 E 3rd St. (at Ave B)
164 Orchard St (btwn Stanton & Rivington)
[Lower East Side]

Photo Credit: Snack Dragon

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Jill S.

Jill S.

Jill is an Ohio native and Boston University graduate who refuses to stop saying "pop" and wearing her Red Sox gear despite being heckled for doing so since moving to Brooklyn. She's been honing her thrifty ways since doing that silly thing people talk about when they ignore reason to follow their hearts and chose a career in the fulfilling but faltering music industry. She earns her beer money as a publicist and writer, and spends her spare time cooking, biking, and trying to decide if she's ready to get a cat.