NYSF Update – 10/19/10: I received an email from a representative of Pera who told me they are currently operating with a temporary truck while their permanent mobile food unit is being built. They expect to have that truck in place at Tavern by mid-November and it will enable them to expand the menu a bit, as well as offer seasonal specials.
NYSF Note: I’m currently in London for 10 days, but will be posting reviews of some lunches I haven’t had a chance to post yet. First up is Pera Turkish Tacos from the new Tavern on the Green food truck plaza which I went to last Friday, the first day it opened. Here’s my review.
When I heard about the new food truck plaza where Tavern On The Green used to be (CPW & 67th St), I had to check it out. In place of where one of the most famous restaurants in the world used to be, there is a new state-of-the-art NYC Visitors Bureau and an open plaza with 4 food trucks permanently parked there – 2 of which were familiar with and 2 which were new
The familiar trucks were Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream and Rickshaw Dumpling Truck, both of which I’ve written about before, so I won’t talk about them now.
The 2 new trucks were Ladle of Love, a soup and stew cart, and Pera, which has Turkish Tacos. Guess which one I wanted to try first?
Pera is a Turkish restaurant located at 303 Madison Ave, between 41st & 42nd St. Now they have a truck, and it had two types of tacos with several choices of fillings – lavash bread tacos and zucchini pancake tacos – as well as a hummus bar (3 types), several side dishes, desserts and hot & cold drinks.
Today’s Lunch is lavender & honey roasted chicken on lavash bread ($3.50) and smoked lamb on a zucchini pancake ($3.75).
chicken taco on lavash bread (top) and smoked lamb on a zucchini pancake (bottom)
Below is their full menu.