Cheap Eats: Endless Summer Taco Truck

tacotrucktacoAt 2am in the morning, I turn down Bedford Avenue in search of Endless Summer. The yellow leaves crunching under my feet remind me that is Autumn, and I press on until a large four-wheeled venue bearing good cheap grub comes into view.

In a penny-pinching economy, many of us working-class food aficionados will need to look down more affordable avenues for a tasty fix. It’s a wonderful thing, then, that New York currently houses an astounding variety of scrumptious fare from the most humble of sources: street vendors. And while Manhattan is arguably still king of the street snack, there are a growing number of admirable entrepreneurs across the river in Brooklyn and Queens. Further evidence of this: the Vendy Awards, a yearly celebration of the panoply of NYC street food, was held this year in DUMBO.

One prime example is parked (hopefully permanently) at the corner of North 6th Street and Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg. The Endless Summer truck offers up a menu of authentic-tasting tacos and burritos ranging from $2 to $6. The taco selections include succulent salty pork, slightly spicy beef, solid (if uninteresting) chicken, seitan, or delicate whitefish as your meat du jour. Each is served in two corn tortillas topped with a creamy green sauce, which tastes delicious despite its ambiguous ingredients list. Accoutrements, including lime, queso fresco, and a complement of radishes, round out the order. Be sure to pick up the giant squeeze bottle of their house green hot sauce and apply it liberally to your taco. You won’t be sorry.

Their burrito offerings are also tasty—but not as good as the taco—with your choice of all the aforementioned meats wrapped up in a standard flour tortilla with rice, beans, and some of that creamy green goodness. Wash it down with a super sweet Jarritos soda for a satisfying (and did I mention cheap?) meal. They are open from lunch until late (3am on busy nights), offering a perfect late night snack as you stumble back to the L.

How to get there: Take the L train to Bedford Ave and walk one block south. (Endless Summer, North 3rd  St. and Bedford Ave., 347.400.8128, endlesssummertacos.com)

Photos: Courtesy of Dan Crissman

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Comment(6)

  • Cher
    November 9, 2008 at 12:45 am

    Well with the current warmer temperatures it feels like summer doesn’t want to officially end yet. There’s nothing like a great taco spot. When I’m in the burg again, I’ll definitely have to stop by, are they any strictly veggie options? Otherwise, I guess I’d have to go with the fish, but Im curious if they get daily catches.

  • Dan Crissman
    November 13, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Thanks for your comment, Cher. Yes, they do have a veggie option (seitan), but if you prefer I’m pretty sure they would just do black or pinto beans on the taco in lieu of meat for the same price. The fish is also a tasty option, but I couldn’t say whether or not it’s a daily catch.

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    November 24, 2008 at 2:51 am

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  • still hungry
    December 2, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    You should have gone to the taco truck in the back of union pool. I think it’s called el diablo, best tacos in the city plus chips & queseo. cheap beer & cheap tacos.

  • chris_r
    October 30, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    I’m with still hungry, the pork and chorizo tacos at union pool were both excellent. Endless summer took too long & the chorizo was way too salty.

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