New spring additions to the menu at Toro Ironworks in Greenpoint.
CREDIT: Clay Williams.
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Toro Ironworks is ringing in the spring with some additions to the menu, which will offer a new draw for vegetarians and carnivores alike.

The Taqueria, whose customers had asked for more vegetarian options, is now offering jackfruit tacos. Owner Sebouh Yegparian said he wanted to offer something for the more adventurous diners.

CREDIT: Clay Williams.
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“The point was to add more vegan options without necessarily going the obvious route of tofu or seitan while keeping and increasing “interest” in what we offer by creating something that is not available down the street at any number of other restaurants either.“

The way they serve it, the jackfruits has a tart tang, not unlike pineapple, with a little more firmness to the texture. Jackfruit tacos offerings come in a Cuban-style mojo, with orange juice, garlic, cumin and other spices, and in Koreano, with a kimchi and mayo finish.

CREDIT: Clay Williams.
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For the meat-eaters out there, Toro now offers Pepitos, a hybrid take on the torta, serving it on crusty hero rolls, rather than traditional rolls. The Mexico City, seen here, is crammed full of smoky carne asada, pico de gallo and guacamole, which explodes out of the sides with each bite. Days later, the picture I took of the sandwich made me crave another.

On the sweeter end of the spectrum, they’ve added Tortillas Francesas, which sounds fancy, but is deceptively simple. Using wheat or tortillas as crepes, the dessert is filled with sugar and butter, thrown on the griddle and then folded up and topped with dulce de leche and powdered sugar. The final product is so sweet, Sebouth affectionately calls it “diabetes.”

CREDIT: Clay Williams.
© Clay Williams / claywilliamsphoto.com

Happy lunching, Greenpoint!

 

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