I finally, FINALLY got to go to Trippy Taco. I still can’t believe I’ve never been there. Now that I have been, I’m really going to make up for lost time!
I had been doing stuff in Fitzroy and planned to go straight home when I realised I was right across the road from Trippy Taco. Awesome or what?! I was there well before dinner time and there were only two other customers. Perfect!
I took my time reading the menu but eventually settled for the tacquitos. The description was ‘three crispy, rolled up corn tortillas with black bean filling topped with guacamole, (vegan) cheese, salad and lime’. The salad was kind of basic to be honest but remember, Veganopoulous will probably never be convinced that iceberg lettuce belongs in a restaurant. After I polished off the tacquitos, which were very tasty (I wish I had more), I mixed the salad up with the the remaining saucy bits and guacamole:
Dessert! Remember, making up for lost time here folks. I got the ‘sweet corn tamale with icecream, bananas and maple syrup’. This was like a soft, moist, sweet cornbread. The ice cream was basic– using something like Zebra Dream would really make a difference (to the price as well probably!)– but the tamale itself was really good. Bananas and maple syrup are just that, but I thought they were perfect with this. Whenever I’ve made cornbread it has been dry and blergh. I really liked this dessert and would definitely get it again. In fact, I’m going on a mission to try and replicate it at home. Too bad I don’t have a Star Trek replicator:
The toilet is located outside Trippy Taco, up the little lane and at the back of the restaurant.
Trippy Taco is located at 234 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy. http://www.trippytaco.com.au/
I’ve been forgetting (or not bothering) to take my camera out and about lately so here are some snaps from my phone. The colours in Melbourne at this time of year are beautiful. Enjoy!