antique taco.

since antique taco opened last summer, it's been on my mind. i've heard great things ... and after one of my gal pals (hi, jessie!) instagrammed a photo of her kale salad a couple weeks ago ... i knew it was time to head over. stat.

per the restaurant website, "the story of antique taco comes with many drafts, but the goal has always been the same: to eat good food!" well, great! so off, i went ... w/ my bestie (hi, carly!) in tow.

here's what i had ...

agua fresca :
pureed fruit, simple syrup & fresh lemon juice.
i can't remember what the added fruit flavor was, but this tasted just like delicious pink lemonade. refreshing after the hot days we've been having in chicago. i normally wouldn't order something so sweet, but when in rome. (i actually said this to the guy at the counter. i don't think he found it as funny as i did. story of my life.)

antique taco salad :
kale, daily picks, spicy peanuts, onion, cranberries, sesame & pomegranate vinaigrette. (no queso fresco. no tortilla chips.)
i love me a good kale salad. like, really love. so i was pumped for this. a pretty ideal summer salad. bright green kale, various fresh summer fruits + a light, delicious dressing = salad perfection. more on the sans tortilla chips bit later.

market mushroom tacos :
pumpkin seeds, arugula & radish. (no guajillo cream.)
ok, it's not secret that i surriously hate mushrooms. but i thought i would try one of these bad boys just for fun. (maybe i like to torture myself a little bit.) arugula, radishes, seeds, tortillas = good. mushrooms = bad. but carly really enjoyed them. so obviously it was just me.

antique taco is good. but there is a negative. no vegan fryer ... one pot o' hot oil for tortilla items + fish. ick. this means that the tortilla chips & sope (the sope of the day could have been prepared vegan besides this) are not vegan. so no chips + guacamole for me. which i had be looking forward to all day. major sads.

buuut. the kale salad was yummy... and the 'shroom tacos are probably pleasing to most. so vegans, it's definitely worth checking out.

1360 n. milwaukee avenue
chicago, il 60622


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