Downtown Lunch: Guactastic Burritos From Gloria's Pushcart

Midtown workers shouldn’t have all the fun, so to even the score, I’ve brought on Daniel Krieger as an official Downtown Lunch Correspondent to write up some of the tasty stuff you can get in the lower half of Manhattan. He’s a great photographer (ensuring good food porn), but more importantly he is a lover of cheap, unique and delicious eats (or as I like to call it- Midtown Lunch’ish food.) PLUS there’s a bonus cartoon at the bottom (for those who’d rather watch a review than read it.)

Downtown Lunch: Gloria's

After reading about the Ravioli Faire cart in the ML Forums I went to check out their chicken parm, but was rather disappointed. I also tasted the meatball which was better, but still not worth posting about (IMHO). It wasn’t a complete waste though. That day I discovered Gloria’s pushcart, a Mexican vendor specializing in burritos, just 15 feet away.

Downtown Lunch: Gloria's

For $6 you can get the Jumbo Burrito which comes with three fillings. I got chicken, rice, and guacamole because well 1) I love guacamole and 2) they had a huge ass sign

Downtown Lunch: Gloria's

Guacamole is probably my favorite condiment on the planet. I’d bathe in it if the garlic didn’t make me stink so bad.

Downtown Lunch: Gloria's

Anyway the burrito was a nice solid sized lunch vessel for $6, but I need some tortilla chips when I have a burrito (it’s just standard procedure.) Unfortunately, you can’t get chips at Gloria’s unless you order the nachos (which come topped with all the extras for $5.50).

This I didn’t understand so I asked about it:

Me – “I really can’t get just a small brown paper bag with some chips?”
Gloria* – “No”
Me – “What if I give you like 3 bucks?”
Gloria – “No only the nachos”
Me – “Has anyone else ever asked for just some nacho chips on the side?”
Gloria – “No”

(*I don’t really know if the woman I was speaking to was named Gloria.)

Downtown Lunch: Gloria's

They have rice and bean plates for $6.50 as well, but for a quick easy lunch I suggest Gloria’s pushcart for a good solid reasonably priced burrito. Just bring your own chips.

Gloria’s Push Cart, Nassau (btw. Cedar and Liberty)

And now… for the review in cartoon form!



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