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High Line food carts spice up spring

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The High Line is a great place to spend spring afternoons and offers an excellent selection of food carts coupled with an awesome view. While the winds are liable to rip the guacamole off your taco, a warm, sunny day provides an optimal eating experience.

The Taco Truck

If you are in the mood for authentic Mexican food, the Taco Truck at the High Line is a great choice. The menu offers traditional Mexican fare ranging from Pollo Asado tacos with grilled chicken, lime-pickled onion and roasted red salsa ($5.50) to Barbacoa de Costilla tortas with braised beef, chipotle salsa, white onion, pickled jalapeño, avocado and black beans ($8). With friendly employees and great food, the Taco Truck is a must-have on the High Line.

“We have four core values: authenticity, sustainability, hospitality and community,” General Manager Trevor St. Pierre said. “We want you to feel like you’re in our home, in our kitchen.”

Delaney Barbecue Smokeline

Delaney Barbecue has a stall at the High Line and sells smoked meat sandwiches with a range of toppings, from pickled okra to chili sauce. A sandwich with one side may be pricey ($9), but the fantastic pulled pork is worth it, especially when you can add so many toppings.

“We do Texas-style barbecue, so there’s no sauce,” employee Julian Fontanes said. “All of the meats are smoked for 15 hours, and it’s all dry rub.”

Blue Bottle Coffee

Originating in California, Blue Bottle is known for its phenomenal coffee. With cheap drinks ($2 to $5.50), you can continue your coffee addiction with quality drinks and no guilt. Blue Bottle also sells baked goods from its Brooklyn kitchen.

“I’m really glad my favorite coffee roaster is here,” Gallatin freshman Luke Lindenbusch said.

Melt Bakery

Melt Bakery boasts awesome ice cream cookie sandwiches with fun twists. The Classic has crunchy chocolate chip walnut cookies with vanilla ice cream filling. The Cinnamax has cinnamon ice cream wedged between snickerdoodle cookies ($4).

People’s Pops

Originating at Smorgasburg, People’s Pops sells ice pops made from fresh fruits in exciting flavors like Strawberry Rhubarb Rain ($3.50). The popular popsicles are another great treat for a warm day.

A version of this article appeared in the Monday, April 29 print edition. Kari Sonde is a staff writer. Email her at [email protected]

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