You might be surprised to see Liz Solomon up every weekday morning hawking tacos from a little pushcart on Wall Street. But her love for breakfast tacos was too strong to resist. And it took her from her advertising job to running King David Tacos.
Liz is originally from Austin, Texas where breakfast tacos are ubiquitous. Her father David (where King David's name comes from) was the one who gave her the idea to open up a traditional Texas-style breakfast taco cart. So she learned the ropes working at The Meat Hook before starting her catering business which then blossomed into a pushcart in Prospect Park and now in the Financial District catering to the morning business folk.
King David Tacos is only open for breakfast and serves real-deal Tex-Mex breakfast tacos. By 10am, Liz has sold out and the cart has left the tiny Mannahatta Park where they set up. So you have to come by early (they start at 6am).
These tacos feature a flour based tortilla sourced from Austin and come in a few different varieties. You can have the BPEC (bacon, potato, egg, and cheese), the Queen Bean (refried beans, potato, egg, and cheese), or the Ori'zo (chorizo, potato, egg, and cheese). They're served with a side of smokey, spicy picante salsa.
Our Hamilton Happy Hour tour starts a little later than the cart's hours, but if you are in the neighborhood earlier, it's nice to taste the passion of a modern local entrepreneur. No doubt Hamilton himself would have walked this street and would have craved a breakast taco or two.
We have just about everything in New York City, but up until recently, we did not have many options for serious Austin-style breakfast tacos. Liz at King David decided to do it herself.
This great street food vendor also fits with Urban Adventures' current Global Street Food Awards campaign. We know that King David would be a great contender.
King David Tacos
Wall Street at Mannahatta Park
New York, NY 10005