Posts Tagged ‘UVM’

New World Tortilla – Relocating to Pine Street (Essex and Burlington)

December 3, 2008
New World Tortilla - Moving Sign

New World Tortilla - Moving Sign

The above sign is posted in NWT’s Burlington Vermont Location. As seen in the Seven Days article , NWT is moving here on Pine Street. Which is WAY down the road, near the Cumberland Farms. So the new location will be basically out of walking reach for down town Burlington. In addition to the move they’re closing their Burlington and Essex Vermont locations, leaving their UVM location open.

In fact their UVM location may have helped provide the motivation and capital to open the new location:

New World Tortilla made themselves known to students by selling over 62000 burritos from their location during the year

Another factor may be the influx of wrap proveyors. I’m happy for the owners who I always see hard at work, and I look forward to the new menu items. But I’m also sad that this wrap institution is changing and is moving away from down town Burlington.

Subtitle of the article should be: AKA how NWT plans to screw over your lunch plans. In protest, I’ll be eating this month as much as I can at the North Winooski location in a probably-vain attempt to prove this location profitable. This should prove to be a rather tasty protest.

Henry Street Deli Mart – Coffee & Breakfast sandwich

September 30, 2008
Henry Street Market - Burlington Vermont

Henry Street Market - Burlington Vermont

Henry Street Deli Mart is located coincidently on Henry Street in Burlington Vermont. Its close proximity to UVM makes this hidden gem a favorite of students. HSM used to known for not having anything on the shelves, it almost seemed like a cover operation for something else. They NOW have charcoal in the summer, a full deli featuring local McKenzie meat, American FlatbreadLa Panciata bakery bread, nice selection of beer and wine thanks to the new owner.

Henry Street Market - Small Coffee

Henry Street Market - Small Coffee

Excellent coffee is served fresh before 8AM from Vermont Artisan Coffee company, a “small” 12oz? is $1.25, a “large” 16oz is $1.50.

Since the geese are flying south:

Geese Flying South - Burlington Vermont (City Market Parking lot)

Geese Flying South - Burlington Vermont (City Market Parking lot)

The coffee makes a nice hand warmer, in addition to its good taste.

Henry Street Market - Breakfast Sandwich (bacon, egg, cheese)

Henry Street Market - Breakfast Sandwich (bacon, egg, cheese)

For $2.70 you get either Mckenzie Bacon, Mackenzie sausage, veggie sausage, with egg and your choice of cheese on a toasted English muffin. While this is a bit pedestrian, I sometimes crave a little bacon in the morning and don’t have time to do a little cooking in the morning, and this sandwich it cooked well. The bacon and muffin are crisp, the egg is not over cooked with a hint of butter, I like to order Swiss with mine.

Final note: HSM used to carry Dinky Donuts, but I guess DD flew south (like the geese) to Middlebury.

New World Tortilla – New Prices, New Wraps

May 13, 2008

New World Tortilla - Essex

New World Tortilla – Essex

New world Tortilla now makes their own wraps, I’ve seen them make the wraps with my OWN EYES in the front window of the Burlington shop. It’s a nice distraction while you wrap is prepared. Fresh spinach can now be found in the spinach wrap. Not too much more spinach flavor, but the wrap is significantly more crispy and less gummy /soggy at the end of a Thai chicken wrap. More fresh spinach please!

New World Tortilla - Chicken Salad Special on new Cayenne Wrap

New World Tortilla – Chicken Salad Special on new Cayenne Wrap

The Cayenne pepper wrap is a home run with the chicken salad wrap, it has the perfect amount of heat to “kick it up a notch”.

Prices have gone up slightly at NWT, likely due to the new in-house wraps; It’s still worth it.

Ahli Baba’s Kabob Shop (truck) – Falafel

March 28, 2008

I had an appointment at FAHC so after I was done I walked across the green to UVM, to get something from one of the food trucks.

Ahli Baba’s Kabob Shop (truck) - UVM Burlington Vermont
Ahli Baba’s Kabob Shop (truck) – UVM Burlington Vermont

This was my first time that I had been to Ahli Baba’s food truck, although I’ve been to their downtown Burlington Vermont location a few times.

Ahli Baba’s Kabob Shop (truck) - Falafel
Ahli Baba’s Kabob Shop (truck) – Falafel

Toasted pita, falafel (deep fried mashed chickpea discs), romaine lettuce, fresh tomato, onions, and tzatziki sauce (tangy yogurt based sauce). Everything was perfect, in this pita. The falafel was perfectly crispy and soft in the middle, with a nice spice. The truck cook, offered hot sauce on my falafel which I’ll have to try another day. It was nice having some nice hot street food, in the chilly weather. Currently this is my favorite falafel from around town.

The falafel pita was a great deal at $5.50 with tax (follow the college students for cheap eats). The food truck is cash only.

New World Tortilla “Thai Chicken” Wrap

November 22, 2007

New World Tortilla “Thai Chicken” Menu
The Thai Chicken Wrap is currently my favorite thing to eat for lunch. I order mine with extra scallions (no charge). Speaking of charge, bring cash, as New World Tortilla is cash-only.

New World Tortilla “Thai Chicken” Wrap
As mentioned in my chicken salad wrap post, The classic New World toasted tortilla. This tortilla is spinach, which doesn’t impart too much flavor, but is nice visually.

New World Tortilla “Thai Chicken” Wrap (inside)
Strips of grilled Chicken breast, toasted spinach tortilla, (fresh) ginger slaw, scallions, spicy peanut sauce (with Thai red pepper flakes), and finally jasmine rice (from a rice cooker).

This wrap is tremendous, it hits all “5 tastes”, you want to keep eating it to get the balance of all of the flavors and textures. This wrap made me realize that I love jasmine rice, and confirmed my love of peanut butter. It’s also tremendously large, and eating the whole thing may result in feelings of accomplishment, or possibly slight food-coma. The only slight unavoidable issue with this wrap, it that the very bottom of it starts to get a little soggy, meaning the end of the wrap can be a little messy. So good, and a great value!