Trippy Taco have been warning us of their impending relocation for many months - finally they've made the move just around the corner to Gertrude St! There's just barely more seating than their previous premises but the kitchen appears to have increased capacity (surely a good strategy given their popularity). Unfortunately it's not much easier to queue or wait for takeaways.
Though we'd heard rumours of an expanded menu, it looks the same for the moment. No complaints there - it's all vegetarian, with abundant vegan and gluten-free options. I gave the nachos a shot for the first time. Would you believe this is a small ($9.50) portion?! It's a full meal for me. While there's not a lot of spice or complexity, there's plenty of toppings and not too much congealed cheese (my pet nacho hate).
The new Trippy Taco's not so different to the old Trippy Taco - but why mess with the formula when so many like it? It's cheap, filling and boasts more fresh veg than your average takeaway. (The chips are pretty great too!) We'll be back any time we can find an empty seat.
It's almost universally loved by veg*ns; see Nouveau Potato, Vegan in Australia, Vegan About Town (twice), In The Mood For Noodles (twice), Eat More Vegies, More Cheese Please, Vegematarian, Vegan Posterious and easy as vegan pie. There are negative accounts on Confessions of an Eco-Food Dude and easy as vegan pie.
The omnivorous perspective is more mixed, though still more positive than negative. Check out Michi Girl, eyes on the fries, Makansudah!, Food of Hong Kong & Macau, two munch, mochii eats, Broken Lense, angelkhong, EAT AND BE MERRY, FOR TOMORROW WE DIE(T), eat, drink, stagger, pennyevans's blog, I'm so hungree, not so listless, Melbourne Dining Experiences, MEL: HOT OR NOT, That Jess Ho and melbourne gastronome.
234 Gertrude St, Fitzroy
veg mains $6-15.50
Accessibility: There's a small step on entry and the tables are fairly crowded inside. Ordering and payment occurs at a high counter.